PhD Candidate Luisa Cortesi received PRAXIS AWARD

December 23, 2017

Congratulations to Luisa Cortesi, a seventh year PhD student in the combined PhD program in Anthropology and Forestry & Environmental Studies, who received the PRAXIS AWARD which is given biannually by Washington Association of Professional Anthropologists. The award was presented to Luisa Cortesi at the the recently concluded meetings of the American Anthropological Association, held in Washington DC, November 29 - December 03, 2017. It recognized her work based on the competition entry “Dug-well Revival: Tradition, Knowledge, and Equity in Drinking Water in North Bihar, India.” This submission drew on the extensive community development work done by Luisa Cortesi with Megh Pyne Abhiyan (a network of local rural NGOs), and her doctoral dissertation research entitled “Living in Floods: Knowledge(s) and Technologies of Disastrous Waters in North Bihar, India.” Further information on this award can be found at: