Department of Anthropology Graduate Student Ting Hui LAU recently won a WennerGren Dissertation Fieldwork Grant. The Title of Ting's project is "Millenarian Modernities: Demon possession and development on the margins of China."
Wenner Gren Dissertation Fieldwork Grants are awarded to aid doctoral or thesis research. The program contributes to the Foundation's overall mission to support basic research in anthropology and to ensure that the discipline continues to be a source of vibrant and significant work that furthers our understanding of humanity's cultural and biological origins, development, and variation. The Foundation supports research that demonstrates a clear link to anthropological theory and debates, and promises to make a solid contribution to advancing these ideas. There is no preference for any methodology, research location, or subfield. The Foundation particularly welcomes proposals that employ a comparative perspective, can generate innovative approaches or ideas, and/or integrate two or more subfields.
In addition, Ting Hui LAU was awarded an NSF grant for her dissertation research, which is already in motion. Professors Andrew Willford and Magnus Fiskesjö congratulated Ting on these well-deserved honors.