Ph.D. Student Priyanka Jayakodi Awarded Rose Graduate Fellowship Fund in Water Research

Department of Anthropology Ph.D. Student Priyanka Jayakodi has been awarded the 2024-25 Rose Graduate Fellowship in Water Research by the Michigan State University Graduate School. The Rose Graduate Fellowship is an annual award for graduate students at Michigan State University aimed at supporting research that addresses the looming global water crisis. 

In her doctoral research, Priyanka examines entanglements of ecological and bodily health and household water insecurity in communities where Chronic Kidney Disease of uncertain etiology (CKDu) is prevalent in Sri Lanka. Priyanka will use the fellowship funds to support her upcoming dissertation fieldwork in Sri Lanka.