Sociology Senior Isobel Grad Awarded Watson Fellowship
Isobel Grad is one of two Haverford students to be awarded Watson Fellowships for 2011-2012. The Watson in is a one-year grant of $25,000 for independent study and travel outside the United States. Forty Watson fellows are selected every year from the candidates nominated by participating institutions.
Isobel's project involves traveling to Madagascar, Greece, India and Iceland to study how local food systems support a sense of geographical and ecological stability, create community ties and place a country in a global context. The project focuses on countries with vastly different food systems, different social, religious and economic contexts, and varying degrees (or methods) of global integration, in an attempt to understand how the tension between traditional (local) and industrial (global) is negotiated through food.