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Jennie Burnet Received Award

Jennie E. Burnet, associate professor, Department of Anthropology, has received the 2013 Elliot Skinner Award from the Association of Africanist Anthropology for her book, “Genocide Lives in Us: Women, Memory, and Silence in Rwanda,” (Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 2012). The association described the book as “an outstanding piece of research and writing (that) makes a great contribution to anthropology, African studies, gender and the treatment of violence.” Burnet's book is also a finalist for the 2013 Melville J. Herskovits Award from the African Studies Association. The winner of the Herskovits award, which recognizes the best English language work in African studies in the previous year, will be announced Nov. 23.