Information on past IRCPL researchers is available here

2016-17 IRCPL Research Scholars

Matthew Winters is a South Asian Studies Master’s student at Columbia University focusing on agrarian development in Bangladesh. Their academic interests include anthropological analysis of climate change adaptation, gender equity, and development-induced displacement. Currently Matthew is working on an upcoming publication related to agricultural livelihood adaptation in southwest Bangladesh.

Kevin Louis Witkow received a Masters Degree from the Religion Department at Columbia University in 2016. His interests include the anthropology of religion and secularism, Islam, the anthropology of Morocco, and Palestine/Israel. During his time in the Religion Department, his work focused on secularism and the politics of history writing in Palestinian nationalist thought. At IRCPL Kevin is the project manager of the ACLS/Luce Project “Life History in Morocco, Senegal, and Mauritania: Everyday Life, Historical Memory, and the Public Square”. He coordinates ongoing research in Northwest Africa and is developing a nascent network of scholars across the region interested in recent histories of the political, social, and religious.