Tristan Jones,
Department of Anthropology, Rutgers University
“Canada’s Mordor”: Indigenous Lives, Labor and Struggle in the Canadian Tar Sands”

Nicole KatinDepartment of Anthropology, Tulane University
“Ethnographic Study of conservation induced displacement in Núcleo Itariru, Southeastern Brazil

Caroline McKusick
Department of Anthropology, University of California, Davis
Contested Airwaves: The Politics of Minority Media in Turkey

The Mission of the Memorial Fund

The Rhoda Halperin Memorial Fund celebrates the life and scholarly work of Rhoda Halperin by supporting PhD students in anthropology who emulate her love of economic anthropology and her concern for people living on the social margin. In memory of Rhoda’s convivial colleagueship, the Fund also encourages student professional development through participation in the scholarly meetings of the SEA and AAA. To meet these goals, students engaged in economic research focused on social exclusion and poverty are provided small research grants and subsequent travel money to present their findings at the Society for Economic Anthropology annual conference.