VCL Graduate Students

Graduate Students in the VCL

Ashley E. Sherry

In Progress - Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology, University of Massachusetts Amherst
2011 - Master of Arts in Ethnology and Linguistics, University of New Mexico
2009 - Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Anthropology, magna cum laude, Minor in Latin American Studies, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Ashley E. Sherry is a Ph.D. student in anthropology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, whose research includes interpersonal and institutional forms of violence with a focus on policy. Currently she is researching the social conditions of policy formation within social movements driven by educators and community members in Mexico City and Guerrero, Mexico. Contact her at asherry@anthro.umass.edu.

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Priscilla B. Mollard

In Progress - Ph.D. in Anthropology, University of Massachusetts Amherst
2013 - Master of Arts in Anthropology, San Francisco State University
2005 - Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, San Francisco State University

Priscilla Mollard is a Ph.D. student studying the bioarchaeology of mining populations in 14th-17th century Baia Mare, Romania. Her research is supported by a National Science Foundation grant (IIA-1261172 ) and by collaborations with the Muzeo Județean de Istorie și Arheologie Maramureș and the Institut de Antropologie "Francisc I. Rainer". Contact her at pmollard@anthro.umass.edu.

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Adam C.N. Zimmer

In Progress - Ph.D. in Anthropology, University of Massachusetts Amherst
2016 - Master of Arts in Anthropology, University of Massachusetts Amherst
2013 - Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Music (Voice) with honors, magna cum laude, Ithaca College

Adam C. Zimmer is a Ph.D. student in anthropology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He holds a Graduate Research Fellowship through the National Science Foundation and the Leifur Eiríksson Foundation Fellowship. He is researching the processes of cadaver recruitment and the skeletal collections left over after anatomical research in both the U.S. and Iceland. Contact him at azimmer@anthro.umass.edu.

Graduate Student News

December, 2017 - January 2018:
Priscilla Mollard is returning to Baia Mare, Maramures, Romania to continue her field research. Safe travels, Priscilla!

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November 29, 2017:
VCL graduate students will be presenting papers and chairing sessions at this year's American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

Ashley Sherry will be presenting a paper titled "Parallel politics: An ethnographic study of Mexican education reform" as a part of the session "Anthropological Approaches to Violence and Policy".

Adam Zimmer wil be presenting a paper titled "Unpacking the definitional violence of skeletal collections in the United States" as a part of the session "Policing the Dead".

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August 15, 2017:
Adam Zimmer is heading off to Reykjavík, Iceland for the 2017-2018 academic year to conduct field research with the University of Iceland. Good luck, Adam!

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August 6, 2017:
Priscilla Mollard is returning to Baia Mare, Maramures, Romania to continue her field research. Safe travels, Priscilla!

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July 15, 2017
VCL graduate students will be presenting papers and chairing sessions at this year's American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.!

Ashley Sherry will be co-chairing the session titled: "Anthropological Approaches to Violence and Policy" with Dr. Ventura Pérez on Friday morning.

Adam Zimmer will be co-chairing the session titled: "Policing the Dead" on Thursday morning with Dr. Heidi Bauer-Clapp..

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April 21, 2017
VCL graduate students presented at this year's annual meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists in New Orleans, LA.

Adam Zimmer presented a poster titled: "Using sociological segregation indices to reintroduce geographical relationships in anatomical skeletal collections."

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February 6. 2017:
Priscilla Mollard is off to conduct field research in Baia Mare, Maramures, Romania through the UMass CHESS program. Safe travels, Priscilla!

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January 30, 2017:
Adam Zimmer was just awarded a 9-month scholarship from the Leifur Eíriksson Foundation to conduct research in Reykjavík, Iceland for the 2017-2018 academic year. Congrats, Adam!

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January 25, 2017:
VCL graduate students will be presenting at this year's annual meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists in New Orleans, LA.

Adam Zimmer will be presenting a poster titled: "Using sociological segregation indices to reintroduce geographical relationships in anatomical skeletal collections."

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July 18, 2016:
Adam Zimmer will be presenting at the 115th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association in Minneapolis this November.

His paper, entitled "More Than the Sum Total of Their Parts: Restoring Identity By Recombining a Skeletal Collection with Its Texts" will be presented as part of the session Bodies of Evidence in Bioarchaeological Analysis: New Ways of Knowing Anatomical and Skeletal Collections.