Danielle DiNovelli-Lang — Ph.D. in Anthropology expected May 2010 from Columbia University. DiNovelli-Lang received her B.A. degree from Yale University in 1999. She graduated with distinction in English and Women’s and Gender Studies. During her fellowship year at Yale she plans to turn the dissertation (called “The Table is Set”: Getting Values from Nature in Tlingit Aaní (Southeast Alaska)” into a book that will focus on what a seemingly remote struggle over hunting and fishing rights on “the Last Frontier” could mean for how we think about the United States as a political-economic formation.Indrani Chatterjee — Ph.D. in History in 1996 from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. She is currently Associate Professor and Co-Director of the Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis at The State University of New Jersey at Rutgers. At Yale, she plans to complete a monograph that traces the production of oblivion of a cosmopolitan, Tibeto-Bengali world in Northeastern India.Diana Mincyte — Ph.D. in Sociology in 2006 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL. The title of her dissertation is “Small-Scale Farms, Large-Scale Politics: The Changing Landscape of Rural Lithuania.” She is currently a Research Fellow at the Rachel Carson Center for Environmental Studies in Munich (Germany). During the fellowship year, she will prepare a book manuscript that is based on her dissertation, which analyzes how small-scale, semi-subsistence farming fits into sustainability politics.Ramon Sarró — read Philosophy at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (1988) and Social Anthropology at University College London, from which he received his M.A. in 1990 and his Ph.D. in 1999. He is currently a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Social Sciences at the University of Lisbon. He wrote both his M.A. and Ph.D. theses on African religious movements. While at Yale Sarró plans to complete a manuscript project provisionally entitled “How Societies Expect: Essays on Millenarism in Rural Africa.”
Daisuke Naito — He received a Ph.D. in 2008 from the Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies at Kyoto University. Since 2008 he has been a Research Fellow with the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science at Kyoto University and the University of California at Santa Cruz. The same organization will fund his work at Yale, where he will conduct a comparative analysis of forest impacts in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia, Sabah, Malaysia, and Oaxaca, Mexico, focusing on land use and management, forest resources, and indigenous rights.