7th Annual Sidney Mintz Fellowship Awardees

We are delighted to announce the awardees of the 7th annual Sidney Mintz Fellowship. Inaugurated in 2015, the Sydney Mintz Fellowship seeks to support graduate field and archival research that echoes the spirit of Professor Mintz’s own work, with a focus on inequality and race, food and agricultural histories, and the place of language in social and cultural understanding. Engaging anthropology and history, the Caribbean and its diaspora, including in the USA and locally in Baltimore, this fund primarily supports fellowships for exploratory phases of Johns Hopkins University graduate projects in anthropology, and more broadly in the humanities and social sciences. Congratulations to this year’s awardees!

Omotayo Adekunle Adenugba (Anthropology)

“The Evolution of Black Gold: Ecologies of Water, Sound and Legality in Ogono, Nigeria”

Kaushal Bodwal (Anthropology)

“Understanding trans futures: A comparative analysis of trans and intersex care based institutions and activism in Baltimore, USA, and Thoothukudi, India”

Julia Alves da Costa (Anthropology)

“Rethinking nature during climate change: an ethnography of the California Academy of Sciences”

Sophie D’Anieri (Anthropology)

“Confluences of the Domestic: The Gendered Politics of Food, Violence, and Labor in Peri-Urban Mexico.”

Joseph Aaron Joe (Cast-M)

“Structuring Hope: A Historical Ethnography of the Post-colonial Philippine General Hospital”

Iván André Ruiz-Hernández (Political Science)

“The Politics of Food & Agricultural Regulation in México”