Bikowski Awarded Wenner-Gren Dissertation Fellowship


Our grant development team supported Kyle Bikowski, PhD Candidate in the Department of Anthropology, in securing the Wenner-Gren Dissertation Fieldwork Grant for $24,998. Bikowski's research focuses on "gayming" (a portmanteau of gay and video gaming) communities in Mexico, exploring their complexity and joyfulness within intersecting layers of marginality. Through observations of online interactions, conventions, and arcade gatherings, Bikowski will analyze how multiple identities are performed, transcending marginality to establish global connections.

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Bikowski noted that our team has been "extremely helpful in finding a variety of grants and encouraging me not to give up if they were not accepted the first time.” 

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