April 22, 2020
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.