Jana Fortier

Title(s)Lecturer - Academic Year - 1/9- Continuing Appoint, Anthropology
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    University of Wisconsin, MadisonPhD1996Anthropology
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    National Endowment for the Humanities 2001  - 2002NEH Fellowship Grant FB-37466-01
    Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research.2000  - 2001Richard Carley Hunt Fellowship
    Minnesota University Consortium1997  - 1998Bush Foundation Award, for Innovative Teaching
    Dept of Education1986  - 1986HEA Title VI FLAS Language Fellowship, Nepali Language

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    Jana Fortier is a Himalayan specialist at the University of California, San Diego since 2007 in the Department of Anthropology and in the School of Global Policy and Strategy where she teaches courses on sustainability issues and heritage preservation. Her expertise centers around the resilience of communities facing threats to their language and culture. This work has resulted in numerous articles and two books. The book 'Kings of the Forest: The cultural resilience of Himalayan hunter-gatherers’ (U. of Hawai’i Press) portrays the life of highly endangered hunter-gatherers; and ‘A Comparative Dictionary of Raute and Rawat’ (Harvard Univ. Press) documents their Sino-Tibetan languages. Her research has been funded by numerous agencies including the Wenner-Gren Foundation in 1989, 1996, and 2000; the National Endowment for the Arts in 2004; the National Endowment for the Humanities in 2001, and the Fulbright Foundation in 1990, 2004, and 2015. She received her doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Anthropology with a concentration in South Asian Studies and has spent several years in Nepal and India on various research trips. Now located in San Diego, she also advises government agencies such as the City of San Diego, the Department of the Navy, and the California Dept. of Transportation on public folk arts, sustainable development of local cultures, and preserving traditional cultural properties. She is currently working on an book concerning environmental knowledge and practices among indigenous communities.
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    Fulbright-Nehru Senior Research Award
    CIES Fulbright Program, U.S. Dept. of State Jan 1, 2014 - Jan 1, 2015
    Role: Senior Researcher
    Description: For research in northern India concerning sustainable food systems. Worked with non-profit Navdanya and local organic farmers and Raji food foragers.
    Senior Fulbright Grant
    CIES Fulbright Program, U.S. Dept. of State 04-06304Jan 1, 2004 - Jan 1, 2005
    Role: Senior Researcher
    Description: Grant enabled me to do fieldwork among Raji community in Uttarakhand, India
    Traditional Arts Initiative
    National Endowment for the Arts Jan 1, 2004 - Jan 1, 2005
    Role: Consultant
    Description: Grant written for City of San Diego, Commission for Arts and Culture, to participate in and support the Traditional Arts initiative
    San Diego Fire Stories
    California Council for the Humanities Jan 1, 2003 - Jan 1, 2004
    Role: Project Director
    Description: Video I produced and exhibited at the San Diego Natural History Museum (SDNHM)
    Regular Research Grant Award
    Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research Jan 1, 1996 - Jan 1, 1997
    Role: P.I.
    Description: For field research concerning Himalayan hunter-gatherers
    Predoctoral Research Grant
    Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research Jan 1, 1990 - Jan 1, 1991
    Role: P.I.
    Description: For research in Nepal concerning indigenous labor relations
    Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Award (DDRA)
    Fulbright-Hays Program/Dept. of Education Jan 1, 1989 - Jan 1, 1990
    Role: P.I.
    Description: Conduct research on agrarian relations in Nepal

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    1. For articles, please see link on https://ucsd.academia.edu/JanaFortier. Various Peer Reviewed Articles in Journals. 2022. Jana Fortier. . View Publication.
    2. A Comparative Dictionary of Raute and Rawat: Tibeto-Burman Languages of the Central Himalayas. 2019; 296. Jana Fortier. . View Publication.