Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Tapoja was supported by the International Fellowship for Professional Development (currently known as Wadsworth International Fellowship) from the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research during her training at UW. For her dissertation research she studied collaborative biodiversity conservation in a tiger reserve in southern India. After her graduation she continued at the University of Washington as a Visiting Scholar from 2009 - 2011. As a visiting scholar she taught courses at the Departments of South Asian Studies and Gender,Women, and Sexuality studies. Tapoja also directed a ten week long study-abroad program in the Indian Himalaya during Fall 2010. She moved to New York in the Summer of 2011, and soon after joined the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work at the City University of New York - College of Staten Island as an adjunct assistant professor for the academic year of 2011-2012. Tapoja is currently engaged in working on her book manuscript based on her dissertation research.
Courses: Spring 2013, Haverford
Peace, Justice, and Human Rights