AIA News

April 22, 2020

Sarah Parcak Awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship

Sarah Parcak

Sarah Parcak, professor in the Department of Anthropology and founding director of the Laboratory for Global Observation at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, has been awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation 2020 Fellowship. The award will be used in support of Dr. Parcak’s third book, Surviving Collapse: A Global History of Human Resilience. 

Dr. Parcak, recipient of the 2016 TED Prize and founder of GlobalXplorer°, also serves on the AIA’s Governing Board as an Academic Trustee. She has also generously provided her time to the Institute in a multitude of ways including participating in the AIA’s first ArchaeoCon held in San Diego in 2019, presenting the Institute’s Opening Night Lecture at the 120th Annual Meeting, speaking at a fundraising event for the Institute later that same year, and serving as a celebrity judge for the International Archaeology Day (IAD) Build Your Own Monument challenge taking place in 2020, in honor of the tenth anniversary of IAD.

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