Early Career Award ISEAA launched an award program, the first ever in Southeast Asian Archaeology, in 2015 for Early Career Southeast Asian archaeologists. In the third round of this biennial program, the ISEAA Early Career Award winner for 2020 was Veronica Walker Vadillo. Her paper “A historiography of Angkor’s river network: shifting the research paradigm to Westerdahl’s Maritime Cultural Landscape,” published in SPAFA Journal, was chosen by the distinguished award committee as this round’s best application of theory in a peer-reviewed paper in the discipline of Southeast Asian archaeology. The fourth round applications were due December 1, 2021, and the winner will be selected by next summer.
Committee Members: Co- Chairs Ben Marwick (University of Washington) and Grace Baretto-Tesoro (University of the Philippines); additional members Stephen Acabado (University of California, Los Angeles), Sian Halcrow (University of Otago, New Zealand), Gyles Iannone (Trent University, Ontario).