Becker Honored by GSAS for Public Scholarship

Department News
Student Awards and Recognition
April 19, 2016

Graduate student Elisabeth Becker has been selected by Yale’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) to receive its 2016 Public Service Award in recognition of her work as a Public Scholar. Elisabeth’s doctoral research focuses on ethnographic research in European mosque communities, centering on the responses of diverse Muslim populaces to stigmatization on account of their religion. She has written about her research for multiple popular outlets and has collaborated with civil society organizations in Europe, such as a representative of the Kreuzberg Initiative Against Anti-Semitism in Berlin, with whom she has begun to develop a Police Handbook aimed at improving the handling of large minority populations in Germany. The award carries $1,000 of research funding and will be presented at the GSAS Convocation Ceremony on Sunday, May 22.