Stephanie C. Kane, cultural anthropologist and Professor Emerit of International Studies in the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies at Indiana University, loves to write books. Grounded in ethnographic fieldwork, her research and writing experiments have led to four: The Phantom Gringo Boat (1994 Smithsonian),  AIDS Alibis (1998 Temple), Where Rivers Meet the Sea (2012 Temple), and Just One Rain Away (2022 McGill-Queen’s); and with Phil Parnell, a co-edited volume, Crime’s Power (2003 Palgrave/ Macmillan). Her Fulbright research, “Port City as Avian Habitat,” will illuminate life in Lisboa and the Tejo estuary from the perspective of birds.


US Scholar Program – All Disciplines Award

Position, Home Institution: Professor, Indiana University-Bloomington, Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies, Department of International Studies

Field of Study: Anthropology – Cultural Anthropology

Project Title: “Port City as Avian Habitat: Ethnography at the Interface of Infrastructure and Environment”

Host Institution, Location: Universidade do Porto, CIBIO – Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources, University of Lisbon’s School of Agriculture (ISA-ULisboa) campus, Lisbon

Grant Duration, Starting Date (month): 3 months, starting in September 2023