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Janell Rothenberg



Contact Information

Email    jrothenberg@ucla.edu
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Fields of Study

Sociocultural Anthropology

Research

Global ports and shipping; infrastructure, urban planning and development; economic anthropology; space, place and the environment; science and technology studies; gender; the Middle East and North Africa

Grants and Awards

2011-2012 National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant, Science, Technology and Society Program 
2010-2011 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship, US Dept of Education 
2010 Graduate Summer Research Mentorship, UCLA 
2009 American Institute for Maghrib Studies (AIMS) Conference Travel Award 
2009-2010 Academic Year Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship in Arabic 
2009 American Institute for Maghrib Studies (AIMS) Short-Term Research Fellowship 
2009 Summer Research Grant, UCLA Dept of Anthropology 
2008-2009 Academic Year Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship in Arabic 
2008 Summer Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship in Arabic 
2008 Summer Research Grant, UCLA Dept of Anthropology 
2007-2008 Dean's Grant, UCLA 
2007-2008 Academic Year Fellowship, UCLA Dept of Anthropology 
2001-2003 MacCracken Fellowship, NYU Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Conference Presentations

2010b ?Values and Spaces of Capacity at the Global Port,? paper presented at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, November, New Orleans, LA. Panel: ?Infrastructures of Circulation,? sponsored by the Executive Committee of the American Anthropological Association.

2010a ?Contesting the Interzone: Literary Representations of Tangier,? paper presented at ?Ports of Call, Cultures of Exchange.? UCLA Comparative Literature Graduate Student Conference, March.

2009b ?Hub of Virtue: Corporate Social Responsibility and Mega-Port Development in Northern Morocco.? Paper presented at the 2009 American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, December, Philadelphia, PA. Organizer and Chair of Session: ?Theorizing Infrastructure: Technopolitics of Development in Contemporary Africa,? co-sponsored by the Association for Africanist Anthropology and the Association for Political and Legal Anthropology

2009a ?Port development, Corporate Responsibility and Social Change in Northern Morocco.? Paper presented at the 2009 Middle Eastern Studies Association Conference, November, Boston, MA. Session Title: ?The Private Business Elite.?

Advisors

Susan Slyomovics (Chair) 
Akhil Gupta 
Jessica Cattelino 
Andrew Lakoff (USC Anthro) 
Christopher Kelty (Information Studies)

Degrees

PhD, Sociocultural Anthropology, UCLA (2015)
M.A. Near Eastern Studies, New York University (2003)
B.A., Hampshire College (2001)