Five graduate students have received Kākano Fund Awards in the second and final round for 2018. Congratulations to:
Claire Black, MA candidate at at the University of Auckland, whose thesis Rainbow Connections: LGBTQ Young People’s use of Digital Technologies in New Zealand is currently under examination.
Liselle Finlay, Masters candidate at Massey University, who will present a paper entitled ‘Fostering a new approach: How alternative care models in Greece are meeting unaccompanied minors’ rights’ at the 2018 DevNet Conference next month.
Jade Gifford, Honours student at Victoria University of Wellington, who will be involved in delivering a workshop regarding anthropology’s relationship with Māori in Aotearoa as part of the Mahi Tahi Workshop at the 2018 ASAA/NZ Conference next month.
Maike Guesgen, MA candidate at Massey University, who will present a paper entitled ‘Improvising Military Life: The Experience of Presence and Absence During Deployment’ at the 2018 ASAA/NZ Conference next month.
Ella J. Robinson, PhD candidate at the University of Otago, who will submit her thesis Lesbian and Queer Women’s Impressions of Ageing and Old Age in New Zealand, Aotearoa in December 2018.
Established in 1985 by funds gifted by Dame Joan Metge, the Kākano Fund is primarily for Masters students majoring in social and cultural anthropology who are completing theses or dissertations. We also consider PhD students if funding permits. The Fund provides financial assistance towards thesis production costs and/or costs involve in presenting a paper at a conference. 2019 applications will open in May.