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Josephine Chaet

Graduate Student

Anthropology, Sociocultural


Building & Room:

BSB 2102


1007 W. Harrison Street

CV Download:

Josephine Chaet CV

Selected Grants

American Council for Oriental Research and the Council for Overseas Research Center (ACOR-CAORC), Fellowship (2019), Principal Investigator

J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, U.S. State Department [, Research Award, Principal Investigator

US State Department, Critical Language Summer Scholarship (CLS), Principal Investigator

University of Illinois at Chicago, Provost's Deiss Award for Graduate Research, Principal Investigator

University of Illinois at Chicago, Chancellor's Award for Graduate Research, Principal Investigator

Grinnell College, Career, Life, and Services (CLS) Summer Internship Grant, Principal Investigator

Grinnell College, Mentored Advanced Project Summer Research Grant, Principal Investigator

Selected Publications

2013 Caulkins, Doug, Brianne Evans, Chen Liang, and Josephine Chaet. “President Howard Bowen and Corporate Social Responsibility.” The Grinnell Magazine, December.

Service to Community

2018-2019 Center for Women’s Studies Graduate Research Assistant – University of Jordan, Amman,

2017-2018  Second City Anthropology Conference Executive Co-director – University of Illinois at Chicago,

2017-2018 Second-year Anthropology Speaker Series Co-coordinator – University of Illinois at Chicago,

2017 Teaching-Learning Communities (TLC) Student Advisor – University of Illinois at Chicago,

2017 Anthropology Department Website Manager – University of Illinois at Chicago


Notable Honors

2016, Anthropology Department Honors, Grinnell College

2016, History Department Honors, Grinnell College

2013-2016, Dean's List, Grinnell College

2013, Asrelsky Anthropology Paper Award, Grinnell College


current Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) Candidate - Anthropology, University of Illinois at Chicago
2018 Master's of Arts (M.A.) - Anthropology, the University of Illinois at Chicago
2017 Jordan Language Academy Summer Immersion Institute
2016 Bachelor's of Arts (B.A.) - Anthropology and History, Grinnell College
2014 Qasid Language Institute and AMIDEAST

Licensures and Certifications

2016  Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) “Human Research: Behavioral Research  Investigation”

2014  National Institute of Health (NIH) Office of Extramural Research Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative “Protecting Human Research Subjects” Certification

Selected Presentations

2018  “Where They’re Buried: The Anthropocene, the Rural Cemetery Movement, and Grinnell’s Hazelwood Cemetery, 1846 – 1872” Second City Anthropology Conference – Chicago, Illinois (March 10, 2018)

2017  “An Analysis of Honor-Based Violence” Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Conference – Santa Fe, New Mexico (March 28-April 1, 2017)

2016  “Gendered Violence, Crimes of Honor, and the Middle East” Central States Anthropology Society Annual Conference – Kansas City, Missouri (April 21-23, 2016)

2015  “Intra-family Violence in Defense of Honor” Central States Anthropology Society Annual Conference – St. Paul, Minnesota (April 9-11, 2015)

2015  “A Father, A Daughter, and A Fatal Clash of Cultures” Anthropology Department Colloquium –  Grinnell College (December 2, 2015)

2015  “Structural Adaptations of Articular Surface Dimensions and Locomotion” Anthropology  Department Fall Semester Poster Session – Grinnell College (September 20, 2015)

2014  “Howard Bowen and Corporate Social Responsibility” Central States Anthropology Society Annual Conference – Bloomington-Normal, Illinois (April 10-12, 2014)

Research Currently in Progress

I am currently in Amman, Jordan conduting research through the support of a Fulbright research grant and an ACOR / CAORC fellowship concerning the ways in which women’s organizations in Jordan interact with legislative and bureaucratic networks to navigate political spaces, and the implications of those srategies upon the the endurance of women’s civic engagement and the existence of a vibrant public sphere in Jordan. I will be here working on this project until the end of December 2019.