Smith-Nonini receives Wenner-Gren grant

Dr. Sandy Smith-Nonini was just awarded a grant from the Wenner-Gren Foundation for a year of fulltime support to revise a book manuscript.

The book, titled “Healing the Body Politic” is a study of health and social conflict in El Salvador, where Smith-Nonini previously did research, both as a journalist/human rights worker in the late 1980s, and for her PhD dissertation in the 1990s.

The Foundation’s Richard Carley Hunt Post-doctoral writing fellowship is for $38,000. Smith-Nonini has been a member or Elon’s Sociology & Anthropology faculty since 2000.