Zlolniski, Dr. Christian, U. of Texas, Arlington, TX - To aid research on 'The Global Fresh-Produce Industry and the Settlement of Indigenous Workers in Baja California'
DR. CHRISTIAN ZLOLNISKI, University of Texas, Arlington, Texas, received funding in April 2008 to conduct research in the San Quintin Valley in Baja California, Mexico. His study examines how the growth of the export-oriented fresh-produce industry has affected the employment opportunities and labor migration patterns of indigenous farm laborers who come from southern Mexico. He conducted participant observation and household interviews with Mixtec, Triqui, and Zapotec workers and families.
Wool, Zoe Hamilton, U. of Toronto, Toronto, Canada - To aid research on 'In Search of the War on Terror: An Ethnography of Soldiers Lives and Public Discourses,' supervised by Dr. Todd Sanders
ZOE H. WOOL, then a student at University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, received a grant in May 2007 to aid research on 'In Search of the War on Terror: An Ethnography of Soldiers Lives and Public Discourses,' supervised by Dr. Todd Sanders. This project explores embodied experiences and discursive constructions of the U.S.-led War on Terror through ethnographic research with injured soldiers and their families at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
Williams, Karen Gwendolyn, City U. of New York, Graduate Center, New York, NY - To aid research on 'From Coercion to Consent?': Governing the Formerly Incarcerated in the 21st Century United States,' supervised by Dr. Leith Mullings
Preliminary Abstract: The decades-long expansion of law and order prison policies across the United States has led to historically high rates of incarceration, particularly for communities of color, and has had repercussions far beyond the prison walls. Prisoner reentry reform--often rooted in therapeutic, rehabilitative, and a community model of justice in contrast to the more authoritarian mechanisms of social control applied in the criminal justice system for the last four decades--has recently developed as an innovative strand of penal policy designed to address these dynamics.
Willow, Dr. Anna Jane, Ohio State U., Marion, OH - To aid research on 'The Politics of Environmental Alliance: A Multi-Sited Ethnography of the Boreal Leadership Council'
Preliminary Abstract: Although they experience, imagine, and define the forest in dissimilar ways, a wide range of stakeholders now publicly embrace a shared goal of conserving Canada's vast boreal forest. Dozens of environmental organizations, Canadian First Nations, and environmentally-conscious businesses have recently joined together to partake in a coalition called the Boreal Leadership Council (BLC), making it an ideal place to begin investigating how internal power-struggles contour and complicate partnerships between indigenous groups and environmentally-concerned non-Natives.
Weiss, Joseph Julian Ziems, U. of Chicago, Chicago, IL - To aid research on 'Unsettled Co-Existence: Political Community and Everyday Life on Canada's Northwest Coast,' supervised by Dr. Jean Comaroff
Preliminary Abstract: This project investigates the consequences of the 'co-existence' of multiple regimes of political belonging in an Aboriginal community in Western Canada. It focuses on the territory of Haida Gwaii, an island chain off Canada's northwest coast that is currently subject to two simultaneous sovereignty claims -- the assertion by the Canadian state that Haida Gwaii is Crown land, and the competing claim that the islands are (and always have been) the ancestral territory of the Haida Nation.
Weiss, Dr. Margot Danielle, Wesleyan U. Middletown, CT - To aid research on 'Visions of Sexual Justice among Contemporary Queer Activists'
Preliminary abstract: 'Visions of Sexual Justice' investigates the national context of conflicting visions of the political good among LGBT/queer activists within and outside the United States. Working with a range of LGBT/queer activists from mainstream liberal to left/anarchist-queer, I ask: what are the relationships between different visions of sexual justice and broader conceptions of social justice?
Weix, Dr. Gretchen G., U. of Montana, Missoula, MT - To aid oral-history interviews with Dr. Carling I. Malouf and prepare his personal research materials for archival deposit with the University of Montana Archives, Missoula, MT
Voorhees, Hannah Huber, U. of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA - To aid research on 'Co-Management of Alaskan Marine Mammals: Dilemmas of Indigenous Legitimacy in the Age of Environmental Risk,' supervised by Dr. Adriana Petryna
Preliminary abstract: Changes to the U.S. Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) have reversed restrictions on marine hunting by Alaska Natives, while at the same time giving hunters an active role in scientific monitoring of ecologically sensitive species. I plan to conduct a year-long anthropological study of this mode of participatory monitoring in Northwest Alaska, and to investigate how it has affected cultural self-determination vis-à-vis subsistence resources.
Underhill, Karen J., Northern Arizona U., Flagstaff, AZ - To aid conference on 'Native American Protocols for American Libraries, Archives, and Information Services,' 2006, Northern Arizona U., in collaboration with Dr. Willow Roberts Powers
Hundreds of organizations in the United States hold archival collections, gathered with and without informed consent, which document Native American lifeways. Although well- intentioned, non-American Indian archivists in traditional institutions may lack training in the many nuances of caring for such collections.
Tretjak, Kaja, City U. of New York, Graduate Center, New York, NY - To aid research on 'U.S. Conservatism in Decline?: Power, Governance, and Knowledge Production in the Contemporary University,' supervised by Dr. Leith Mullings
KAJA TRETJAK, then a student at City University of New York Graduate Center, New York, New York, received funding in October 2009 to aid research on 'U.S. Conservatism in Decline? Power, Governance, and Knowledge Production in the Contemporary University,' supervised by Dr. Leith Mullings.