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Maureen Penelope Howard

Maureen Penelope Howard, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK, Dissertation Fieldwork Grant, 2006, "Seascape: Voyaging through the Movements of Experience, Histories, Ecologies"

Penny Howard working as crew on board a small trawler on the west coast of Scotland near Skye.  She has just finished working with the skipper to pull the net on board, and is finishing the process by pulling the ‘dogrope’ out of the water (August 2007).

Olga Schevchenko

Olga Shevchenko, Williams College, Williamstown, MA, and Oksana Sarkisova, Moscow State U., Moscow, Russia, International Collaborative Research Grant, 2006, "Snapshot Histories: Family Photography and Generational Memory of Russia's Socialist Century."

ICRG grantee, Olga Shevchenko, doing the family-album interview with a retired military pilot and his wife, in the interviewee's home in Vladimir, Russia (2008).


Joel Irish

Joel D. Irish  U. of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK. Post-PhD Research Grant, 2007, "Nubians in Ancient Egypt: Excavation of the C-Group Cemetery at Hierakonpolis."

Joel Irish studying a mandible in the field laboratory Hierakonpolis, Egypt (March 2007)

Rebecca Jabbour

Rebecca Jabbour, City University of New York, New York, NY, Dissertation Fieldwork Grant, 2004, "Postcranial Skeletal Diversity and Ecomorphology of African Apes."

Rebecca Jabbour collecting data from a chimpanzee femur at the Royal Museum for Central Africa in Tervuren, Belgium (February 2005)

Jun Ueno Sensuri

Jun Ueno Sunseri, U. California, Santa Cruz, CA, Dissertation Fieldwork Grant, 2006, "Historic Archaeology of a Spanish Colonial Buffer Settlement in Northern New Mexico," supervised by Dr. Judith A. Habicht-Mauche.

Jun Sunseri (left) mapping LA 917 ("casitas viejas") in the Rito Colorado Valley with a geodetic total station, research assistant Ben Curry examines surface deposits inside the standing walls of the "chapel."


Jin-Heon Jung

Jin-Heon Jung, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, Dissertation Fieldwork Grant, 2007, "Post-Division Citizenship: The Christian Encounters of North Korean Refugees and South Korean Protestant Church."

Jin-Heon Jung at a Sino-North Korean border area in the northeast China where North Korean refugees come to first encounter Christianity.Tomun, China (June 2007).

Karline R. Janmaat

Karline R. Janmaat, U. of St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Scotland, UK, Dissertation Fieldwork, 2002, "Fruits of Enlightenment, Food-Localization Skills in Free Ranging Gray-Cheeked Mangabeys"

Lori Coppola Klivak

Lori Coppola Klivak, Syracuse U., New York, NY, Dissertation Fieldwork Grant, 2007, "Zapotec Tourism: The Community Politics of Indigenous Organizing and Ethnic Revival in Southern Mexico 'Zapotec Tourism'"

Lori Coppola Klivak preparing to harvest watercress with the owner of the watercress field.  Benito Juarez, Oaxaca, Mexico (2008)

Brandon Korht

Brandon Kohrt, Emory University. Atlanta, GA, Dissertation Fieldwork Grant, 2006,  “Wounded Hearts, Wounded Minds: The Embodiment of Trauma in Nepal”

Brandon Kohrt (right) interviewing Ram Bahadur Sitawal (left) and Puru Regmi (center), community leaders discussing peace-building programs for children. Nalang, Dhading, Nepal. (February, 2007)

Debra Komar

Debra Komar, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, Post-Ph.D. Research Grant, 2006, "The Use of Material Culture to Establish Ethnic Identity in International Investigatons of Genocide."

Debra Komar examines remains from a mass grave in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina (Feb. 2007).

Linda Ann Brown

Dr. Linda Ann Brown  George Washington U., Washington, DC, Post Ph.D Research Grant 2007, "Indigenous Archaeologies: Contemporary Meanings, Social Lives and Material Signatures of Maya Antiquities Reused as Sacra"

Linda Brown (right) and research assistant Manuel Jaminez Tambriz (left) at the site of El Baul, Guatemala.  Manuel is placing his divination bundle in contact with a carved archaeological monument important in contemporary indigenous rites. July 2008


Charlene Makley

Charlene Makley, Reed College, Portland, OR, Post-PhD Research Grant, 2008, "Dilemmas of Development Among Tibetans in the PRC"

Charlene Makley converses with a Tibetan village elder in the mountains above his village. His son sits nearby (July 2008).

Irena Martinović Klarić

Irena Martinović Klarić, Institute for Anthropological Research, Zagreb, Croatia, Post-Ph.D. Research Grant, 2005, "Population Structure and Genetic History of Western Balkan Roma"

A group photograph of Bayash Romani and the research team from the Institute for Anthropological Research, Zagreb at the end of a typical day of the field research (village Kursanec, northwest Croatia, November 2006).


Anduamlak Meharie

Anduamlak Meharie, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, Dissertation Fieldwork Grant, 2005, "Development and Displacement in Peri-Urban Areas of Addis Ababa: Impacts on Youth and Households"

Anduamlak Meharie in the field site. The young men in the background are participants in the research. Periphery of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (May 2006).


Carmin M. Soler Cruz

Carmin Montserrat Soler Cruz, Rutgers U., New Brunswick, NJ, Dissertation Fieldwork Grant, 2005, "Religious Commitment and Cooperation in Candomble Terreiros in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil"

From left, Equede Maria, Soler Cruz, and Pai Nene, whose real name is Jose Mario. Equede Maria and Pai Nene are members of Candomble and he is a priest. The photo was taked at Pai Nene's house during a conference cycle he organized to promoto safe sex and AIDS awareness for teenagers in his community. Salvador, Brazil (December, 2005)


Luc Moreau

Luc Moreau, Romisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum Mainz, Neuwied, Germany. Post-Ph.D Research Grant, 2009, "Spatial Behavior in the Aurignacian: New Excavations at Breitenbach, Germany"

Luc Moreau (left) discussing the excavation technique in regard to the general morphology of the archaeological horizon with a prehistorian from Slovenia, Bostian Odar. Breitenbach, Eastern Germany (July 2009).



Sean Myles

Sean Myles, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany, Post-PhD Research Grant, 2007, "Uncovering the Genetic Basis for Blond Hair in Island Melanesia"

Sean Myles obtaining informed consent to acquire saliva samples and measure hair and skin pigmentation from a participant and his son on Savo, Solomon Islands. June 2009

Dani Nadel

Dani Nadel, U. of Haifa, Haifa, Israel, Post-Ph.D. Research Grant, 2006,  "Natufian Burials and Associated Mortars at Raqefet Cave, Israel: Growing Economic Social Complexity on Threshold of Agriculture"

Dani Nadel (standing, right) with colleagues during excavations at the Raqefet Cave (mt. Carmel, Israel).. Photo by Dror Maayan, summer 2006

Maria Nakhshina

Maria Nakhshina. University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK, Dissertation Fieldwork Grant, 2006, "Making Sense of Home: Movement and Metaphor among Villagers and Townspeople in the Kola Peninsula"

Maria  Nakhshina  having caught her first white fish during ice fishing on the river Varzuga, Kuzomen' village, Kola Peninsula, Russia. Ice fishing is one of the most popular activities among the local people in winter and spring. (February 2007)

Naomi Schiller

Naomi Schiller, New York University, New York, NY, Dissertation Fieldwork Grant, 2006, "Making Media, Making Producers: Community Media in Caracas, Venezuela"

Naomi Schiller (left) with community television producer at Catia TVe, Caracas's only on-air community television station. (February 2007)


Noah Salomon

Noah Salomon, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, Dissertation Fieldwork Grant, 2005,  "Sufism and the Struggle for Islamic Reform in Contemporary Sudan."

Noah Salomon drinking tea at the home of the guard of the tombs of some Sufi shaykhs in a village on the banks of the Blue Nile. The other people in the photo are fellow visitors to the cemetery. Sinnar State, Sudan (January 2006).


Michael Vicente Perez

Michael Vicente Perez, Michigan State U., East Lansing, MI, Dissertation Fieldwork Grant, 2007, "Displaced Identities: Palestinian Citizens and Refugees and the Production of National Identity in Jordan."

Michael Vicente Perez in a Palestinian refugee camp with a research participant.  Amman, Jordan (2006)

Rosana Pinheiro Machado

Rosana Pinheiro Machado  Federal U. of Rio Grande do Sui, Porto Alegre, Brazil, Dissertation Fieldwork Grant, 2006, "Made in China: Commercial Practices among Chinese Immigrants in Ciudad del Este, Paraguay”

Rosana Pinheiro Machado (center left) in a toy factory where (fake) goods are manufactured in Guadong Province, China, The goods are then exported to Paraguay. (Feb 2007)

Sally Price

Sally Price, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA, Post-Ph.D. Research Grant, 2005,  "Art and the Civilizing Mission: Cultural Politics in Paris and Overseas France"

Sally Price at the opening of the Quai Branly Museum in Paris, June 2006. Price's book about the museum, Paris Primitive: Chirac's Museum on the Quai Branly, will be published by the University of Chicago Press in September 2007.