Sociology
 

Selected Grants, Honors and Awards

2016
Ann Gill Excellence in Teaching Award. $10,000 award recognizing a faculty member whose impact has a lifelong trajectory on students, helping them develop and apply critical and creative thinking, become outstanding communicators, successful in their careers, and engaged and caring citizens in their various communities.

Distinguished Lecture, National Science Foundation. Invited presentation for Social, Behavioral, and Economics (SBE) Distinguished Lecture Series. Audience of NSF Program Officers, Staff and Public. Presentation titled "The Hidden Heart of Recovery: Lessons from Long-term Anthropological Research" Delivered 14 January 2016. NSF Headquarters, Washington DC.

Editor, Economic Anthropology. 2015-present. This journal is a publication of Wiley-Blackwell in association with the American Anthropological Association. It is the peer-reviewed journal of the Society for Economic Anthropology.

2015
Katrina research featured on NSF "Discoveries" page
"Documenting the Invisible Damage of Katrina: Anthropologist's Account of a Family's Eight-Year Recovery After Hurricane Katrina Yields Lessons for Future Disasters." Full interview with Communications Director Rob Margetta posted on site as well as photos from research.

Incoming Editor, Economic Anthropology. 2015-2017. Economic Anthropology is a publication of Wiley-Blackwell in association with the American Anthropological Association. It is the peer-reviewed journal of the Society for Economic Anthropology.

2013
Katrina work featured in NSF Report to Congress: 
Research featured in Responding to Disaster section of NSF's Annual Report to Congress, page 3 of 21. 

Nomination, Scholarship Impact Award, CSU

2012
Nomination, Scholarship Impact Award, CSU

2011

Best Teacher Award, Colorado State University. Nominated by students, sponsored by CSU Alumni Association.

Elected President, Society for Economic Anthropology (SEA). The SEA is a group of anthropologists, economists, geographers, and scholars from other disciplines who are interested in the connections between economic and social life.

2010

National Science Foundation. Principle Investigator. Cultural Anthropology Award. “A Double Dunk: How the Oil Spill is Affecting Katrina-Impacted Residents.” $35,000.

2007
Nomination for Best Teacher Award, CSU Alumni Association and the Student Alumni Connection.

Women in Film Foundation. Post-Production Grant for Still Waiting. Awarded to Kate Browne and Ginny Martin. ($5,000).

National Science Foundation.Principal Investigator. Cultural Anthropology REU Award. “Loss and Survival: Culture, Community, and Family following Hurricane Katrina.” Co-Principal Investigator: Lori Peek, Sociology, CSU. ($4,000).

2006
Nomination for Best Teacher Award,CSU Alumni Association and the Student Alumni Connection.

National Science Foundation.Principal Investigator. Cultural Anthropology Supplement Award. “Loss and Survival: Culture, Community, and Family following Hurricane Katrina.” Co-Principal Investigator: Lori Peek, Department of Sociology, CSU. ($10,000).


2005
First Book Award Nomination, American Ethnological Society. For Creole Economics: Caribbean Cunning Under the French Flag. Published by University of Texas Press. 2004.

National Science Foundation. Principal Investigator. Cultural Anthropology Program. “Loss and Survival: Culture, Community, and Family following Hurricane Katrina.” Co-Principal Investigator: Lori Peek, Sociology, CSU. ($40,000).

National Science Foundation – supported Research Methods “Short Course in Text Analysis.” One week of instruction at Duke University Marine Lab with instructors provided by H. Russ Bernard, University of Florida. July 2005.

National Science Foundation. Principal Investigator. Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU). To fund undergrad student to learn text analysis, develop original ideas, and work with me to produce co-authored article on entrepreneurship data ($3,900).

2004
Career Enhancement Grant. Provost, CSU. To fund return to Martinique for additional filming for video documentary project. ($4,000).

2003-2004
National Science Foundation. Principal Investigator. Supplement to main cultural anthropology award to extend funding to complete translation work for multisite research study ($15,000).

2002-2004
National Science Foundation. Principal Investigator. Informal Science Education grant to finance startup costs of shooting footage and preliminary editing for documentary video project associated with entrepreneurship study ($45,000).

2000-2003
National Science Foundation. Principal Investigator. Cultural Anthropology grant to conduct a large-scale comparative study across French, British and Spanish Caribbean. Project is entitled “Female Entrepreneurship: Gender and Work in the Caribbean.”  ($225,000).

1999-2000
National Science Foundation. Principal Investigator. Cultural Anthropology grant to conduct a pilot project involving a comparative study across French, British and Spanish Caribbean. Project is entitled “Through the Lens of Entrepreneurship: Gender and Work in the Caribbean.”  ($35,000).

1994-99
Career Enhancement Grants (2) awarded by the University Provost for seed work on entrepreneurship and women in Caribbean societies, and for study of ILO (Geneva) development planning related to the informal economy, ($7,000 total).

1995-96
Faculty Research Grant, awarded by the CSU Graduate School for study in Martinique of the role of social networks in economic growth ($4,500).

1990-91
Bourse Chateaubriand, awarded by the French government for comprehensive support of dissertation research missions in France ($36,000 total).

1990-91
Fulbright Scholarship Award for doctoral fieldwork in Martinique (declined).

1990-91
National Science Foundation Dissertation Improvement Grant for dissertation research in Martinique, French West Indies ($9,000).

Invitation

Invited talk NSF Distinguished Lecture Series


Invitation

Students join in celebrating Kate's newest teaching award


Invitation

Kate accepts teaching award from Dean Gill