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Program Graduates

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Robyn d'Avignon, PhD in Anthropology and History, Ph.D. 2016
Ph.D. thesis: "Making Artisanal Miners: Nature, Knowledge, and Subterranean History in Senegal."
Assistant Professor, Department of History, New York University

Sarah Hamilton, Department of History, Ph.D. 2013
Ph.D. thesis:
"Lake Effects: Transnational History and the Making of a Valencian Landscape."
Assistant Professor, Department of History, Auburn University

Dan Hirschman, Department of Sociology, Ph.D. 2016
Ph.D. thesis:
“Inventing the Economy (Or, How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the GDP).” 
Assistant Professor, Sociology and Organizational Studies, Brown University

Geoffrey Hughes, Department of Anthropology, Ph.D. 2015
Ph.D. thesis:
"Affection and Mercy: Kinship, State, and the Management of Marriage in Jordan." 
Research Fellow, London School of Economics

Cory Knobel, School of Information, Ph.D. 2010 
Ph.D. thesis: "Ontic Occlusion and Exposure in Sociotechnical systems."
Assistant Adjunct Professor, Bren School of Information, University of California, Irvine

Brian Matzke, Department of English Language and Literature, Ph.D. 2013
Ph.D. thesis: "All Scientific Stuff: Science, Expertise, and Everyday Reality in 1926."
Lecturer, Sweetland Center for Writing, University of Michigan

Clapperton Mavhunga, Department of History, Ph.D. 2009
Ph.D. thesis: "Writing 'African Wildlife' from the Barrel of the Gun: Firearms and Wildlife Uses in Gonarezhou National Park."  
Associate Professor, Program in Science, Technology & Society at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Emily Merchant, Department of History, Ph.D. 2015
Ph.D. thesis:
"Prediction and Control: Global Population, Population Science, and Population Politics in the Twentieth Century"
Postdoctoral Fellow (2015-2016), Dartmouth College
2017 Assistant Professor, University of Californa-Davis

Davide Orsini, Program in Anthropology and History, Ph.D. 2015
Ph.D. thesis: "Life in the Nuclear Archipelago: Cold War Technopolitics and US Nuclear Submarines in Italy"
Assistant Professor, Mississippi State University

Ricardo Punzalan, School of Information, Ph.D. 2013
Ph.D. thesis: "Virtual Reunification: Bits and Pieces Gathered Together to Represent the Whole." 
Assistant Professor, College of Information Studies, University of Maryland

Marianne Ryan, School of Information, Ph.D. 2012
Ph.D thesis:
"Archival Preservation in the United States and the Role of Information Sources."
Director of Leadership & Engagement, Singularity University

Stephen Sparks, Anthropology and History, Ph.D. 2012
Ph.D. thesis:
"Apartheid Modern: South Africa's Oil from Coal Project and the History of a South African Company Town."
Assistant Professor, Department of History at University of Johannesburg

Emily Wentzell, Cultural Anthropology; Women's Studies, Ph.D. 2009
Ph.D. thesis:
"Composite Masculinities: Aging, Illness, Erctile Dysfunction and Mexican Manhood."
Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology at University of Iowa