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Michael Alvard, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, 2012 Post-Ph.D. Research Grant, “Testing Hypotheses About Cooperation, Conflict, and Punishment in the Artisanal FAD (Fishing Aggregate Devices) Fishery of Dominica"
Andrew Stout (AKA Mr. Bobs, Bobo, Bobs), Moses Nichols (AKA Santwa), Michael Alvard (AKA Mike), Deonsam Gregoire (AKA Brown) in Lenos’ Shop, San Sauveur, Commonwealth of Dominica. Alvard notes, “The three gentlemen are excellent fishermen.”
Andrea Bailey, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN, 2012 Dissertation Fieldwork Grant. "Sexual Coercion: Aggression Toward Non-Estrous Females and Strategies to Reduce Costs of Male Violence"
Bailey and a female baboon named Harrison in Gombe National Park, Tanzania, during the May-December 2012 field season.
Abdul Haque Chang, University of Texas, Austin, TX, 2012 Dissertation Fieldwork Grant, "Voices of Fishermen of the Indus Delta in National Water Governance and Environmental Narratives."
Nazir Jat, Abdul Haque Chang, and Wazir Ali Shahani coming back from a fishing trip from nearby Delta Creek, at the Keti Bandar floating jetty, Indus Delta, Sindh, Pakistan, May 25, 2013.
Parth R. Chauhan, Stone Age Institute, Gosport, IN, 2011 Post-Ph.D. Research Grant, "Early Pleistocene Environment and Archaeology in Central India"
Dr. Chauhan notes, “The site. Dhansi. is older than 800,000 years based on preliminary paleomag dating. The associated 15m section is the only known Early Pleistocene context in central India. The marked items are pebbles and artifacts from a thin gravel horizon in which the artifacts are found. Thus far we have recovered only two cores and mostly flakes. To understand the natural vs. artificial nature of the artifact context and orientation, we are documenting each pebble and artifact separately in terms of orientation, inclination, etc."
Aleena Chia, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 2012 Dissertation Fieldwork Grant, “You are All Citizens of the Universe': Corporate Governance and Civic Subjectivity in Virtual World Gaming"
Chia writes, “This is a snapshot from EVE Fanfest, a yearly convention organized by CCP Games for players of their science fiction themed massively multiplayer online game "EVE Online." This picture was taken before a panel at the Harpa convention center in Reykjavik showcasing leaders of the major alliances in the online game to present the highlights of in-game battles and out-of-game dramas that took place in the past year. It was an opportunity for me to experience how developers and gamers interact in formal and informal settings to negotiate the developments in their emergent virtual world. More specifically, this was the first convention after the company implemented unpopular changes in their game expansion, which led to in-game violence against corporate symbols, a firestorm of complaints on official forums and third-party social media, as well as the closing of player accounts in protest the led to layoffs of a third of the company's workforce. Hanging out with players and developers during the aftermath of these transformations gave me insight into the co-constitution of virtual worlds through what might be understood as a kind of civic subjectivity in which players develop individual and collective strategies and tactics to negotiate their place in the media spaces which are being shaped for and by them.”
Ian Cook, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary, 2012 Dissertation Fieldwork Grant, "The City as a River: A Rhythmanalysis of Mangalore"
A rural-urban migrant returns home from Mangalore, where he sells tender coconuts, for the annual Pongol festival and gives Cook an oil bath at his in-law's house. Rural Tamil Nadu, India, January 2013.
Namita Dharia, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 2011 Dissertation Fieldwork Grant, "Building the City: An Ethnography of the Building Construction Industry in New Delhi-National Capital Region, India (NCR)"
Dharia (rear) hops a ride with locals providing material and supplies transport to peri-urban areas on the outskirts of Gurgaon, India.
Jacob Doherty, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 2012 Dissertation Fieldwork Grant, "'Keep Kampala Clean': Disposability, Environmentalism, and Garbage in Urban Uganda"
Doherty (center) with Danny Mbwa* (right) and Ibra Oseku* (left), members of a community based organization engaged in producing charcoal briquettes using organic waste collected from the Bwaise neighborhood of Kampala. Kampala, Uganda, March 2013.
*These names are pseudonyms given to protect the identities of research participants as per protocols established in Stanford's IRB and the Uganda National Council for Science and Technology research clearance.
Cecile Evers, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2012 Dissertation Fieldwork Grant, "'New Muslim Cool: Between le Francais and l'arabe among Second-generation Youth in Marseille"
Evers (fourth from the left) with a group of young women from a housing project in northern Marseille. These youth are part of a bilingual French-Arabic program in France’s public school system and are here shown on the occasion of an Arabic language party held at school.
Alexander Fattal, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 2009 Dissertation Fieldwork Grant, "Guerrilla Marketing: Information Warfare and the Demobilization of FARC Rebels"
Fattal (left) with a clown from the Colombian Ministry of Defense’s “Program for Humanitarian Attention to the Demobilized,” who just performed for a group of children and parents in a small village outside of Puerto Leguizamo (Putumayo), while military officials passed out information urging FARC rebels to abandon their armed struggle and join the reintegration program.
Stephanie Garling, University of St. Andrews, St. Andrews, United Kingdom, 2011Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowship, "Evolutions or Revolutions? Interaction and Exchange at the Post-Lapita 'Transition' in Island Melanesia"
Garling with her host family (Salome and Somanil Funil and their children) and community fieldworker, Paul Nebil, at Solsol hamlet, Boeng Island (New Ireland Province), Papua New Guinea, 2003.
Irene Godoy, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, 2011 Dissertation Fieldwork Grant, "Mechanisms of Inbreeding Avoidance in Cebus capucinus"
Godoy collecting data on the alpha male of a group of white-faced capuchin monkeys (Cebus capucinus). Lomas de Barbudal Biological Research, Costa Rica, March 2011.
Claire-Marie Hefner, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, 2011 Dissertation Fieldwork Grant, "Shaping Muslim Subjectivities: Gender, Piety, and Modernity in Indonesian Islamic Boarding Schools"
Claire-Marie Hefner (center) joins senior students for a photo after classroom observations at a prominent Islamic boarding school for girls in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Spring 2012.
Hefner notes, “I spent the better part of the year observing classes, attending school events and religious pilgrimages, interviewing, and hanging out with these young women who, at the time of this photo, were preparing for the national and school exams which would decide the better part of their educational and professional futures."
Alison Heller, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 2012 Dissertation Fieldwork Grant, “After the Stitches: Negotiating Destigmatization Processes among Women with Fistula in Hausa Speaking Niger"
Heller (center) with participant-informants at a fistula center in Niamey, Niger, June-July 2013.
More photos and information on Heller's project can be found on her website http://anywherethewindblows.com/~niger/
Lukasz Krokoszynski, University of St. Andrews. St. Andrews, United Kingdom, 2011 Dissertation Fieldwork Grant, "'Capanahua Used to Live Here': Study of Intergenerational Relations in Western Amazonian Kinship"
Genaro, Lukasz, Wilson, Romer and others pulling a dugout canoe to the river. Berea, Peru. (Photo: Kinga Kokot)
Margaret Judd, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 2009 Post-Ph.D. Research Grant, “Life and Death Courses at the Byzantine Monastery at Mount Nebo, Jordan"
Judd entering a crypt site at Mt. Nebo, Jordan. Judd writes, “Mount Nebo, linked with the biblical sighting of the Holy Land, was first described by the Spanish pilgrim, Egeria (ca. AD 400) on her visit to the small church atop Nebo’s summit. Over the next two centuries the monastery developed to became cenobic in organization and its enlarged complex became enclosed by a boundary wall. To the east of this wall, a one-room chapel was dedicated by a mosaic inscription to the hegumen Robebus (ca. AD 530). Two square entries (east and west) were carved into the floor, each leading to a double chambered crypt.”
Emilie Le Febvre, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom, 2012 Dissertation Fieldwork Grant, "Visual Knowledge Production in the Negev: Bedouin Engagement with Visual Materials and Representational Antagonism in Israel"
Mohammed Al-Huzial and Emilie Le Febvre at the main shig of the Al-Huzial Tribe located in northern Rahat, Israel, on December 2012.
Christian Laheij, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, United Kingdom, 2011 Dissertation Fieldwork Grant, “’Resolve this Problem our Way.’ Islamic Reformism and Dispute Management in Northern Mozambique.”
Christian Laheij (center) participates in the closing ceremony of a male initiation rite in Nampula Province, northern Mozambique (December 2012).