Anna Brodrecht

2012 Bea Medicine Winner

medicine_brodrecht.jpgAnna Brodrecht is a PhD Candidate of Anthropology at the University of Florida with particular interest in applying anthropology toward the improvement of development programs. Her dissertation research examines the role of practitioner and recipient culture in the design, implementation and outcomes of three development programs of the state government of Yucatan, Mexico. Development programs are explored as cultural encounters between development practitioners and program recipients rather than mechanisms for the top-down transfer of the ideas and materials of development. Funded by a Fulbright Garcia-Robles grant and a Boren Fellowship, Anna hopes to apply her research in a bi-lateral context through a career in the US State Department.

 

Karenne Wood
2012 Bea Medicine Winner

medicine_wood.jpgKarenne Wood is an enrolled member of the Monacan Indian Nation. She directs Virginia Indian Programs at the VFH and is a PhD candidate and Ford Fellow in anthropology at the University of Virginia, working to revitalize indigenous languages and cultural. She has worked at the National Museum of the American Indian as a researcher. Karenne held a four-year gubernatorial appointment as Chair of the Virginia Council on Indians. She is the author of Markings on Earth, which won the North American Native Authors Award for Poetry in 2000. She is the editor of The Virginia Indian Heritage Trail, now in its third edition; and she recently contributed a chapter on Southeastern Indians for National Geographic’s Indian Nations of North America.