Monika Wanis wins Gil Kushner Memorial Award

Monika Wanis won The Gil Kushner Memorial Award to attend the Society for Applied Anthropology meeting and also received the 1st place Poster Presentation Award for her poster titled, “Traditional Health Seeking Practices Among Rural and Urban Negev Bedouin Populations in Israel.” The Gil Kushner Memorial Award goes to only one student and “honors an international scholar whose career focused on culture change and persistence, culture revitalization, a commitment to ethics and human rights, and applied anthropology.” And with regard to her poster, there were over a hundred posters at the conference, so winning first place is quite an achievement. 
If this weren’t enough, Monika also recently received the Palestine Exploration Fund Grant for Research.The Palestine Exploration Fund is the oldest organization in the world created specifically for the study of the Levant, and each year it offers a $650 grant for travel and research related topics aimed at promoting research about the manners, customs, and culture of this area. 
Many congratulations Monika!