Current Graduate Students

A list of current graduate students, including contact information and research interests, can be found here

A-F Graduate Students
Brie Adams
Research: Native Hawaiian identity formation and social media
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Çagla Ay
Research: critical agrarian studies, feminist decolonial/postcolonial science studies, political ecology, multi-sited ethnography  Read More
Caren Bendror
Research: My primary research foci are bioarchaeology, paleopathology, mortuary archaeology, forensics, Indigenous archaeology, NAGPRA & Repatriation, community-based archaeology, population histories, biological distance, migration, and social organization. Read More 
Victoria BochniakVictoria Bochniak
Research: Indigenous archaeology, ethnography, historical archaeology and outreach, ethnography of archaeology, the examination of transitional sites for North American tribes during the early reservation period.
Alyssa Brown
Research: Virtual Ethnography, political anthropology, alt-right extremism, radicalization, domestic terrorism studies
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Christa Burdick
Research: Research examines place branding strategies employed to make place "attractive" in EAstern France, language ideologies, materialities and conceptions of space and place under late-capitalism
Eunice Caetano e SilvaEunice Caetano e Silva
Research: I am interested in the Anthropology of housing, materiality in the domestic sphere and particularly curious about the social dynamics of communal living.
Lucila Carballo
Fu-Yu Chang
Research: medical anthropology, care, mental health, public health, health inequalities. Read more
Jeffrey Coyne
Research: Housing policy, tenant organizing, political economy of overdose, addiction & drugs, class struggle, therapuetic culture. Read More
Kathleen Crotty
Research: Childhood, families, child-rearing, immigration, and the tensions and challenges that arise when immigrant parents receive culturally uninformed advice from authority institutions
Sharonee Dasgupta
Research:  Current research interests in topics such as state-citizen relations, resource allotment, community-based mobilizations, ethnographic research. migration, food studies, civil society organizations, gender, and activism. Read More
Meredith Degyansky
Research: capitalist ruins, ontological politics, land, relational worlds. Read More
Caroline Devane
Key Words: medical anthropology, visual anthropology, anthropology of Europe, US and Italy/Sardinia, ethnography of genetic syndromes, heritable genetic disorders, disability studies, ableism, race and culture, intersubjectivity, anthro of families, and childhood. Read More
 Seth Dornisch
Research: Anthropology of well-being, emotions, and aging; medical anthropology, death and dying; anthropology of religion. Perceptions and metrics of well-being across the lifespan; variables influencing choice of space/place at end-of-life; physical, cognitive-linguistic, and social functions as they relate to determinations of quality of life and capacity to choose. Read More
Tabitha Dorshorst
Research: Human anatomy, human osteology, ontogeny, the relationships among specific physical activities, muscle function, bone structure, functional morphology, and biomechanics. Read More
Reid Ellefson-Frank
Eleanor FinleyEleanor Finley
Research: Social movements, political ecology, energy, science and technology, climate justice and degrowth, Spain.
Amanda FuchsAmanda Fuchs
Research: Biological Anthropology, Ecology & Evolution, Biogeography, Movement Ecology, Microbiomes, Baboons, Africa. Read More


G-M Graduate Students
Claire GoldClaire Gold
Research: Biological anthropology, Forensic Anthropology & Archaeology Education K-12 Outreach.
Laura Haynes
Research: Primate ecology & conservation, biogeography, human-wildlife conflict, ecotourism, Madagascar. Read More
Castriela Hernandez-Reyes
Research: Her multi-sited ethnographic research explores how race, gender, body, class, and racism intersect and are co-constructed through Black women's, officials, and former combatants' voices and lived experiences in the framework of the Colombian armed conflict and transitional justice system.
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Jonathan G. Hill
Brittni Howard
Research: My interests are in applied anthropology, the anthropology of childhood, critical service learning, participatory action research, Photovoice, and anti-voluntourism. Read More
Terrell JamesTerrell James
Research: Black Radical Tradition(s) and Thought, Antiblackness, Community-Engaged Research and Practice, and Critical Youth Studies. Read More
E. Joohyeon Han-Johnson
Research: cultural and linguistic anthropology; Critical Race & Intersectional Theory; race meta-discourse in the U.S.; arts-based research methods and translation; white fragility
 Urgyen Joshi
Research: Community-Engaged Pedagogy, Theater for Social Transformation  Read More
Cheng-Yu (Mori) Jung
Research: Sustainability (including Sustainable Development Goals), the Anthropocene, Satoyama landscapes, collaboration of traditional knowledge and modern science for actionable knowledge, science, technology, & society (STS), social innovation, and living laboratory.  Read More
Catherine Kitrinos
Research: Human and nonhuman primate ecology and evolution, host-microbe interactions, primate nutrition, metabolism, and immunity, microbial transmission, and primate genetic variation. Read More
Rodrigo LazoRodrigo Lazo
Research: Health and inequalities, biocultural medical anthropology, environmental degradation, and human health, political ecology of resource extraction and toxic exposure, oil drilling and small scale gold mining, interculturally and indigenous peoples Amazonia Peru.
Kay "Kakendasot" MattenaKay "Kakendasot" Mattena
Research: Indigenous archaeology, experimental archaeology, perishable artifact, community, and arts-based research, and public archaeology.
Alana Mazur Zanardo
Research: Migration, Science and Technology Studies, Environmental Studies, Public Policy, Global Health, Women’s and Gender Studies, Critical Media Literacies, Raciolinguistics, Global Settler Colonial and Indigenous Studies, Decolonial Research Methodologies, Art and Performance, Social Movements, Americas, Europe. Read More
Ashley McGrawAshley McGraw
Research: Linguistic and Medical Anthropology
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Priscilla Mollard


N-Z Graduate Students
Gabriela QuijanoGabriela Quijano
Research: My research encompasses current economic responses to capitalism. Other related topics: political economy, feminist theory, critical epistemologies, resistance, Italy, Latin-America.
Carol Pinzon Masmela
Teniel Rhiney
Research: Cultural Anthropology, Climate Change, Renewable Energy, Community Engagement, Knowledge Practices, and Structural Violence. Read More
Ryan Rybka
Research: Archaeology, Resource Extraction, Climate Change, Indigenous Sovereignty, and Resistance Read More


Lara Sabra
Research: anthropology of the state, engaged anthropology, prison studies, practices of care, alter-politics Read More
 Roman Sanchez
 Research: Design Anthropology, Arts-Based Research, Decolonial Anthropology, Anthropology of Climate Change, Ethnic Studies, Anthropology of Education
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Allyson Schmidt
Research: Primate genetics, behavior, and evolution.
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Sofiya ShreyerSofiya Shreyer
Ana Smith-Aguilar
Research: Relational ethnography of the state, focusing on the agrarian bureaucracy in Mexico and the contradictions inside the agrarian jurisdiction regarding the protection of indigenous territories.

Cary SpeckCary Speck
Research: Postsocialist Anthropology; Czech/the/Republic; Foodways; Environmental anthropology; Gender Studies; Violence Studies

Charlie Sullivan
Research: Place, Urban Planning, Sustainability, Community Engagement, Neo-liberal Non-Profit Ecosystems
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Andre Tarleton
Research: Climate migration and resilience, disaster capitalism, environmental justice, Black ecologies
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Abigail Thomsen
Research: Indigenous archaeology, public archaeology, museums, descendant-centered landscape interpretation. Read More
Volha Verbilovich
Research: related fields include social theory, disability, aging, communication studies, and qualitative research.
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Anna Weyher
Research: Primate Conservation
Thomas C Wilson
Research: Primate Genetics, Behavior, and Conservation
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Julie Woods
Anne Marie Wort
Andrew ZamoraAndrew Zamora
Research: Comparative genomics and social evolution of primates, specializing in sifakas (Propithecus). Phylogenetics, multi-level selection and evolutionary theory, conservation, cultural evolution, Malagasy primate.
Adam ZimmerAdam Zimmer
Research: Critical Race Theory, biocultural anthropology, bioarchaeology of anatomical collections, Queer Science, public science outreach & communication, history of medicine, Iceland & Nordic Studies Read More