Past Halperin Awardees
The 2017 Halperin Awardees:
Qing He, University of Wisconsin
Project: The Fearful and the Feared: Baoan as a commodity of the economy of fear in gated communities in post-socialist China
Bradley Jones, Washington University-St. Louis
Project: Cultivating Alternatives: Conflict and collaboration in Alternative Food Economies in Appalachia and New York
Eduardo Romero, Columbia University
Project: Gardeners or Criminals? Tracing the affective, economic, and ecological lives of small-scale loggers in Peruvian Amazonia
The 2016 Halperin Awardees:
Shelly Beisel, Department of Anthropology, University of Georgia
Project: (Im)mobility in Northeast Brazil: Assessing Livelihood Strategies in the Age of Climate Change and Social Safety Net Policies
Ruth Dike, Department of Anthropology, University of Kentucky
Project: Food, Space, and Labor: Moroccan Women Working in Souqs and Supermarkets
Hannah Marshall, Department of Anthropology, Brown University
Project: ‘Economic Rehabilitation’: An Ethnographic Study of Vocational Training for Incarcerated Ugandan Women
The 2015 Halperin Awardees:
John M. Villecco, Department of Anthropology, American University
Project: Local Effects of Chinese -Funded Infrastructural Development on the Kenyan Coast
Beth Geglia, Department of Anthropology, American University
Project: Distributive and Concentrative Effects of Economic Collectives in Honduran Communities: A Pre-SEZ Study
Jonah Lipton, Department of Anthropology, London School of Economics
Project: ‘Ebola is the only work in Sierra Leone right now’: an ethnographic study of informal work, care, and family life in Freetown.
The 2014 Halperin awardees:
Andrea L. Rissing, Emory University’s Anthropology Department
“Beginning Farmers and Agricultural Success in Iowan Sustainable Agriculture.”
Katie Orlemanski, Department of Anthropology at Rutgers University
“Poster (Girl)Child: Gendered Education Projects in Rural Tanzania.”
Samuel Dira Jilo, Department of Anthropology at Washington State University
“Resilience: Learning to save and ‘Producing Big’ among subsistence producers in Ethiopia.”
The 2013 Halperin Awardees:
Department of Anthropology, Rutgers University
“Canada’s Mordor”: Indigenous Lives, Labor and Struggle in the Canadian Tar Sands”
Department of Anthropology, Tulane University
“Ethnographic Study of conservation induced displacement in Núcleo Itariru, Southeastern Brazil“
Department of Anthropology, University of California, Davis
“Contested Airwaves: The Politics of Minority Media in Turkey“
The 2012 Halperin Awardees:
Department of Anthropology, Rutgers University.
“Living Work, Working Lives: Migrants and their Labor in New Orleans”.
Advisor: Rocio Magana.
Lauren A. Hayes,
Department of Anthropology, University of Arizona.
“Talking Proper”: Appalachian Women in the Workplace.
Advisors: Jennifer Roth-Gordon and James Greenberg.
Department of Anthropology. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
“Development and Dispossession in Soylandia”.
Advisor: Rudolf Colloredo-Mansfeld.