Awards

Judith McDade Prize

The Judith McDade Prize in Cultural Anthropology is awarded annually to the graduating senior major judged to have the most distinguished record in the major. The prize was established in 1982 in memory of Judith McDade, who graduated from the Trinity College in 1981 with distinction in anthropology but fell to her death in a mountain climbing accident just weeks after graduation.

Paul Farmer Award


Anthropologist, doctor and humanitarian Paul Farmer

The Paul Farmer Award for Justice and Social Responsibility is awarded annually to the graduating senior major judged to have demonstrated the strongest commitment to academic excellence and social justice. The Award is named in honor of anthropologist, doctor, and humanitarian Paul Farmer, a 1982 Duke graduate who majored in Anthropology.