Chelsey Kivland is a Ph.D. student in Anthropology at the University of Chicago. Her dissertation project, entitled 'Of Bands and Soldiers: Performance, Sovereignty, and Violence in Contemporary Haiti,' is supervised by Dr. Stephan Palmie and received funding from the Wenner-Gren Foundation. Recently the Wenner-Gren Blog reached out to Ms. Kivland to learn more about her work with Haitian ‘foot bands’ before and after the devastating 2010 earthquake.
It's that time again! The American Anthropological Association's annual meeting is upon us, and Wenner-Gren will of course be on site in Montreal to take part in the discipline's biggest event of the year. Peek below the cut for a full schedule of Wenner-Gren Foundation events and where to find us at the meeting.
The third volume of the Wenner-Gren Symposium series, published through Current Anthropology has been mailed alongside the regular April issue. It is also availabe as an open access issue on the CA website here. The special issue, edited by Damani J. Partridge (University of Michigan), Marina Welker (Cornell), and Rebecca Hardin (University of Michigan) is the result of a Wenner-Gren International Symposium held at the School of American Research, Santa Fe, New Mexico August 21-27, 2008.
February marks the Wenner-Gren Foundation’s 70th anniversary. The Foundation (then known as The Viking Fund) was incorporated in 1941 at the behest of Axel Wenner-Gren with a donation of $2 million dollars. Today the Foundation provides over $5 million dollars each year in support of Anthropology worldwide.
The Wenner-Gren Foundation's "Confidentiality and Conflict of Interest Statement for Reviewers"
The Foundation will be sponsoring several different events at the 109th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association in New Orleans, November 17-21, 2010.
We hope you will be able to join us!
The first Barbara Metzger Prize has been awarded to Jan Blommaert, professor of language, culture, and globalization at Tilburg University, The Netherlands, and professor in African linguistics and sociolinguistics at Ghent University in Belgium.
The second issue of the Wenner-Gren Symposium Series, published through Current Anthropology will be mailed alongside the regular October 2010 issue. Engaged Anthropology: Diversity and Dilemmas is edited by Setha Low (CUNY) and Sally Merry (NYU). The Foundation is now publishing the output of its symposia through the journal. This allows symposium articles to be available for worldwide distribution and access
The Lecture series from the Anthropology Section of the New York Academy of Sciences returns to the Wenner-Gren Foundation for its third year. Find out more about the dates and line-up planned for this year's Monday night talks.
Roberto Abadie, (Ph.D Graduate Center, CUNY 2006) is a recipient of the Wadsworth International Fellowship from Wenner-Gren Foundation from 2000-2006. The grant enabled him to come from Uruguay and pursue his doctoral studies in anthropology in New York City. After completing his Doctorate he received a Wenner-Gren Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowship to support the writing and publication of his dissertation into a book. The book: The Professional Guinea Pig: Big Pharma and the Risky World of Human Subjects has just been published by Duke University Press and has been featured on Time Magazine's website among other places .