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Adam Fulton Johnson

Predoctoral Fellow (Oct 2016-Dec 2016)

BA, SM, Doctoral Student, University of Michigan

Adam Fulton Johnson is a Graduate Student at the University of Michigan. He studies the history of human science in the United States—his dissertation is entitled ““Secretsharers: Intersecting Systems of Knowledge and Ethnographic Encounters in the American Southwest, 1880–1930.” His present focus is on the history of ethnographic fieldwork among Pueblo and Navajo communities in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. In particular, Adam is interested in the ways that different knowledge communities (Anglo scientists, Pueblo fraternal societies, and Navajo medicine men) conceptualized public and private knowledge, and how their varying ideas shaped the contours and conditions of possibility in the “ethnographic encounter.”

Adam was a Library Resident Research Fellow for the American Philosophical Society (2016), recipient of a Mellon Short-Term Fellowship at the Huntington Library (2016), William Y. and Nettie K. Adams Fellowship in the History of Anthropology at the School for Advanced Research (2015), and winner of the 2014–2015 Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies Graduate Liaison Award at the University of Michigan.

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Secretsharers: Intersecting Systems of Knowledge and Ethnographic Encounters in the American Southwest, 1880–1930

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