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Wenner-Gren supports research in social/cultural anthropology, archaeology, biological/physical anthropology, linguistics, and closely related disciplines.
"The purpose of anthropology is to make the world safe for human differences." – Ruth Benedict
While a doctoral student at Rutgers University Nancy Moinde received a Dissertation Fieldwork Grant in 2008 to aid research on "Effects of Land Use Practices on the Socioecology of Olive Baboons," supervised by Dr. Ryne Arthur Palombit. In 2015 Dr. Moinde received an Engaged Anthropology Grant to aid engaged activities on "The Human-baboon Interface: Implications for Wildlife Conservation and Management in Laikipia County, Kenya".
This past March Wenner-Gren once again returned to the Tivoli Palácio de Seteais in Sintra, Portugal for the 155th Symposium, “Cultures of Militarism”. As always, you can expect a Current Anthropology special issue forthcoming, containing the meeting’s papers and available to all 100% Open-Access.
Fatemeh Ghaheri received her undergraduate education at the University of Tehran, Iran. Thanks to the Wadsworth International Fellowship she will continue her training with a PhD in archaeology at the University of Texas at Austin, supervised by Dr. Arlene Rosen.