The winners of the Rachel Tanur Memorial Prize for Visual Sociology explain the meanings and inspiration behind their submission and the connection to Rachel Tanur's legacy.
A 2016 International Dissertation Research Fellowship recipient, Heather Wurtz is a doctoral candidate at Columbia University. Her dissertation research assumes an ethnographic approach along the Mexico-Guatemala border to examine how migrant women navigate their reproductive lives within complex institutional settings. The “Research Snapshots” series is an initiative aimed at highlighting important and innovative research by SSRC fellows who are currently conducting or who have recently returned from doing international research.
In the first of the International Dissertation Research Fellowship 20th Anniversary interview series, Emily Carroll and Adriana Stephan speak with 2007 International Dissertation Research Fellowship recipient Tariq Thachil.
B Camminga, a 2016-17 Next Generation Social Sciences Completion Fellow, studies transgender refugees establishing a new life in South Africa. SSRC staff, Francesca Freeman and Natalie Reinhart, interviewed B at a workshop in Nairobi, and B shared reflections on their dissertation research.
Noelle Brigden is a 2010 International Dissertation Research Fellowship recipient and a graduate student at Cornell University. In this Research Snapshot, she examines how the informal institutions that sustain undocumented migration adapt to changes in border policing, tracing developments from villages in El Salvador into Guatemala and Mexico and up through the United States. The Research Snapshots series is an initiative aimed at highlighting important and innovative research by SSRC fellows who are currently conducting or who have recently returned from doing international research.