ABIGAIL A. DUMES, then a student at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, was awarded a grant in January 2011, to aid research on 'The U.S. Lyme Disease Controversy: Medical Knowledge, Biopolitics, and the Environment,' supervised by Dr. Marcia C. Inhorn. This project examined the controversy that surrounds the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease in the United States.
GUY S. DUKE, then a graduate student at University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, received funding in April 2013 to aid research on 'Consuming Identities: Culinary Practice in the Late Moche Jequetepeque Valley, Peru,' supervised by Dr. Edward R. Swenson. The archaeological study of culinary practices provides an excellent point of entry to investigate everything from status and ethnicity to group and individual identity.
KIMBERLY G. DUFFY, then a student at the University of California, Los Angeles, California, received funding in January 2001 to aid research on 'Dynamics of Social Relationships among Adult Male Chimpanzees,' supervised by Dr. Joan B. Silk. Social relationships among male chimpanzees appear to be well differentiated, and it may be that competition within the group influences male reproductive success as much as competition between groups.
MATTHEW R. DUDGEON, then a student at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, received funding in December 2001 to aid research on 'Birth after Death: K'iche '-Mayan Men's Influences on Maternal-Infant Health after Guatemalan Civil War,' supervised by Dr. Carol M. Worthman. This dissertation research conducted 12 months of fieldwork in a K'iche' Mayan- speaking Community of Populations in Resistance in the Ixil region of Guatemala on reproduction and reproductive health problems. The research investigated men's roles in maternal and child health, as well as men's reproductive health problems.
EVA-MARIE DUBUISSON, then a student at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, received funding in November 2005 to aid research on 'Censoring Culture? Regional Authority and Political Legitimacy in Aitus Poetry in Post-Soviet Kazakhstan,' supervised by Dr. Judith T. Irvine. The grantee conducted ethnographic research in Kazakhstan for the period January - August 2006, to study a form of improvisational poetry currently performed all through the Kazakh world, among populations in Central Asia, Turkey, China, Russia, and Mongolia.
COLUMBA GONZALEZ DUARTE, then a graduate student at University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, was granted funding in April 2013 to aid research on 'The Monarch Butterfly Assemblage: A Transnational Ethnography of Environmental Knowledge, Politics and Conservation Networks,' supervised by Dr. Hilary Cunningham. From an ethnographic perspective, this research elucidates the monarch butterfly conservation dynamics across the butterfly's Eastern migration route that comprises Canada, the United States (U.S.) and Mexico.
JATIN DUA, then a student at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, was awarded funding in May 2010, to aid research on 'Policing Sovereignty in the Western Indian Ocean,' supervised by Dr. Charles D. Piot. Since 2008, a number of high profile incidents of piracy off the coast of East Africa have resulted in increased global attention to this region, including the deployment of a multi-national naval patrol and attempts to prosecute suspected pirates.
KRISTEN DRYBREAD, while a student at Columbia University in New York, New York, was awarded a grant in June 2001 to aid research on advocates for Brazilian street children, under the supervision of Dr. Michael Taussig. Drybread studied interventions targeting street children and children in conflict with the law in northeastern Brazil, focusing on three principal entities: the National Movement for Street Children (MNMMR), Projeto Horta, and the Center for the Reeducation of Minors (CRM).
Preliminary abstract: This project explores the U.S. Military's attempts to engineer and deploy human-animal affective relationships as biotechnological equipment. The military treats the affective bond between military working dogs (MWDs) and their human handlers as an organic form of 'specialized equipment' and recently committed vast resources to further isolate, perfect, and reproduce this bond. However, attempts to essentialize the bond into a series of characteristics that can be reproduced technologically have not resulted in the intended optimization of this essential trait.
BRIGHT BENSAH DRAH, then a student at University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, received a grant in November 2008 to aid research on 'Crisis Fostering in an Age of HIV/AIDS: Experiences of Queen Mothers of Manya Krobo, Ghana,' supervised by Dr. Daniel W. Sellen. About 170,000 Ghanaian children are orphaned due to AIDS, 80 percent of whom are fostered by women. Existing research about orphan care has focused on the woman-child dyad, thereby obscuring other forms of care.