Congratulations to the recipients of the 2016 CoLED Summer Research Grants to support graduate students in the UC system conducting innovative ethnographic research as part of their masters or doctoral thesis work. The committee reviewed over 60 qualified applications, and awarded 12. Stay tuned for reports from the field from these bright emerging scholars.

Tory Brykaiski
UC Davis, Anthropology
Cultivating Life: Planting Potatoes in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley

Courtney Cecale
UCLA, Anthropology
Anticipating Climate Change in the Peruvian Andes

Evan Conaway
UC Irvine, Anthropology
Server worlds: queer place-making and virtual world infrastructure

Tanzee Doha
UC Davis, Anthropology
Mediations between Terror and Madness: Massacre, Memory, and Islam in Bangladesh

Christian Doll
UC Davis, Anthropology
Collaborative Visual Anthropology in Juba, South Sudan

Karl Frost
UC Davis, Ecology
We Eat Fish: First Nations sovereignty struggles and fights over oil and gas pipelines in northern BC

Yelena Gluzman
UC San Diego, Communication
Experimental Ethnography in Interdisciplinary Studies of the Social

Louise Hickman
UC San Diego Communication
Embodied Methods: towards a crip ethnography

Alex Kershaw
UC San Diego, Vis Arts
Photography in Practice: The LAPD Photography Unit

Whitney Larratt-Smith
UC Davis, Anthropology
Of Water and Life: An Ethnographic Intervention in the Alberta Tar Sands

Kimberly McKinson
UC Irvine, Anthropology
Disciplining the Nation: Crime, Materiality, and the Aesthetics of Security in Jamaica

Amy Reid
UC San Diego, Vis Arts
Long Haulers: an experimental documentary

These grants are possible as part of the CoLED’s funding through the UC Office of the President MRPI program.