Leah Isquith-Dicker is a recipient of the Academic Year 2015-2016 Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship. The award provides undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students with financial support to develop fluency in less commonly taught languages (LCTLs) and expertise in the regions in which these languages are spoken. Every year the Center for Global Studies awards between 12-15 fellowships to UW students. Click here to learn more.
I am a concurrent Doctoral and Master of Public Health degree candidate in Biocultural Anthropology and Global Health. My research addresses global inequities in maternal and child health with a particular emphasis on promoting the right to food. My master’s thesis examines the impact of social networks on food security and nutritional outcomes among individuals living in an informal settlement in Lima, Peru. I received an academic year FLAS to study Portuguese to expand my research to Brazil and Lusophone Africa. This fellowship from the Center for Global Studies will enable me to forge new partnerships with research institutions and communities and will be invaluable to achieving my career goals as an applied anthropologist.