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Kedron Thomas awarded Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

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The Woodrow Wilson Foundation recently announced Kedron Thomas, a Ph.D. candidate in anthropology in the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, as one of 20 recipients of the Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship for the 2010-11 academic year. Thomas will receive a 12-month award of $25,000 for his dissertation, titled “The Ethics of Piracy: Intellectual Property Rights in Post-Conflict Guatemala.”

Funded by the Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation, the year’s group of fellows is the 30th named since the program’s inception in 1981. The Newcombe Fellowship is one of the nation’s largest and most prestigious awards for Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences addressing questions of ethical and religious values. The fellowship has supported more than 1,000 doctoral candidates, many of whom are now noted faculty members at colleges and universities throughout the United States and abroad.