Kendra C. Fehrer
I am a PhD candidate interested in the politics of social welfare and inclusion and their intersection with peoples’ emotional lives. My dissertation research is on community engagement in Venezuela, examining how national representations of social change are constructing new norms of citizenship and how these ideas and practices shape the lives of urban poor activists. I am also interested in academic-practitioner collaboration to support program delivery to, for, and with marginalized communities. I have a BA and MA in International Development and Social Change from Clark University and an MA in Anthropology from Brown University. My dissertation research has been supported by grants from the Social Science Research Council, the National Science Foundation, the Wenner-Gren Foundation, and Fulbright-Hays.
Status: Post field
Ethnography of public participation and the construction of citizenship in contemporary Venezuela.
Seeing the Venezuelan State: Participatory Politics in the Chavez Era
MA Anthropology, Brown University
BA and MA International Development, Clark University
Contact Information: Kendra_Fehrer@brown.edu