Nikhil Anand, an assistant professor of anthropology at Haverford College, is concerned with urban water systems in India, and the complex relationships among residents and city planners.
Gary Kroll, an associate professor of history at the State University of New York-Plattsburgh, studies the impact of U.S. transportation systems on human-animal interactions.
The fellows’ research exemplifies emerging areas of interdisciplinary scholarship and publication supported by the Quadrant Program, a collaboration of the IAS and the Press, with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
During spring 2013, the fellows will be part of the IAS interdisciplinary scholarly community, joining U of M faculty and doctoral fellows working on such diverse topics as digital Native American language resources, online identity and privacy concerns, a performance project on cancer, and the use of body movement to model cell division during their residencies.
Eight additional scholars will make short-term visits to present their current projects at the U of M as part of Quadrant.
Post by Phyllis Messenger, grants coordinator, IAS