Anthropology, Awards

Anthropology PhD candidate Madelyn Prevost wins Salisbury Award

April 27, 2021

Each year the Canadian Anthropology Society presents the Richard F. Salisbury Award to an exceptional PhD candidate in anthropology at a Canadian university. We are thrilled by the news that this year's winner is Madelyn Prevost.

Frank Salisbury, for whom the award is named, was a founding member of the McGill University Department of Anthropology. His work helped the Quebec government and the James Bay Cree to create the James Bay and Northen Quebec Agreement. Salisbury passed away in 1989.

Prevost entered the PhD program in 2019 after completing her MA at the University of Toronto. "My [PhD] project seeks to combine anthropological studies of artisans and placemaking to ask how making practices and the emotional, social, and relational labour that accompanies them contribute to placemaking and community-building," says Prevost. "Receiving the Salisbury Award will make doing physical, rather than online, fieldwork in a rural region possible, allowing me to work with interlocutors living in remote areas."

The Salsibury Award will help Prevost to cover the costs associated with travel and owning a vehicle, which will make it possible for her to conduct apprenticeship work and in-person interviews.

To learn more about Prevost and her work, visit her student profile.

Congratulations, Madelyn!