University of Colorado anthropologist Donna Goldstein has been named winner of the 2005 Margaret Mead Award, given every other year to a young anthropologist in recognition of excellent research. The American Anthropological Association and the Society for Applied Anthropology recognized Goldstein for her 2003 book, "Laughter Out of Place: Race, Class, Violence and Sexuality in a Rio Shantytown."
Goldstein originally visited the shantytown to study an AIDS epidemic among women there, she said in a statement. But she ended up writing about how the women use storytelling and black humor to deal with their sometimes tragic lives. (article no longer online) / >> more info on the website of Society for Applied Anthropology (they might have mistaken 2004 and 2005?