Jessaca Leinaweaver conducts research in cultural anthropology and anthropological demography within Peru and the Peruvian diaspora. She has published on informal child fostering in the urban Andes, aging in Andean Peru, and transnational adoption and migration from Peru to Spain.
"Aging and Elder Care in Peru." (Ayacucho and Lima, Peru: Summer 2007, 2013-14) 2013-14 research funded by Howard Foundation, National Science Foundation, and Landes Fund. 2007 research funded by the University of Manitoba.
"Child Circulation and Adoption." 2000-2004. Ayacucho and Lima, Peru. National Science Foundation Dissertation Improvement Grant; Wenner-Gren Foundation Individual Grant for Dissertation Research; Fulbright IIE Grant for Dissertation Research; Jacob K. Javits Fellowship.
2015-17: Faculty Fellow, Thomas J. Watson Jr. Institute for International Studies.
2012: Jose Maria Arguedas Article Award, given by the Peru Section of the Latin American Studies Association, for “Kinship Paths To and From the New Europe: A Unified Analysis of Peruvian Adoption and Migration” (Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology, 2011)
2010: Margaret Mead Award, jointly given by the American Anthropological Association and the Society for Applied Anthropology, for The Circulation of Children: Adoption, Kinship, and Morality in Andean Peru (Duke University Press, 2008).
2010: Named the Vartan Gregorian Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Brown University
2009-10: Edwin and Shirley Seave Faculty Fellow, Pembroke Center, Brown University
2005: Horace H. Rackham Distinguished Dissertation Award, given by the University of Michigan, for Familiar Ways: Child Circulation in Andean Peru
Population Studies & Training Center
Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Dr. Leinaweaver teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in cultural anthropology, Latin American Studies, and anthropological demography.
ANTH 0066P - Transnational Lives: Anthropology of Migration and Mobilities. Fall 2014.
ANTH 0100 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology. Spring 2015.
ANTH 0680 - Anthropology of Food. Spring 2017.
ANTH 2010 - Principles of Cultural Anthropology. Spring 2015, Spring 2016.
ANTH 2045 - Proposal Writing Workshop for Anthropological Fieldwork. Fall 2016.
ANTH 2060 - Anthropology Dissertators' Seminar. Fall 2015, Spring 2016.