Ayuandina, Sherria Puteri, Washington U., St. Louis, MO - To aid research on 'Restoring Virginity: Hymenoplasty, Value Negotiations, and Sexual Knowledge among Migrant Muslim Women in the Netherlands,' supervised by Dr. John R. Bowen
Preliminary abstract: In many societies, unmarried women must negotiate the tension between premarital sexual desires and social expectations to maintain virginity before marriage (Eich 2010, Buskens 1999, Parla 2001). With recent developments in medical technology and the rise of opportunities for premarital sexual behavior, young women who believe that they no longer possess an intact hymen can now undergo hymenoplasty surgery, which alters the hymen ring to minimize the aperture.
Babul, Elif Muyesser, Stanford U., Stanford, CA - To aid research on 'The Making of Human Rights In Turkey,' supervised by Dr. Liisa H. Malkki
ELIF BABUL, then a student at Stanford University, Stanford, California, received funding in June 2007 to aid research on 'The Making of Human Rights in Turkey,' supervised by Dr. Liisa H. Malkki. Nine months of research was conducted to study of human rights training sessions for state officials in Turkey. Training sessions are generally part of 'capacity building' projects for state institutions that are required within the 'harmonization process' Turkey has to undergo for accession into the EU.
Bachand, Holly S., U. of California, Berkeley, CA - To aid research on 'Formative Mesoamerican Cylinder Seals and Stamps: A Study of Their Function and Meaning,' supervised by Dr. Rosemary A. Joyce
HOLLY S. BACHAND, then a student at University of California, Berkeley, California, received funding in July 2002 to aid research on 'Formative Mesoamerican Cylinder Seals and Stamps: A Study of their Function and Meaning,' supervised by Dr. Rosemary A. Joyce. It has long been assumed in Mesoamerica that Formative period cylinder seals and stamps were used to paint the body or textiles worn on the body.
Romano Athila, Adriana, Federal U. of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - To aid research on 'The Enemy Lives Nearby: Violence, Harmony and Sociality among the Rikbaktsa Indians of Southwest Amazonia,' supervised by Dr. Marco A. Teixeira Goncalves
ADRIANA ROMANO ATHILA, while a student at Rio de Janeiro Federal University, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, received an award in July 2003, to aid her ethnographic field research focused on the ritual-cosmological universe and sociopolitical organization of the Rikbaktsa and the ways in which these dimensions relate to actual forms of sociality observed among this people, an indigenous society, inhabiting southwestern Amazonia, Brazil, supervised by Dr. Marco Antônio Gonçalves.
Athreya, Sheela, Washington U., St. Louis, MO - To aid research on 'Assessing Temporal and Regional Changes in mid-Pleistocene *Homo* Frontal Bone Morphology using Fourier Analysis,' supervised by Dr. Erik Trinkaus
Bruner, Emiliano, Sheela Athreya, José Manuel de la Cuétara, and Tarah Marks. 2013. 'Geometic Variation of the Frontal Squama in the Genus Homo: Frontal Bulging and the Origin of Modern Human Morphology. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 150(2):313-323.
Atkinson, Lucy C., U. of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom - To aid research on 'What are Children's Responses to Displacement and What Effect Does This Have on the Community?' supervised by Dr. Anthony Good
LUCY C. ATKINSON, then a student at University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, received funding in February 2002 to aid research on 'What are Children's Responses to Displacement and What Effect Does This Have on the Community?' supervised by Dr. Anthony Good. This was a study about children living in an unusual setting: a refugee camp.
Atmavilas, Yamini N., Emory U., Atlanta, GA - To aid research on 'Negotiating Economics, Global and Moral: A Cross-Generational Study of Women and Households in Export Manufacturing, Bangalore, India,' supervised by Dr. Carla S. Freeman
Augustine, Jonah Michael, U. of Chicago, Chicago, IL - To aid research on 'The Aesthetic Constitution of Polity: Ceramic Production and Material Politics in the Tiwanaku Valley, AD 500-1100,' supervised by Dr. Alan L. Kolata
JONAH M. AUGUSTINE, then a student at University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, was awarded a grant in April 2011 to aid research on 'The Aesthetic Constitution of Polity: Ceramic Production and Material Politics in the Tiwanaku Valley (AD 500-1100),' supervised by Dr. Alan L. Kolata. The central problem that this project examined was the relationship between aesthetics and politics within the ancient Andean polity Tiwanaku.
Astorino, Claudia Marie, City U. of New York, Lehman College, New York, NY - To aid research on 'Does Human Sex Indicator Morphology in the Skull Co-vary With Age and Ancestry?,' supervised by Dr. Eric Delson
Preliminary abstract: While it is generally accepted that levels of human sexual dimorphism (HSD) vary across geographic populations, few systematic studies have attempted to quantify how age and ancestry influence population-specific ranges of variation. This study will determine if and how the expression of sexually dimorphic traits in the skull co-varies with age and ancestry both within and among contemporary human populations. Gaining a greater understanding of HSD ranges is integral to testing hypotheses about modern human variation and the hominin fossil record.
Atherton, Heather N., Columbia U., New York, NY - To aid research on 'Buffer Communities in Spanish Colonial New Mexico: The Case of San Jose de las Huertas,' supervised by Dr. Nan A. Rothschild
HEATHER N. ATHERTON, then a student at Columbia University, New York, New York, received funding in July 2002 to aid research on 'Buffer Communities in Spanish Colonial New Mexico: The Case of San Jose de las Huertas,' supervised by Dr. Nan A. Rothschild. The aim of this research was to investigate how social identities were negotiated within the borderland context of the Spanish Empire during its decline and collapse; specifically, this was a case study focusing on the lifeways of the villagers of San Jose de las Huertas, who occupied the Empire's northern frontier between 1765 and 1826.