Dr. Ebron utilizes extensive ethnographic field work and archival research to explore how the Gullah-Geechee region of the southeastern United States came into being—and continues to shape Black culture.
Katrin H. Lamon Fellow
Dr. O’Neal’s research project will expand her recent dissertation into a book, tentatively titled “Beyond the Trail of Broken Treaties: The International Native American Rights Movement, 1975-1980.”
Gianna May Sanchez
May Sanchez’s dissertation, “Grandmothering Midwives: Negotiation, Legislation, and Medical Authority in the New Mexico Birthing Room, 1880 – 1950,” examines curanderismo, midwifery, and medical professionalization in New Mexico.
Based on ethnographic engagement with diverse Muslim interlocutors between 2018 and 2020—and contrary to received wisdom of the causal link between oppression and Muslim violence—Taneja’s book explores the vibrancy and creativity of Indian Muslim experiments with self-expression, inter-communal relationships, and political activism in Narendra Modi’s India.
Weiner’s dissertation project bridges archaeology, cultural anthropology, cognitive science, and religious studies to investigate the role of monumental roads associated with Chaco Canyon in the U.S. Southwest.
Zapata’s project reveals how Mexican people have made the Southern Plains into one of their homelands since the late eighteenth century. Since then, ethnic Mexicans have shaped the region’s continually changing economy, physical infrastructure, and social-cultural milieu.