Prof. Suma Ikeuchi Wins 2020 Geertz Prize in Anthropology of Religion

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies is delighted to share the news that Prof. Suma Ikeuchi has won the prestigious 2020 Clifford Geertz Prize in Anthropology of Religion for her book, Jesus Loves Japan: Return Migration and Global Pentecostalism in a Brazilian Diaspora. Prof. Ikeuchi is also the recent winner of the 2020 Francis L.K. Hsu Book Prize, sponsored by the American Anthropological Association (AAA) Society for East Asian Anthropology. Congratulations, Prof. Ikeuchi!

The Clifford Geertz Prize in the Anthropology of Religion is awarded by the Society for the Anthropology of Religion as part of the American Anthropological Association. It seeks to encourage excellence in the anthropology of religion by recognizing an outstanding recent book in the field. The Prize is named in honor of the late Professor Clifford Geertz, in recognition of his many distinguished contributions to the anthropological study of religion. In awarding the Prize, the Society hopes to foster innovative scholarship, the integration of theory with ethnography, and the connection of the anthropology of religion to the larger world.