Yount-Andre, Chelsie Jeannette, Northwestern U., Evanston, IL - To aid research on 'Giving, Taking, and Sharing: Reproducing Economic Moralities and Social Hierarchies in Transnational Senegal,' supervised by Dr. Caroline Bledsoe
Preliminary abstract: My proposed dissertation research asks how deepening inequalities in the wake of European economic crisis may be reshaping the ways Senegalese migrants in Paris socialize their children into economic moralities. Faced with the potential disintegration of their advantaged position in France, university-educated Senegalese provide a striking example of how transnational migrants reinforce class and education-based hierarchies in the transnational field as they cling to postcolonial privilege.
Yehia, Elena Walid, U. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC - To aid research on 'Sectarian Difference Beyond Sectarianism: The Mediating Labors of 'Alternative' Media in Beirut,' supervised by Dr. Arturo Escobar
ELENA WALID YEHIA, then a student at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, was awarded funding in October 2009, to aid research on 'Sectarian Difference Beyond Sectarianism: The Mediating Labors of 'Alternative' Media in Beirut,' supervised by Dr. Arturo Escobar. This fieldwork research explored ethnographically the alternative forms through which difference, especially sectarian difference, is being articulated in Lebanon today by the journalists of the daily Al-Akhbar opposition newspaper.
Wever, Jerry L., U. of Iowa, Iowa City, IA - To aid research on 'Shaping Creolization and Folkorization Processes: Expressive Culture and Creole Identity in St. Lucia and Seychelles, ' supervised by Dr. Laura R. Graham
JERRY WEVER, then a student at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, received a grant in July 2001 to aid research on 'Shaping Creolization and Folklorization Processes: Expressive Culture and Creole Identity in St. Lucia and Seychelles,' supervised by Dr. Laura R. Graham. The dissertation fieldwork project was successfully completed in April 2003, accomplishing the devised research plan.
Werbner, Dr. Pnina, Keele U., Keele, UK - To aid workshop on 'Beyond the Arab Spring: The Aesthetics and Poetics of Popular Revolt and Protest,' 2013, Aga Khan U., London, in collaboration with Dr. Martin Webb
Preliminary abstract: We propose a workshop to be convened early in 2013, addressing the aesthetic dimensions of the Arab Spring and other protests movements that followed during 2011 and 2012. The delegates are all anthropologists and comparative sociologists who witnessed and conducted fieldwork during the protests. They bring a diversity of anthropological perspectives to the workshop in political, media, visual, economic and linguistic anthropology, the anthropology of work, art, social organisation and social movements.
Weszkalnys, Dr. Gisa S., U. of Exeter, Exeter, UK - To aid workshop on 'Engaging Resources: New Anthropological Perspectives on Resource Environments,' 2012, U. of Exeter, in collaboration with Dr. Tanya Richardson
Preliminary abstract: This workshop aims to develop a unified anthropological perspective on the formation, contestation and fragility of natural resource environments. The anthropological study of resource environments, a field with a long and continuous trajectory, is currently undergoing a resurgence as a result of such factors as the growing public anxiety regarding accelerated resource depletion, the rising notoriety of resource-related conflicts and disasters, and the turn to materiality in anthropology more broadly.