Two Women Scholars Win Prestigious Book Awards

aml5Ann Marie Leshkowich, professor of anthropology and director of the Asian studies program at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, is the winner of the 2016 Harry J. Benda Prize in Southeast Asian Studies from the Association for Asian Studies.  The award is given annually to a scholar who has published his or her first book in the field of Asian studies.

Professor Leshkowich was honored for her book, Essential Trade: Vietnamese Women in a Changing Marketplace (University of Hawaii Press, 2014).

Dr. Leshkowich joined the faculty at the College of the Holy Cross in 2000. She holds a Ph.D. in anthropology from Harvard University.

hollis-bruskyAmanda Hollis-Brusky, an assistant professor of politics at Pomona College in Claremont, California, received the 2016 C. Herman Pritchett Award from the American Political Science Association. The award is given annually to the author of the best book on law and the courts written by a political scientist in the previous calendar year.

Professor Hollis-Brusky was honored for her book, Ideas With Consequences: The Federalist Society and the Conservative Counterrevolution (Oxford University Press, 2015).

Dr. Hollis-Brusky is a graduate of Boston University, where she majored in philosophy and political science. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Berkeley.

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