FELLOWSHIP RECIPIENTS

2016

Steven Bonta (Linguistics, University of Arizona), Data Collection for a Grammar, Lexicon, and Corpus of Sri Lanka Gypsy Telugu.

Cynthia Caron (International Development, Clark University), After relocation: Place making, mobility and the conjunctures of resettlement programming following displacement.

2015

Anne M. Blackburn (Buddhist Studies, Cornell University), Making Buddhist Kingdoms Across the Indian Ocean, 1200-1500.

Pia Brancaccio (Art History, Drexel University),  The Monumental Sculpture of Sri Lanka.

Isabelle Clark-Decès (Anthropology, Princeton University),  Kinship and Social Life in Jaffna after the Civil War.

2014

Catherine Becker (Art History, University of Illinois at Chicago), Miracle-performing Monks and Relocated Relics: Artistic Exchange between Buddhist Communities in Andhra Pradesh and Sri Lanka.

Mythri Jegathesan (Anthropology, Santa Clara University), Unbecoming Coolie: Contesting Gender, Labor, and Plantation Life in Sri Lanka.

Janice Leoshko (Art History, University of Texas at Austin), Ananda Kentish Coomaraswamy and the Significance of South Asian Art in the Early Twentieth Century.

2013

Vivian Choi (Anthropology, Cornell University), “States of Emergency: A Political History of Disaster in Sri Lanka.”

Melanie Dean (Religious Studies, New York University), “Idols, Images, and Objects: Locating the Supernatural in Buddhist and Hindu Practices of God Worship in Sri Lanka.”

Sandya Hewamanne (Anthropology, Wake Forest University), “Subaltern Wars: Sri Lanka’s Civil War and its Aftermath through the Eyes of Soldiers and Former Free Trade Zone Workers.”

James Nye (Bibliography, University of Chicago), “Lexical, Book, Audio, and Cartographic Resources for the Study of Sri Lanka.”

2012

Yvonne Everett (Environmental Studies, Humboldt State University), “Caring for the Land: An Exploration of Collaborative Stewardship and Resilience.”

Patrick Ireland (Political Science, Illinois Institute of Technology), “Explaining the Actions and Positions of the Sri Lankan and Filipino States toward Migrant Domestic Workers.”

Ahalya Satkunaratnam (Critical Dance Studies, Northeastern Illinois University), “Feminist Movements: Bharata Natyam Dance Practice in ‘Post-Conflict’ Sri Lanka.”

2011

Melanie Dean (Religious Studies, Eckerd College), “The ‘evil eye’ belief across religions and ethnicities in urban Sri Lanka.”

Dennis McGilvray (Anthropology, U. of Colorado–Boulder), “Matrilocal Households and Women’s Property in Post-Conflict Sri Lanka.”

Arun Rasiah (Education, Holy Names University), “Intellectual Discourse of a Shi’i Muslim Community in Sri Lanka.”

2010

Christina Davis (Anthropology, University of Michigan), “Mediating Difference: Shakthi TV Viewership Among Ethnic Minority Adolescents.”

Susanne Mrozik (Religion, Mount Holyoke College), “The Buddhist Nuns’ (Bhikkhuni) Revival in Sri Lanka.”

Ronit Ricci (Literature, Australian National University), “The Sri Lankan Malays: Bridging Islam in South and Southeast Asia.”

2009

Frank J. Korom (Religion, Boston University), “Guru Bawa and Transnational Sufism”.

2008

Nalin Jayasena (English Literature, Miami University of Ohio), “The Bounty of War: Cinema and the Sri Lankan Ethnic Conflict””.

Jody Miller (Criminology/Sociology, University of Missouri–St. Louis), “The Gendered Social Organization of Commercial Sex in Sri Lanka”.

Patrick Peebles (History, University of Missouri–Kansas City), “The Making of Ceylon, 1833-50”.

2007

Namika Raby (Anthropology, California State University—Long Beach), “Irrigation Management Transfer: An Analysis of the Farmer Company Approach.”

Michael Woost (Anthropology, Hartwick College), “Digging for Power, Fortune and Destiny: Mapping the Historical Transformations of the Social and Moral Experience of Gem Mining in Southeastern Sri Lanka.”

2006

Richard A. Ashford (Education, Whitman College), “Organizational Coordination of SWAp Development in Sri Lankan Education.”

Ian Barrow (History, Middlebury College), “Re-Imagining Death: The Assassination Museum of SWRD Bandaranaike.”

Peter Slomanson (Linguistics, City University of New York), “Sri Lankan Malay as Linguistic Interface between Indonesia and Sri Lanka.”

2005

Daniel Bass (Anthropology, Florida International University), “Working Culture: Up-country Tamil Ethnicity on Sri Lankan Tea Plantations.”

Martha Chaiklin (History, University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee), “Ceylon and the Early Modern Ivory Trade.”

Michele Gamburd (Anthropology, Portland State University), “Alcohol, Gender, and Globalization in a Sri Lankan Village.”

Carl J. Wendt, (Archaeology, California State University—Fullerton), “Archaeological Reconnaissance in the Bibile-Nilgala Region, Sri Lanka.”

Michael Woost (Anthropology, Hartwick College), “Gem Mining in Rural Sri Lanka: Tracing the National and Global Links to Local Subsistence Strategies in Southeastern Sri Lanka.”

2004

Bernard Bate (Anthropology, Yale University), “The Protestant Sermon and Saivite Public Discourse in Sri Lanka, c. 1850.”

Abby Robinson (Photography, School of Visual Arts/Pratt Institute), “Sri Lankan Cinema.”

George Bryan Souza (History, University of Texas-San Antonio), “Cinnamon in the Emerging Global Economy, 1650 to 1792.”

2003

Alan Keenan (Political Science, independent scholar), “Human Rights and the Discourses of Good Governance: Negotiating Power in Sri Lanka.”

Mark Whitaker (Anthropology, University of South Carolina—Aitken), “Learning Politics from Sivaram: an Ethnographic Biography.”

Deborah Winslow (Anthropology, University of New Hampshire), “Social Consequences of Technological Change in Walangama.”

2002

Ian J. Barrow (History, Middlebury College), “British Colonial Surveying in Sri Lanka, 1796-1850.”

Geeta Patel (Women’s Studies, Wellesley College), “Gender, Risk Strategies, and Globalization.”

2001

Dennis McGilvray (Anthropology, University of Colorado), “Sufi Circuits to and from Sri Lanka.”

David Rudner (Anthropology, Independent Scholar), “Comparative Study of Irrigation Communities and Development Regimes.”

2000

Maria Heim (Religious Studies, California State University—Long Beach), “The Patipattisangaha and Medieval Pali Textual History.”

Anne Sheeran (Anthropology, University of Washington), “Diasporas, Musical Practices, and Political Histories in Sri Lanka.”