International Development Studies Grant Recipients

2017 Recipients

Students

  • Kara Borcher, Undergraduate, Sociology Department – Mombasa, Kenya
    • Kara will be doing an internship with the Imani Collective. The Imani Collective is a holistic women’s empowerment program with a main strategy of providing meaningful and dignified work to single, widowed, differently-abled and vulnerable women.
  • Matthew Mason, Undergraduate, International Studies/Economics – Kenya
    • Matthew will be participating in the SLiCE Alternative Break to Samburu, Kenya where he will engage in service learning projects while connecting with local organizations such as the Unity Women’s Village, Lorubae Primary School and the Samburu Youth Education Fund.
  • McKenna Shanholz, Undergraduate, Journalism and Media Communication Department – Nicaragua
    • McKenna will be doing an internship with the Global Medical Brigade. GMB works with licensed medical professionals and community health workers to provide comprehensive health services in rural communities with limited access to healthcare. McKenna will be filming a documentary about the impacts GMB and other NGOs have on individuals.
  • Oliver Miltenberger, Graduate, Ecosystem Science and Sustainability – Bangalore, India
    • Oliver’s project looks to identify how livelihoods have changed in the communities adjacent to the recently established Bhimgad Wildlife Sanctuary. Oliver will be partnering with the Indo-US Knowledge Exchange Program (USIKEP).
  • Kathryn Powlen, Graduate, Human Dimensions of Natural Resources – Monteverde, Costa Rica
    • Kathryn will be working with two multinational organizations, The Monteverde Institute and The Conservation League, to conduct research focused on reforestation in Monteverde. Her research aims to identify the benefits and barriers for land owners to participate in tree planting.
  • Angela Varnum, Graduate, Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences – Marrakech, Morrocco
    • Angela will be presenting her paper “Capturing Working Equid’s Influences on Health and Livelihoods in Peru” at the 2017 Working Animal Congress sponsored by SPANA (Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad).

2016 Recipients

Faculty

  • Katherine E. Browne, Professor of Anthropology – Estonia
    •  Presented “The Ethnographic Matter of Resilience” at the European Association of Social Anthropology Conference
  • Kris Kodrich, Associate Professor of Journalism & Media Communication – Canada
    • Presented “Fitting Reality: How U.S. News Coverage of Brazil and Its Social Ills Changed During the 2014 World Cup” at the International Association for Medial and Communication Research Conference
  • Lynn Kwiatkowski, Associate Professor of Anthropology – Vietnam
    • Researched domestic violence in Hanoi and northern Vietnam

Students

  • Angela T. Varnum, Colorado School of Public Health and College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences – Peru
    • Researched in five Andean Peruvian communities on the relationship between working equids and their caretakers

2015 Recipients

Students

  • Acacia Andrews, Cultural Anthropology – Nepal
    • Internship with Himalayan Health Field school Expedition
  • Allison Weaver, History and International Studies – Nicaragua
  • Elle Houby, History – Morocco
    • Internship with High Atlas Foundation

2014 Recipients

Faculty

  • Silvia Canetto, Professor of Psychology – Los Angeles, CA
    • Presented “Peruvian Adolescents’ and Emerging Adults’ Perceptions of Suicide Causes and Protectors” at the American Association of Suicidology
  • Suzanne Kent, Professor of Anthropology – Denver, CO
    • Presented “Encounters in Collaborative Conservation and Development: Voluntourism in Honduras’ Island Communities” at the Applying Anthropology: Enhancing Assets and Building Capacity in the 21st Century conference

Students

  • Rachel Wendland, Anthropology master’s student – Madison, Wisconsin
    • Presented “Explanations for Below-Replacement Fertility in Kerala, India” at 43rd Annual Conference on South Asia
  • Leah Norman – Economics – Uganda
    • Research with BRAC and CARE
  • Stephen Chignell, Watershed Sciences master’s student – Ethiopia
    • Researched in the Bale Mountains
  • Eric Rounds, Anthropology master’s student – Vietnam & Thailand
    • Researched along the East-West Economic Corridor from Da Nang, Vietnam, through Khon Kaen, Thailand