Honors, Awards, Grants and Fellowships,

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July 2004:         Invited to deliver Keynote Address at International Conference on ‘Composing Apartheid’ South Africa.

 

May 2002-       Named a ‘Most Influential Professor’ by the students of Duke University. Honored by President Nan Koehane at Seniors Graduation Reception, Duke University.

 

2001-2002-     DUKE BIDDLE-SEMANS FELLOWSHIP (with DOLLY RATHEBE)

                        For the Project ‘So Long Dolly: The Biography of Dolly Rathebe’: to record (on audio and video)  the life history of a township jazz legend.

 

2001-2002       WENNER-GREN ARCHIVAL FELLOWSHIP-

For the project ‘The Life and Works of Ernestine Friedl

A record of the life and works of the senior anthropologist through video and audio interviews.

 

2000-2001:      AMERICAN COUNCIL OF LEARNED SOCIETIES FELLOWSHIP

For writing of ethnomusicology manuscript entitled "Things Come Together: Musical Codes, Characters and Collaborations in Apartheid South Africa".

 

1997-1998:      RICHARD CARLEY HUNT (WENNER-GREN ) AWARD (American Anthropological

Association):  For post-doctoral fieldwork, research and writing on dissertation project

"Mirror, mediator and Prophet: The Music Indaba of Late-Apartheid South Africa".

Journal article appeared in Ethnomusicology, 1998.

 

November 1996:CHARLES SEEGER PRIZE:

Awarded for “Most Distinguished Paper presented by a Doctoral Candidate” in 1995.

Annual  conference of the Society for Ethnomusicology, Los Angeles, California.

Award Ceremony in Toronto, Canada in November 1996.

 

July 1995:         HUMAN SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL “DOCTORAL PRESTIGE SCHOLARSHIP” 

 (South Africa) for final dissertation write-up.

 

1991-94:          ERNEST OPPENHEIMER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP renewals:

Awards of R10,000 renewed annually from grade transcripts and faculty recommendations.

 

1991-94           DUKE GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP:

 

July 94 SIGMA Xi AWARD: For fieldwork expenses in South Africa towards doctoral dissertation.

 

June 94            ALEANE WEBB AWARD: For equipment and materials during fieldwork visit to South Africa.

 

June 94            DUKE GRADUATE SCHOOL TRAVEL FELLOWSHIP: For South African fieldwork.

 

June 93            CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDIES AWARD: For summer research in South Africa.

 

1990-91           ERNEST OPPENHEIMER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: Towards Master's Degree at Duke.

 

1990                FULBRIGHT AWARD: for graduate studies in USA: (Declined in order to attend Duke specifically).

 

June 90:            NATIONAL PANASONIC VIDEO PRODUCTION AWARD: Individual Winner.

Awarded in London, England  for production, script, camera and editing.

Educational Documentary “When Nations Meet” on Global Intercultural Communication. 

 

1981-2             SACEE BURSARY (South African Council of English Education):

Awarded for the purpose of a BA Honors Degree in English Literature.

 

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