Didier Fassin Awarded Gold Medal of the Swedish Society for Anthropology and Geography
Didier Fassin, James D. Wolfensohn Professor in the School of Social Science, has been awarded the Gold Medal of the Swedish Society for Anthropology and Geography for his “scientific contributions to anthropology." Created in 1881, the prize is awarded every third year to a “seminal scholar in anthropology." It is presented by the King of Sweden on Vega Day, the 24th of April, which celebrates the return of Adolf Erik Nordenkiöld after his successful completion of the Northeast Passage around Siberia. Other anthropologists who have received the prize include Fredrick Barth, Jack Goody, Visitor (2011) in the School of Social Science, Veena Das, Ulf Hannerz and, most recently, Paul Stoller.