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Mellon New Directions Fellowship, 2023-2026

Faculty Fellowship, Mount Holyoke College, 2022-2023

Australian Research Council Indigenous Discovery Project (Partner Investigator), 2020-2023

Australian Research Council Linkage Project (Research Associate), 2021-2024

Five Colleges’ Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS)/Andrew W. Mellon Foundation “Gathering at the Crossroads” Project. $49,660 for artists’ residency and $12,480 for course redesign (2021-22); $10,000 for course redesign (2020-21)

Included in a Australian Research Council (Australia) Grant via agreement with the University of Melbourne for the project "Indigenous Storytelling and the Living Archive of Aboriginal Knowledge." The project is for 3 years. (2020)

Faculty Fellowship (2019), Smithsonian Institution’s Summer Institute for Museum Anthropology (SIMA)

Thorner, S. (2023) “Indigenous Media: Currents of Engagement” (with K. Dowell and G. Zamorano). In Oxford Bibliographies in Anthropology. Ed. John Jackson. New York: Oxford University Press.

Thorner, S. 2022. "Being Called to Action: Contemporary Museum Ethnographies." (Author of this introductory article and Guest Editor of Special Issue) Materiality, Belonging, and the Activation of Difference, Special Issue of Museum Anthropology 45(1). Online/Early view. DOI: 10.1111/muan.12243.