A gift from the James R. & Anita Horne Jenkins Family Foundation has created an endowment in the Department of Anthropology. Named in memory of their daughter, Dr. Andrea Louise Jenkins, the fund will support dissertation fellowships for doctoral students.
Jenkins earned her Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Chicago in 2016. Her dissertation explored the economics of urban American Indian belonging and drew from her research at the Title VII Bay City, Michigan, Public Schools Indian Education Program. Prior to her studies at UChicago, she earned her Master’s degree from the University of Toronto, while a Fulbright Scholar, and her bachelor’s degrees, with a triple major in linguistics, cultural studies, and anthropology from the University of Michigan.
“On behalf of my colleagues and students in Anthropology, we are grateful to the Jenkins for this generous gift. Their contribution will carry on Andrea’s legacy and help future generations of anthropologists make a meaningful impact on their field and in our world,” said William T. S. Mazzarella, Neukom Family Professor and Chair of the department.
The first awards will be made in Spring 2019.