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  • Publications

    2017 - David Bond (PhD 2014), with Lucas Bessire
    "The Rise of Trumpism." Hot Spots, Cultural Anthropology website, January 18, 2017.

    2016 - Charles McDonald
    "Refusal as Ethnographic Concept: An Interview with Carole McGranahan, Elisa Sobo, and Erica Weiss." Dialogues, Cultural Anthropology website, August 31, 2016

    2016 - Amber Benezra
    "Datafying microbes: Malnutrition at the intersection of genomics and global health." BioSocieties, online first, pp. 1-18

    2015 - Christina Kim
    "Reworking the frame: Analysis of current discourses on North Korea and a case study of North Korean labour in Dandong, China." Asia Pacific Viewpoint, 56 (3), pp. 392-402

    2015 - Soheil Asefi
    "Reading Hayek in Tehran." Al-Araby, October 2015

    2015 - Soheil Asefi
    "Finding Iran." Exberliner, Issue 141, September 2015

    2015 - Mateusz Halawa
    "In New Warsaw: Mortgage credit and the unfolding of space and time." Cultural Studies, March 2015

    2014 - Emily Sekine
    "A Defense of NSF Funding from the Field." Anthropology News, July 2014.

    2014 - Emily Sogn
    "Throw a Survey at It." AnthroNow, March 2014, pp. 25-34.

    2014 - Emily Sogn
    "Breaking Ranks: Iraq Veterans Speak Out against the War" Book Review, American Ethnologist, Vol. 41, 1. pp. 211-213

    2013 - David Bond
    "Governing Disaster: The Political Life of the Environment during the BP Oil Spill." Cultural Anthropology, Vol. 28, Issue 4, pp. 694-715.

    2013 - Smoki Musaraj
    (forthcoming) "Shtëpi dhe Piramidat: Banesat dhe Temporaliteti i Ndryshimit në Shqipërinë post-Socialiste" (Of Homes and Pyramids: Housing and the Temporality of Change in Postsocialist Albania). Përpjekja. Tiranë, Albania.

    2013 - Leilah Vevaina
    "Excarnation and the City: The Tower of Silence Debates in Mumbai" in I. Becci, M. Burchardt and J. Casanova (eds.), Topographies of Faith: Religion in Urban Space. Leiden: Brill Academic Publishing.

    2012 - Smoki Musaraj
    "Alternative Publics, Alternative Temporalities: Unofficial Collective Practices in Communist Albania'' In Andrea Hemming, Gentiana Kera, and Enriketa Papa (eds.), Albania: Family, Society and Culture in the 20th Century. LIT Verlag.

    2012 - Amber Benezra
    "Anthropology of Microbes." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, March 2012.

    2011 - David Bond
    "The Science of Catastrophe: Making Sense of the BP Oil Spill." Anthropology Now, Vol. 3, Number 1, pp. 36-46.

    2011 - Smoki Musaraj
    "Tales from Albarado: The Materiality of Pyramid Schemes in Postsocialist Albania." Cultural Anthropology, Vol. 26, Issue 1, pp. 84-110.

    2009 - Smoki Musaraj
    "Passport Troubles: Social Tactics and Places of Informal Transactions in Postosocialist Albania." Anthropology of East Europe Review, 27(2): 157-175.

    2008 - Smoki Musaraj
    "Pikëpyetje Antropologjike Mbi Korrupsionin" (Anthropological Questions on Corruption). Polis 6: Korrupsioni në Shqipëri (Corruption in Albania), European Univ. of Tirana, 6: 4-14

    Alumni News

    2016 - David Bond, PhD 2014, is Associate Director of the Center for the Advancement of Public Action, Bennington College, Vermont

    2016 - Kadija Ferryman, PhD 2016, is Postdoctoral Fellow at Data & Society in New York

    2016 - Brie Gettleson, PhD forthcoming, is Social Science Librarian of Magill Library, Haverford College

    2016 - Mateusz Halawa, PhD forthcoming, is Head of Social Sciences and Humanities at the School of Form, a design program based in Poznan, Poland

    2016 - Christina Kim, PhD forthcoming, is Program Officer, Halifax International Security Forum, Washington, DC

    2016 - Emily Sogn, PhD 2016, is Senior Researcher at Design Science

    2015 - Simanti Dasgupta, PhD 2009, published a book with Temple University Press,
    Bits of Belonging: Information Technology, Water, and Neoliberal Governance in India

    2014 - David Bond, PhD 2014, is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Bennington College

    2014 - Amber Benezra, PhD 2014, is the Mellon Sawyer Seminar Postdoctoral Fellow at NYU

    2014 - Andris Saulitis, MA 2014, selected as a finalist for the SAE (Social Anthropologists for Europe) Graduate Student Paper Prize
    Paper: "Letter Writing as a Form of Protest"

    2014 - Anne Galvin, PhD 2006, published a book with Vanderbilt University Press,
    Sounds of the Citizens: Dancehall and Community in Jamaica.
    She is currently Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Sociology at St. John's University

    2013 - Smoki Musaraj, PhD 2012, is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Ohio

    2011 - Simanti Dasgupta, PhD 2009, was offered a tenure-track position at the University of Dayton.

    Student Fellowships and Grants Awarded

    2015 - Frederick Howard - NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant
    "'US Veterans': Two Fronts of Veteran Care Among the Oglala, Lakota"

    2015 - Christina Kim - Jennings Randolph Peace Scholarship
    United States Institute of Peace Writing Grant

    2015 - Alexios Tsigkas - SSRC International Dissertation Research Fellowship
    "A Commodity of a Certain Taste: An Ethnography of the Ceylon Tea Industry"

    2015 - Alexios Tsigkas - Wenner Gren Dissertation Fieldwork Grant
    "A Commodity of a Certain Taste: An Ethnography of the Ceylon Tea Industry"

    2015 - Alexios Tsigkas - GIDEST Doctoral Fellowship
    "A Commodity of a Certain Taste: An Ethnography of the Ceylon Tea Industry"

    2015 - Charles McDonald - Lapidus Summer Fellowship, Center for Jewish History
    "Return to Sepharad: Making Modern Spain Jewish"

    2015 - Charles McDonald - SSRC International Dissertation Research Fellowship
    "Return to Sepharad: An Ethnography of Jewish Revivalism in Spain"

    2014 - Marisa Solomon - Wenner Gren Dissertation Fieldwork Grant
    "Letting Trash Talk: Garbage in the order of people"

    2014 - Scott Brown - Wenner Gren Dissertation Fieldwork Grant
    "Prototyping the Social? An Ethnography of 'Social Innovation' Design"

    2014 - Charles McDonald - Wenner Gren Dissertation Fieldwork Grant
    "Jewish Relations: Conversion, Inheritance, and the 'Return to Sepharad' in Spain"

    2014 - Katie Detwiler - NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant
    "An Ethnographic Analysis of the Production and Management of Astronomy's Big Data Sets"

    2014 - Randi Irwin - NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant
    "Property Rights Claims and Resource Extraction in Contested Territorial Contexts"

    2014 - Chellie Bowman - Wenner-Gren Dissertation Fieldwork Grant
    "Experimental Collaborations: How Birdsong is Reassembling the Human"

    2014 - Mateusz Halawa - GIDEST Doctoral Fellowship
    "What a Mortgage Can Do: Ethnography of the World-Making Capacities of a Financial Instrument"

    2014 - Vasiliki Touhouliotis - Charlotte Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship
    "Weapons Between Wars: Cluster Bombs and the Durable Worlds of War in South Lebanon"

    2014 - Leilah Vevaina - Max Planck Institute for Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Postdoctoral Fellowship
    "Awakening the 'Dead Hand': Charitable Trusts & Redevelopment in Mumbai"

    2014 - Mateusz Halawa - Wadsworth Dissertation Fellowship from Wenner Gren
    "Inhabiting Post-Socialism: the Rise of Mortgage Credit in Poland"

    2013 - Jason Lau - Wenner Gren Dissertation Fieldwork Grant
    "Imitation by Design: The Politics of Shanzhai in Contemporary China"

    2013 - Jason Lau - NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant
    "Imitation versus Innovation: The Case of Mobile Phone Design and Manufacturing"

    2013 - Ana Maria Ulloa - NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant
    "Accounting for Flavor: An Ethnographic Study of Science, Industry, and Craft"

    2013- Katyayani Dalmia - IDRF Fellowship from the SSRC
    "Inhabiting One's Skin: An Ethnography of Skin Color and Appearance in a North Indian City"

    2013 - Emily Sekine - Wenner Gren Dissertation Fieldwork Grant
    "The Unsteady Earth: Predicting Nature's Uncertainties in Post 3.11 Japan"

    2013 - Emily Sekine - The Kathryn Davis Fellowship for Language Study
    "The Unsteady Earth: Predicting Nature's Uncertainties in Post 3.11 Japan"

    2013 - Emily Sekine - Osmundsen Initiative
    "The Unsteady Earth: Predicting Nature's Uncertainties in Post 3.11 Japan"

    2013 - Alexios Tsigkas - SSRC DPDF Fellowship
    "A Commodity of a Certain Taste: An Ethnography of the Ceylon Tea Industry"

    2013 - Amber Benezra - Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar Post-Doctoral Fellowship at NYU

    2012- Rhea Rahman - Wenner Gren Dissertation Fieldwork Grant
    "Translating Faith into Action: Islamic Relief in Mali"

    2012 - Katheryn Detwiler - Research Grant from Dick and Sally Roberts Coyote Foundation
    "Desert Science"

    2012 - Carol Wang - NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant
    Provisional Title: "Economic Policy, Entitlement Claims, and NGO Professionalization in the Making of the Chinese AIDS Epidemic"

    2012 - David Bond - American Council of Learned Societies Mellon Dissertation Completion Fellowship
    "Hydrocarbon Frontiers: Science and Politics in the British Petroleum Oil Spill"

    2012 - Carol Wang - Social Science Research Council International Dissertation Research Fellowship
    Provisional Title: "Economic Policy, Entitlement Claims, and NGO Professionalization in the Making of the Chinese AIDS Epidemic"

    2012 - Jason Euren - Wenner Gren Dissertation Fieldwork Grant
    "Technological Citizenship: How Today's Hackerspaces are Interfacing Tomorrow's Future"

    2012 - Marisa Solomon - NSF Graduate Research Grant
    "Letting Trash Talk: Garbage in the Order of People"

    2012 - Mateusz Halawa - Wenner Gren Dissertation Fieldwork Grant
    "Inhabiting Postsocialism: The Rise of Mortgages in Poland"

    2011 - Julienne Obadiah - NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant
    "Intimate Sharing"

    2011- Jason Euren - NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant
    "Building Politics and Technology: How Today's Hackerspaces are Interfacing Tomorrow's Future"

    2011 - Julienne Obadia - Wenner Gren Dissertation Fieldwork Grant
    "Intimate Sharing"

    2011 - Tyler Boersen - Council for European Studies Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowship
    "Visible Labor: The Precarious Workers' Movement in Greece"

    2011 - Monica Fagioli - Wenner Gren Dissertation Fieldwork Grant
    "From Failure to Resource: The Somali Diaspora and State-making in Somaliland and Puntland"

    2011 - Vasiliki Touhouliotis - Wenner Gren Dissertation Fieldwork Grant
    "Weapons Between Wars: Cluster Bombs, Technological Failure and the Durability of War in South Lebanon"

    2011 - Brie Gettleson - Social Science Research Council International Dissertation Research Fellowship
    "The Politics of Femicide in Guatemala"

    2011 - Leilah Vevaina - Wenner Gren Dissertation Fieldwork Grant
    "Community By Design: Parsis and Property in Mumbai"

    2010-2011 - David Bond - Wenner Gren Dissertation Fieldwork Grant
    "Hydrocarbon Frontiers: Experts and the Social Life of Facts at a Caribbean Refinery"

    2010-2011 - Leilah Vevaina - The American Institute of Indian Studies Junior Fellowship
    "Community By Design: Parsis and Property in Mumbai"

    2010 - Amber Benezra - NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant
    "Being Commensal: Human-Microbe Relations at the Edge of Biological Science"

    2010 - David Bond - NSF Rapid Response Research Grant
    "What Counts as Oil? Measuring the Extent and Effects of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill"

    2010 - Monica Fagioli - NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant
    "From Failure to Resource: The Somali Diaspora and State-making in Somaliland and Puntland"

    2010 - Zohar Rotem - Spencer Dissertation Fellowship for Research Related to Education
    Tentative title: "Becoming Jews and Arabs: Israeli Children and the Making of Social Difference"

    2010 - Zohar Rotem - International Cognition and Culture Institute
    Winner of mini-grant competition funded by the Programme in Culture and Cognition at the London School of Economics

    2010 - Emily Sekine - NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

    2010 - Vasiliki Touhouliotis - NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant
    "Weapons Between Wars: Cluster Bombs, Technological Failure and the Durabilities of War in South Lebanon"

    2009 - Zohar Rotem - NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant
    Tentative title: "Becoming Jews and Arabs: Israeli Children and the Making of Social Difference"

    2009 - Zohar Rotem - Wenner-Gren Dissertation Fieldwork Grant
    Tentative title: "Becoming Jews and Arabs: Israeli Children and the Making of Social Difference"

    2008 - Mateusz Halawa - Wenner-Gren, Wadsworth International Fellowship

    2008 - Smoki Musaraj - Social Science Research Council International Dissertation Research Fellowship
    "When and What is Corruption: A Case Study from Postsocialist Albania"

    2008 - Smoki Musaraj - Social Science and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Fellowship
    "When and What is Corruption: A Case Study from Postsocialist Albania"

    2008 - Grzegorz Sokol - Wenner-Gren Dissertation Grant
    "Affective Disorder: The Medicalization of Mood in Postsocialist Poland"

    2008 - Grzegorz Sokol - David Bruderer Stiftung Research Grant
    "Affective Disorder: The Medicalization of Mood in Postsocialist Poland"

    2007 - Smoki Musaraj - NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant
    "When and What is Corruption: A Case Study from Postsocialist Albania"

    2006 - Leilah Vevaina - India-China Institute Student Fellowship

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