Faculty Notes

Anthropology and Sociology

Olga Shevchenko: Awarded 2010 Davis Center Book Prize in Political and Social Studies

Posted Nov. 16, 2010: Olga Shevchenko, Associate Professor of Sociology, was awarded the 2010 Davis Center Book Prize in Political and Social Studies for her ethnographic study, “Crisis and the Everyday in Postsocialist Moscow” (2009, Indiana University). The prize, sponsored by the Kathryn W. and Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at more »

Arafaat A. Valiani: Physical training practices and novel forms of civic conduct in Gujarat, India

Posted March 3, 2010: In his lecture (linked below), Assistant Professor of Sociology Arafaat A. Valiani “draws upon his current book project which ethnographically and historically investigates how practices of physical training have produced novel forms of civic conduct that are tied to public performances of violence in the western Indian state of Gujarat.  Valiani more »

Kim Gutschow: Humboldt Fellowship to Support Childbirth Research

Nov. 16: Kim Gutschow received Germany’s Humboldt Fellowship, a three year grant to fund  research and writing of her forthcoming book “Birth: From Home to Hospital and Back Home Again.”  Gutschow’s book contrasts the shift of childbirth from home to hospital in rural India with reverse flow of birth back home again in rural New more »