Anthropology doctoral student awarded the SSHRC Fellowship

Samantha Ellens, a second-year Ph.D. student in anthropology, is one of this year's recipients of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (Canada) Doctoral Fellowships.

This prestigious award of $80,000 over four years will support her ongoing field archaeological and historical research on the Caribbean island of Montserrat.

Samantha's project, Landscapes of labour: tracing Montserrat's post-emancipation lime industry, 1852-1928, is supervised by Dr. Krysta Ryzewski.

The SSHRC doctoral fellowship program supports excellence in scholarship among Canadian citizens; only 33 of this year's 475 Doctoral Fellowship awards were awarded to students at U.S. institutions, and this is the first award to a Wayne State student in any discipline in many years.

The Department of Anthropology is extraordinarily proud of Samantha's accomplishment.

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