Anthropology PhD Student Meskerem Glegziabher awarded a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad

The Department of Anthropology is very pleased to announce that PhD Student Meskerem Glegziabher has been awarded a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad award

Her research project is entitled “India Rising: Understanding Development, Gender and Urban Poverty Alleviation in Delhi’s Jhuggi Jhopris.” She will be conducting ethnographic and archival research in Delhi, India and will examine contemporary development and women’s empowerment initiatives that target Delhi’s slums by government agencies and NGOs and examining how understandings and applications of broader notions of gender, identity, and belonging bear upon the structure of these development initiatives and how such understandings rest upon and engender differential conceptions of citizenship in Delhi and impact ultimate access to public space and basic resources.

09.18.12