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Program Graduates

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Ayse Buyuktur, School of Information, Ph.D. 2015 
Ph.D. thesis: "Temporality and Information Work in Bone Marrow Transplant."
Research Area Specialist, U-M School of information; affiliate of Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research

Danielle Czarnecki, Department of Sociology, Ph.D. 2017
Ph.D. thesis: "Modern Crosses: How Christian Women Navigate Gender, Religion, and Assisted Reproductive Technologies."
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Social Studies of Medicine, McGill University

Robyn d'Avignon, Program 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

Carla May Dhillon, School of Enviroment and Sustainability, Ph.D. 2018
Ph.D. thesis: "Indigenous Peoples and Climate Scientists: Assessing Knoledge, Power, and Practices in Collaborative Climate Change Networks"
Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies, Bryn Mawr College

Merideth Garcia, English and Education, Ph.D. 2018
Ph.D. thesis: "Ethical Frames: A Qualitative Study of Networked Device Use in Two High School ELA Classrooms"
Assistant Professor, English, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

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

Adam Fulton Johnson, Department of History, Ph.D. 2018
Ph.D. thesis: "Secretsharers: Intersecting Systems of Knowledge and the Politics of Documentation in Southwesternist Anthropology, 1880-1930 " 

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. 2008
Ph.D. thesis: "The Mobile Workshop: Mobility, Technology, and Human-Animal Interaction In Gonarezhou (National Park), 1850-Present."  
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"
Assistant Professor, University of Californa-Davis

Nicole Novak, Epidemiology and American Culture, Ph.D. 2016
Ph.D. thesis: "Stress Biomarkers and Latinos' Exposure to the United States"
Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan

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

Angela Perone, Sociology and Social Work, Ph.D. 201?
Executive Director, SAGE Metro Detroit

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

Tasha Rijke-Epstein, Program in Anthropology and History, Ph.D. 2017
Ph.D. thesis: "Architectures of Belonging: Moral Economies of Urban Place-Making in Mahajanga, Madagascar"
Assistant Professor, History, Vanderbilt University

Marianne Ryan, School of Information, Ph.D. 2012
Ph.D thesis:
"Archival Preservation in the United States and the Role of Information Sources."
Founder, Creative Technologies

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."
Senior Lecturer, 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."
Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology at University of Iowa