Student | Alumni News 2016

GRADUATE STUDENTS 

Jeannie Bailey and some of her colleagues launched a podcast called The Bone Lab, which is funded by an education outreach grant provided by the American Association of Anatomists.

Dianne Baumann received a Summer Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship to study Blackfoot in Browning, MT on the Blackfeet Reservation. She was also selected for this year’s Olson Fellowship.

Darren Byler received a one-quarter dissertation fellowship from the UW China Studies Program and a Digital Humanities Summer Fellowship from the UW Simpson Center for the Humanities for his dissertation project, “The Art of Life in Chinese Central Asia: A Repertoire of Uychur and Han Migrant Popular Culture.”

Hilary Bethancourt was awarded an NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant for her project, “The Health Implications of Periodic Dietary Restrictions on Animal Products among Orthodox Christians in the United States.”

Stephanie Cruz was awarded the Martha Dugan Fellowship on Caring Labor through the Harry Bridges Center on Labor.

Mikhail Echavarri, was awarded a Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship for Tagalog language and SE Asian studies.

Adam Freeburg was awarded an NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant for his project, "Human Adaptation to Environmental Variability."

Charlie Hahn received an honorable mention for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program.

Tara Hayes Constant started a program at Seattle University to become a Family Nurse Practitioner. She will also be presenting her work with PATH’s Community-based Program for Breast Health, Peru at the 2016 World Cancer Congress in Paris.

Leah Isquith-Dicker, was awarded a Fogarty Global Health Fellowship (funded by the NIH’s Fogarty International Center) for her project, “Food Security and Social Networks in Urban Informal Settlements and Individuals on ART in Lima and Iquitos, Peru.”

Joyce Lecompte-Mastenbrook won the best graduate student paper at the Society of Ethnobiology meetings for her paper on the historical ecology of Coast Salish plant resource use.

Rachel Lee received a Predissertation-Summer Travel Grant from the Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies, for her pilot research project, "Cosmopolitanism for Credit: Global Belonging and Chinese Urban Social Mobility,” and a Fritz-Boeing Fellowship for one quarter of international research and study, and Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship to study Uyghur in the 2016-17 academic year.

Melissa Liu was awarded a Neuroethics Fellowship from the Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering and the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, which provides three years of support.

Rebecca Ortega received an honorable mention for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program.

Lillian Prueher was awarded a Predissertation-Summer Travel Grant from the Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies, for her pilot research project, “Shifting Care Landscapes: Non-Familial Elder Care in Chengdu, China.”

David Carlson, Ian Ketzler, and Rodrigo Solinis-Casparius were fully funded from the UW Student Technology Fee for the grant titled: Low impact recording in archaeology for field equipment for the Department of Anthropology.

Kenny Robinson was awarded a GO-MAP Dissertation Fellowship to support the final stages of his dissertation.

Lenglengman Rovaniyaw has received a one-quarter dissertation fellowship from the UW China Studies Program.

Lily Shapiro received the Graduate School Chester Fritz Fellowship for international research and study and an AIIS Grant for Dissertation Fieldwork studying reconstructive hand surgery in South Indian and its relationship to care and the laboring body.

Cynthia Simekha received an honorable mention for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program.

Rodrigo Solinis-Casparius was awarded the NSF Archaeology Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant for his project, “The Role of Road Systems in Social Definition and Integration.”

Gabe Valle received a Program for Interdisciplinary Pedagogy Fellowship at UW Bothell to develop his teaching skills in the context of an integrative interdisciplinary program that spans the arts and sciences.

Li-Ying Wang was awarded a Fritz-Boeing Fellowship for one quarter of international research and study.

Kalani Young received an “Indigenous Ways of Knowing” grant from the Jackson School of International Studies to support her dissertation research on the Waianae coast of Oahu and in Honolulu. Her research looks at sovereignty outside of the legal framework of the Nation State as it is enacted in everyday life, particularly among Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiians) living in financial poverty but subsisting on the products of their own food gardens in self-constructed houseless (“home-free”) communities.

Anna Zogas was awarded a Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship and selected for the UW Graduate School’s Presidential Dissertation Fellowship.

 

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

Bo McClung was selected as a Fulbright alternate for his research on martial arts in the Philippines.

Clara Summers is a Fulbright Scholar undertaking an English Teaching Assistantship in Indonesia.

Abraham White was selected as a Fulbright alternate for an English Teaching Assistantship in Rwanda.

 

ALUMNI

Jennifer Carroll accepted a postdoctoral fellowship at the Department of Infectious Diseases, Alpert Medical School, Brown University where she is working on infectious disease and overdose prevention among incarcerated populations in Rhode Island.

David Giles, has accepted a full time position in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia.

Seungki Kwak accepted a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Oregon, where he will continue his investigations of prehistoric subsistence behaviours in Korea.

Misaki Ouchida completed a Bartels Science Illustration Internship at Cornell University and has accepted another science illustration internship for the Systematic Entomology Lab at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History.

Harriet Phinney, was awarded tenure position at Seattle University.

Taiban Sasala has been named the first dean of the newly established College of Indigenous Studies at I-shou University in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

Bonnie Tilland accepted a position as an Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies at Yonsei in South Korea.