DR. HONG ZHANG, of Colby College, Waterville, Maine, was awarded a Richard Carley Hunt Fellowship in May 2002 to aid research and writing on 'In the Shadow of Patriarchy: Gender, Marriage, and Social Transformation in Central China.' Research and writing focused on a central China village from 1900 to 2001. Patriarchal and patrilineal principles have long been regarded as the quintessential features of what it means to be Han Chinese and the key to Chinese political authority and control.
DR. SERA L. YOUNG, University of California, Berkeley, California, received a Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowship in October 2008 to aid research and writing on 'Eating Dirt and Loving It: A Biocultural Study of Pica.' For over 2300 years we have known that people eat dirt, on purpose. Earth and other non-food substances like starch, charcoal, and ice have been craved and eaten in nearly every culture: by pregnant women in Ancient Greece, by plantation slaves, by religious pilgrims and by thoroughly ashamed modern women, who only dare confess their desires anonymously in internet chat rooms.
DR. GUILLERMO WILDE, University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina, received a Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowship in June 2004 to aid research and writing on 'Guarani Leadership in the Transition from Colony to Independent State (Argentina, Paraguay and brazil, 1700-1850).' The research explores the role of Guarani leaders in regional political processes of the Rio de la Plata and Paraguay during 18th and 19th Centuries.
DR. CAROLYN L. WHITE, University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada, received a Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2012 to aid research and writing on 'Fashioning the Changing Self: Clothing and Adornment in Trans-Atlantic Perspective.' Support assisted the completion of a book manuscript and preparation of two articles that examine trans-Atlantic trade, use of personal adornment, and the construction of identities in the eighteenth and early nineteenth century.
West, Paige. 2003. Knowing the Fight: The Politics of Conservation in Papua New Guinea. Anthropology in Action 10(2):38-45.
West, Paige. 2004. Translation, Value, and Space: Theorizing an Ethnographic and Engaged. Environmental Anthropology. American Anthropologist 107(4):632-642.
West, Paige. 2005. Holding the Story Forever: The Aesthetics of Ethnographic Labour. Anthropological Forum 15(3):267-275.
STEVEN A WERNKE, Vanderbilt University, received a Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2006 to support research and writing on 'Andean Interfaces: An Archaeo-History of Community, State, and Landscape in the Peruvian Highlands'. The book (under contract, University Press of Florida) integrates archaeological and ethnohistorical research to produce a local-scale view of the negotiation and transformation of community and land-use organization during terminal prehispanic and early colonial times in the Colca Valley of southern Peru.
JUN WANG, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, was awarded a Richard Carley Hunt Fellowship in June 2004 to aid research and writing on, 'A Life History of Ren Yinggiu: Historical Problems and Mythology in Chinese Medical Modernity.' This book aims to answer three related questions: What makes Chinese medicine Chinese and/or universal? Why is the life history of senior Chinese medicine doctors significant for understanding an institutional Chinese medicine.