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Laura Abondano

Graduate Studies Continuing Fellow (2018-2019)

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

Karissa Basse

Graduate student |
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

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 |
SAC 4.166

Education: Doctoral Candidate, University of Texas at Austin

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

Emma Curtis

Donald B. Harrington Recruitment Fellow |
SAC 5.130 [Locomotion Lab]

Education: MA/PhD, UT Austin

Interests: Paleoanthropology; primate locomotion; functional morphology of the forelimb; 3D geometric morphometrics; ecomorphology

Christopher Davis

Dissertation Writing Fellow |
SAC 5.170

Education: MA Anthropology, Colorado State University

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

Emily Dawson

Graduate student

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

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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Madelynne Dudas

Graduate student

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Julia Earle

Graduate student

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

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Christopher Farrell

Graduate student |
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 |
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.

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Hannah Foster

Graduate student |
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

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 Gette

Donald D. Harrington Recruitment Fellow

Fatemeh Ghaheri

Wenner-Gren Foundation Fellow |
SAC 5.114

Kelsie Gillig

Graduate student

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

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)

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

Anya Gruber

Graduate student

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

Interests: Environmental Archaeology

John Hurt

Graduate student

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Sardar Hussain

Fulbright Scholar and Wenner-Gren Foundation Fellow

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Kristina Juergensmeyer

Graduate School Recruitment Fellow (2018-2019)

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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Addison Kemp

Graduate student |
SAC 5.130

Education: PhD, University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Primate origins, functional morphology, sensory ecology

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Samuel Law

Graduate student

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

Angelina Locker

Graduate student |
SAC 4.192

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

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

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Lilia Loera

Graduate student

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Noe Lopez

U.S.-Mexico Borderlands Program Fellow

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 |
SAC 5.130

Education: PhD, University of Texas at Austin

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Katherine Maddox

Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellow

SAC 5.114

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

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Raul "Quichi" Martinez

Graduate student

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

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Amely Martins

Graduate School Continuing Fellowship (2019-2020) |
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 |
SAC 5.130

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

Megan McQuaid

Graduate student |
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

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 |
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

Interests: Classical and New World Maya Archaeology including urban and hinterland site layout and orientation. Classical and New world archaeology relating to human and environmental interaction, development, and change. Geophysical Survey and Aerial Photography.

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Daniel Ng

Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellow

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) |
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) |
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 |
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; GIS; ILUC/LCCLUC; Andean Archaeology

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Deina Rabie

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow

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

Benjamin Rodwell

Graduate student |
SAC 5.130

Education: PhD, University of Texas at Austin

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

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Domenic Romanello

Graduate School Recruitment Fellow (2018-2019) |
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 School Recruitment Fellow

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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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A. Diyana Sastrawati

Graduate student |
SAC 5.114

Interests: Medical anthropology; performance studies; affect; literary writing and criticism; feminist theory; queer studies; disability studies; Asia Pacific; Singapore

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Eric Schroeder

Graduate student |
TARL Building 5C

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

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Kelton Sheridan

Graduate School Recruitment Fellow (2018-2019)

Education: MA, University of Massachusetts, Boston

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

Lia Siewert

Wenner-Gren Foundation Fellow |

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

Lauren Springs

Graduate School Continuing Fellowship (2019-2020) |
SAC 4.166

Education: MA, Texas State University

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

Zachary Stanyard

Graduate student

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 |
Linguistic Anthropology Lab 4.116

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

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Silvy van Kuijk

Graduate student |
SAC 5.114

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

Aniruddhan Vasudevan

Graduate School Continuing Fellowship (2018-2019)

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

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José Villagrán

Graduate student

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

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Rachel Voyt

Graduate student |
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

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

Education: Phd Candidate, University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Linguistic Anthropology, Indigenous Studies, Latin America

Nel Yang

Graduate student

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

Kenza Yousfi

Provost's Recruitment Fellow