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Laura Abondano

Graduate Studies Writing Fellow (Summer 2017)

laura.abondano@utexas.edu

Interests: primate behavior and ecology; primate socioendocrinology; mating systems; reproductive strategies; behavioral genetics; primate conservation; Neotropical primates

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Luisa Aebersold

Bromley F. Cooper Endowed Fellow in Archaeology (2016-2017)

luisa.a@utexas.edu |
SAC 4.192

Interests: Geoarchaeology, Environmental Archaeology, Archaic and Paleoindian Periods, Human-Environment Interactions, Analytical Methods, Mesoamerican Archaeology, Maya Archaeology, Community Archaeology

Sade Anderson

Graduate student

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Kari Andreev

Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellow (2017-2018)

keb1175@gmail.com

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Amy Atwater

Graduate student

atwater@utexas.edu |
SAC 5.130

Education: PhD, University of Texas at Austin

Interests: primate evolution, paleoecology, vertebrate paleontology

Karissa Basse

Graduate student

karissa.basse@utexas.edu |
SAC 4.180

Education: PhD, University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Historical Archaeology, Mortuary Studies, Gender and Identities, Texas History, Cultural Resource Management, Material Culture, Archaeologies of Children, African Diaspora in the US, and Dress in the Nineteenth Century

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James Beveridge

Graduate student

jimmy.beveridge.anthro@gmail.com

Interests: Indigenous rights in Amazonian Bolivia and Ecuador; struggles and negotiations over megaprojects and extractivism - rights to land and access to resources; Amazonian indigenous universities. I am developing an analytical framework I call 'knowledge articulation'. You can read about KA in my master's thesis ( see external link: click on my name, then at right)

Jordan Bowers

Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellow - Portugal (2017-2018)

jdbowers@utexas.edu |
SAC 4.166

Education: Ph.D. Student, University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Bronze and Iron Age archaeology, Celtic archaeology, landscape archaeology, network theory, GIS, the Balkans, Iberia, public archaeology

Julie Conquest

Graduate student

questable@gmail.com

Education: Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Digital and collaborative ethnographic methods, arts-based research, the American Dream, the everyday sensorium, tourism and experiences of space and mobility

Emma Curtis

Donald B. Harrington Fellow (2016-2017)

Christopher Davis

Graduate student

davischris1981@gmail.com |
SAC 5.170

Education: MA Anthropology, Colorado State University

Interests: Human evolution, Neandertals, body size evolution, paleoecology

Emily Dawson

Graduate student

Elizabeth de Marigny

Graduate student

elizabethdemarigny@gmail.com

Education: PhD, The Department of Anthropology

Interests: Bronze and Iron Age archaeology, Ceramics, Landscape archaeology, Trade and communication between regions, Technology and aesthetic approaches to material culture.

Madelynne Dudas

Graduate student

Julia Earle

Graduate School Recruitment Fellow (2017-2018)

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Kelsey Ellis

Graduate student

kelseyellis@utexas.edu |
SAC 5.162

Education: Ph.D.Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Primate behavior and ecology; fission-fusion dynamics; animal group movements; consensus decision making

Arnold Farias

Graduate student

farias@utexas.edu |
SAC 5.114

Education: PhD (Social Anthropology), The University of Texas, Austin

Interests: U.S.-Mexico Borderlands; Mexican-American Society; Chicanos/as and Indigeneity; Indigenous Studies. Mesoamerica; ethnohistory; the Aztecs; Nahuatl songs and epistemologies.

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Christopher Farrell

Graduate student

cfarrell22@utexas.edu |
SAC 5.114

Education: PhD Candidate, University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Social and cultural anthropology; affect; memory; abandoned places; post-industrial landscapes; Western Europe; space and place; Britain; ageing; class; health and wellbeing; the ordinary; identity; aesthetics; temporality.

Ayana Flewellen

Graduate student

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Hannah Foster

Graduate student

SAC 5.114

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Manuel Guadalupe Galaviz

College of Liberal Arts Thematic Graduate Recruitment Fellow (2016-2017)

manny_galaviz@utexas.edu

Education: M.A., Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies

Interests: Mexico-U.S. Borderlands Anthropology, The Anthropology of Space and Place, Political Ecology, Infrastructure Theory

Fatemeh Ghaheri

Graduate student

farezgh1@gmail.com |
SAC 5.114

Kelsie Gillig

Graduate student

SAC 5.114

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Christina Gonzalez

Graduate student

cmgonzalez@utexas.edu

Interests: Global and Comparative Indigeneities; Race, Racialization, Racism; Ethnogenesis; Indigenous, black and Latin@ subjectivities and their intersections; Diaspora and Transnationalism; Interdisciplinarity; Multi-sited Ethnography; Critical Methodologies (Performance and Film); the Caribbean (Borik'n/Puerto Rico); the Pacific (Aotearoa/New Zealand)

Danielle Good

Graduate student

dlgood@utexas.edu

Education: PhD, University of Texas

Eduardo Hazera

Donald D. Harrington Recruitment Fellow (2017-2018)

John Hurt

Graduate student

hurt.john@utexas.edu

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Addison Kemp

Graduate student

addison.kemp@utexas.edu |
SAC 5.130

Education: PhD, University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Primate origins, functional morphology, sensory ecology

Jinok Lee

Graduate student

jlee8295@gmail.com

Education: MSc in Environmental Archaeology, University College London

Interests: Holocene Environmental History and Human-Environment Interactions, Chinese Archaeology, Korean Archaeology, Geoarchaeology

Sabrina Lilleby

Graduate student

SAC 5.114

Angelina Locker

Graduate student

Angelina.Sweeney@utexas.edu |
SAC 4.192

Education: M.A., The University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Archaeology, Stable Isotope Geochemistry, Migration, aDNA, Mesoamerica, Ancient Maya

Lilia Loera

Graduate student

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Noe Lopez

U.S.-Mexico Borderlands Program Fellow (2016-2017)

noelopez@utexas.edu

Education: PhD Student, University of Texas at Austin

Interests: political economy, labor, farmworkers, indigenous diasporas, gender, modern sexualities, Queer theory, settler colonialism,postcolonialism, trauma, violence, nation-state hegemony

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Ingrid Lundeen

Graduate student

ilundeen@utexas.edu |
SAC 5.130

Education: PhD, University of Texas Austin

Interests: Early primate evolution; functional and evolutionary morphology; North American mammalian evolution; Sensory morphology

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Katherine Maddox

Graduate student

SAC 5.114

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Raul "Quichi" Martinez

Graduate student

quichi@utexas.edu

Interests: Indigenous Language Maintenance and Revitalization, Indigeneity, Native Performing Arts, Language Ideologies, Technology, & Verbal Art.

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Amely Martins

Graduate student

amelymartins@utexas.edu |
SAC 5.114

Education: PhD Student, University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Conservation genetics, Landscape genetics, Population genetics, Molecular ecology, Phylogenetics, Neotropical Primates

Carlisia McCord

College of Liberal Arts Thematic Graduate School Recruitment Fellow (2016-2017)

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Allison McNamara

Graduate student

allison.mcnamara@utexas.edu |
SAC 5.130

Interests: Primate positional behavior, primate behavior and ecology, functional morphology

Megan McQuaid

Graduate student

Alexander Menaker

Graduate student

amenaker@utexas.edu

Education: MA, University of Chicago

Interests: Historical Archaeology throughout the Peruvian Andes, Spanish colonialism, anthropology of religious encounters, Andean ethnography and archaeology, identity, political subject formation

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Ana Maria Navas Mendez

Graduate student

amnavas@utexas.edu |
SAC 5.114

Education: M.Sc., Anthropology, Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas

Interests: Historical archaeology; the role of technology in colonial processes; archaeometallurgy; Latin America.

Daniel Ng

Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellow - Bengali (2016-2017)

danielkevinng@utexas.edu

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Benjamin Nutor

Fulbright Fellow

knutor@utexas.edu |
SAC 4.188

Education: MPhil Archaeology, University of Ghana

Interests: African Archaeology, Archaeology of Slavery in West Africa (Ghana), Ethnoarchaeology of Indigenous African Religion, Public Archaeology

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Vasilina Orlova

Graduate student

vasilina@utexas.edu |
SAC 5.114

Education: PhD Program, University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Debris and Ruination, Trash, Worn-Out Infrastructure and Its Affects, Mundane, Violence, Emerging and Fading Out, the Figure of Flâneur. Areas of study: Russia, in particular Siberia, Ukraine, the United States.

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Omer Ozcan

Graduate School Bruton Fellow (2016-2017)

omrozcan@gmail.com

Colin Pace

National Science Foundation Fellow (2014-2017)

colinpace@utexas.edu

Interests: Socio-cultural anthropology, Northwest India

Elsy Paez Crespo

Graduate student

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Nicole Payntar

Graduate student

npayntar@utexas.edu |
CLA 4.418

Education: M.A., Near Eastern Archaeology, Durham University; PhD, Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Landscape Archaeology; Cultural Heritage; Place-Making; Identity; Archaeological Theory; Human-Environment Interactions; GIS; Andean Archaeology; Ancient Near East

Daniel Perera

Graduate student

dpererab@utexas.edu

Education: B.A. History, UNC-Chapel Hill; M.A. Latin American Studies, UT-Austin;, Ph.D. Student–Sociocultural Anthropology

Interests: Economic and political anthropology, practical philosophy, value theory, the imagination, political ecology, science and technology studies (STS), affect, epistemology and ideology, race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, development studies, technology studies, inequality, resistance/struggle, political solidarity, democratic process; visual/sensory ethnography, activist/collaborative methods; Latin America, Guatemala

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Deina Rabie

Graduate student

drabie@utexas.edu

Education: Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Joseph Russo

2017 Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellow

josephcrusso81@gmail.com |
SAC 5.114

Education: PhD Anthropology (Cultural Forms), University of Texas, Austin

Interests: Queer Studies, Cultural Poetics, Philosophy, The American South

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Ece Saltan

Graduate student

ecesaltan@gmail.com |
SAC 5.114

Education: PhD, The University of Texas at Asutin

Interests: Gender and Sexuality Studies, Trans* Studies, Urban Anthropology, Race and Ethnicity, Queer Theory, Affect Theory, Queer Spatiality and Temporality, Queer Performativity, Queer Aesthetics, "Transness" in Istanbul/Turkey.

Lara Sanchez Morales

Graduate School Mentoring Fellow (2016-2017)

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Eric Schroeder

Graduate student

eschroeder1@austin.rr.com |
TARL, Building 5A, Room 5

Education: PhD, The University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Material culture studies regarding emergent complexity in prehistoric mobile societies, Prehispanic and protohistoric archaeology of the Southwestern United States and Northern Mexico, Evolutionary and historical paradigms in hunter-gatherer complexity, conflict theory, the dialectics of inequality, prehistoric ideology, ethnohistory

Lia Siewert

Graduate student

lsiewert@utexas.edu |
5.114

Interests: Ethnopoetics, discourse-centered approach to language and culture, Ojibwe language and culture, literacy and literacies

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Rick W. A. Smith

Graduate School Continuing Fellow (2016-2017)

rickwasmith@gmail.com |
SAC 4.166

Education: PhD Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin

Interests: anthropological genetics; ancient DNA; epigenetics; embodiment; new materialisms; decolonizing methodologies

Lauren Springs

Graduate student

lsprings@utexas.edu |
SAC 4.166

Education: MA, Texas State University

Interests: ancient DNA, population genetics, colonial encounters, identity, biopolitics

Nora Tyeklar

Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellow - Romanes (2016-2017)

ntyeklar@utexas.edu |
Linguistic Anthropology Lab 4.116

Interests: Linguistic anthropology; the poetics of displacement; critical discourse analysis; ethnopoetics; semiotics of translation

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Lina Maria Valencia

Graduate Dean's Prestigious Supplement Fellow (2016-2017)

linavalencia85@gmail.com

Interests: Conservation genetics, Landscape genetics, Molecular Ecology, computational modeling and Neotropical Primates,

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Silvy van Kuijk

Graduate student

silvyvankuijk@utexas.edu |
SAC 5.114

Aniruddhan Vasudevan

Graduate student

aniruddhan@utexas.edu

Interests: Tamil Nadu, India, Gender, Sexuality, LGBT, Queer, Dance, Performance, Theatre

Elizabeth Velasquez Estrada

Graduate student

evelasquez@utexas.edu

Education: MA, Social-Activist Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Grassroots peacemaking, gender relations, masculinities, violence and Central America.

José Villagran

Graduate student

josevillagran@mail.utexas.edu

Education: MA, Mexican American Studies, PhD Candidate, Sociocultural Anthropology, The University of Texas at Austin

Interests: U.S. Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers; Mexican American Borderlands; Labor; Race; Migration; Political Economy; Chicano Studies; Activist/Engaged Methodologies; Critical Race Theory; Dependency Theory; Structural Violence.

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Rachel Voyt

Graduate student

ravo@utexas.edu |
SAC 4.116

Joshua Wainner

Graduate School Recruitment Fellow (2017-2018)

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Camille Weinberg

Graduate student

cdsweinberg@utexas.edu

Interests: Andean Archaeology, Paleoclimatology, Geoarchaeology, Geochemical Sourcing, Human-Environment Interactions, the Anthropocene

Erin Wheeler

Provost's Recruitment Fellow (2017-2018)

Nelson Yang

Graduate student

Kenza Yousfi

Provost's Recruitment Fellow (2017-2018)