Svea Closser awarded NSF grant for work in Ethiopia

Svea Closser (Sociology and Anthropology) and a colleague from Oregon State University have been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation for a project titled “Health volunteers in rural Ethiopia: Discourses and experiences of status, motivation, and wellbeing.” Svea’s portion of this grant was awarded through NSF’s Research in Undergraduate Institutions (RUI) activity, and she plans to involve 6-10 undergraduates in this research, four of whom will participate in fieldwork in Ethiopia. This project will explore the complex issues surrounding the use of low-paid and volunteer labor to deliver health interventions in rural Ethiopia.