The Royal Anthropological Institute has honoured Gillian Tett with its first annual Marsh Award for Anthropology in the World. This prize recognises an outstanding individual who works outside academia and has used anthropology or anthropological ideas to contribute to a better understanding of the world’s problems.

Tett received her PhD in social anthropology from Cambridge University based on field work in the former Soviet Union. She is an assistant editor and columnist at the FT, and will begin her new role as US managing editor in September.

The award will be bestowed at the RAI annual general meeting, which will take place on 12th September. For more information on the Royal Anthropological Institute, visit their website.

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