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Kanza Anand

Provost's Recruitment Fellow

kenzayousfi@utexas.edu |
5.114

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Kari Andreev

Graduate student

keb1175@gmail.com

Shehzad Arifeen

Graduate student

smarifeen@utexas.edu

Education: MA Social Sciences (specialization in Anthropology), University of Chicago; MSc Economics, Tilburg University, Tilburg, Netherlands

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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)

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Jordan Bowers

Graduate student

jdbowers@utexas.edu |
SAC 4.166

Education: Doctoral Candidate, University of Texas at Austin

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Gabrielle Bueno

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow; Harrington Graduate Fellow

gbueno@utexas.edu

Interests: primate behavior and ecology, primate infant development, lemurs, Madagascar, conservation, cognitive evolution

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

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

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Julia E. Earle

PhD Candidate

jearle@utexas.edu

Education: M.A., Archaeology, University of Toronto

Interests: labor, technology, construction and engineering, placemaking, political landscapes and the built environment, Andean archaeology and ethnohistory

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Sarah Eleazar Sadiq

Graduate student

saraheleazar@gmail.com

Interests: Political ecology, water, toxicity

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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; visual impairment.

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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

mfpello@utexas.edu

Education: MA Visual Anthropology, University of Manchester

Interests: Soil, agency, affect, speculative fiction, media, the uncanny

Alma Flores-Perez

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

Joseph Gaskill

Graduate student

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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Brad(ley) S Graupner

Anthropology Graduate Research Fellow

WCP 5.114, and on a nice day, 30.2846825, -97.7367045

Education: A.M., The University of Chicago

Interests: Semiotics, Enregistered Epistemologies, K’iche’ Maya, Healing Epistemes, Participatory Action Research, Photoethnography, Social Ontologies

Anya Gruber

Graduate student

anyagruber@utexas.edu

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

Interests: Environmental Archaeology

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Graduate student

Blair Heidkamp

Anthropology Graduate Student and Teaching Assistant

blair.heidkamp@utexas.edu

John Duncan Hurt

Graduate student

hurt.john@utexas.edu |
WCP 4.166

Interests: Architecture, Iberian Prehistory, Roman Imperialism

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Sardar Hussain

Fulbright Scholar and Wenner-Gren Foundation Fellow

shrana266@utexas.edu

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Atalia Israeli-Nevo

Israel Studies Graduate Fellow (2021-2022)

ataliain@utexas.edu

Education: M.A. Critical Sociology, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Interests: Male femininities, queer/trans* anthropology, queer kinships, transgender temporality, colonial desire, the body, performance studies, Israel/Palestine, animals as subaltern, primate subjectivities.

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Jyhreh Johnson

Graduate School Mentoring Fellow (2021-2022)

jyhrehj@utexas.edu

Interests: Geometric Morphometrics, Morphological Variation, Paleoanthropology, Speciation

Gwendolyn Jones

Graduate student

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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: Multilingualism; Citizenship; Transnationalism; Language and Nationalism; Heritage Language Learning; Slavic Languages; Cultural Heritage; Language and Globalization; Language in Migrant Communities; Polish Language and Culture; Polish Diaspora; European Migrant communities in Brazil; Brazilian immigration history.  

Jui-Han Kan

Graduate student

kanjuihan@utexas.edu

Education: MA, Anthropology, National Taiwan University

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Samuel Law

Graduate student

sam.law@utexas.edu

Education: MA, University of Chicago

Interests: autonomous social movements, informality, collective life, 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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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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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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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

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Lydia Myers

Graduate student

lydia.myers@utexas.edu

Interests: Primate locomotor evolution, hominin bipedalism, functional morphology, microCT analysis, biomechanics of locomotion

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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.

Alice Newberry

Graduate student

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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

Johanna Paez Crespo

Graduate student

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Nicole Payntar

Graduate student

npayntar@utexas.edu |
RLP 4.418

Education: M.A. Archaeology, Durham University

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

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Deina Rabie

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow; Fulbright Hays Dissertation Research Abroad Fellow; Wenner Gren Dissertation Research Fellow

drabie@utexas.edu |
SAC 4.114

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

Emily Raney

Graduate student

Sam Rettke

Graduate student

Ana Rodriguez Alzza

Graduate student

Ben 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

Education: PhD candidate in Biological Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Biodiversity Conservation and Human Well-being in Madagascar.

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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

Tara Skipton

Provost's Graduate Excellence Fellow; PhD Student

taraskipton@utexas.edu

Education: M.A. in Anthropology, Florida State University

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

Carlos Tobon Franco

Graduate student

tobonfranco@utexas.edu

Education: MFA Imaging Arts, Rochester Institute of Technology

Interests: Media, Borderlands, Latin America

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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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

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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

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Erin N Wheeler

Graduate student

ewheeler@utexas.edu |
WCP 5.114

Education: Phd Candidate, University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Linguistic Anthropology, Native American and Indigenous Studies, Mapuche, Argentina

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nel yang

Graduate student

nelsonyang.ny@gmail.com

Education: PhD in Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin

Interests: economic and financial anthropology, semiotics of desire, users and user experience, affect, eroticism, Hong Kong, Taiwan