Weatherhead Fellowship

Two nine-month residential fellowships are available for scholars working in the humanities or social sciences. Scholars with doctorates who plan to write their books and PhD candidates who plan to write their dissertations are eligible. Fellows receive a stipend ($40,000 for doctoral level scholars and $30,000 for PhD candidates) in addition to housing and office space on the SAR campus. This fellowship is made possible through the generous support of the Weatherhead Foundation.

Severin Fowles Severin Fowles
2014–2015
Project: “Comanche New Mexico: An Archaeology”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Barnard College, Columbia University and Director of the Archaeology Track, and Interim Director of the American Studies Program
Elana Resnick Elana Resnick
2014–2015
Project: “Nothing Ever Perishes: Waste, Work, and Transformation in an Expanding European Union”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Jason De León and his son, Ignacio Jason De León
2013–2014
Project: “Undocumented: Violence, Suffering, and the Materiality of Clandestine Border Crossings”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Alex Blanchette Alex Blanchette
2012–2013
Project: “Conceiving Porkopolis: The Production of Life on the American "Factory" Farm”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: PhD Candidate, University of Chicago and Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Environmental Studies, Tufts University (Starting in 2013)
Julie M. Weise Julie M. Weise
2011–2012
Project: “Corazón de Dixie: Migration and the Struggle for Rights in the U.S. South and Mexico, 1910–2010”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Assistant Professor, International Studies Program, California State University, Long Beach
Catherine M. Cameron Catherine M. Cameron
2010–2011
Project: “Captives: Invisible Agents of Culture Change”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Colorado
Sarah K. Croucher Sarah K. Croucher
2010–2011
Project: “Consuming Colonialism: Archaeological Investigations of Ceramics and Identities in Nineteenth Century East Africa ”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Wesleyan University
Charles L. Briggs Charles L. Briggs
2009–2010
Project: “Bats, Rabies, Reporters, and the Wrath of the State: On the Limits of Anthropological Knowledge”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Alan Dundes Distinguished Professor of Folklore, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley
Lynn M. Morgan Lynn M. Morgan
2009–2010
Project: “Reproductive Governance in Mexico and Central America”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Mary E. Woolley Professor of Anthropology, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Mount Holyoke College
James A. Trostle James A. Trostle
2009–2010
Project: “Illness on the Road: The Political Ecology of Remoteness in Esmeraldas, Ecuador”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Professor and Chair, Department of Anthropology, Trinity College, Hartford
Daniel J. Hoffman Daniel J. Hoffman
2008–2009
Project: “Building the Barracks”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Washington
Timothy R. Pauketat Timothy R. Pauketat
2008–2009
Project: “An Archaeology of the Cosmos”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois
Peter Redfield Peter Redfield
2007–2008
Project: “Life in Crisis: The Ethical Journey of Médecins Sans Frontières”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Angela C. Stuesse Angela C. Stuesse
2007–2008
Project: “Globalization ‘Southern Style’: Transnational Migration, the Poultry Industry, and Implications for Organizing Workers across Difference”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Anthropology, University of Texas, Austin
SAR Eric J. Haanstad
2006–2007
Project: “Constructing State Order: An Ethnography of the Thai Police”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Anthropology, University of Wisconsin, Madison
SAR Barbara Rose Johnston
2006–2007
Project: “Cold War Crimes: The Use and Abuse of Indigenous Groups as Human Subjects in Cold War Research”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Senior Research Fellow, Center for Political Ecology (Santa Cruz, California) and Adjunct Professor, Department of Anthropology, Michigan State University
SAR William A. Saturno
2005–2006
Project: “Let There Be Kings: Creation Mythology and the Origins of Maya Divine Rule”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of New Hampshire
SAR Caroline Yezer
2005–2006
Project: “Memory and Truth in the Shadow of War: Local and National Reconciliation in the Andes”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Cultural Anthropology, Duke University
SAR Laura E. Gómez
2004–2005
Project: “Manifest Destinies: Law and Race in the 19th Century Southwest”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Professor of Law and Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles
SAR Marina Welker
2004–2005
Project: “Global Capitalism and the ‘Caring Corporation’: Copper Mining and Corporate Social Responsibility in Indonesia”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Ph.D. Candidate, Doctoral Program in Anthropology and History, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
SAR Jessica R. Cattelino
2003–2004
Project: “High Stakes: Seminole Sovereignty in the Casino Era”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Anthropology, New York University
SAR Lawrence Cohen
2003–2004
Project: “‘Operability’: Sterilization and Transplantation as ‘Surgical Citizenship’ in India”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley
SAR Michael Dietler
2002–2003
Project: “Biography and the Luo Material World: Relating Lives, Objects, and Memory in Rural Africa”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Chicago
Dr. Natasha Dow Schüll Natasha Dow Schüll
2002–2003
Project: “Living with the Machine: An Ethnography of Gambling Addiction in Las Vegas”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley
SAR Eduardo O. Kohn
2001–2002
Project: “The Aesthetic of the Immediate: Poetic Engagements and Ecological Knowledge among the Runa of Amazonian Ecuador”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Ph.D. Candidate in Anthropology, University of Wisconsin, Madison
SAR Stephen Plog
2001–2002
Project: “Ritual and Society: The Cultural Dynamics of the Pueblo World from AD 1000-1250”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Commonwealth Professor of Anthropology, University of Virginia
SAR Kathryn Linn Geurts
2000–2001
Project: “Culture and the Senses: Embodiment, Identity, and Well-Being in an African Community”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Post Doctoral Research Associate, Committee on Human Development, University of Chicago
SAR Christopher Boehm
1999–2000
Project: “The Evolution of Moral Communities”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Director of the Jane Goodall Research Center and Professor of Anthropology, University of Southern California
SAR Kent G. Lightfoot
1999–2000
Project: “California Frontiers: The Ethnogenesis of a Pluralistic State”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Professor of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley
SAR Paul Nadasdy
1999–2000
Project: “The Politics of 'Traditional Knowledge: Power and the Integration of Knowledge Systems in the Yukon Territory, Canada”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Anthropology, The Johns Hopkins University
SAR Alan Goodman
1998–1999
Project: “Peasants and Pestilence: Connections Between Past and Present Nutrition and Health”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Professor of Anthropology and Director of the US Southwest/Mexico Program at Hampshire College, Amherst, Massachusetts
SAR Nathan Sayre
1998–1999
Project: “Ranching and the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge: Natures, States and Capitals in the Urbanizing Southwest”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Anthropology, University of Chicago
SAR Darna L. Dufour
1997–1998
Project: “Impacts of Urban Poverty on Women's Health and Nutrition: A Case Study”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Professor of Anthropology, University of Colorado
SAR Ross Hassig
1997–1998
Project: “Power and Ideology in Aztec Society”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Professor of Anthropology, University of Oklahoma
SAR Hsain Ilahiane
1997–1998
Project: “The Power of the Dagger, the Seeds of the Koran, and the Sweat of the Ploughman: Ethnic Stratification and Agricultural Intensification in the Ziz Valley, Southeast Morocco”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Anthropology, University of Arizona
SAR Beverly J. Stoeltje
1997–1998
Project: “Asante Queenmothers: Performance and Custom in Contemporary Ghana”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: ssociate Professor, Folklore Institute, Indiana University
SAR Glenn Carter Conroy
1996–1997
Project: “The Evolution of Humankind: A Modern Interpretation of Human Origins”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Professor of Anthropology and Anatomy, Washington University Medical School, St. Louis
SAR Marcia-Anne Dobres
1996–1997
Project: “Toward an Anthropology of Technology: A Humanistic Framework for the Study of Technical Agency in Prehistory”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Research Associate, Archaeological Research Facility, Department of Anthropology, University of California at Berkeley
SAR Meg McLagan
1995–1996
Project: “Mobilizing for Tibet: Transnational Politics and Diaspora Culture in the Post-Cold War Era”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Doctoral Candidate, Department of Anthropology, New York University
SAR Alan Swedlund
1995–1996
Project: “This Treasure Lost: Infant and Childhood Mortality in Western Massachusetts, 1830–1930”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: rofessor and Chair, Department of Anthropology, University of Massachusetts
SAR Andre Gingrich
1994–1995
Project: “Periphery, Hierarchy and History in a Muslim Society: the Social Production of Honor and Shame in Northern Yemen”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Professor and Deputy Director, Institute for Social Anthropology, University of Vienna, Austria
SAR Vernon L. Scarborough
1994–1995
Project: “Social Implications of Hydraulic Systems in Early Complex Society”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Cincinnati, OH
SAR Jon Ingimundarson
1993–1994
Project: “Subsistence, Exchange, and Tribute Production: The Formation of Chiefdoms and State in Medieval Iceland”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Ph.D. candidate, Department of Anthropology, University of Arizona
SAR Henry Wright
1993–1994
Project: “Political Economic Modeling of Complex Chiefdoms”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Professor, Department of Anthropology; and Curator of Archaeology, Museum of Anthropology; University of Michigan
SAR Rosemary Coombe
1992–1993
Project: “Cultural Appropriations: Property, Identity, and Postcolonial Cultural Politics”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, Assistant Professor
SAR David S. Stuart
1992–1993
Project: “History and Process of the Ancient Maya: A Textual Approach”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Department of Anthropology, Vanderbilt University, Ph.D. candidate
SAR Hugh Gusterson
1991–1992
Project: “American Ideology and Discourse in the Nuclear Age”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Department of Anthropology, Stanford University, Research Associate
SAR Debra Martin
1991–1992
Project: “Prehistoric American Indian Health”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: School of Natural Science, Hampshire College, Associate Professor
SAR Catherine Besteman
1990–1991
Project: “Land Tenure, Social Power, and the Legacy of Slavery in Southern Somalia”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Department of Anthropology, University of Arizona, doctoral dissertation student
SAR John Bloom
1990–1991
Project: “The Culture of Baseball Cards: Popular Culture, Ideology, and Memory”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Program in American Studies, University of Minnesota, doctoral dissertation student
SAR Art Gallaher Jr.
1989–1990
Project: “Contemporary Culture Change in Ireland”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: University of Kentucky
SAR John Speth
1989–1990
Project: “Crisis and Opportunity: The Responses of Foragers to Fluctuating Resources”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: University of Michigan
SAR Michael Brown
1988–1989
Project: “Messianic Politics in a Peruvian Indian Rebellion”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Williams College
SAR Robert Kelly
1988–1989
Project: “Hunter-Gatherer Cultural Ecology: A Synthesis”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: University of Louisville
SAR Barbara King
1987–1988
Project: “Baboon Foraging and Social Transmission of Information: Implications for Studying Human Origins”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: University of Oklahoma
SAR Glenn Davis Stone
1987–1988
Project: “Ethnoarchaeology of a Frontier: Agrarian Production and the Evolution of a Settlement System”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: University of Arizona
SAR Thomas W. Killion
1986–1987
Project: “University of New Mexico”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Ancient Gardeners of the Tropical Lowland
SAR Timothy A. Kohler
1986–1987
Project: “Synthesis of Recent Research on the Anasazi of Southwestern Colorado”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Washington State University
SAR Carla M. Sinopoli
1986–1987
Project: “Ceramic Production, Distribution, and Use: Vijayanagara, South India”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: University of Michigan
SAR Shirley Powell
1985–1986
Project: “Human Adaptation on Northern Black Mesa: A Synthesis”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Southern Illinois University
SAR Thomas R. Rocek
1985–1986
Project: “Social Correlates of Demographic and Economic Change”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: University of Michigan
SAR Charles S. Stanish
1985–1986
Project: “Interzonal Agrarian Economics and the Development of Complex Society in the South Central Andes”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: University of Chicago
SAR Wirt H. Wills
1984–1985
Project: “Early Agricultural Development in the American Southwest”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: University of Michigan
SAR Robin W. Winks
1984–1985
Project: “The Idea of an American Imperialism: The Western Frontier”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Yale University
SAR Larry Logue
1983–1984
Project: “University of Pennsylvania”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Belief and Behavior in a Mormon Town: Nineteenth Century St. George, Utah
SAR Jill Neitzel
1983–1984
Project: “Stylistic Variability among the Hohokam”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Arizona State University
SAR Daniel T. Reff
1983–1984
Project: “The Impact of Old World Diseases on the Aboriginal Population of the Greater Southwest”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: University of Oklahoma
SAR Garrick A. Bailey
1982–1983
Project: “The Navajo of the Northern Chaco Plateau”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: University of Tulsa
SAR Robert L. Canfield
1982–1983
Project: “Islamic Coalitions in Afghanistan”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Washington University
SAR Christine A. Rudecoff
1982–1983
Project: “Formative Period Regional Systems in the upper Huallaga Area, Peru”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Columbia University, Ph.D. Candidate
SAR Tracy J. Andrews
1981–1982
Project: “Effects of Local Environmental and Economic Change on Social Organization in Two Navajo Agricultural Communities: Canyon de Chelly and Canyon del Muerto”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: University of Arizona
SAR Lawrence C. Kelly
1981–1982
Project: “Origins of Applied Anthropology in the United States”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: North Texas State University
SAR Peter M. Whiteley
1981–1982
Project: “Reconstitution and Change in Bacavi”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: University of New Mexico
SAR Frank Bayham
1980–1981
Project: “Animal Exploitation at Ventana Cave: A Diachronic Analysis of Optimal Foraging Strategies”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Arizona State University
SAR Paul E. Minnis
1980–1981
Project: “Southwestern Prehistory Ethnobotany”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: University of New Mexico
SAR Barbara Tedlock
1980–1981
Project: “Zuni Aesthetics”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Tufts University
SAR Fred Eggan
1979–1980
Project: “The Great Basin Background of Hopi Culture History”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: University of Chicago
SAR Seth Schindler
1979–1980
Project: “Material Culture of the Seri Indians”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Southern Illinois University
SAR Jill D. Sweet
1979–1980
Project: “The Impact of Anglo Culture on Tewa Dance”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: University of New Mexico
SAR Richard I. Ford
1978–1979
Project: “Ethnobotany of the Tewa”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: University of Michigan
SAR Kate Peck Kent
1978–1979
Project: “Southwestern Indian Weaving”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: University of Denver
SAR Nancy Parezo
1978–1979
Project: “The Development of Navajo Sandpainting on Boards”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: University of Arizona
SAR Barbara Babcock
1977–1978
Project: “Pueblo Ritual Clowning”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: University of Texas at Austin
Keith H. Basso, circa 1977 Keith Basso
1977–1978
Project: “Apache Religion and Ceremonialism”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: University of Arizona
SAR Claire Farrer
1977–1978
Project: “Mescalero Apache Clowning Figures”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: National Endowment for the Humanities Folk Arts Program
SAR Charlotte J. Frisbie
1976–1977
Project: “The Life History of Rose Mitchell, a Navajo Woman”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Southern Illinois University
SAR Thomas L. Glenn
1976–1977
Project: “Navajo Economic Development”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Stanford University
SAR Steven M. Horvath Jr.
1976–1977
Project: “Pueblos de Genizaros: Seventeenth, Eighteenth, and Nineteenth Century Communities in New Mexico”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Brown University
SAR Thomas T. McGuire
1976–1977
Project: “Yaqui Political Economy”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: University of Arizona
SAR Gordon Bronitsky
1975–1976
Project: “An Ecological Model of Trade for the Pueblo IV Rio Grande Sites”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: University of Arizona
SAR Michael Barr Stanislawski
1975–1976
Project: “Hopi Pottery Making and Ethnoarchaeology”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: California State University at Hayward
SAR Earl Wesley Jernigan
1974–1975
Project: “Jewelry of the Prehistoric Southwest”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: University of Kentucky
SAR Joann W. Kealiinohomoku
1974–1975
Project: “Ethnology of Hopi-Tewa Dance”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Northern Arizona University
SAR Edwin Wade
1973–1974
Project: “The Economics of the Southwest Indian Art Market”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Ph.D. Candidate, University of Washington