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School of International Studies
George Wilson Hall
Kathleen Hastings
School of International Studies
George Wilson Hall
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, California 95211

Pacific Fund Awardees

The following projects were awarded Pacific Funds 2012-2013

Co-Wife Jealousy Among Polygnous Families of Saint Louis, Senegal: Causes and Effects: 
funds for student Sarah George to travel to the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (faculty adviser Dr. Analiese Richard).

Tourism and Economic Development in Cuba:
funds for student Heather Pugh to travel to Cuba to observe and gather data on the social impact of the country's tourist industry (faculty adviser Dr. Niru Yadav).

Ecology Action Internship:
funds for Morgan Stonefelt will learn practical skills that address issues of food insecurity through a combination of hands-on fieldwork and classroom teaching at a farm in Mendocino, CA. 

Guatemala Spanish Immersion Program:
funds undergraduates, Kaya Dantzler and Ashlee Frandell and graduate student Addison Welsh for the summer 2013 program.

Three students in SIS' Masters of Intercultural Relations (MAIR) program have been awarded funding to support graduate research theses.

  • intercultural children's books: Melissa Hahn
  • refuge prenatal care, birthing process & cultural norms: Alyson Jessee
  • Navigating Intercultural Competence: American University in Bosnia and Herzegovina Training: Jenny Sowry

The following projects were awarded SIS Pacific Funds for 2011/12:

Gentrification and Cultural Exchange in Berlin, Germany: funds for student Kiel Batanian to do field research in Germany (faculty advisor Dr. Ahmed Kanna).

Community Agriculture as a Response to the Global Food Crisis - A Comparison of Models from Nicaragua and the United States: funds for students Maya Campbell to travel to and serve on a panel at the Society for Applied Anthropology in Baltimore, Maryland (faculty advisor Dr. Analiese Richard).

Model United Nations: Plane fare for students to travel to New York City based MUN conference (faculty advisor Howard Moseley).

The Comitas Institute for Anthropological Study (CIFAS) Field School in Ethnographical Research Methods in Montevideo, Uruguay: Student Anna Rubianes participated in this ten day educational program.

First Power - Alternative Spring Break in Vancouver BC, Canada: Students Angeliza Lapid and Deirdre Graham.

Four students in SIS' Masters of Intercultural Relations (MAIR) program have been awarded funding to support graduate research theses.

  • Intercultural Communication Research in the Diffusion of Innovations in Rural Peru: Jessica Klyn de Novelo
  • Living Cross-Culturally in the Developmental Years - Intercultural Competencies and Skills of Adult Third Culture Kids: Jody C. Tangredi
  • Differences in How Racism and Poverty Affect Mexican American Stress and Coping for Immigrants and their Eldest U.S. Born or Naturalized Adult Child: Nancy Foote Monroe
  • Personal Leadership and Transformative Learning in Au Pair Hosting: Valli Murphy