AAA and the Committee on Minority Issues in Anthropology
(CMIA) are pleased to announce the selection of Carwil Bjork-James as recipient
of the 2012-2013 AAA Minority Dissertation Fellowship.Bjork-James' dissertation, titled "Claiming
Space, Redefining Politics: Urban Protest and Grassroots Power in Bolivia",
focuses on "analyzing the spatial logic of the protests that led to Bolivia's
current political transformation..."Bjork-James' Dissertation Committee Chairperson, Marc Edelman, says "He
[Bjork-James] is a rigorous, creative and very promising scholar."
Carwil received his
BA at Northwestern University in Mathematics and Physics and a Master of Public
Policy degree in Environmental and Human Rights Policy from the University of
Chicago.He is currently working on his
PhD in Cultural Anthropology at CUNY Graduate Center.