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Gayatri Reddy receives two grants to support research in Hyderabad

May 07, 2016
Gayatri Reddy has received two prestigious fellowships from The American
Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) and the Wenner-Gren Foundation for
Anthropological Research (WGF) for her project, "The Karma of Black Folk:
Siddis and the Meaning of Race and Masculinity in Hyderabad." Drawing on
ethnographic and archival research over the course of two years, this
project explores contemporary meanings of blackness, masculinity, race,
and belonging in India, through the lens of the so-called "African" or
Siddi community in the south Indian city of Hyderabad.

The American Institute for Indian Studies (AIIS) is a cooperative,
non-profit organization of eighty-one American colleges and universities
that supports the pursuit and advancement of knowledge about India. It is
the one of the primary organizations for funding cross-disciplinary
research in India, sourcing funds from the US State Department, the
National Endowment for the Humanities, and private endowment funds.
Funding for this fellowship will support research fieldwork from June
2016-April 2017.

The Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, Inc. is a private
operating foundation dedicated to the advancement of anthropology
throughout the world. It is one of the major funding sources for
international anthropological research and is actively engaged with the
anthropological community. The Post-PhD Research Grant program supports
research that demonstrates a clear link to anthropological theory and
debates, and promises to make a solid contribution to advancing these
ideas.  Funding from this grant will support research fieldwork from in
the Summer and Fall of 2017.

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