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Victoria Reyes-Garcia

Victoria Reyes-García, Brandeis U., Waltham, MA, Hunt Postdocotral Fellowship, 2005,  "Ethnoecological knowledge and markets: How to  measure the link?"

Victoria Reyes-García and her daughter Ana Vadez-Reyes.  Every year Victoria visits the village where she did her  Ph.D.research in 1999-2000. Other people in the picture  from left to right:  Eddy, Esperanza, Florencia, and Fidel and Tsimane'  from Yaranda (Beni, Bolivia). Photo by R. Godoy. (Smmer 2006)


Lorenzo Rook

Lorenzo Rook, U. of Florence, Firenze, Italy, Post-Ph.d. Research Grant, 2006, "Khasm El Ghirba (Sudan): An Early to Middle Pleistocene Site Rich in Fossil Vertebrates and Lithic Industriestries."

In the picture, Dr. Omer Ali Bedri and the Dr Rook are handling an Early Pleistocene Giraffe mandible from the lower sediments of Atbara basin (in the background is the Atbara river)”.

Bernard A. Schriever

Bernard A. Schriever, U. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, Dissertation Fieldwork Grant, 2006, "Informal Identity and the Mimbres Phenomenon: Investigating Regional Identity and Archaeological Cultures,"

Bernard Schriever is conducting a mineralogical analysis of 100 ceramic sherds and clay samples working on the microprobe. The probe is the bulky instrument in the far right of the picture. Four monitors display various signals generated by the probe as part of the analysis.


Guanjun Shen

Guanjun Shen, Nanjing Normal U. Nanjing, China, Post-Ph.D. Research Grant, 2002,  "Multidisciplinary Studies on Modern Homo sapiens  Locality Ganqian Cave in Guangxi, Southern China”

Photo: Guanjun Shen and Wei Wang at the entrance of Ganqian Cave, Guangxi, southern China.  (Dec. 2003)


Jesse Shipley

Dr. Jesse Weaver Shipley, Haverford College, Haverford, PA, Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2008, "Living and Preaching the Hiplife: Afro-Cosmopolitanism and Moral Mediation in Ghanaian Popular Culture."

Video shoot on hip hop and African politics. left to right: Mark Smith, M One of Dead Prez, Jesse Shipley, Gibril da African. New Jersey 2009.

Rita de Cácia Oenning da Silva

Rita de Cácia Oenning da Silva , U. Federal of Santa Catarina, Florianopolis, Brazil,  Dissertation Fieldwork Grant, 2006, “Child Performers on the Street”

Rita de Cácia Oenning da Silva with child performers in a public event,  Arruda, Recife, March, 2007.

Ryan Skinner

Ryan Skinner, Columbia University, New York, NY, Dissertation Fieldwork Grant, 2006, "Sound and Subjectivity: Music, Modernity, and Mògòya in Postcolonial Bamako"

Ryan Skinner (left) plays his kora (twenty-one stringed harp-lute) with Cameroonian bassist Soloman Eyili (right) at a gathering of a local NGO. Soloman and Ryan first met in Bamako in 1998 while working and studying with kora virtuoso Toumani Diabaté. Currently, they perform with the Bamako ensemble "Dialyco" (a central group in Ryan's research), for whom they opened at this event, February 2007.

Martin Skydstrup

Martin Skrydstrup, Columbia University, New York, NY, Dissertation Fieldwork Grant, 2006, "Cultural Property Claims and Postcolonial Regimes of Recognition"

Martin Skrydstrup being briefed by Nana Steve Obeng Kumi during the crowning ceremony of a Queen Mother taking place at the Royal Palace of Akuapem., Akropong; Ghana. (January 2004)

Genese Sodikoff

Genese Sodikoff. Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2006, "Reserve Labor:  A Moral Ecology of Conservation in Madagascar."

Genese Sodikoff (center)standing between ritual leader, Mbosagna, and his wife, Navony, in a traditional Betsimisaraka village in northeast Madagascar. The village lies near the edge of a protected rain forest, and their son found employment with the NGO-managed conservation project there. (2001)


Fiona Anne Stewart

Fiona Anne Stewart, U. of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK, Dissertation Fieldwork Grant, 2007, "Evolution of Shelter: Modelling Human Origins through Field Study of Chimpanzee Nest-Building"

Fiona Stewart measuring the diameter of branches broken into a chimpanzee nest in Issa, Ugalla, Tanzania. 2007.


Niobe Thompson

Niobe Thompson, U. Cambridge, Cambridge, UK, Post-Ph.D. Research Grant, 2005, "The Nativeness of Settlers: Constructing Belonging and Contesting Indigeneity in Northeast Russia"

Niobe Thompson visiting an unemployed Chukchi reindeer herder in Chukotka, Northeast Russia, to examine the effects of oil and gas development on tundra pasturelands.Anadyr area, Chukotka, Russian Federation (September 2005)



Mina Weinstein-Evron

Mina Weinstein-Evron, U. of Haifa, Haifa, Israel, Post-Ph.D. Research Grant, 2008, "Reconstructing  the Natufian Hamlet at el-Wad, Mount Carmel: Excavation, Radiometric Dating and Spatial Taphonomy"

Bruce Whitehouse

Bruce Whitehouse . Brown University, Providence, RI, Dissertation Research Grant, 2005, "Transnationalism Among Sahelian Migrants in Brazzaville, Congo"

Bruce Whitehouse with Ahmed, an immigrant from Guinea, who was deported from the U.S. in 2003 after overstaying his visa.  He is now working as a shirt vendor.  Brazzaville, Congo (November 2005).

Diana Bocarejo

Diana Bocarejo, U. Chicago, Chicago, IL, Wadsworth Fellow  2002-2008,  "Reconfiguring the Political Landscape: Multiculturalism and the Politics of Difference in Colombia," supervised by Dr. John L. Comaroff


Matuez Halawa

Matuez Halawa, Wadsworth Fellow starting 2008, from Warsaw University, Poland training in social-cultural anthropology at The New School for Social Research, New York, NY, supervised by Dr. Ann L. Stoler.

In 2007 Matuez started his studies in the Department of Anthropology at The New School for Social Research, first as a Fulbright grantee, and since 2008 as a Wadsworth Fellow. The grantee will develop his interest in exploring ethnographically the recent political and cultural transformations in Central and Eastern Europe with research that will focus on post-socialism and phenomena of "enduring socialism" such as connections between Poland and Vietnam.


Sonia Shidrang

Sonia Shidrang, Wadsworth Fellow starting 2007, from the National Museum of Iran, Tehran, Iran training in archaeology at the University of Bordeaux, France, supervised by Dr. Jacques Jaubert

Photo: Paleolithic survey in Zagros mountain in north of Kermanshah, Iran.

Egleé López Zent

Egleé López Zent,  Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Cientificas, Caracas, Venezuela, Hunt Fellowship, 2006, "Choosing to be Hunter-Gatherers: Jotï Ecological Ethos and Praxis"

Grantee (back) giving computer training to some young Jotï: Ijkyu dodo, Nale and Eyo, in Caño Ijkwana, Amazon State (May 2002).



Adam Howell Boyette

Adam Howell Boyette, Washington State U., Pullman, WA, Dissertation Fieldwork Grant, 2010, "The Learning of Food Sharing Norms among Aka Foragers and Ngandu Farmers of the Central African Republic"

Adam Boyette in an Aka forest forager camp.  The Aka child pictured is one of the participants in a study of childhood in Aka communities.  Central African Republic, August 2008.  Photo taken by Matt Glaude.

Alexia Smith

Alexia Smith, U. of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, Post-Ph.D. Research Grant, 2007,  "Examining Agriculture and Societal Collapse in Southwest Asia"

Alexia Smith collecting an archaeobotanical sample from a tannur at Tell Leilan in Syria (June 2006)


Alice Tilche

Alice Tilche, U. of London, London, UK, Dissertation Fieldwork Grant, 2008, "Broken Frames? Adivasi Museums, Representation and Marginality in Contemporary India," supervised by Dr. Edward Simpson.

Tilche (third from left) in a discussion with curators (Nita, Narain, Jaylesh and Vikesh) while setting up an exhibition in the Adivasi Museum of Voice at Tejgadh (Gujarat, India). December 2008.


Christine Beitl

Christine Beitl, U. Georgia, Athens, GA, Dissertation Fieldwork Grant, 2009, "Mangroves and Movements: Collective Action, Institutions, and Social-Ecological Resilience on the Ecuadorian Coast"
Photo:Christine Beitl measuring shellfish in a boat with shell collectors and field assistant in the background in Muisne, Esmeraldas, Ecuador (June2010).v

Catherine Crockford

Catherine Crockford, St. Andrews U., St. Andrews, UK, Post-Ph.D. Research Grant, 2009, "The Social Mind and Social Relationships of Wild Chimpanzees: An Experimental and Hormonal Approach"

Budongo Forest, Uganda, 2009

Heidi Colleran

Heidi Colleran, University College London, London, UK, Dissertation Fieldwork Grant, 2010, "Kin and Social Influences on Reproductive Norms and Decision-Making in Rural Poland"

Photo: Heidi Colleran in a farmyard, with a participant in her survey on women's family and social lives. A village in Dobra, Southern Poland (July 2010).


Lamont Lindstrom

Lamont Lindstrom, U. Tulsa, Tulsa, OK, Post-PhD Research Grant, 2010, “Resilient Lives: Postcolonial Personhood in Vanuatu”

Lamont Lindstrom with friends in Blacksands Settlement, Port Vila, looking at an album of old field photographs (July 2010)