Anthropology PhD Student Emily Riley awarded a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad

The Department of Anthropology is very pleased to announce that PhD Student Emily Riley has been awarded a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad. Emily’s research, entitled “The Fight Against Wastefulness’: Legal and Political Engagement in Senegal,” will investigate the legal and political efforts for social change in Senegal, specifically examining the history and current impacts of the law of 1967 that reprimands excessive spending for family ceremonies and subsequent campaigns to revive it. Emily will examine the state, religious, and non-governmental intersections regarding the law, and will then analyze them in relation to broader questions of economic development, gender relations, social change, fiscal policy, and state-citizen relations.