William Lempert

Australian Project Support, 2015

AUSTRALIA William-LempertHis research in cultural anthropology looks at Indigenous media as an essential element for engaging and supporting some of the most culturally rich, yet vulnerable peoples of the world. In the Kimberley region of Australia, he explored the stakes involved in different Indigenous visions of Aboriginality by comparing two media organizations, following the social lives of their media through collaborating on production teams. His study reveals the changing diversity of Indigenous media in settler-colonial nations, as well as Indigenous challenges and perspectives in Australia and the U.S.

Margit Bowler

Australian Project Support, 2012

Margit-BowlerProject on linguistic quantifiers in Warlpiri, an aboriginal language spoken by 3,000 people in Australia’s Northern Territories. Bowler’s Roth Endowment award helped defray the costs of field work and data collection. She is a graduate of Reed College.

Matthew Perez

Australian Project Support, 2011

Studies with Richard Whiteley, an internationally renowned artist and expert in glass casting, at the Australian National University. His Roth Endowment award allowed Perez to travel from Canberra to Melbourne and Sydney as a visiting artist to engage university audiences on his research project, entitled “To Anneal,” on new techniques of glass fabrication. See www.matthewdayperez.com.

Chelsea Lane‐Miller

Australian Project Support, 2010

Project on water distribution policy in the Murray‐Darling basin, which weighed the needs of communities against those of farmers and the environment. Lane-Miller, a graduate of Dartmouth College, conducted this research in Adelaide at the University of Southern Australia.

Joshua Coene

Australian Project Support, 2009

Travel funds for research on changes in penal policy and practices in New South Wales over the last four decades.

Abigail Sebaly

Australian Project Support, 2009

Project on dance forms and dance education. Sebaly, a Merce Cunnigham dancer and graduate of the University of Michigan, is now at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, continuing her research into methods of curating contemporary dance.

Amos Jones

Australian Project Support, 2007

Project on the Australian experience of constitutionalism and its US links, conducted at Melbourne University’s School of Law. Jones is a Columbia University and Harvard Law School graduate.

Mytoan Nguyen

Australian Project Support, 2003

Project on immigration policy and Vietnamese refugee communities in Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne. At the time, Nguyen was at UC Berkeley.

Sabra Thorner

Australian Project Support, 2002

Project on the social impact of Australia’s Aboriginal Cultural Centers. At the time, Thorner was at Georgetown University.

Nili Kaplan‐Myrth

Australian Project Support, 2002

Project on the prevention of blindness in aboriginal communities. At the time, Kaplan-Myrth was at Yale University.