I am thankful to the Social Sciences Division of the University of Chicago for the Long-term Research Grant. It has funded nine months of my ethnographic fieldwork on the politics of bio-cultural diversity conservation on India’s north-eastern frontier. From July 2015 to March 2016, the university’s generous grant allowed me to continue my research in Sikkim – a border state of particular ecological and geopolitical significance.
Department of Anthropology
Social Sciences Diploma and Hooding Ceremony
Speaker: Amanda Woodward, Deputy Dean of the Division of the Social Sciences, William S. Gray Professor of Psychology at the University of Chicago
Saturday, June 11, at 2:15 p.m., Rockefeller Memorial Chapel
Division of Social Sciences' candidates that participate in the hooding ceremony need to rent a hood from the University Bookstore.
The Division of the Social Sciences Short-Term Research Grant supported a preliminary archaeological field season at my dissertation site in Ngazobil, Senegal. My project targets the archaeology and history of the Saint Joseph de Ngazobil Catholic mission, founded by the Congregation of the Holy Spirit (known as Spiritans) in the mid-nineteenth century. My research examines the relationship between foodways (the cultivation, production, and consumption of food and drink) and the performance of identity in the context of colonialism and conversion in French West Africa.
The SSD Travel Grant allowed me to travel to South Africa to conduct follow-up dissertation research, both ethnographic and archival. My dissertation provides an analysis of how the advertising industry in South Africa targets markets according to race and class.
The Division of the Social Sciences is the birthplace of the Chicago School of Urban Sociology, among other longstanding traditions of complex interdisciplinary research focused on cities and their populations. Division faculty will play a critical, collaborative role in the new Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation.
UChicago News Office:
$35 million gift will support creation of institute to advance urban scholarship and education
The Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society has selected 12 new collaborative research projects that unite leading scholars from the University of Chicago and beyond to explore novel approaches to complex human questions.
Professor Emeritus Terence Turner, a UChicago anthropologist who did research in the Amazon basin and became a proponent for the rights of indigenous people, died November 7 in Ithaca, NY. He was 79.