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:

Biesel_HalperinShelly 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 




RDike_HalperinRuth Dike, Department of Anthropology, University of Kentucky

Project: Food, Space, and Labor: Moroccan Women Working in Souqs and Supermarkets 


HMarshall_HalperinHannah Marshall, Department of Anthropology, Brown University

Project: ‘Economic Rehabilitation’: An Ethnographic Study of Vocational Training for Incarcerated Ugandan Women




The 2015 Halperin Awardees:

VilleccoJohn M. Villecco, Department of Anthropology, American University

Project: Local Effects of Chinese -Funded Infrastructural Development on the Kenyan Coast




GegliaBeth Geglia, Department of Anthropology, American University

Project: Distributive and Concentrative Effects of Economic Collectives in Honduran Communities: A Pre-SEZ Study



LiptonJonah 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:

RissingAndrea L. Rissing, Emory University’s Anthropology Department

“Beginning Farmers and Agricultural Success in Iowan Sustainable Agriculture.”



Katie OrlemOrelmanski1anski, Department of Anthropology at Rutgers University

“Poster (Girl)Child: Gendered Education Projects in Rural Tanzania.”



Jilo2Samuel 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:

jones_3Tristan Jones,
Department of Anthropology, Rutgers University

“Canada’s Mordor”: Indigenous Lives, Labor and Struggle in the Canadian Tar Sands”


Katin_3Nicole Katin
Department of Anthropology, Tulane University

“Ethnographic Study of conservation induced displacement in Núcleo Itariru, Southeastern Brazil


mckusick_3Caroline McKusick
Department of Anthropology, University of California, Davis

Contested Airwaves: The Politics of Minority Media in Turkey


The 2012 Halperin Awardees:

Deniz Daser,
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.


Andrew Ofstehage
Department of Anthropology. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
“Development and Dispossession in Soylandia”.

Advisor: Rudolf Colloredo-Mansfeld.