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Wenner-Gren Foundation awards over $100,000 to anthropology grad students

June 15, 2018
Wenner-Gren Foundation awards over $100,000 to anthropology grad students

Six UCI anthropology Ph.D. students have been awarded a total of $109,777 from the Wenner-Gren Foundation to pursue social and cultural fieldwork at various sites around the globe. The recipients are: Kyrstin Mallon Andrews, Elizabeth Hanna Clark Rubio, Oviya Govindan, Angela Okune, Ann Kathryn Wilkinson and Jennifer Zelnick. “These anthropology graduate students are conducting research on extraordinarily complex and important issues, ranging from exploring declining environmental conditions in the Dominican Republic that affect the health of both the ocean and the diver fishermen to examining a conservative cultural shift in Latin America,” said Kim Fortun, anthropology professor and department chair. “Their study designs will produce rich empirical data, advance anthropological theory and generate new ideas for solving societal problems.” The private Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research Inc. is dedicated to the advancement of anthropology throughout the world.