Student and Alumni News

Publications

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

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.

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

Student Fellowships and Grants Awarded

 
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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