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2018 Student International Research & Internship Projects

The Center for Global Studies will support seventeen new student research and internship projects through its CGS International Research/Internship Excellence Awards in summer/fall 2018. These awards are made possible through private funds from donors who support the CGS mission as well as partners such as the School of Energy Resources, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and the College of Arts and Sciences.

Thomas Ashley (Laramie, Wyoming), PhD – Geology (CGS-SER Nielson International Internship/Fieldwork Grant)

Project: River Engineering, Environmental Stewardship, and Interpretation of Earth’s History: Fieldwork in The Netherlands

 

Jessica Droke (Jackson, Tennessee), PhD – Anthropology (Centennial Fellowship in Global Studies)

Project: Study of Krapina Neanderthals: Croatian Natural History Museum in Zagreb

 

Alexander Garcia-Putnam (Laramie, Wyoming), PhD – Anthropology (John P. Ellbogen Endowment for Global Engagement Grant Award)

Project: Excavations at Magdalena de Cao Viejo in Peru

 

Jimena Golcher-Benavides (Konstanz, Germany), PhD – Ecology (Harris International Research Award)

Project: Drivers of Freshwater Fish Biodiversity in Lake Tanganyika, Africa's Inland Sea

 

Lucus Hansen (Laramie, Wyoming), MA – Political Science (CGS-U.S. Senator Malcolm Wallop ‘Conversations on Democracy’ Award)

Project: Communication Power and the European Union (EU): What Makes a Strategic Narrative Successful?

 

Larissa Hipp (North Platte, Nebraska), BA – English (CGS World to Wyoming Grant)

Project: Professional Writing Internship with Buzz.ie in Dublin

 

Chipiliro Kalonde (Lilongwe 3, Malawi), MA – International Studies (CGS-U.S. Senator Malcolm Wallop ‘Conversations on Democracy’ Award)

Project: Gacaca Court System and Post Genocide Reconciliation in Rwanda

 

Phineas Kelly (Laramie, Wyoming), MA/PhD – Anthropology (Center for Global Studies International Internship/Fieldwork Grant)

Project:  Rapa Nui Language and Culture Project on Easter Island

 

Sana Kika (Iraq), MA – International Studies (Center for Global Studies International Internship/Fieldwork Grant)

Project: How Immigrants of Iraqi Christian Identity Negotiate Becoming Americans

 

Nikola Lazic (Šid, Serbia), MA – International Studies (Centennial Fellowship in Global Studies)

Project: Sanctuary City Policies and Practices: Edmonton, Canada vs Calgary, Canada

 

Anne Reed (Cheyenne, Wyoming), MS – Rangeland Ecology & Watershed Management and Environment & Natural Resources

(CGS-SER Nielson International Internship/Fieldwork Grant)

Project: Human-Elephant Conflict Analysis in Coimbatore Forest District in India

 

Emily Schimelpfenig (Lander, Wyoming), BA – Political Science (CGS World to Wyoming Grant)

Project: The Belfast Giants and Decreasing Divisions of Identity in Northern Ireland

 

Cristian Sepulveda Maldonado (Santiago, Chile), PhD – Management and Marketing (CGS-SER Nielson International Internship/Fieldwork Grant)

Project: Global Supply Chains and the Impact on End Consumers: Cases of Chile, U.S., and Germany

 

Meagan Soehn (Casper, Wyoming), BS – Microbiology (Harris International Research Award)

Project: Improving Brucellosis Control Strategies Within Uganda

 

Sarah Stagg (Grand Junction, Colorado), MA/PhD – Anthropology (CGS World to Wyoming Grant)

Project: The Callacpuma Archaeological Program

 

Emily Wood (Granite Canyon, Wyoming), BA – German and International Studies (Christopher and Michelle Spear International Fieldwork Grant)

Project: State Department Internship with U.S. Embassy in Equatorial Guinea

 

Tinghui Zhang (Schertz, Texas), MFA – Creative Writing (CGS World to Wyoming Grant)

Project: Intersection of Food in Culture, Tradition, and History in China and America

 

2018 CGS Faculty Research Excellence Awards

The Center for Global Studies will support ten new faculty research projects through its CGS Research Excellence Awards for international fieldwork in summer/fall 2018. These awards provide up to $5,000 in seed money for international research. These funds are made possible through our partnership with the Office of Academic Affairs, Office of Research and Economic Development, School of Energy Resources, and donors who support the mission of the Center for Global Studies.

"Archaeolim: Prehistorics People, Climates, & Environments of the Northern Adriatic"

Principal Investigator:  James Ahern, Department of Anthropology

 

"Breeding Biology of the Abyssinian Ground Hornbill in Northern Uganda"

Principal Investigator:  Anna Chalfoun, Department of Zoology and Physiology

 

"Women's Suffrage in Australia: A Visual Investigation"

Principal Investigator:  Colleen Denney, School of Culture, Gender & Social Justice

 

"Exploring Multifunctional Rural Landscapes in Australia: Noosa Hinterlands, Darling Downs, & New England Tableland"

Principal Investigator:  Jeffrey Hamerlinck, WyGISC and Department of Geography

 

"Prince Peter: Greece, Modernity, & the Development of Anthropology"

Principal Investigator:  Michael Harkin, Department of Anthropology

 

"Seeds of Possibility: A Children's Book"

Principal Investigator:  Ashley Hope Carlisle, Department of Visual and Literary Arts

 

"Quaternary History & Education Opportunities of the Selenga River Delta"

Principal Investigator:  Brandon McElroy, Department of Geology and Geophysics

 

"The Human Right to Water in a Time of Scarcity"

Principal Investigators:  Noah Novogrodsky and Jason Robison, College of Law and Bryan Shuman, Department of Geology and Geophysics

 

"Conquering the Sacred East: The Orthodox, Latin, & Muslim Histories of Hagia Sophia, Pangaea Atheniotissa, and the Holy Sepulcher"

Principal Investigator:  Naomi Pitamber, Department of Visual and Literary Arts

 

"Molecular Characterization of Brucella Isolates from Cattle in Uganda"

Principal Investigator:  Brant Schumaker, Department of Veterinary Sciences

 


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