• Congratulations to Professor Scott Lucas (MENAS), an American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) 2018 Fellow. He is studying the complex relationship between the Qur'an and Islamic law by focusing on a 14th century Qur'an commentary from Yemen. (Photos: Qur'an manuscript and copy of Kitāb al-Rawḍah, courtesy of Princeton University Library)

  • RCTE PhD Candidate Lizzy Bentley was awarded a 2018-2019 American Association of University Women (AAUW) American Fellowship in the amount of $20,000. This highly-competitive national fellowship will offset her living expenses as she writes her dissertation, "Speculative Cohabitations: Israel/Palestine." (Image: Jaffa, by Tabitha-Brunnen)

  • Victoria Moses (Anthropology), a former SBSRI Dissertation Research Grant recipient, was awarded the prestigious two year Rome Prize Fellowship to complete her dissertation entitled "The Zooarchaeology of Early Rome: Meat Distribution and Urbanization (8th–6th Centuries BCE)" at the American Academy in Rome. (Photos: Victoria Moses)

  • Dr. Christina Diaz (Sociology) received an SBSRI Faculty Small Grant. Dr. Diaz is a demographer and SBSRI support will help fund research examining how shifts in local population composition go on to change cultural boundaries among native-born persons and institutions in the US. (Images: Diaz & Getty Images)

  • Frank Whitehead (History) received an SBSRI Dissertation Grant to fund research at multiple archives in Colorado and Wyoming. His dissertation explores the complex history of gender and sexuality in professional rodeo in the twentieth-century United States. (Images: Whitehead & Wikimedia Commons)

  • Shannon Grippando (Linguistics) received an SBSRI Dissertation Grant to help support his doctoral dissertation research. His work investigates how written language can influence speech. He will utilize artificial language experiments to examine how the complexity of written forms interacts with speech duration. (Images: Grippando & Wikimedia Commons)

  • Emma N. Bunkley (Anthropology) received a SBSRI Dissertation Grant to help support her doctoral research in Medical Anthropology of women’s experiences of noncommunicable disease in Senegal. Her project examines how women experiencing chronic diseases maintain their social roles while finding creative responses to potentially debilitating illnesses. (Images: Emma Bunkley)

  • William Cotter (Anthropology & Linguistics) received a SBSRI Dissertation Grant to help support his doctoral dissertation research, which will examine linguistic performance and verbal artistic practices within Palestinian refugee communities in Jordan. His work investigates the links between linguistic practices and the maintenance of social forms of memory for Palestinian refugees.

  • SBSRI Faculty Small Grant recipient Stacey Tecot (Anthropology) is studying the mechanisms that facilitate bonding between red-bellied lemur fathers with their infants. The current study will test the relationship between the hormone estradiol and paternal behaviors. (Image: Red-bellied lemur father and infant in Ranomafana National Park, by Jean Baptiste Velontsara).

  • Nina Bogdan (History) received a SBSRI Dissertation Grant to help cover the costs of archival research at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution Archives, which holds collections of Russian émigré institutions and individuals. These documents, printed matter, and visual media are invaluable to the study of the Russian community in Interwar and Post-War San Francisco. (Image credit: Bogdan).

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