Anthropology’s Constable honored with Sheth Award

The Sheth International Achievement Awards will mark a 10-year anniversary and 2022 winner celebration on March 14.

The two Sheth awards, started by  Jagdish N. Sheth, an expert in the field of marketing known globally for his scholarly contributions in consumer behavior, relationship marketing, competitive strategy and geopolitical analysis. The awards honor lifetime contributions by a current Pitt faculty member to further international education and a young alumnus of Pitt who entered on a student visa, earned a degree in the last 15 years, and has made contributions to the international community through professional achievement.


Nicole Constable, Sheth Distinguished Faculty Award for International Achievement, professor and chair, Department of Anthropology. Constable’s work focuses on the plight of domestic workers in Asia. She has authored four books about the lives and challenges faced by domestic workers, overwhelmingly female, and how these workers have struggled for greater rights.

Fatima Waziri-Azi, Sheth International Young Alumni Achievement Award. Waziri-Azi earned a Ph.D. in law from Pitt in 2011. Since then, she has worked in her home country of Nigeria safeguarding the human rights of the marginalized, especially women and girls, and advocated for disadvantaged urban poor and rural communities. In September 2021, Waziri-Azi was appointed by the president of Nigeria to head the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Person.

The in-person awards ceremony, hosted by Pitt Global, will be from 3:30 to 5 p.m. March 14 in the William Pitt Union Lower Lounge.

Nominations also are open for next year’s Sheth Awards. Learn more here or nominate a globally engaged faculty member or international alumnus. Nominations will be accepted through April 15, 2023.