Yen, Adrian Lip Shing

Grant Type: 
Dissertation Fieldwork Grant
Insitutional Affiliation: 
California, Davis, U. of
Status: 
Active Grant
Approve Date: 
April 23, 2012
Project Title: 
Yen, Adrian Lip Shing, U. of California, Davis, CA - To aid research on 'Psycho-pharmaceuticals and Traditional Medicine in Acholiland: Emerging Forms of Therapeutic Citizenship in Postwar Northern Uganda,' supervised by Dr. Alan Klima

Preliminary abstract: Today in the Acholi region of post-conflict northern Uganda, international peacebuilding initiatives intersect with national health reforms to make generic psychotropic drugs, like benzodiazepine--an anti-anxiety drug, an important part of the care that government hospitals and NGOs provide for one of the highest rates of 'war-related' mental illness recorded in clinical history.

Grant Year: 
2012
Award Amount: 
$18,768

Yildiz, Emrah

Grant Type: 
Dissertation Fieldwork Grant
Insitutional Affiliation: 
Harvard U.
Status: 
Active Grant
Approve Date: 
October 12, 2011
Project Title: 
Yildiz, Emrah, Harvard U., Cambridge, MA- To aid research on 'Traffic in Value: A Road Ethnography of Pilgrimage, Contraband Commerce, and Border-Crossing Across Eastern Borders of Turkey,' supervised by Dr. Steven C. Caton

Preliminary Abstract: This research draws upon micro-historical and ethnographic approaches to transnational mobility to examine the increasingly popular Hajj-e Fuqara ('pilgrimage of the poor/modest') route that transports not only pilgrims but also smuggled goods from Iran, through Turkey, to Syria. I will study how a seemingly disparate set of social actors (pilgrims, smugglers, and merchants) employ the bus as a critical vehicle of mobility, and negotiate not only this transforming border, but also the seemingly distinct borders between religion, economy, and politics.

Grant Year: 
2011
Award Amount: 
$12,990

Yang, Xiao-Hui

Grant Type: 
Dissertation Fieldwork Grant
Insitutional Affiliation: 
Pittsburgh, U. of
Status: 
Completed Grant
Approve Date: 
December 4, 2003
Project Title: 
Yang, Xiao-Hui, U. of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA - To aid research on 'Actively Aging in Traditional Chinese Medicine,' supervised by Dr. Joseph S. Alter

DAISY XIAO-HUI YANG, then a student at the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, received funding in December 2003 to aid research on 'Actively Aging in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM),' supervised by Dr. Joseph S. Alter. In her research project, the grantee conducted fieldwork in Wuhan, China, focusing on how TCM enables elderly Chinese to exercise more control over their bodies than is allowed when aging is treated as a problem through exclusive medical intervention.

Grant Year: 
2003
Award Amount: 
$19,690

Yang, Xiaoliu

Grant Type: 
Dissertation Fieldwork Grant
Insitutional Affiliation: 
Sun Yat-sen U.
Status: 
Completed Grant
Approve Date: 
November 3, 2005
Project Title: 
Yang, Xiaoliu, Sun Yat-Sen U., Guangzhou, China - To aid research on 'Making Participatory Poverty Reduction Chinese,' supervised by Dr. Daming Zhou

XIALIU YANG, then a student at Sun Yet-sen University, Guangzhou, China, received funding in January 2006 to aid research on 'Making Participatory Development Chinese,' supervised by Prof. Daming Zhou. The fieldwork was conducted in Meigu county, an impoverished, Nuosu ethnic region in Sichuan Province, Southwest China. The grantee did fieldwork from February to December 2006 to study how the Western 'participation' in China's rural poverty reduction is made Chinese.

Grant Year: 
2005
Award Amount: 
$8,960

Worthington, Nancy Hayden

Grant Type: 
Dissertation Fieldwork Grant
Insitutional Affiliation: 
Barnard College
Status: 
Completed Grant
Approve Date: 
April 8, 2011
Project Title: 
Worthington, Nancy Hayden, Barnard College., New York, NY - To aid research on ''Healing Hearts and Training Minds': Pediatric Heart Surgery Missions and Globally Circulating Biotechnologies,' supervised by Dr. Lesley Sharp

NANCY H. WORTHINGTON, then a student at Barnard College, New York, New York, received a grant in April 2011 to aid research on ''Healing Hearts and Training Minds in Honduras': Pediatric Heart Surgery Missions and Globally Circulating Biotechnologies,' supervised by Dr. Lesley Sharp. In poor countries, children with heart defects either go untreated, which can result in an early death, or are transferred overseas for surgical intervention. Now these children are treated in country by traveling cardiovascular teams.

Grant Year: 
2011
Award Amount: 
$8,330

Wouters, Jelle Joseph Pieter

Grant Type: 
Dissertation Fieldwork Grant
Insitutional Affiliation: 
North-Eastern Hill U.
Status: 
Active Grant
Approve Date: 
April 10, 2012
Project Title: 
Wouters, Jelle Joseph Pieter, North-Eastern Hill U., Meghalaya, India - To aid research on 'Exploring State and Nonstate Approaches to Socio-Economic Development in Nagaland,' supervised by Dr. Tanka B. Subba

Preliminary abstract: This project explores the tension between state and nonstate approaches to socio-economic development in Nagaland, India. It applies a political ecology framework to study changing land relations, which I suggest provide a lens through which one can study how state and indigenous, nonstate views on the envisaged socio-economic future differ, compete and interrelate. The common property regime of land forms 'traditionally' the key area of indigenous governance in the Naga Hills.

Grant Year: 
2012
Award Amount: 
$16,300

Wren, Brandi Tennille

Grant Type: 
Dissertation Fieldwork Grant
Insitutional Affiliation: 
Purdue U.
Status: 
Completed Grant
Approve Date: 
May 1, 2008
Project Title: 
Wren, Brandi Tennille, Purdue U., West Lafayette, IN - To aid research on 'Behavioral Ecology of Primate-Parasite Interactions,' supervised by Dr. Melissa Jane Remis

BRANDI TENNILLE WREN, then a student at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, was awarded funding in May 2008, to aid research on 'Behavioral Ecology of Primate-Parasite Interactions,' supervised by Dr. Melissa Jane Remis. The goal of this research is to better understand how primate social behavior and ecology influence parasite transmission. This study used behavioral observations and parasitological analyses of fecal samples from 3 groups of wild vervet monkeys (Chlorocebus aethiops) at Loskop Dam Nature Reserve, South Africa.

Grant Year: 
2008
Award Amount: 
$22,319

Wroblewski, Michael

Grant Type: 
Dissertation Fieldwork Grant
Insitutional Affiliation: 
Arizona, U. of
Status: 
Completed Grant
Approve Date: 
April 30, 2008
Project Title: 
Wroblewski, Michael, U. of Arizona, Tucson, AZ - To aid research on 'Subject Shifting and Style Sampling: The Creation and Sanctioning of Voice in Amazonian Ecuador,' supervised by Dr. Jane H. Hill

MICHAEL WROBLEWSKI, then a student at University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, received funding in April 2008 to aid research on 'Subject Shifting and Style Sampling: The Creation and Sanctioning of Voice in Amazonian Ecuador,' supervised by Dr. Jane H. Hill. Increased interethnic contact, language revitalization and standardization projects have introduced controversial new forms of expression for indigenous Kichwas living and working in the urbanizing Amazonian region of Tena, Ecuador.

Grant Year: 
2008
Award Amount: 
$21,580

Wu, Ka-ming

Grant Type: 
Dissertation Fieldwork Grant
Insitutional Affiliation: 
Columbia U.
Status: 
Completed Grant
Approve Date: 
October 1, 2003
Project Title: 
Wu, Ka-ming, Columbia U., New York, NY - To aid research on ''Speaking Bitterness': History, Culture and Politics in Modern China,' supervised by Dr. Myron L. Cohen

KA-MING WU, then a student at Columbia University, New York, New York, received funding in October 2003 to aid research on ''Speaking Bitterness': History, Culture and Politics in Modern China,' supervised by Dr. Myron L. Cohen. The research investigated how 'speaking bitterness' -- a form of speech historically utilized as a Communist mobilization strategy to articulate experience of exploitation and to create class consciousness among the peasantry before and after in 1949 China -- continued to affect the way people articulated their experience in post-socialist China.

Grant Year: 
2003
Award Amount: 
$14,600

Wu, Yi

Grant Type: 
Dissertation Fieldwork Grant
Insitutional Affiliation: 
Columbia U.
Status: 
Completed Grant
Approve Date: 
May 16, 2002
Project Title: 
Wu, Yi, Columbia U., New York, NY - To aid research on 'Negotiating Land Ownership: Property Relations and Legal Change in Rural Southwestern China,' supervised by Dr. Myron L. Cohen
Grant Year: 
2002
Award Amount: 
$18,800
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