Sandra J. Gray, PhD

Associate Professor
Ph.D., Anthropology, The State University of New York at Binghamton
Primary office:
Fraser Hall, 626


Summary

Education

Ph.D., Anthropology, The State University of New York at Binghamton
M.A., Anthropology, The State University of New York at Binghamton
B.F.A., Theatre, The Goodman School of Drama of the Art Institute of Chicago
BA, Theater. I transferred to a professional school after two years, so did not complete the BA at Mount Holyoke., Mount Holyoke College

Teaching

Research

Service

Selected Grants

The impact of AK-47 raiding on human fitness (survival and reproduction) in two African pastoralist societies. General Research Fund, University of Kansas. $9145.00. (12/31/2003). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
The Impact of AK-47 raiding on maternal strategies in an African pastoralist society. Wenner-Gren Foundation. $25000.00. (12/31/2003). Foundation. Status: Funded
In support of the lecture series presented as part of Women’s Works 2000: From Our Past to Our Future. Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Kansas City. (12/31/2000). Foundation. Status: Funded
Small grant for equipment, for field work in Uganda. Carrol D. Clark Award (Anthropology). (1/1/1998 - 12/31/1999). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Economic development and disequilibrium: Population dynamics of Karimojong pastoralists of Uganda. Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research. $14860.00. (12/31/1998). Foundation. Status: Funded
Exhibit entitled, Women’s Works 2000: From Our Past to Our Future. Kansas Humanities Council. $10698.00. (12/31/1998). State of Kansas. Status: Funded. Grant to support an interdisciplinary exhibition at the University of Kansas Museum of Anthropology, spring, 2000.
Grant to support demographic research in Karamoja, Uganda. General Research Fund, University of Kansas. $5775.00. (12/31/1998). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Development and nonequilibrium: Population dynamics of Karimojong pastoralists of Uganda. National Geographic Society. $17200.00. (12/31/1997). Not-for-Profit (not Foundation). Status: Funded
Grant to undertake archival and planning research in Uganda in July and August, 1996. General Research Fund, University of Kansas. $5875.00. (1/1/1996 - 12/31/1997). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Title VI Grant for Faculty and Curriculum Development in African and African-American Studies. (1/1/1993 - 12/31/1995). Federal. Status: Funded. Sponsored Participant. This sponsorship also included travel money to participate in the Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association, in 1993 and in 1994.
Additional financial support to support an exploratory research project in Uganda, on effects of political and environmental stress on agro-pastoral systems in Karimoja, Uganda. Area Studies and RGSPS. (12/31/1994). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
For exploratory research in Uganda and in Kenya. Carrol D. Clark Award (Anthropology). (12/31/1994). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded

Selected Awards & Honors

J. Michael Young Award for Outstanding Academic Advising (Social Sciences)
2011
Sabbatical leave
2009 - 2010
Kemper Award
University of Kansas Endowment
2009
H. Bernerd Fink Award for Excellence in Teaching (Chancellor’s Award)
2002
Sabbatical leave
2000 - 2001
Outstanding Woman Educator
Kansas University Commission on the Status of Women
2000
Award for teaching excellence in Anthropology
University of Kansas Center for Teaching Excellence
1998
Sponsored participant, Grants Writing Workshop
Institute for Public Policy
1997
Nominated for Michael J. Young Outstanding Academic Advisor Award
University of Kansas
1996
Dissertation Year Fellowship
State University of New York at Binghamton
1991 - 1992
Distinguished Dissertation in Social Sciences
State University of New York at Binghamton
1992

Courses Recently Taught

  • Anthropology of Sex
  • Nutritional Anthropology: Methods and Theory
  • Human Adaptation
  • Anthropology of Food and Nutrition
  • Biology of Human Nutrition

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