Student Scholarship: Sally Dexter '12 and Margaux Fisher '12
Posted on March 20, 2012
Anthropology majors Sally Dexter ’12 and Marxaux Fisher ’12 traveled to South Bend, IN to present their Independent Study Projects conducted through their SIT Study Abroad programs at the World Learning’s Human Development conference on February 10th and 11th, 2012. Faces Behind the Figures: Visions of Progress, Prosperity, and Human Potential was the conference theme. The conference was sponsored by the Ford Family Program in Human Development Studies and Solidarity, in conjunction with the Center for Social Concerns at Notre Dame and SIT Study Abroad and was developed to provide an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to present research on human development.
Sally presented her paper “Beyond Economic Empowerment: The Positive Social Externalities of Saint Mary’s Mahila Shikshan Kendra,” where she studied how the structure of a women’s fair trade craft organization helped to ease the communal tensions in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. She participated in SIT’s Sustainable Development and Social Change program in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India in spring 2011.
Marguax’s paper described how tourism impacted the Naxi community in Lijiang, China, and was called “Tourism’s Impact on Lijiang’s Naxi Community: Identity, Gender, and Inequality,” and in fall 2010 she participated in SIT’s Chinese Culture and Ethnic Minorities program, based in Kunming, Yunnan.