Henry and Willie Lee Moses Family Endowed Fund for Student Support in Anthropology


Anthropology Dept D01025


Graduate or Undergraduate Student Support

History and Purpose:
The Henry and Willie Lee Moses Family Endowed Fund for Student Support in Anthropology is created in honor of Yolanda Moses' parents, Henry Moses, Jr, and Willie Lee Moses

Yolanda T. Moses, UCR Alumna ('76 PhD, '75 MA Anthropology), is a Professor of Anthropology and the Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Excellence and Equity at UC Riverside. She has served as President of the American Anthropological Association, Chair of the Board of the American Association of Colleges and Universities, Past President of City University of New York/The City College, and President of the American Association for Higher Education. Her research focuses on the broad question of the origins of social inequality in complex societies through the use of comparative ethnographic and survey methods. Dr. Moses has explored gender and class disparities in the Caribbean, East Africa and in the United States. Her research also focuses on issues of diversity and change in universities and colleges in the United State India and South Africa. She was involved with several national higher education projects with the National Council for Research on Women, Campus Women Lead and The Women of Color Research Collective. In addition, she is Chair of the National Advisory Board of a multi-year national public education project sponsored by the American Anthropological Association and funded by NSF and the Ford Foundation on Race and Human Variation. She is co-author with Carol Mukhopadhyay and Rosemary Henze, Professors at CSU San Jose, of the book How Real is Race: A Sourcebook on Race, Culture and Biology (Rowman and Littlefield, 2007). Dr. Moses is a consultant to the American Council on Education's Project on linking international and diversity issues.

This fund shall be used to provide support to both undergraduate students majoring in Anthropology and graduate students pursuing a M.A., M.S., or Ph.D. in Anthropology.

Selection and Guidelines:
The recipient will be selected by the Chair of the Department of Anthropology. The undergraduate recipient should be a junior or senior who has demonstrated academic excellence and community engagement. The graduate recipient should be making good progress toward the completion of his or her degree. Preference should be given to students who are underrepresented in the field of Anthropology.

There is no application process and no applications are accepted.

Request for Information:

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