Sociology Students Receive Funding for Summer Research
This summer, I will be working with an organization in South Seattle called Solid Ground. I will spend a large portion of my time working on the urban farm run by the organization. The farm distributes produce to low-income families and local food banks, and helps educate these families about food security and safety issues, at the same time reducing food and environmental injustice in lower-income areas. In addition, I will be working with 1st through 5th graders to improve knowledge about cooking and nutrition in the community and improve health and quality of life.
I will be collaborating with an indigenous Chamacoco scholar in Paraguay to help document the Chamacoco language. The Chamacoco language is estimated to have fewer than 2,000 native speakers. The materials that the work produces will be used in community language revitalization efforts. As a sociology major, I also hope to produce an ethnographic record of my time there and to use this data in a Sociology/Linguistics combined thesis. My participation in this effort is supported by the Haverford CPGC as well as the joint involvement of the Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages and the National Geographic’s Enduring Voices Project.