A Colby alumna and a faculty member both made a list of the 40 favorite cultural anthropology doctoral dissertations on the website Anthropologyworks in February.

Laura Eichelberger ’99 titled her project “Manufacturing Insecurity: Power, Water, Waste, and the Silences of Sustainability and Suffering in Northwest Alaska,” writing about the native Inupiat dealing with encroaching technology and state power. Visiting Assistant Professor of Global Studies Karin Friederic’s dissertation was “La Violencia Adentro (Violence in the Interior): Gender Violence, Human Rights, and State-NGO-Community Relations in Coastal Ecuador.” Both women studied at the University of Arizona.

The online list includes favorites of Anthropologyworks blogger Barbara Miller, professor of cultural anthropology and international affairs at the George Washington University. The blog is a project of the Culture in Global Affairs (CIGA) research and policy program of the Elliott School of International Affairs at GWU.