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Graduate Students

Kanza Anand

Provost's Recruitment Fellow |

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Kari Andreev

Graduate student

Shehzad Arifeen

Graduate student

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

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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)

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Jordan Bowers

Graduate student |
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

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

Isabelle Clark

Graduate School Recruitment Fellow (2019-2020) |
SAC 4.116

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

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

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Julia E. Earle

PhD Candidate

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

Interests: Political ecology, water, toxicity

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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; visual impairment.

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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.

Maria Fernandez Pello

Graduate student

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 |
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 |
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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Brad(ley) S Graupner

Graduate student |
WCP 5.114, and on a nice day, 30.2846825, -97.7367045

Education: A.M., The University of Chicago

Interests: Healing epistemes, highland Maya, K’iche’, migration & diaspora, performativity, photoethnography, ritual, semiotics, social ontologies

Anya Gruber

Graduate student

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

Interests: Environmental Archaeology


Graduate student

Blair Heidkamp

Anthropology Graduate Student and Teaching Assistant

John Duncan Hurt

Graduate student |
WCP 4.166

Interests: Architecture, Iberian Prehistory, Roman Imperialism

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Sardar Hussain

Fulbright Scholar and Wenner-Gren Foundation Fellow

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Atalia Israeli-Nevo

Israel Studies Graduate Fellow (2021-2022)

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)

Interests: Geometric Morphometrics, Morphological Variation, Paleoanthropology, Speciation

Gwendolyn Jones

Graduate student

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Kristina Juergensmeyer

Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellow

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

Education: MA, Anthropology, National Taiwan University

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Sam Law

Graduate student

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

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 |
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

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

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Allison McNamara

Graduate student |
SAC 5.130

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

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Lydia Myers

Graduate student

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

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Patricia Neuhoff-Malorzo

Graduate student |
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

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

Johanna Paez Crespo

Graduate student

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Nicole Payntar

Graduate student |
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 |
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

Ben Rodwell

Graduate student |
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

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

Education: MA, University of Massachusetts, Boston

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

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Tara Skipton

Provost's Graduate Excellence Fellow; PhD Student

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

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Shafaq Sohail

Graduate student

Education: BSc. in Anthropology & Sociology, LUMS

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

Carlos Tobon Franco

Graduate student

Education: MFA Imaging Arts, Rochester Institute of Technology

Interests: Media, Borderlands, Latin America

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

Gilfranco Valentin

Graduate student

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Silvy van Kuijk

Graduate student |
SAC 5.114

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

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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

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Camille Weinberg

Graduate student

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 |
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

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