Dr. Lisa Arensen, Assistant Professor of Environment and Sustainable Development in Southeast Asia at the Institute of Asian Studies at Universiti Brunei Darussalam, has been awarded First Prize in the 2021 Creative Ethnographic Prose Writing Competition, sponsored by the Society for Humanistic Anthropology.
An experiment in reflexive writing about development work in Cambodia, Dr. Arensen’s paper is entitled “Province of Thieves: An Essay on Violence, Reflexivity and the Cross-Cultural Encounter.”
The Creative Ethnographic Prose Competition is meant to highlight the potential for story to simultaneously engage readers and explore topics of anthropological concern.
Dr. Arensen’s award-winning paper will be published in a forthcoming issue of Anthropology and Humanism, the journal of the Society for Humanistic Anthropology.
For more on Dr. Lisa Arensen’s scholarship, please visit her IAS staff page.
For more on the Creative Ethnographic Prose Writing Competition, please visit the Society for Humanistic Anthropology website.