Praet, Dr. Istvan, U. of Oxford, Oxford, UK - To aid research and writing on 'Metamorphosis Among So-Called Indigenous Peoples: An Investigation into 'Animistic' Notions of Life and Death' - Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowship
DR. ISTVAN PRAET, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom, was awarded a Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowship in October 2008 to aid research and writing on 'Metamorphosis Among So-Called Indigenous Peoples: An Investigation into 'Animistic' Notions of Life and Death.' The first draft of a monograph, entitled 'Anthropology and the Question of Life.' was completed during the Fellowship and the resulting book proposal is currently under review with Cambridge University Press. The monograph focuses on a phenomenon that is normally considered to be the exclusive domain of natural science: life.
Poole, Dr. Deborah A., Johns Hopkins U., Baltimore, MD; and Harvey, Dr. Penelope, U. of Manchester, Manchester, UK - To aid collaborative research on 'Experimental States: Law, Engineering, and Regional Government in Cusco, Peru'
Preliminary abstact: Our collaborative study of the Regional Government of Cusco seeks to open up anthropological approaches to the study of the modern state through an ethnography that brings together Poole's work on law and the state, and Harvey's work on engineering and the 'politics of nature'. Our ethnography of this newly formed layering of the Peruvian state explores the discontinuous relations of expertise and regulation through which state power is reconfigured.
Machado, Rosana P., Federal U. of Rio Grande do Sui, Porto Alegre, Brazil - To aid research on 'Made in China: Commercial Practices among Chinese Immigrants in Ciudad del Este, Paraguay,' supervised by Dr. Ruben G. Oliven
ROSANA PINHEIRO MACHADO, while a student at Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil, received funding in November 2005 to aid research on 'Made in China: Commercial Practices among Chinese Immigrants in Ciudad del Este, Paraguay,' supervised by Dr. Ruben G. Oliven. The ethnographic research sought to comprehend the flow of Chinese goods in the route China-Paraguay-Brazil. This market interweaves levels of legality/illegality, formality/informality in a situation in which a great part of the traded goods is falsified/replica and enters Latin America as smuggling.
Perez, Federico, Harvard U., Cambridge, MA - To aid research on 'Rethinking the City: The Making of Policy and Space in Bogotá, Colombia,' supervised by Dr. Kimberly Theidon
FEDERICO PÉREZ, then a student at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, received a grant in April 2011 to aid research on 'Rethinking the City: The Making of Policy and Space in Bogotá, Colombia,' supervised by Dr. Kimberly Theidon. This project explored the making of contemporary urban policy in Bogotá, Colombia, through the ethnographic study of the city's planning department and its related communities of practice.
Parson, Nia C., Rutgers U., New Brunswick,NJ - To aid research on 'Gender, Trauma and Healing in Chile: An Ethnographic Exploration of Domestic Violence During Dictatorial Rule,' supervised by Dr. Peter J. Guarnaccia
NIA C. PARSON, while a student at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, received funding in July 2002 to aid ethnographic research on domestic violence during the transition from dictatorship (1973-90) to democracy (1990-present) in Santiago, Chile, under the supervision of Dr. Peter J. Guarnaccia. The violent and repressive ideologies, policies, and practices of the Chilean dictatorship aimed to depoliticize the population and encourage passivity in the face of authority-both in the state and in the home.
Pardue, Derek P., U. of Illinois, Urbana, IL - To aid research on 'Blackness and Periphery: A Retelling of Marginality in Hip-Hop Culture of Sao Paulo, Brazil,' supervised by Dr. Norman E. Whitten Jr.
DEREK P. PARDUE, while a student at University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, was awarded a grant in December 2001 to aid research on 'Blackness and Periphery: A Retelling of Marginality in Hip-Hop Culture of Sao Paulo, Brazil,' supervised by Dr. Norman E. Whitten, Jr. The grant from Wenner-Gren complemented an already existing dissertation fieldwork grant from the Social Science Research Council (SSRC - Arts).