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Recent Graduates and Placement

We celebrate the achievements of our recent graduates. The career opportunities they have found after completing our PhD program are endless. Listed below are the last seven years of graduate placements.  


Luciana Aenasoaie (Anthropology and History)

Weaving and Unraveling the Factory Town: Social Alterations and European Belonging in the Aftermath of Romanian Industrial Collapse, 1950-2015

Assistant Director, Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program, University of Michigan

Ismail Fajrie Alatas (Anthropology and History)

Aligning the Sunna and the Jama'a: Religious Authority and Islamic Social Formation in Contemporary Central Java, Indonesia

Assistant Professor, Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, New York University

Jess Beck (Archaeology)

The Bioarchaeology of Mortuary Practice at Marrquies Bajos, Spain

Visiting Scholar, Center for Comparative Archaeology, University of Pittsburgh

Marcella Benitez (Biological)

Sizing up Strangers: Sexual Selection and Vocal Signals in Gelada Males

Postdoctoral Fellow, Georgia State University

William Benton (Sociocultural)

Entrepreneurship Networks in Beirut: Capital and Creativity Modeling the Future

Visiting scholar, Global Studies, College of William and Mary

Matthew Chin (Social Work and Anthropology)

Enacting Politics through Art: Encounters between Queer and Trans of Color Organizers and the Canadian City

Assistant Professor, Social Work, Fordham University

Adriana Chira (Anthropology and History)

Uneasy Intimacies: Race, Family, and Property in Santiago de Cuba, 1803-1868

Assistant Professor, History, Emory University

Joshua Coene (Anthropology and History)

The Contentious Prison: From Rehabilitation to incapacitation in New South Wales and Pennsylvania, 1965-1990

Robyn d'Avignon (Anthropology and History)

Subterranean Histories: Making ‘Artisanal’ Miners on the West African Sahel

Assistant Professor of History, New York University

Alysa Handelsman (Sociocultural)

Growing up in Guayaquil's Barrios: A Collaborative Ethnography with Children

Bethany Hansen (Biological)

The Ecology and behaviour of new chimpanzee mothers at Ngogo, the Kibale National Park, Uganda

Research Fellow, Lincoln Park Zoo

Alison Joersz (Linguistic)

What's Wrong with Haiti? Politics, Development, and Discourse in Port-au-Prince

Rachel Jihyun Lee (Archaeology)

Household Change and Social Complexity in Mumun Pottery Period Korea, 1500-500 B.C.

Ashley Lemke (Archaeology)

Anthropological Archaeology Underwater: Hunting Architecture and Forager Lifeways beneath the Great Lakes

Tenure Track, University of Texas-Arlington

Jane Lynch (Sociocultural)

The Good of Cloth: Bringing Ethics to Market in India's Handloom Textile Industry 

Shana Melnysyn (Anthropology and History)

Vagabonds, Carriers, Spirits, and Chiefs: Conflict and Mediation in Portuguese Angola, 1880-1910

Mellon Graduate Research Assistant, University of Michigan

Lamia M. Moghnie (Social Work and Anthropology)

Humanitarian Psychology in Lebanon: Psychological Aid, Violence and the Politics of Suffering

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Arab Council for Social Sciences; Lecturer, Department of Anthropology, American University of Beirut, Lebanon

Elana Resnick (Sociocultural)

Nothing Ever Perishes: Waste, Race, and Transformation in an Expanding European Union

Postdoctoral Fellow, Havighurst Center of Russian & Post-Soviet Studies, Miami University

Stuart Strange (Sociocultural)

Suspected Gods: Spirit Possession, Performance, and Social Relations in Multi-Ethnic Suriname

Tenure position, Yale College, National University of Singapore



Dana Begun (Biological)

Age-Related Changes in Bone: Variation and Factors Influencing Bone Fragility

Research Assistant, Orthopaedic Research Laboratories, University of Michigan

Jennifer Bowles (Sociocultural)

Hands on the Green Leaf: Labor, Resistance, and Bittersweet Dwelling in Argentina's Yerba Mate Country

Elizabeth Bridges (Archaeology)

"Beyond Emire: Vijayanagara Imperialism and the Emergence of the Keladi-Ikkeri Nayaka State, 1499-1763 C.E."

Vanessa Diaz (Sociocultural)

Manufacturing Celebrity and Marketing Fame: An Ethnographic Study of Celebrity Media Production

Assistant Professor, California State University, Fullerton

Christopher Estrada (Anthropology & History)

Caboclos of Nazareth: Improvisation and Renovation in Marcacatu de Baque Solto of Prenambuco

Visiting Research Associate, King's College London

Joshua Friedman (Sociocultural)

Yiddish Exchange: Language, Inter-generational Gifts, and Jewish Devotion

Adjunct Professor, Brooklyn College

Katherine Fultz (Sociocultural)

Economies of Representation: Communication, Conflict, and Mining in Guatemala

Instructor, Southeast Missouri State University

Anna Genina (Sociocultural)

Claiming Ancestral Homelandsː Mongolian Kazakh migration in Inner Asia 

Bilingual Language Specialist

Andrew Gurstelle (Archaeology)

The House of Oduduwa: An Archaeological Study of Economy and Kingship in the Save Hills of West Africa

Academic Director and Assistant Teaching Professor, Museum of Anthropology & Department of Anthropology, Wake Forest University

Geoffrey Hughes (Sociocultural)

Affection and Mercy: Kinship, State, and the Management of Marriage in Jordan

Postdoctoral Fellow, London School of Economics

Ji Eun Kim (Sociocultural)

The Politics of Survival and Care in Homeless Japan

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, The Graduate School of East Asian Studies, Freie Universitat Berlin

Moshe Kornfeld (Sociocultural)

The Chosen Universalists: Jewish Philanthropy and Youth Activism in Post-Katrina New Orleans

Visiting Lecturer, Department of Jewish Studies, University of Colorado Boulder

Jennifer Lee Hall (Archaeology)

Debating Darija: Language Ideology and the Written Representative of Moroccan Arabic in Morocco

Part time Professor, Universite Internationale de Casablanca

Scott MacLochlainn (Sociocultural)

The Boundary Indefinite: Schism and the Ethics of Christian Strategy in the Philippines

Postdoctoral Fellow, Max Planck Institute in Gottingen, Germany

Bertrand Metton (Anthropology and History)

From the Popular Front to the Eastern Front: Youth Movements, Travel, and Fascism in France (1930-1945)

Lecturer, City University of New York

Davide Orsini (Anthropology and History)

Life in Nuclear Archipelago: Cold War Technopolotics and US Nuclear Submarines in Italy

Assistant Professor, Mississippi State University

Ali Sipahi (Anthropology and History)

At Arm's Length: Historical Ethnography of Proximity in Harput

Edgar Taylor (Anthropology and History)

Asians and Africans in Ugandan Urban Life, 1959-1972

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg South Africa

Amorita Esperanza Valdez (Sociocultural)

Care-Biographies: Narrating Kinship in the Context of Care

Board member, Anthropology Theory Project

Andrea Wright (Anthropology and History)

Migratory Pipelines: Labor and Oil in the Arabian Sea

Assistant Professor, William and Mary College


Erika Alpert (Linguistic)

Language, Gender, and Ideology in Japanese Professional Matchmaking

Assistant Professor, School of Humanities & Social Sciences, Nazerbayev University

Jean E. Balestrery (Anthropology & Social Work)

A Multi-Sited Ethnographic Study in Alaska: Examining the Culture-Communication Nexus Salient to Alaska Native Elders and Conventional Health and Social Services 

Casey Barrier (Archaeology)

The Mississippi Transition at the Washausen Site: Demography and Community at a Tenth-Eleventh Century A.D. Mound Town in the American Bottom, Illinois

Assistant Professor, Anthropology, Bryn Mawr College

Consulting Scholar, Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology American Section, University of Pennsylvania

Christopher Berk (Sociocultural)

Tasmanian Aboriginality and the Making of Culture in the Australian Periphery

Instructor, Auburn University

Sumi Cho (Sociocultural)

The Politics of Difference and Authenticity in the Practice of Okinawan Dance and Music in Osaka, Japan

Assistant Professor, Bangmok College of General Ed, Myongi University

Nishaant Choksi (Linguistic)

Scripting Autonomy: Script, Code, and Performance among Santali Speakers in Eastern India

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Tokyo, Department of Linguistics

Anne Marie Compton (Archaeology)

Shifting Trade Networks : Household Interaction and Integration in Central Ghana

Associate Director, Center for Academic Program Support, University of New Mexico

Jonathan Devore (Sociocultural)

"Cultivating Hope: Struggles for Land, Equality, and Recognition in the Cacao Lands of Southern Bahia, Brazil"

Independent Scholar/Artist

Nicholas Emlen (Linguistic)

Language and Coffee in a Trilingual Matsigenka-Quechua-Spanish Frontier Community on the Andean-Amazonian Borderland of Southern Peru

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Leiden University

Anna Genina (Sociocultural)

Creating Ancestral Homelands: movement, history, and belonging among Mongolian Kazakh repatriates

International Arts and Cultural Relations Consultant, Moscow, Russian Federation

Shu-Li Huang (Sociocultural)

From Millenarians to Christians: The History of Christian Bureaucracy in Ahmao (Miao/Hmong) Society, 1850s-2010s

Assistant Research Fellow, Academia Sinica, Institute of Ethnology, Nanking

Kelly Kirby (Sociocultural)

Clothing, Kinship, and Representation: Transnational Wardrobes in Michigan's African Diaspora Communities

California State University San Marcos, Anthropology Department

Gabrielle Koch (Sociocultural)

The Libidinal Economy of the Japanese Sex Industry: Sexual Politics and Female Labor

Tenure Track, Yale/National University of Singapore

Bradley Kramer (Sociocultural)

Keeping the Sacred: Structured Silence in the Enactment of Priesthood Authority, Gendered Worship, and Sacramental Kinship in Mormonism

Adjunct Instructor, Utah Valley University

Nita Luci (Sociocultural)

Seeking Independence: Making Nation, Memory, and Manhood in Kosova

Assistant Professor, Institute for Social Studies & Humanities, University of Pristina

Katherine Bolden Martineau (Sociocultural)

"Marginal Freedoms: Journalism, Participation and Moral Multiplicity in Odisha, India"

Visiting Professor, University of California, Santa Cruz, Department of Anthropology

Amy Nicodemus (Archaeology)

Trade, Craft Production, and Agro-Pastoral Intensification: Bronze Age Economies of the Carpathian Basin

Tenure Track, University of Wisconsin LaCrosse

Katherine Rendle (Anthropology & Social Work)

Anthropology & Social Work Cancer Prevention Fellow, National Cancer Institute

Cancer Prevention Fellow, National Cancer Institute

Perry Sherouse (Linguistic)

Quality, Comfort, and Ease: Remapping the Affordances of Russian Language in Tbilisi, Georgia

Lecturer, Department of Anthropology, Princeton University

Junko Teruyama (Sociocultural)

Carving out a new minority: Identifying and locating LD, ADHD and autism spectrum disorder in Japan

Assistant Professor, Library, Media & Information Studies, University of Tsukuba

Caroline Marie VanSickle (Biological)

A New Examination of Childbirth-Related Pelvic Anatomy in Neandertal Females

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Anthropology, Gender and Women's Studies

Alice Wright (Archaeology)

Inscribing Interaction: Middle Woodland Monumentality in the Appalachian Summit, 100 B.C. - A.D. 400

Assistant Professor, Appalachian State University


Anne Bain-Nordberg (Anthropology & Social Work)

The Impact of Therapeutic Jurisprudence: A Critical Study of Toronto's Mental Health Court

Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Arlington

Daniel Birchok (Anthropology & History)

Sojourning in Mecca's Verandah: Place, Temporality, and Islam in an Indonesian Province

Assistant Professor, University of Michigan-Flint

Matthew Gallon (Archaeology)

Ideology, Identity, and the Construction of Urban Communities: The Archaeology of Kamphaeng Saen, Central Thailand (c. Fifth to Ninth Centuries CE)

Adjunct Professor, Middlesex Comunity College

Emily Hein (Linguistic)

"The Semiotics of Diaspora: Language Ideologies and Coptic Orthodox Christianity in Berlin, Germany"

Federico Helfgott (Anthropology and History)

Transformations in Labor, Land and Community: Mining and Society in Pasco, Peru, 20th Century to the Present

Lecturer, Nat'l University of San Marcos and Universidad Antonio Ruiz de Montoya, Peru

Randall Hicks (Sociocultural)

The Politics of Envy: Progress, Corruption, and Ethical Kinship among Bolivian Immigrants in Escobar, Argentina

International Relations Officer, Office of Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking, U.S. Department of Labor and Scholar-in-Residence, Law Library of Congress

Sarah Hillewaert (Linguistic)

Between Respect and Desire: On Being Young, Pious, and Modern in an East African Muslim Town

Assistant Professor, University of Toronto, Mississauga

Emily Holt (Anthropology & Classical Art and Archaeology)

Economy and Environment in Complex Societies: A Case Study from Bronze Age Sardinia

Visiting Assistant Professor of Archaeology and Anthropology, Oberlin-Michigan Partnership Postdoctoral Fellow, Oberlin College & Conservatory

Anneeth Kaur Hundle (Sociocultural)

The Politics of (In)security: Reconstructing African-Asian Relations, Citizenship and Community in Post-Expulsion Uganda

Assistant Professor, Cultural Anthropology, University of California Merced

Matthew Kroot (Archaeology)

Feeding Villages: Farming and Forging Across Neolithic Landscapes in west-central Jordan

Visiting Assistant Professor, Skidmore College

Purvi Mehta (Anthropology and History)

Recasting Caste: Histories of Dalit Transnationalism and the Interationalization of Caste Discrimination

Assistant Professor, Colorado College

Esteban Rozo Pabon (Anthropology and History)

Remaking Indigeneity: Conversion and Colonization in Northwest Amazonia

Assistant Professor, Universidad del Rosario, Bogota, Colombia

David Pappano (Biological)

The Reproductive Trajectories of Bachelor Geladas

NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Biology, Princeton University

Brent Pav (Biological)

Gestural Communication by Wild Chimpanzees

Marketing and Publications Specialist, Americorps VISTA STEM Program

Janak Rai (Sociocultural)

Activism as a Moral Practice: Cultural Politics, Place-Making and Indigenous Movements in Nepal

Faculty, Anthropology, Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Jessica Robbins- Ruszkowski (Sociocultural)

Personhood in Places: Aging, Memory, and Relatedness in Postsocialist Poland

Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Wayne State University

Lauren Sarringhaus (Biological)

Positional and Morphological Development of Wild Chimpanzees, Pan Troglodytes

Visiting Research Fellow, Phenotypic Adaptability, Variation and Evolution Research Group, University of Cambridge

Laura Stein Pardo (Sociocultural)

Artists, Aesthetics, and Migrations: Contemporary Visual Arts and Carribbean Diaspora in Miami, Florida

Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Colorado, Boulder

Ian Stewart (Anthropology & History)

The Tenacity of Bondage: An Anthropological History of Slavery and Unfree Labor in Sierra Leone

Postdoc and Teaching Fellow, Univerisity of British Columbia

Uthara Suvrathan (Archaeology)

Complexity on the Periphery: A Study of Regional Organization at Banavasi, c.1st - 18th Century A.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow, Bard Graduate Center

Jack Ume Tocco (Sociocultural)

AIDS the Islamic Way: Treatment, Masculinity, and Ethics of Care in Northern Nigeria

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University



Mary Block (Anthropology and Social Work) 

Infected Kin: AIDS, Orphan Care and the Family in Lesotho

Visiting Lecturer, Brown University

Zachary Cofran (Biology)

Mandibular Growth in Australopithcus robustus

Assistant Professor, Nazarbayev University

Andrew Conroe (Anthropology & History)

Generating History: Violence and the Risks of Remembering for Families of Former Political Prisoners in Post-New Order Indonesia

Assistant Professor, National University of Singapore

Cameron Gokee (Archaeology)

Daily Life in the Land of Bambuk: An Archaeological Study of Political Economy at Diouboye, Senegal

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Appalachian State University

Kathryn Graber (Linguistic)

Knowledge and Authority in Shift: A Linguistic Ethnography of Multilingual News Media in the Buryat Territories of Russia

Assistant Professor, Department of Central Eurasian Studies, Indiana University, Bloomington

Shayla Griffin  (Anthropology and Social Work)

When the Black Kids Moved In: Racial Reproduction and the Promise of Intergroup Dialogue in an Exurban High School

Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for the Study of Black Youth in Context

Mary Kelaita (Biological)

Morphological Variation of Two Howler Monkey Species and their Genetically Confirmed Hybrids

Senior Lecturer, University of Texas at San Antonio

Dong Ju Kim (Anthropology and History)

Taking Better Care of the Fields: Knowledge Politics of Sugar Beet, Soil, and Agriculture after Socialism in Western Poland

Assistant Professor, Korean Advanced institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon, South Korea

Amanda Logan (Archaeology)

A History of Food Without History: Food, Trade, and Environment in west-central Ghana in the Second Millennium, AD

Assistant Professor, Northwestern University

Khori Newlander (Archaeology)

Exchange, Embedded Procurement, and Hunter-Gatherer Mobility: A Case Study from the North American Great Basin

Temporary Instructor, Anthropology and Sociology, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

Maria Perez (Sociocultural)

Exploration, Science, and Society in Venezuela's Cave Landscape

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Geology & Geography and Dept. of Sociology & Anthropology, West Virginia University

Guillermo Salas Carreno (Sociocultural)

Negotiating Evangelicalism and New Age Tourism Through Quechua Ontologies in Cuzco, Peru

Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Pontificia Catholic University, Peru

Marissa Sobolewski (Biological)

The Hormonal Correlates of Male Chimpanzee Social Behavior

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Rochester Medical Center

Stephen Sparks (Anthropology and History)

Apartheid Modern: South Africa's Oil from Coal Project and the History of a Company Town

Assistant Professor, University of Johannesburg

Tam Perry (Anthropology & Social Work)

Leaving Home in Late Life: Voluntary Housing Transitions of Older Adults as Gift Giving Practices in the Midwestern United States

Assistant Professor, Wayne State University

Howard Tsai (Archaeological)

An Archaeological Investigation of Ethnicity at Las Varas, Peru

Editor and Coordinator, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, University of Michigan and Lecturer, South American Anthropology/Archaeology

Andrew White (Archaeological)

The Social Networks of Early Hunter-Gatherers in Midcontinental North America

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of South Carolina

Vanessa Will (Sociocultural)

Why Kenny Can't Can: The Language Socialization Experiences of Gaelic-Medium Educated Children in Scotland

Sr. Human Research Review Analyst, Human Research Protections Office, University of New Mexico


Danna Agmon (Anthropology & History)

An Uneasy Alliance: Traders, Missionaries, and Tamil Intermediates in Eighteenth-Century French India

Assistant Professor, History and ASPECT (Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought), Virginia Tech

Marisabel Almer (Sociocultural)

Remembering Angola - Cuban Internationalism, Transnational Spaces, and the Politics of Memories


Veronique Belisle (Archaeology)

Ak'awillay: Wari State Expansion and Household Change in Cusco, Peru (AD 600-1000)

Assistant Professor, Millsaps College

Mollie Callahan (Sociocultural)

Signs of the Time: Kallawaya Medical Expertise and Social Reproduction in 21st Century Bolivia

Andrew Conroe (Anthropology and History)

Generating History: Violence and the Risks of Remembering for Families of Former Political Prisoners in Post-New Order Indonesia

Assistant Professor, Sociology/Writing and Critical Thinking, National University of Singapore

Jennifer Carballo (Archaeology)

Social Interaction and Variation in Middle Formative Tlaxcala, Mexico: An Analysis of Ceramics from Two Village Societies

Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University

Christina Davis (Sociocultural)

Education in the Language of Conflict: Linguistic and Social Practice among Sri Lankan Ethnic Minority Youth

Assistant Professor, Western Illinois University

Roxanna Duntley-Matos (Anthropology & Social Work)

Transformative Accomplices: Multicultural Community Organizing in a Transnational Educational Context

Assistant Professor, Western Michigan University

Elizabeth Falconi (Linguistic)

Migrant Stories: Zapotec Transborder Migration and the Production of a Narrated Community

Visiting Assistant Professor, Anthropology, Georgia State University

Kelly Fayard (Sociocultural)

We've always known who we are': Belonging in the Poarch Band of Creek Indians

Assistant Professor, Bowdoin College

Sherina Feliciano- Santos (Linguistic)

An Inconceivable Indigeneity? The Historical, Cultural, and Interactional Dimensions of Puerto Rican Taino Activism

Assistant Professor, Anthropology, University of South Carolina

J. Henrike Florusbosch (Sociocultural)

The Powers of Observation: Ideologies and Practices of Paying Attention among rural Malian Muslims in Mande

Project Coordinator, University of Michigan

Bridget Guarasci (Sociocultural)

Reconstructing Life: Environment, Expertise, and Political Power in Iraq's Marshes 2003-2007

Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Franklin College

Laura Heinemann (Anthropology & Social Work)

Transplanting Kinship: Transplantation, Kin Relatedness, and Daily Home Life in the U.S. Midwest

Assistant Professor, Creighton University

Claire Insel (Linguistic)

Shifting Publics and Shifting Alignments in a Sprachinsel in Southern Brazil

Freelance Editor

Joshua Irizarry (Sociocultural)

A Forest for a Thousand Years: Cultivating Life and Disciplining Death at Daihonzan Sojiji, a Japanese Soto Zen Temple

Lecturer, Bridgewater State University

Simon Jo-Keeling (Sociocultural)

Musicking Tradition in Place: Participation, Values, and Banks in Bamileke Territory

Proofreader, Wiley Blackwell

Hemanth Kadambi (Archaeology)

Sacred Landscapes in Early Medieval South India: the Chalukya state and society (ca. AD 550-750)

Instructional Assistant Professor, Illinois State University

Nathalie Koc- Menard (Sociocultural)

Social Mediation and Social Analysis: The Discourse of Marginality in a Theater of War

Lecturer, Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru

Julie Lesnik (Biological)

Tools and Termites: Implications for the Foraging Behavior of the Swartkrans Hominids

Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Wayne State University

Rafael Boglio Martínez (Anthropology & Social Work)

The Politics of Grassroots Support: NGO Promoted Community-Based Social Change in Contemporary Puerto Rico

Faculty, Metropolitan University (Puerto Rico)

Emily McKee (Sociocultural)

Socializing Landscapes, Naturalizing Conflict: Environmental Discourses and Land Conflict in the Negev Region of Israel

Assistant Professor, Northern Illinois University

Elizabeth Miller (Biological)

Breastfeeding and Immunity in Ariaal Mothers and Infants

Assistant Professor, University of Southern Florida

Janam Mukherjee (Anthropology & History)

Hungry Bengal: War, Famine, Riots, and the End of Empire, 1939-1946

Assistant Professor, Ryerson University, Toronto

Davorka Radovcic (Biological)

The Implications of Variation in Late Pleistocene Levantine Crania for Understanding the Pattern of Human Evolution

Curator, Anthropological Collection, Croatian Natural History Museum

Xochitl Ruiz (Sociocultural)

Dining in Bethlehem: Food, Charity, and Growing Old in Bogota

Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Overlin College

Kirstin Swagman (Linguistic)

Language Names and Norms in Bosnia and Herzegovina

AWeb Communications Specialist, University of Nevada Reno

Joanna Tatomir (Biological)

The Nutritional Use of Thai Medicinal Plants and the Etiology of Breast Cancer in Thai Women

Technician, University of Michigan Herbarium

Amanda Terc (Linguistic)

Syria's New Neoliberal Elite: English Usage, Linguistic Practices and Group Boundaries

Director, Seikh Faisal Center for Entrepreneurship in the Middle East, Northwestern University

Cecilia Tomori (Demography)

The Moral Dilemmas of Nighttime Breastfeeding: Crafting Kinship, Personhood and Capitalism in the U.S.

Research Associate, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University

Susanne Unger (Linguistic)

Cultivating Audiences: Filmbildung, Moral Education, and the Public Sphere in Germany

Program Officer, The Language Program, Goethe-Institut Washington


Anna Babel (Linguistics)

Contact and Contrast in Valley Spanish

Assistant Professor, Hispanic Linguistics, The Ohio State Univesity

Laura Brown (Sociocultural)

Tipping Scales with Talk: Conversation, Commerce, and Obligation on the Edge of Thanjavur, India

Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh

Elana Buch (Anthropology & Social Work)

Making Care Work: Sustaining Personhood and Reproducing Inequality in Home Care of Older Adults in Chicago, IL

Assistant Professor, University of Iowa

Rebecca Carter (Linguistic)

The Blessed Placemakers: Violent Crime, Moral Transformation, and Urban Redevelopment in Post-Katrina New Orleans

Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Brown University

Susanne Cohen (Sociocultural)

Communicating Change in a Transforming State: Globalization and the Politics of Office Communication in Urban Russia

Executive Board Member, Society for the Anthropology Work

Allison Davis (Archaeology)

Excavations at Yuthu: A Community Study of an Early Villiage in Cusco, Peru (400-100 BC)

Cultural Property Researcher, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Paul Duffy (Archaeology)

Complexity and Autonomy in Bronze Age Eurpoe: Assessing Cultural Developments in Eastern Hungary

Seasonal Lecturer, University of Toronto

Field Director, Koros Regional Archaeological Project

Heloise Finch-Boyer (Anthropology and History)

Anthropology & History Governing Rights in La Reunion: Social Legislation, Landholding, Housing, and the Making of France in the Indian Ocean 1946-2009

Curator, National Maritime Museum, Greenwhich, UK

Daphne Gallagher (Archaeology)

Farming Beyond the Escarpment: Society, Environment, and Mobility in Precolonial Southeastern Burkina Faso

Lecturer and Undergraduate Advisor, Department of Anthropology, University of Oregon

Emanuela Grama (Anthropology & History)

Searching for Heritage Building Politics: Architecture, Archaeology, and Imageries of Social Order in Romania (1947-2007)

Assistant Professor, Carnegie Mellon University

Margarita Huayhua (Sociocultural)

Runama Kaniicha Alquchu? Everyday Discrimination in the Southern Andes

Assistant Professor, Sociology and Anthropology, Dartmouth University

Kairos Marquardt (Sociocultural)

Nightlife Emergency: Controlling Night Spaces and Governing Citizen Security in Highland Peru

High-Tech Anthropologist, Menlo Innovations

Laura McClellan (Sociocultural)

Artful Marketing: Visual and Aural Selling Practices in the Suqs (Marketplaces) of Damascus, Syria

Environmental, Culture, and Conservation Anthropologist, The Field Museum

Daniel Pugh (Archaeology)

The Swantek Site: Late Prehistoric Oneota Expansion and Ethnogenesis

Assistant Professor, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Nazerbayev University

Mikaela Rogozen-Soltar (Sociocultural)

Andalusian Encounters: Immigration, Islam, and Regional Identity in Southern Spain

Assistant Professor, University of Nevada Reno

Sergio Huarcaya (Anthropology and History)

Othering National Identity Alterity and Indigenous Activism in Otavolo, Ecuador

PostDoctoral Researcher, University of London, Royal Holloway