Graduates of the Anthro-History Program

Graduates of the Doctoral Program
in Anthropology & History

2012

 

Andrew Conroe

"Generating History: Violence and the Risks of Remembering for Families of Former Political Prisoners in Post-New Order Indonesia" (E. Webb Keane, chair)

Assistant Professor, National University of Singapore

Dong Ju Kim

"Taking Better Care of the Fields: Knowledge Politics of Sugar Beet, Soil, and Agriculture after Socialism in Western Poland" (Gillian Feeley-Harnik and Brian A. Porter-Szucs, co-chairs)

Assistant Professor, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

Stephen Sparks

"Apartheid Modern: South Africa’s Oil from Coal Project and the History of a Company Town" (Gabrielle Hecht, chair)

Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Johannesburg

2011

 

Danna Agmon

"An Uneasy Alliance: Traders, Missionaries, and Tamil Intermediaties in Eighteenth-Century French India" (Diane Owen Hughes and Sumathi Ramaswamy, co-chairs)

Assistant Professor, Department of History, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Janam Mukherjee

"Hungry Bengal; War, Famine, Riots, and the End of Empire, 1939-1946" (Barbara Metcalf, chair)

Resident Fellow, Program in Agrarian Studies, Yale University
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2010

 

Heloise Finch-Boyer

"We could have had a revolution! “Creolizing” French citizenship and social rights in La Reunion, a French Overseas Department 1946-2009" (David W. Cohen, chair)

National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, UK.

Emanuela Grama

"Searching for Heritage, Building Politics: Architecture, Archaeology, and Representations of the Past in Romania (1947-2007)" (Gillian Feelely-Harnik & Katherine Verdery, co-chairs)

Postdoctoral Fellow, European University
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Sergio Huarcaya

"Othering National Identity Alterity and Indigenous Activism in Otavolo, Ecuador" (Fernando Coronil & Bruce Mannheim, co-chairs)

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of London, Royal Holloway
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2009

 

Sonja Luehrmann

"Forms and Methods: Teaching Atheism and Religion in the Mari Republic, Russian Federation" (Alaina Lemon, chair)

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of British Columbia
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Monica Patterson

"Constructions of Childhood in Apartheid's Last Decades" (David W. Cohen, chair)

Banting Postdoctoral Fellow, 2009-2014, Concordia University-Montreal
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Robert Chidester

"Class, Community, and Materiality in a Blue-Collar Baltimore Neighborhood:  An Archaeology of Hampden-Woodberry" (Henry Wright, chair)

Faculty Researcher, University of Maryland
Cultural Research Specialist, Mannik & Smith Group
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Christian Williams

"Exile History: An Ethnography of the SWAPO Camps and the Namibian Nation" (David W. Cohen, chair)

Postdoctoral Fellow, Centre for Humanities Research, University of the Western Cape
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2007

 

Sarah R. Arvey

"Labyrinths of Love: Sexual Propriety, Family, and Social Reform in the Second Cuban Republic, 1933-1958" (Rebecca Scott, chair)
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Chandra D. Bhimull

"Empire in the Air:  Speed, Perception, and Airline Travel in the Atlantic World" (Sonya Rose, chair)

Assistant Professor, Colby College
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Caroline Jeannerat

"An Ethnography of Faith: Personal Conceptions of Religiosity in the Aouspansberg, South Africa, in the 19th and 20th Centuries" (David W. Cohen, chair)

Lecturer in History, St. Augustine College of South Africa
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Katrin L. Jellema

"When You Drink from the Stream, Remember the Soruce:  A Moral Geography of Memory in Renovation-Age Vietnam" (Gillian Feeley-Harnik, chair)

Director Nonprofit Management Certification Program, Marlboro College
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2006

 

Zareena Grewal

"Imagined Cartographies: Crisis, Displacement, and Islam in America" (Sherman Jackson and Andrew Shryock, co-chairs)

Assistant Professor, Yale University
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Edward L. Murphy

"A Home of One's Own: Finding a Place in the Fractured Landscapes of Urban Chile" (Fernando Coronil, chair)

Assistant Professor, Michigan State University
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E. Natalie Rothman

"Between Venice and Istanbul: Trans-Imperial Subjects and Cultural Mediation in the Early Modern Mediterranean" (Diane Owen Hughes, chair)

Assistant Professor, University of Toronto
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Siew Min Sai

"Representing the Past of Chinese Language Education: Language, History and Chinese Identities in Indonesia" (E. Webb Keane, chair)

Faculty, National University of Singapore
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Marina E. Welker

"Global Capitalism and the "Caring Corporation": Copper Mining and Corporate Social Responsibility in Sumbawa, Indonesia" (E. Webb Keane, chair)

Assistant Professor, Cornell University
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2005

 

Jennifer L. Gaynor

"Liquid Territory: Subordination, Memory and Manuscripts among Sama People" (Rudolf Mrazek and Ann Stoler, co-chairs)

Assistant Professor, University at Buffalo-State Univ of New York
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Stefan Henning

"Nowhere Beyond Good and Evil:  Muslim Activism in China as Ethical Critique, 1929-2001" (Erik Mueggler and Brinkley Messick, co-chairs)

Visiting Assistant Professor, Northwestern University
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Eric Andrew Stein

"Vital Times:  Power, Public Health, and Memory in Rural Java" (Nancy Hunt  and Ann Stoler, co-chairs)

Faculty, Evergreen State College
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2004

 

David E. Pederson

"American Value: Migrants, Money and Modernity in El Salvador and the United States" (Fernando Coronil, chair)

Assistant Professor, University of California, San Diego
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2003

 

Shannon L. Dawdy

"La Ville Sauvage: ‘Enlightened’ Colonialism and Creole Improvisation in New Orleans, 1699-1769" (Fernando Coronil and Julius Scott, co-chairs)

Assistant Professor, University of Chicago
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2002

 

Ilana Kay Feldman

"Interesting Times, Insecure States: The work of government and the making of Gaza in the British mandate and the Egyptian administration, 1917-67" (Ann Stoler and Brinkley Messick, co-chairs)

Assistant Professor, George Washington University
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2001

 

Setrag Manoukian

"The City of Knowledge:  History and Culture in Contemporary Shiraz" (Brinkley Messick, chair)

Assistant Professor, McGill University
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Carole McGranahan

"Arrested Histories: Between empire and exile in 20th century Tibet" (Ann Stoler and Nicholas Dirks, co-chairs)

Assistant Professor, University of Colorado, Boulder
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2000

 

Steven Todd Pierce

"Looking for the Legal: Land, law, and Colonialism in Kano Emirate, Nigeria" (Fred Cooper, chair)

Lecturer in Modern African History, University of Manchester - UK
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Paul K. Eiss

"Redemption's Archive: Revolutionary figures and Indian work in Yucatán, Mexico" (Rebecca  Scott and Fernando Coronil, co-chairs)

Associate Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
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1999

 

Anne Elizabeth Hardgrove

"Community as public culture in modern India: The Marwaris in Calcutta c. 1897-1997" (Nicholas Dirks and Thomas Trautmann, co-chairs)

Associate Professor, University of Texas at San Antonio
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Leila Olga Hudson

"Cultural Capital: Wealth and values in late Ottoman Damascus" (Joshua Cole and  Brinkley Messick, co-chairs)

Associate Professor, University of Arizona
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Anupama P. Rao

"Undoing Untouchability? Violence, democracy, and discourses of state in Maharashtra, 1932-1991"  (Valentine Daniel and Nicholas Dirks, co-chairs)

Associate Professor, Barnard College, Columbia University
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1998

 

Laura Charlotte Bear

"Traveling Modernity: Capitalism, community and nation in the colonial governance of the Indian railways" (Nicholas Dirks, chair)

Academic Faculty, London School of Economics
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Laurent Dubois

"A Colony of Citizens: Revolution and slave emancipation in the French Caribbean, 1789-1802" (Fernando Coronil, chair)

Professor, Duke University
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Anjan Kumar Ghosh

"Partial Truths: Rumor and communal violence in South Asia, 1946-92" (Nicholas Dirks, chair)
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1997

 

Anne Bernadette Waters

"Predicaments of Women: The family and the state in the construction of subjectivity in Maharashtra, India" (Nicholas Dirks, chair)

Exec Director Office of International Programs, University of Pennsylvania
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Thomas Cox Wolfe

"Imagining Journalism: Politics, government and the person in the press in the Soviet Union and Russia, 1953-1993" (Nicholas Dirks and Jane Burbank, co-chairs)

Associate Professor, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
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1996

 

Lessie Jo Frazier

"Memory and State Violence in Chile: A historical ethnography of Tarapaca, 1890-1995" (Fernando Coronil, chair)

Assistant Professor, Indiana University-Bloomington
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Rosario A. Montoya Del Solar

"Fractured Solidarities: Utopian projects and local hegemonies among a Sandinista peasantry, Nicaragua, 1979-1995" (Ruth Behar, chair)

Assistant Professor, Women’s Studies, Western Michigan University
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