Benjamin Burgen

Published: May 18th, 2016

Category: Alumni

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Graduate Student

Mailbox: Turlington Hall Rm 1112, PO Box 117305, Gainesville, FL 32611-7305


  • Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Florida, In Progress
  • M.A., Anthropology, Washington State University, 2008
  • B.A., Anthropology and International Studies, University of Kansas, 2003


Cultural Anthropology


Dr. Kane

Research Interests

Transnational Migration, Economic Anthropology, Anthropology of Development, West Africa, Senegal, Mauritania, France, Wolof, Soninke

Selected Publications



Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

  •  Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship, 2015
  • University of Florida Graduate School Doctoral Research Travel Award, 2015
  • Polly and Paul Doughty Research Award for Graduate Anthropology Research, Department of Anthropology, University of Florida, 2015
  • FLAS (Foreign Language and Area Studies) Fellowship, Center for African Studies, University of Florida, Wolof, Academic Years 2012-2013 & 2011-2012
  • FLAS Fellowship, Center for African Studies, University of Florida, Intensive Wolof (Dakar, Senegal: Baobab Institute), Summer 2012

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