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Anthropology Grad Students Named 2017 Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellows

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April 27, 2017

Congratulations to the 13 anthropology graduate students named to the 2017 class of Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellows. The fellows were selected from a pool of more than 1,000 applicants through a rigorous, multi-stage peer-review process. Now in its eleventh year, the fellowship program provides a $30,000 stipend and up to $8,000 in research funds and university fees to advanced graduate students in their final year of dissertation writing.
 
The fellowship offers promising graduate students a year of support to focus their attention on completing projects that form the foundations of their careers and that will help shape a generation of humanistic scholarship. The program, which is made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, also includes a faculty-led academic job market seminar, hosted by ACLS, to further prepare fellows for their postgraduate careers.
 
Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellows and project titles are listed below; for more information about the recipients and their projects, click here.

Chloe Ahmann (Anthropology, The George Washington University, AAA member) Cumulative Effects: Reckoning Risk on Baltimore's Toxic Periphery

Héctor Beltrán (Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley, AAA member) Disenchanted Hacking: Technology, Startups, and Alternative Capitalisms from Mexico

Jessica Cooper (Anthropology, Princeton University, AAA member) Uncomfortable Justice: Care and Conviction in California's Mental Health Courts

Tiana Bakic Hayden (Anthropology, New York University) Traders in Uncertainty: An Ethnography of Law(lessness) and (Dis)order in Mexico’s Central Food Market

Alix Johnson (Anthropology, University of California, Santa Cruz, AAA member) Compromising Connections: Icelandic Information Infrastructure and the Making of Marginality

Firat Kurt (Anthropology, Columbia University, AAA member) Folds of Authoritarianism: Financial Capitalism, Mobilization, and Political Islam in Turkey

William Lempert (Anthropology, University of Colorado Boulder, AAA member) Broadcasting Indigenous Futures: The Social Life of Aboriginal Media

Milad Odabaei (Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley, AAA member) Giving Words: Translation and History in Modern Iran

Sayd Priscilla Randle (Anthropology, Yale University, AAA member) Replumbing the City: Climate Adaptation Urbanisms in Los Angeles

Joseph C. Russo (Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin, AAA member) Texan Hard-Luck: Social Ecology in Southeast Texas’s Golden Triangle

Alexios Tsigkas (Anthropology, The New School, AAA member) Discerning Value: Taste As an Economic Fact

Elena Turevon (Cultural Anthropology, Duke University) Devil in the Water, Lights on the Mountain: Anthroposcenes from Andean Peru

Hallie Wells (Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley) Moving Words: Malagasy Slam Poetry at the Intersection of Performance, Politics, and Circulation



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