Past Lemelson Student Fellows

2012 Fellows

Michael Chladek, University of Chicago

Buddhist Monkhood and the Construction of Masculinity in Northern Thailand

Lindsey Conklin, University of Chicago
Navigating the “Marriage Crisis”: Youth, “Waithood,”  and Personal Honor in Amman

Nofit ItzhakUCSD
Globalizing Compassion: The Ethic of Love and Altruistic Social Action in a Transnational Catholic Charismatic Community

Erin Moore, University of Chicago
Microfinanced Girls: Adolescence, Subjectivity, and Development Interventions in Uganda

Kristi M. NinnemannCase Western Reserve University
Psychiatric Pharmacogenomics in the United States: Effects and Affects

Caissa Revilla-MinayaVanderbilt University
The Self and Environmental Perceptions of a Matsigenka Community in Manu National Park, Peru

Jenny Walton-WetzelUCLA
Risking Delight: Experience, Emotion, and Contemporary Clowns

Ming XueUCLA
A cross-cultural study on human friendship


2011 Fellows

Elise Berman, University of Chicago
How Do I Say No? Children, Deception, and Avoiding Giving in the Marshall Islands

Andrea Chiovenda, Boston University
The Construction of Masculinity and Gender Identity in Afghan Pashtun Men

Meghan Halley, Case Western Reserve University
Unyago and Jando: The Role of Adolescent Initiation Rituals in Shaping Youth Sexuality In Rural Southern Tanzania

Christian Laheij, London School of Economics and Political Science
“Resolve This Problem Our Way”: Islamic Reformism, Public Sphere and Dispute Management in Northern Mozambique

Sara Lewis, Columbia University
From Social Suffering to Social Resilience: Buddhism and Coping in the Tibetan Exile Community

Zhiying Ma, University of Chicago
Psychiatric Subjectivity and Cultural Resistance: Experience and Explanations of Schizophrenia in Contemporary China

Hillary Melchiors, Case Western Reserve University
Between Cultures: Turkish-German Girls in Berlin

Victoria Ramenzoni, University of Georgia
Subjective Estimations, Probabilities, and Subsistence Among Vezo of Madagascar

Amy Rezac, Case Western Reserve University
Response to Psychological Distress During Displacement

Sarah Rubin, Case Western Reserve University
Motherhood and Emotional Distress in a South African Township: an Ethnographic Investigation of Postnatal Depression in Sociocultural Context

Katrin Tovote, University of Hawaii
Daily Routines and Acculturation of Working Poor Maya in San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico

Laura Vares, Brown University
Cultivating Vitality: Examining the Experience of Aging for Italian Women in Midlife

Lesley Jo Weaver, Emory University
Sweet and Low: Diabetes and Depression in India


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