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Laura Abondano

Graduate Studies Continuing Fellow (2018-2019)

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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Kari Andreev

Graduate student

keb1175@gmail.com

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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

Graduate student

jdbowers@utexas.edu |
SAC 4.166

Education: Doctoral Candidate, University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Bronze and Iron Age archaeology, landscape archaeology, GIS

Isabelle Clark

Graduate School Recruitment Fellow (2019-2020)

isabelle.clark@utexas.edu |
SAC 4.116

Interests: great apes, primate behavior and ecology, social cognition, physiology, conservation

Karen Cuevas

Graduate School Mentoring Recruitment Fellow (2019-2020)

KarenCuevas@utexas.edu

Interests: Early Primate Evolution, Primate sensory systems

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

eldawson@utexas.edu

Education: MA University of Chicago, Ph.D Student, University of Texas

Interests: Environmental Archaeology, Foodways, Identity, Colonialism, Human-Environment Interactions, New Mexico, Mongolia

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.

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Julia Earle

Graduate student

jearle@utexas.edu

Interests: Andean archaeology; technology; labor; lithic material sourcing; landscape archaeology; spatial analysis & predictive modelling

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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.

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Krishantha Fedricks

Ph.D. Student; Graduate Teaching Assistant

kfedricks@utexas.edu |
SAC 5.114

Education: MA, California State University at Long Beach

Interests: Language, Religion and Media; Sinhala Language and Linguistics; Sri Lankan Buddhism; English to Sinhala Translations.

Maria Fernandez Pello

Graduate student

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Hannah Foster

Graduate student

hannahlfoster@utexas.edu |
SAC 5.114

Interests: Kazakhstan, multilingualism and codeswitching, verbal art, language ideologies

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Manuel Guadalupe Galaviz

U.S.-Mexico Borderlands Program Fellow, OGS Summer 2019 Dissertation Writing Fellow

manny_galaviz@utexas.edu

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

Interests: U.S./Mexico Borderlands Anthropology, Chicanx and Mexican American Studies, Anthropology of Place, Anthropology of Infrastructure, and the Political Ecology of the U.S./Mexican border area.

Megan J. Gette

Donald D. Harrington Recruitment Fellow

Education: MFA Poetry, University of Minnesota

Interests: the senses, media, STS, arts-based research, political ecology, historiography, the Americas

Fatemeh Ghaheri

Wenner-Gren Foundation Fellow

farezgh1@gmail.com |
SAC 5.114

Kelsie Gillig

Graduate student

gilligk@utexas.edu

Interests: Cultural and Language Revitalization, Language Ideologies, Identity, Performance, Verbal Art, Language Contact, Basque Linguistics

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Christina Gonzalez

Wenner-Gren Foundation Fellow

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)

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Danielle Good

Graduate School Continuing Fellowship (2019-2020)

dlgood@utexas.edu

Education: PhD, University of Texas

Interests: Environment, affect, recovery economies and the BP Horizon disaster, petrocultures, energy/multi-species infrastructures, and fisheries management on the U.S. Gulf Coast

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Bradley S Graupner

Anthropology Graduate Research Fellow

bsgraupner@austin.utexas.edu |
30.28341°N, 97.73673°W

Education: A.M., The University of Chicago

Interests: Axiology, Epistemology, Exchange, Highland Maya, the Imperatives of Social Action, Incommensurability, K’iche’, (Meta)Pragmatics, Native America, Participatory Action Research, Personhood, Photography, Ritual, Scale, Semiotics, Social Ontologies

Anya Gruber

Graduate student

anyagruber@utexas.edu

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

Interests: Environmental Archaeology

Eduardo Hazera

Graduate student

Blair Heidkamp

Anthropology Graduate Research Semester Fellow

John Hurt

Graduate student

hurt.john@utexas.edu

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Sardar Hussain

Fulbright Scholar and Wenner-Gren Foundation Fellow

shrana266@utexas.edu

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Kristina Juergensmeyer

Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellow

kgjuerg@utexas.edu

Education: PhD Linguistic Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Language Maintenance; Language Change; Mulitlingualism; Heritage Language Learning; Slavic Languages; Cultural Heritage; Language and Globalization; Language in Migrant Communities; Polish Language and Culture; Polish Diaspora

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Samuel Law

Graduate student

sam.law@utexas.edu

Education: MA, University of Chicago

Interests: autonomous social movements, affect, political ecology, human rights & social justice, ideology, infrastructure, autoconstruction, urban studies, worlding, anthropology of the otherwise; Mexico, Latin America.

Sabrina Lilleby

Graduate student

SAC 5.114

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Angelina Locker

Graduate student

Angelina.Sweeney@utexas.edu |
SAC 4.192

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

Interests: Bioarchaeology; migration; kinship; isotope geochemistry; ancient DNA; memory; place-making; mortuary archaeology; archaeological science

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Lilia Loera

Graduate student

loera08@utexas.edu

Interests: undocumented migration, the state, capitalism and neoliberalism, settler colonialism, collaborative research, transformative justice and activism.

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Noe Lopez

Graduate School Continuing Fellowship (2019-2020)

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

OGS Summer 2019 Dissertation Writing Fellow

ilundeen@utexas.edu |
SAC 5.130

Education: PhD, University of Texas at Austin

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Katherine Maddox

Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellow, Wenner-Gren Foundation Fellow

katherinenora@gmail.com |
SAC 5.114

Interests: Displacement, refugee studies, diaspora, Europe, the Middle East, citizenship, identity, activism, space, memory, archives, Lebanon, Syria, France

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Raul "Quichi" Martinez

Graduate student

quichi@utexas.edu

Interests: Andean Ethnography, Indigenous Language Revitalization, Hemispheric Indigeneity, Poetics, Language Ideologies, and Geeky things.

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Amely Martins

Graduate School Continuing Fellowship (2019-2020)

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

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Allison McNamara

Graduate student

allison.mcnamara@utexas.edu |
SAC 5.130

Interests: Primate behavior and ecology, conservation, locomotor kinematics, functional morphology

Megan McQuaid

Graduate student

mmcquaid@utexas.edu |
Texas Coffee Traders in the Jackson School of Geosciences

Interests: risk and risk perception, human geography, environmental anthropology, Sicily, science technology studies, the non-human turn, maritime anthropology

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

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow; OGS Summer 2019 Dissertation Writing Fellow

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.

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Patricia Neuhoff-Malorzo

Graduate student

patricia.neuhoff@utexas.edu |
2149576527 |
SAC 4.192

Interests: Classical Archaeology in Romania and Roman Britain, Maya Archaeology in Belize. Urban and hinterland site layout and orientation. Human and environmental interaction, development, and change. Geophysical Survey and Aerial Photography.

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Daniel Ng

Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellow

danielkevinng@utexas.edu

Education: MA, University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Hijras, politics of recognition, non-normative genders and sexualities, nation-state, Bangladesh, South Asia

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Benjamin Nutor

Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellow (IDRF)

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 School Continuing Fellowship (2019-2020)

vasilina@utexas.edu |
SAC 5.114

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

Interests: Infrastructure, Affect, Mobility, Power, Pleasure, Violence

Johanna 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

Interests: Peru; Machine Learning and Computer Vision for Archaeology; Cultural Heritage; Place-Making; Land-Change Science

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Deina Rabie

 
(on leave)
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow; Fulbright Hays Dissertation Research Abroad Fellow; Wenner Gren Dissertation Research Fellow

drabie@utexas.edu

Education: PhD, University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Middle East, Arabian Gulf, Gender, Mobility, Infrastructure, Discourse-Centered-Methods, Semiotics, Language and Globalization, Global English, Language Ideologies, Language Contact, Performance

Benjamin Rodwell

Graduate student

ben.rodwell@utexas.edu |
SAC 5.130

Education: PhD, University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Primate origins; Omomyoid and Adapoid ecology, systematics, and phylogenetics; Dietary ecology; Paleogene radiation of primates/mammals

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Domenic Romanello

Graduate student

romanello@utexas.edu |
Primate Behavior and Ecology Lab

Education: M.A./PhD Biological Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Madagascar, primate conservation, tree hollows, fire/cyclone ecology.

Sarah Eleazar Sadiq

Graduate student

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Lara Sanchez Morales

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow

SAC 4.166

Education: B.A. in Anthropology, Universidad de Puerto Rico-Recinto Río Piedras

Interests: geoarchaeology; human-environment interactions; landscape management; agriculture in the pre-Columbian Caribbean; adaptations to climate change and human induced landscape changes; cattle management; European colonial landscapes; Puerto Rican (pre)history; sustainability and resilience in the Neo-tropics.

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Kelton Sheridan

Graduate student

keltonsheridan@gmail.com

Education: MA, University of Massachusetts, Boston

Interests: Historical Archaeology, ceramics, Texas archaeology, Indigenous studies

Lia Siewert

Wenner-Gren Foundation Fellow

lsiewert@utexas.edu |
5.114

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

Lauren Springs

Graduate School Continuing Fellowship (2019-2020)

lsprings@utexas.edu |
SAC 4.166

Education: MA, Texas State University

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

Zachary Stanyard

Graduate student

zwstanyard@utexas.edu

Education: B.A, Western State Colorado University

Interests: Maya lithic technology and social organization; experimental archaeology; GIS; sedimentary geology/geomorphology; human-landscape interactions

Nora Tyeklar

Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellow, Wenner-Gren Fellow

ntyeklar@utexas.edu |
Linguistic Anthropology Lab 4.116

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

Gilfranco Valentin

Graduate student

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Silvy van Kuijk

Graduate student

silvyvankuijk@utexas.edu |
SAC 5.114

Interests: Neotropical primates, conservation, soundscape ecology, animal acoustic communication, social systems

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Aniruddhan Vasudevan

Graduate School Continuing Fellowship (2018-2019)

aniruddhan@utexas.edu

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

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Rachel Voyt

Graduate student

ravo@utexas.edu |
SAC 4.116

Interests: development and maintenance of female dominant social systems, socioendocrinology, genetics and epigenetics, applications of feminist and queer theory to primatology, ethnoprimatology

Joshua Wainner

Graduate student

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Camille Weinberg

Graduate student

cdsweinberg@utexas.edu

Education: PhD Student, The University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Andean Archaeology, Human-Environment Interactions, Geoarchaeology, Paleoclimatology

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Erin Wheeler

Graduate student

ewheeler@utexas.edu

Education: Phd Candidate, University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Linguistic Anthropology, Indigenous Studies, Latin America

Nel Yang

Graduate student

nelsonyang.ny@gmail.com

Interests: desire, money, nationalism, masculinity, queer studies, Hong Kong.

Kenza Yousfi

Provost's Recruitment Fellow

kenzayousfi@utexas.edu |
5.114

Education: Phd, Sociocultural Anthropology, UT-Austin

Interests: Political Economy, Political Ecology, Borders and walls, Natural Resources, Gender Studies, Critical Theory