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561-297-2595, pburks@fau.edu

FAU Professor Receives Fulbright Grant for Research in Nepal

BOCA RATON, FL (May 18, 2009) – Dr. Mary M. Cameron , associate professor in Florida Atlantic University’s department of anthropology in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, recently received a Fulbright grant to fund a one-year research project in Nepal in 2010 titled "Ayurveda and Nature in Nepal."

The project extends Cameron's prior research on farming, gender, caste and Ayurveda to Nepali understandings of human-nature relationships, and initiates new inquiry on biodiversity conservation, gender and nature. It will advance medical anthropological knowledge by synthesizing it with new paradigms in environmental anthropology, particularly the dwelling perspective and new political ecology.

Cameron received her grant through the U.S. Department of Education Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad Program. Cameron will start her field work in Nepal on January 1, 2010.

To learn more about FAU’s department of anthropology, call 561-297-3230.

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