Humans, Technology, and Disaster in a Himalayan Valley
November 16, 2015
Lewis & Clark has received an award in support of Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology Kabir Heimsath’s project, “Strange Intersections: Humans, Technology and Disaster in a Himalayan Valley”.
This grant was awarded by the Institute for Money, Technology and Financial Inclusion (IMTFI), which is a program housed at the University of California, Irvine. Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the mission of the IMTFI is to “support research on money and technology among the world’s poorest people”.
This grant will allow Dr. Heimsath to conduct research in Nepal, studying infrastructures, technologies and discursive practices involved with the movement of people and materials to/from Kathmandu and Manang.