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K-State Today

October 20, 2015



K-State anthropologist serves on international film award panel

By Harald E.L. Prins

Reappointed for a second year by the president of the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, Inc. in New York, Harald E.L. Prins, university distinguished professor of anthropology, served on an international panel of visual anthropology experts selecting four winners of Fejos Postdoctoral Fellowships in Ethnographic Film to outstanding junior anthropologists across the globe.

Highly competitive, these $40,000 fellowships are awarded for theoretically-innovative documentary film projects with topics such as use of augmented-reality technology in therapy for traumatized U.S. veterans. A specialist on ethnohistory and native rights in Northeast America, Prins also serves as the lead expert witness for the Penobscot Indian Nation, joined by the U.S. Department of Justice, in a major federal court case about contested tribal reservation boundaries, sovereignty over 60 miles of an island-studded river and disputed fishing rights.