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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.

Please Note: SAR allows fellows to bring their companion animals to campus but our accommodations are limited to two SMALL animals.  We allow only cats and dogs on the premises.

 


 

Weatherhead Fellows

 

2017–2018: Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo
Project: “Roots and Raices: Latina/o Immigrant Integration in Black Spaces”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Professor, Dept. of Sociology, University of Southern California

2017-2018: Brian Smithson
Project: “Piety in Production: Moviemaking as Religious Improvisation in Benin”

2016–2017: Miriam Kolar
Project: “Listening Across Time and Geography: The Study of Sound in Prehistory”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Five College Associate

2016–2017: Nathaniel Millett
Project: “Afro-Indian Relations in the Anglo Atlantic World, ca. 1570-1842”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Associate Professor, Dept. of History, Saint Louis University

2015–2016: Karen Hébert
Project: “Valuable and Vulnerable: Struggles for Environmental Futures in Coastal Alaska”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Anthropology, and School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Yale University

2015–2016: Susan McKinnon
Project: “Marital Signs of a Progressive Society: Heredity, Temperament, and the American Prohibition of Cousin Marriage”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Professor and Chair, Dept. of Anthropology, University of Virginia

2014–2015: Severin Fowles
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

2014–2015: Elana Resnick
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

2013–2014: Jason De León
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

2012–2013: Alex Blanchette
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)

2011–2012: Julie M. Weise
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

2010–2011: Catherine M. Cameron
Project: “Captives: Invisible Agents of Culture Change”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Colorado

2010–2011: Sarah K. Croucher
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

2009–2010: Charles L. Briggs
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

2009–2010: Lynn M. Morgan
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

2009–2010: James A. Trostle
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

2008–2009: Daniel J. Hoffman
Project: “Building the Barracks”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Washington

2008–2009: Timothy R. Pauketat
Project: “An Archaeology of the Cosmos”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois

2007–2008: Peter Redfield
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

2007–2008: Angela C. Stuesse
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

2006–2007: Eric J. Haanstad
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

2006–2007: Barbara Rose Johnston
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

2005–2006: William A. Saturno
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

2005–2006: Caroline Yezer
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

2004–2005: Laura E. Gómez
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

2004–2005: Marina Welker
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

2003–2004: Jessica R. Cattelino
Project: “High Stakes: Seminole Sovereignty in the Casino Era”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Anthropology, New York University

2003–2004: Lawrence Cohen
Project: “‘Operability’: Sterilization and Transplantation as ‘Surgical Citizenship’ in India”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley

2002–2003: Michael Dietler
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

2002–2003: Natasha Dow Schüll
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

2001–2002: Eduardo O. Kohn
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

2001–2002: Stephen Plog
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

2000–2001: Kathryn Linn Geurts
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

1999–2000: Christopher Boehm
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

1999–2000: Kent G. Lightfoot
Project: “California Frontiers: The Ethnogenesis of a Pluralistic State”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Professor of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley

1999–2000: Paul Nadasdy
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

1998–1999: Alan Goodman
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

1998–1999: Nathan Sayre
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

1997–1998: Darna L. Dufour
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

1997–1998: Ross Hassig
Project: “Power and Ideology in Aztec Society”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Professor of Anthropology, University of Oklahoma

1997–1998: Hsain Ilahiane
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

1997–1998: Beverly J. Stoeltje
Project: “Asante Queenmothers: Performance and Custom in Contemporary Ghana”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: ssociate Professor, Folklore Institute, Indiana University

1996–1997: Glenn Carter Conroy
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

1996–1997: Marcia-Anne Dobres
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

1995–1996: Meg McLagan
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

1995–1996: Alan Swedlund
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

1994–1995: Andre Gingrich
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

1994–1995: Vernon L. Scarborough
Project: “Social Implications of Hydraulic Systems in Early Complex Society”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Cincinnati, OH

1993–1994: Jon Ingimundarson
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

1993–1994: Henry Wright
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

1992–1993: Rosemary Coombe
Project: “Cultural Appropriations: Property, Identity, and Postcolonial Cultural Politics”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, Assistant Professor

1992–1993: David S. Stuart
Project: “History and Process of the Ancient Maya: A Textual Approach”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Department of Anthropology, Vanderbilt University, Ph.D. candidate

1991–1992: Hugh Gusterson
Project: “American Ideology and Discourse in the Nuclear Age”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Department of Anthropology, Stanford University, Research Associate

1991–1992: Debra Martin
Project: “Prehistoric American Indian Health”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: School of Natural Science, Hampshire College, Associate Professor

1990–1991: Catherine Besteman
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

1990–1991: John Bloom
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

1989–1990: Art Gallaher Jr.
Project: “Contemporary Culture Change in Ireland”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: University of Kentucky

1989–1990: John Speth
Project: “Crisis and Opportunity: The Responses of Foragers to Fluctuating Resources”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: University of Michigan

1988–1989: Michael Brown
Project: “Messianic Politics in a Peruvian Indian Rebellion”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Williams College

1988–1989: Robert Kelly
Project: “Hunter-Gatherer Cultural Ecology: A Synthesis”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: University of Louisville

1987–1988: Barbara King
Project: “Baboon Foraging and Social Transmission of Information: Implications for Studying Human Origins”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: University of Oklahoma

1987–1988: Glenn Davis Stone
Project: “Ethnoarchaeology of a Frontier: Agrarian Production and the Evolution of a Settlement System”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: University of Arizona

1986–1987: Thomas W. Killion
Project: “Ancient Gardeners of the Tropical Lowland”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: University of New Mexico

1986–1987: Timothy A. Kohler
Project: “Synthesis of Recent Research on the Anasazi of Southwestern Colorado”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Washington State University

1986–1987: Carla M. Sinopoli
Project: “Ceramic Production, Distribution, and Use: Vijayanagara, South India”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: University of Michigan

1985–1986: Shirley Powell
Project: “Human Adaptation on Northern Black Mesa: A Synthesis”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Southern Illinois University

1985–1986: Thomas R. Rocek
Project: “Social Correlates of Demographic and Economic Change”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: University of Michigan

1985–1986: Charles S. Stanish
Project: “Interzonal Agrarian Economics and the Development of Complex Society in the South Central Andes”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: University of Chicago

1984–1985: Wirt H. Wills
Project: “Early Agricultural Development in the American Southwest”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: University of Michigan

1984–1985: Robin W. Winks
Project: “The Idea of an American Imperialism: The Western Frontier”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Yale University

1983–1984: Larry Logue
Project: “Belief and Behavior in a Mormon Town: Nineteenth Century St. George, Utah”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: University of Pennsylvania

1983–1984: Jill Neitzel
Project: “Stylistic Variability among the Hohokam”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Arizona State University

1983–1984: Daniel T. Reff
Project: “The Impact of Old World Diseases on the Aboriginal Population of the Greater Southwest”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: University of Oklahoma

1982–1983: Garrick A. Bailey
Project: “The Navajo of the Northern Chaco Plateau”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: University of Tulsa

1982–1983: Robert L. Canfield
Project: “Islamic Coalitions in Afghanistan”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Washington University

1982–1983: Christine A. Rudecoff
Project: “Formative Period Regional Systems in the upper Huallaga Area, Peru”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Columbia University, Ph.D. Candidate

1981–1982: Tracy J. Andrews
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

1981–1982: Lawrence C. Kelly
Project: “Origins of Applied Anthropology in the United States”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: North Texas State University

1981–1982: Peter M. Whiteley
Project: “Reconstitution and Change in Bacavi”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: University of New Mexico

1980–1981: Frank Bayham
Project: “Animal Exploitation at Ventana Cave: A Diachronic Analysis of Optimal Foraging Strategies”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Arizona State University

1980–1981: Paul E. Minnis
Project: “Southwestern Prehistory Ethnobotany”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: University of New Mexico

1980–1981: Barbara Tedlock
Project: “Zuni Aesthetics”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Tufts University

1979–1980: Fred Eggan
Project: “The Great Basin Background of Hopi Culture History”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: University of Chicago

1979–1980: Seth Schindler
Project: “Material Culture of the Seri Indians”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Southern Illinois University

1979–1980: Jill D. Sweet
Project: “The Impact of Anglo Culture on Tewa Dance”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: University of New Mexico

1978–1979: Richard I. Ford
Project: “Ethnobotany of the Tewa”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: University of Michigan

1978–1979: Kate Peck Kent
Project: “Southwestern Indian Weaving”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: University of Denver

1978–1979: Nancy Parezo
Project: “The Development of Navajo Sandpainting on Boards”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: University of Arizona

1977–1978: Barbara Babcock
Project: “Pueblo Ritual Clowning”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: University of Texas at Austin

1977–1978: Keith H. Basso
Project: “Apache Religion and Ceremonialism”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: University of Arizona

1977–1978: Claire Farrer
Project: “Mescalero Apache Clowning Figures”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: National Endowment for the Humanities Folk Arts Program

1976–1977: Charlotte J. Frisbie
Project: “The Life History of Rose Mitchell, a Navajo Woman”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Southern Illinois University

1976–1977: Thomas L. Glenn
Project: “Navajo Economic Development”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Stanford University

1976–1977: Steven M. Horvath Jr.
Project: “Pueblos de Genizaros: Seventeenth, Eighteenth, and Nineteenth Century Communities in New Mexico”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Brown University

1976–1977: Thomas T. McGuire
Project: “Yaqui Political Economy”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: University of Arizona

1975–1976: Gordon Bronitsky
Project: “An Ecological Model of Trade for the Pueblo IV Rio Grande Sites”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: University of Arizona

1975–1976: Michael Barr Stanislawski
Project: “Hopi Pottery Making and Ethnoarchaeology”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: California State University at Hayward

1974–1975: Earl Wesley Jernigan
Project: “Jewelry of the Prehistoric Southwest”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: University of Kentucky

1974–1975: Joann W. Kealiinohomoku
Project: “Ethnology of Hopi-Tewa Dance”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Northern Arizona University

1973–1974: Edwin Wade
Project: “The Economics of the Southwest Indian Art Market”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Ph.D. Candidate, University of Washington