Myers, Dusty, Michigan State U., East Lansing, MI - To aid research on 'Inclusive Rights or Exclusive Gains?: Negotiating Access to Timber in Ashanti Ghana,' supervised by Dr. William Derman
DUSTY MYERS, then a student at Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, was awarded a grant in October 2007 to aid research on 'Inclusive Rights or Exclusive Gains? Negotiating Access to Timber in Ashanti Ghana,' supervised by Dr. William Derman. Longstanding conflict between Ghanaian farmers, the state, and loggers has led many farmers to destroy timber trees and saplings that grow in their fields. This situation is one of many that contribute to forest loss in an area of the world recognized for its environmental importance.
Msoka, Colman T., U. of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN - To aid research on 'Informal Market Spaces and Urban Development in Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania,' supervised by Dr. Ronald Aminzade
COLMAN T. MSOKA, while a student at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, was awarded funding in September 2002 to aid research on 'Informal Market Spaces and Urban Development in Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania,' supervised by Dr. Ronald Aminzade. The objectives of the dissertation field research were to identify the social forces responsible for the growth of informal markets in Dar Es Salaam, to understand their sociocultural dimensions, and their relationship to urban development.
Monson, Dr. Ingrid, Harvard U., Cambridge, MA - To aid research on 'Neba Solo and the Senufo Balafon: Music, Globalization, and Cultural Practice'
DR. INGRID MONSON, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, received funding in July 2004 to aid research on 'Neba Solo and the Senufo Balafon: Music, Globalization, and Cultural Practice.' This project was conducted in Sikasso, Mali with Senufo balafonist Neba Solo (Souleymane Traore). Materials gathered included audio and visual documentation of dozens of performances in multiple locations in Mali, interview materials with performers, and the experience of touring with a band in contemporary Mali.
Moore Erin Virginia, U. of Chicago, Chicago, IL - To aid research on 'Women into Girls? Translating & Transforming Development in Ugandan 'Girls' Empowerment Programs,' supervised by Dr. Jennifer Cole
Preliminary abstract: On August 23rd, 2009, the New York Times Magazine proclaimed: 'The oppression of women worldwide is the human rights cause of our time.' In fact, this statement announced to the general public an already growing movement amongst demographers, fundraisers, and aid workers in the global development industry: the rediscovery of women - and the identification of adolescent girlhood in particular - as a particularly salient population category in which to intervene and invest.
Mitchell, Judith D., McGill U., Montreal, Canada - To aid research on 'The Role of Gender in Property Rights and Natural Resource Management in a Pastoral Community, Northern Kenya', supervised by Dr. John G. Galaty
JUDITH D. MITCHELL, while a student at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, received funding in September 2002 to aid research on the role of gender in property rights and natural resource management in a pastoral community in northern Kenya, under the supervision of Dr. John G. Galaty. Over seven months in 2002-3, Mitchell carried out field research with pastoral women in three locations in northern Kenya (East Uaso Division in Samburu District and Karare and Songa Locations in Marsabit District).