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September 9, 2016

kChelsey Kivland is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Dartmouth College. In 2008, while a doctoral student at the University of Chicago, she received a Dissertation Fieldwork Grant to aid research on ‘Of Bands and Soldiers: Performance, Sovereignty, and Violence in Contemporary Haiti,’ supervised by Dr. Stephan Palmie. In 2014, she received the Engaged Anthropology Grant to aid engaged activities on ‘Slam Tambou: Building a Peace Movement through Poetry and Performance,’ 2015, Haiti.

August 30, 2016

dMichaela Howells is Assistant Professor of Biological Anthropology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. While a doctoral candidate at the University of Colorado, Boulder, she received a Wenner-Gren Dissertation Fieldwork Grant to aid research on ‘The Impact of Psychosocial Stress on Gestation Length and Pregnancy Outcomes in American Samoa,’ supervised by Dr. Darna Dufour. In 2015, she received the Engaged Anthropology Grant to aid engaged activities on ‘Promoting Dialog Between Health Care Providers and Pregnant Women on American Samoa’.

August 19, 2016

cdcEngaged Anthropology Grant recipient Brigitte Pakendorf returned to her field site in southern Africa to share the results of her research on the genetic history of the Khoisan-speaking peoples with the community that hosted and collaborated with her.

July 29, 2016

Information for grantees on procedures that must be followed if you are planning to do research in any of the countries sanctioned by the US Department of Treasury Office of Foreign Assests Controls (OFAC).

July 26, 2016

dfEight students from California’s Pájaro Valley joined anthropologist Dvera Saxton in a creative workshop that led to the conceptualization and design of two farmworker-themed video games. The students, who all come from farmworker families, learned ideas and methods of anthropology, game design, and graphic design and combined those new insights with their own life experiences to create the games. The project aimed to foster greater empathy for farmworkers and a deeper sense of appreciation for the skilled but socially and economically undervalued work that they do in the strawberry fields.

July 4, 2016

sCaitlin E. Fouratt is Assistant Professor in the International Studies Program at California State University, Long Beach. In 2011, she received a Wenner-Gren Dissertation Fieldwork Grant to aid research on “Presences and Absences: Nicaraguan Migration to Costa Rica and Transnational Families.” In June 2015, she returned for one month to Costa Rica and Nicaragua with a Wenner-Gren Engaged Anthropology Grant to teach a seminar on Migration, Family, and Policies at the University of Costa Rica and to facilitate two community workshops.

June 2, 2016

eWith a commitment toward sustained leadership in defining the practice of anthropology, the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research has named respected anthropologist Danilyn Rutherford as its next president.

June 1, 2016

sAmelia Hubbard is Assistant Professor in the department of Sociology & Anthropology at Wright State University. While a doctoral student at Ohio State University, she received the Dissertation Fieldwork Grant and was subsequently awarded the Engaged Anthropology Grant to aid engaged activities on ‘Engaging Prehistory Through Genetic and Dental Variation Among Kenya’s Coastal Communities.’

May 3, 2016

tDiana Szanto was awarded the Dissertation Fieldwork Grant in May 2010 to aid research on ‘Engaging with Disability: NGOs between Global and Local Forces in the Post-Conflict Reconsolidation of Sierra Leone,’ supervised by Dr. Gabor Vargyas. In 2015, she received the Engaged Anthropology Grant to follow-up her research and share her results with the community that hosted her.