The Finnish Anthropological Society’s award for best Master’s thesis in 2018 was presented at the Society’s spring party on May 28. Linda Sivander (University of Helsinki) was chosen to receive the award with her thesis Life with Breaking Water Supply: Boreholes and the governance of water in northern Uganda. In addition, an ethnographic honorary award was given to Raitamaria Mäki (University of Helsinki) with her thesis Conservation in ’Uêɜ ja, chan₂¹ia¹₂li’, the place where jaguars live.
This year, nine works from three different universities were selected as candidates for the award. Pre-selection was based on grades, with Professor Emeritus Jukka Siikala and Academy Research Fellow Katja Uusihakala, both from the University of Helsinki, tasked with picking the winner.
Congratulations to Linda and Raitamaria!
The Finnish Anthropological Society’s award for best Master’s thesis in anthropology has been presented since 2017. The ethnographic honorary award was presented for the first time this year.