Peter K. New Award Winner, 2005
Xianghong Feng is a doctoral student in cultural anthropology at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington, where her faculty advisor is Prof. John H. Bodley. Her research interests are in Chinese minorities, rural development, and contemporary issues. She worked as an intern journalist covering the reporting of China’s minority areas development at People’s Daily, Beijing, in 2000 and 2002. She received a bachelor’s degree in journalism in 2000 and a master’s degree in folklore in 2003 at Central University of Nationalities, Beijing, P. R. China, Her preliminary dissertation research in 2005 on the impact of tourism development on ethnic minorities in Hunan Province was funded by a Summer Doctoral Fellowship from the Thomas S. Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public Service, and by an International Research Award from the Department of Anthropology, Washington State University.
Colin Thor West
Peter K. New Award Second Place Winner, 2005
Colin West is a PhD candidate in the Department of Anthropology and graduate research associate in the Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology (BARA) at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. He is broadly interested in the human dimensions of global environmental change. Colin has conducted fieldwork in Burkina Faso, West Africa and also the Southwest United States. This research explores the sustainability of rural livelihoods undergoing processes of social and climatic change.
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