Jacobs, Sue-Ellen

Grant Type: 
Historical Archives Grant
Insitutional Affiliation: 
Washington, U. of
Status: 
Active Grant
Approve Date: 
January 25, 2011
Project Title: 
Jacobs, Sue-Ellen, Ohkay Owingeh, NM - To aid preparation of personal research materials for deposit with Special Collection University of Washington Libraries, Seattle, WA, and National Anthropological Archives, Suitland, MD - Historical Archives Program
Grant Year: 
2011
Award Amount: 
$15,000

Levi, Margaret

Grant Type: 
Conference & Workshop Grant
Insitutional Affiliation: 
Stanford U.
Status: 
Completed Grant
Approve Date: 
March 5, 2015
Project Title: 
Levi, Dr. Margaret, Stanford U., Stanford, CA - To aid workshop on 'Anthropological Epistemology and Cross-Cultural Metacategories,' 2015, Stanford U., in collaboration with Dr. Howard Morphy

Preliminary abstract: The aim of the workshop is to generate reflective discourse on anthropological epistemology. The workshop has both pragmatic and exploratory objectives, building on the theme of cross-cultural/cross-temporal meta-categories in the context of anthropology as interdisciplinary environment for research into human society. Historically anthropology has implicitly created meta-categories for a discourse that encompass different but synergistic ways of thinking about things and acting in the world -- art, aesthetics, gender, family, household, law, property, mind, and so on. The cross-cultural and/or cross-temporal meta-category is dialogic. It exists between different local categorizations, yet simultaneously strives to encompass difference. Recently a tension has developed anthropology between theoretical perspectives which focus on the problematization of boundaries and the dissolution of categories and those earlier perspectives which attempted to develop cross-cultural meta-categories in order to understand the diversity of human societies and the nature of regional trajectories. This workshop has the potential to influence future directions by reflecting on the terminologies employed and the perspectives that lie behind them and placing them in the context of the history of the discipline and the dialogical nature of the relationships with the subjects of their research.

Grant Year: 
2015
Award Amount: 
$10,000

Preloran, Jorge R.

Grant Type: 
Historical Archives Grant
Insitutional Affiliation: 
California, Los Angeles, U. of
Status: 
Completed Grant
Approve Date: 
October 23, 2007
Project Title: 
Preloran, Prof. Jorge, U. of California, Los Angeles - To aid preparation of personal research materials for archival deposit with the Human Studies Film Archives, Suitland, Maryland
Grant Year: 
2007
Award Amount: 
$15,000

Bird, Elizabeth

Grant Type: 
Conference & Workshop Grant
Insitutional Affiliation: 
South Florida, U. of
Status: 
Completed Grant
Approve Date: 
August 9, 2006
Project Title: 
Bird, Dr. Elizabeth, U. of South Florida, Tampa, FL - To aid conference of SfAA on 'Global Insecurities, Global Solutions, and Applied Anthropology,' 2007, Tampa

'Collaborative Solutions to Global Insecurities: Challenges, Opportunities, and Potential'
March 27 - April 1, 2007, Downtown Hyatt Hotel, Tampa, Florida
Organizer: Dr. Elizabeth Bird (University of South Florida)

The grant supported a special session at the meetings of the Society for Applied Anthropology. The panel focused on three ongoing international partnerships between research teams at the University of South Florida and collaborators in three countries - Honduras, Lesotho, and Ecuador. Each collaboration involves work on a pressing global issue - land use and cultural heritage; HIV/AIDS intervention; and the social impact of natural disasters. The session focused not on results but on the process of effectively building such partnerships, with participants sharing ideas and strategies with audience members. As well as the lessons learned from the discussion at the event, all three teams agreed that the session acted as a catalyst to park ideas, and has had a significant role in taking all three to another level of effective collaboration, with several major grant proposals resulting.

Grant Year: 
2006
Award Amount: 
$15,000

Shankland, David Peter

Grant Type: 
Conference & Workshop Grant
Insitutional Affiliation: 
Royal Anthropological Institute
Status: 
Active Grant
Approve Date: 
September 4, 2015
Project Title: 
Shankland, Dr. David, Royal Anthropological Institute, London, UK - To aid RAI conference on 'Anthropology, Weather and Climate Change,' 2016, British Museum, London

Preliminary abstract: The aim of this conference is to create capacity nationally and internationally in relation to the anthropological study of climate change, with the intention of drawing attention to UK and other policy makers the contribution which anthropology can make toward this issue. Inter-disciplinary in scope, it also explicitly appeals to all fields of anthropological expertise with the intention of enabling the anthropological community, which is centred in - but of course not confined to - the UK, to create a joint statement of how it may proceed to create best practice in this area. In order to do this, it will bring together at the British Museum a series of overlapping interested parties: academic anthropologists, anthropologists in applied fields, other academics and teams working in related disciplines, NGOs, policy makers, academics from overseas, and local indigenous civil society representatives and scholars who are actively engaging with climate change issues on the ground.

Grant Year: 
2015
Award Amount: 
$19,955

Engelke, Christopher Robert

Grant Type: 
Dissertation Fieldwork Grant
Insitutional Affiliation: 
California, Los Angeles, U. of
Status: 
Completed Grant
Approve Date: 
October 14, 2010
Project Title: 
Engelke, Christopher Robert, U. of California, Los Angeles, CA - To aid research on 'The Design and Use of Augmentative Alternative Communications Technologies,' supervised by Dr. Paul V. Kroskrity

CHRISTOPHER ENGELKE, then a student at University of California, Los Angeles, California, received funding in October 2010 to aid research on 'The Design and Use of Augmentative: Alternative Communications Technologies,' supervised by Dr. Paul V. Kroskrity. Current figures suggest that over 2 million Americans have a disability that compromises their speech intelligibility, requiring them to use a special form of assistive technology called augmentative alternative communications (AAC) devices in order to literally and figuratively have 'a voice.' This study examines the phenomena of embodiment, empathy, and intersubjectivity that manifest around the design and use of these augmentative communications devices by examining the ways in which individuals' embodied and ideological familiarities with the world are revealed in their engagements with these specialized communications technologies. By investigating the ways that able-bodied designers approach the task of developing AAC technologies, this study uncovers relationships between one's physical abilities, normative prescriptions for action, and the forms and limits of understanding others whose bodily abilities may be radically different from one's own. Moreover, by examining the ways that AAC users take up the features of their devices in everyday interactions, this study reveals the unique ways in which this technology is incorporated into bodily understandings of the 'self' and its location in the world.

Grant Year: 
2010
Award Amount: 
$22,045

Universidad Nacional de Cordoba

Grant Type: 
Inst. Development Grant
Insitutional Affiliation: 
Cordoba, National U. of
Status: 
Active Grant
Approve Date: 
June 24, 2008
Project Title: 
To support the development of a doctoral program in anthropology at Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Cordoba, Argentina - Institutional Development Grant

The Museum of Anthropology of Córdoba, Argentina, supported by the IDG of the Wenner-Gren Foundation, will develop a doctoral program to prepare professionals for research and academic education in Anthropological Sciences, with specialized training in the three classic sub-areas of research: Social Anthropology, Archaeology and Bioanthropology. The Museum will also benefit from collaborations with the Laboratory of Biological Anthropology of the University of Kansas, the Department of Anthropology of the University of Wyoming and Postgraduate Program in Social Anthropology and Sociology at the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil the Museum.

The Doctoral program will focus on intensive theoretical and practical training to produce professionals who will be able to undertake independent research projects, exercise leadership of scientific research teams, communicate their research results, and teach at the university. It is hoped that through this program the students will also acquire various experiences in diverse academic contexts and form external relationship which will open possibilities for exchange and dialogue with other anthropologists, while generating their own future networks. It is hoped that this would impact positively on their education and in their personal and institutional performance.

The existence of a Postgraduate Program in Anthropological Sciences at Córdoba opens up the possibility of continuity in the training of graduate students and their integration into the teaching and research activities. This in turn will provide more opportunities for graduates of other neighboring Argentina provinces, where there is no such possibility of postgraduate training. This also will extend the possibilities of bringing the practice of anthropology to non academic realms, responding to a continuous growing demand in the region.

Grant Year: 
2008
Award Amount: 
$125,000

Greenberg, James B.

Grant Type: 
Historical Archives Grant
Insitutional Affiliation: 
Arizona, U. of
Status: 
Completed Grant
Approve Date: 
September 8, 2003
Project Title: 
Greenberg, Dr. James B., U. of Arizona, Tucson, AZ - To aid the Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology Oral History Project
Grant Year: 
2003
Award Amount: 
$9,381

Johnson, Amber L

Grant Type: 
Historical Archives Grant
Insitutional Affiliation: 
Truman State U.
Status: 
Completed Grant
Approve Date: 
February 27, 2012
Project Title: 
Johnson, Amber, Kirksville, MO - To aid preparation of the personal research materials of Dr. Lewis Binford for archival deposit with the Pickler Memorial Library, Truman State U., Kirksville, MO - Historical Archives Program
Grant Year: 
2012
Award Amount: 
$15,000

Liu, Meng-I

Grant Type: 
Wadsworth Fellowship
Insitutional Affiliation: 
Institute of Ethnology
Status: 
Lapsed Fellowship
Approve Date: 
September 8, 2003
Project Title: 
Liu, Meng-I, Institute of Ethnology, Taipei, Taiwan - To aid training in linguistics at U. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, supervised by Dr. Webb Keane
Grant Year: 
2003
Award Amount: 
$15,000