SBSRI Announces Spring 2012 Grant Recipients!

By Elizabeth Stahmer

SBSRI recently held our Spring 2012 grant competition.  In total, 41 proposals from ten different departments were submitted, providing an exciting glimpse of the breadth of research pursued by faculty and students in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Grant recipients are as follows:


Faculty Small Grants: 

  • Celeste Gonzalez de Bustamente , Ph.D., Assistant Professor, and Jeannine Relly, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, School of Journalism, “Silencing Mexico: A study of influences on Mexican and U.S. journalists reporting along the northern border"
  • Linda Lumsden, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, School of Journalism, “Gringo journalism: American reporters in Mexico and the social construction of the border, 1845-1945"
  • Stacey Tecot, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, School of Anthropology, “Allomatemal care behavior, infant development, and hormonal mechanisms in a monogamous primate, the red-bellied lemur (Eulemur rubriventer)"


Research Professorship:

  • Maha Nassar, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, School of Middle Eastern & North African Studies, “Affirmation and resistance: Culture and identity among Palestinians in Israel, 1948-1976"

Dissertation Research Grants:

  • Adam Foster, M.A., School of Anthropology, “Ontogenetic development of postcranial adaptations to bipedalism in the rat"
  • Randy Haas, M.A., School of Anthropology, “Population hierarchy and egalitarian hunter-gatherers in the Lake Titicaca Basin, Peru"
  • Hikmet Kocamaner, M.A., School of Anthropology and School of Middle Eastern & North African Studies, “Governing the family through television: Secularism, neoliberalism and Islamic television broadcasting in Turkey"
  • Manuel José Prieto Montt, M.A., School of Geography and Development, “Managing water and legalizing indigeneity: The Chilean water reforms and the Atacameno people"
  • Marijke Stoll, M.A., School of Anthropology, “Exploring Late Cruz (700 B.C.E.-300 B.C.E) social complexity and the transformation of society at San Mateo Tlapiltepec in the Coixtlahuaca"
  • Angela Storey, M.A., School of Anthropology, “Environmental health, service delivery, and discourses of participation in Cape Town’s informal settlements"
  • Kenichiro Tsukamoto, M.A., School of Anthropology, “Negotiating power and ideological relations between kings and secondary officials at the Classic Maya Center of El Palmar, Campeche, Mexico"

Pre-Doctoral Research Grants:

  • Bethany Conway, M.A., Department of Communication, “Crisis frames across media and distances: An analysis of local, regional, and national coverage of the Tucson shooting"
  • Maria Cecilia Galup, M.A., Department of Gender & Women’s Studies, “Building alliances across difference: Food sovereignty and women’s collective organizing in Peru"
  • Priscilla Liu, B.A., Department of Linguistics and School of Anthropology, “Perception of Singapore English voice onset time"
  • Mija Sanders, B.A., School of Middle Eastern & North African Studies, “Kurdish LGBT activism in Diyarbakir"
  • Isra Yaghoubi, B.A., School of Middle Eastern & North African Studies, “Masterful culture bearers? Iranian-Jews in the production of traditional Persian music: A case study in the U.S."

Summer Workshop for Advanced Graduate Students Grants:

  • Geoffrey Boyce, M.A., School of Geography and Development, “Pushing the boundary: Negotiation, contestation and social consequences of immigration and border policing along the Canada / United States frontier"
  • Jessamyn Schertz, B.A., Department of Linguistics, “Investigating the autonomy of bilingual phonological systems"
  • Zachary Sugg, M.A., School of Geography and Development, “Governing the unseen: A comparative analysis of Arizona and Texas groundwater institutions"

SBSRI will hold a Fall 2012 grant competition, with deadlines falling on 24-September and 9-October.

Be sure to watch the website for updated applications and information.

Published Date: 

04/24/2012 - 04:27
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Elizabeth Stahmer, M.S.
Manager, Grants and Contracts
Graduate Research Associate