May 2011 - Lucero Radonic was selected as a 2011-2012 Fellow by the Inter-American Foundation (IAF). Lucero, who has worked with Dr. Marcela Vásquez-León and Dr. Timothy Finan, is a Ph.D. student in the School of Anthropology. This dissertation grant will cover the cost of her research "At the margins of water: an ethnography of urban resource management among the Yaquis of Hermosillo, Sonora." Lucero Radonic was also selected to attend the Summer Institute in Museum Anthropology (SIMA) at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History. This intensive four-week training program seeks to promote broader and more effective use of museum collections for cultural anthropological research. Lucero's SIMA project will compare the materials, design, and iconography of ritual objects from the Eight Sacred Villages in Sonora with those from the Yaqui communities in Arizona.
Dissertation research considers urban resource management in Sonora