Current Students (Areas of Interest - Contact Information)

  • Luciana and Aida

    Luciana Aenasoaie

    Doctoral Candidate in Anthropology & History

    Eastern Europe, history and memory, exclusion, patterns of sociability, policy making and ideas of and around corruption, local translations and adaptations of "democracy", materiality (space, artifacts, historical props)lucianab@umich.edu


  • Alatas_Ismail

    Ismail Alatas

    Doctoral Candidate in Anthropology & History

    Southeast Asia/Middle East; Islamic Philosophy, Theology & Sufism, Indonesian Historyifalatas@umich.edu


  • Jamie Andreson

    Jamie Andreson

    Doctoral Student in Anthropology and History

    ajamie@umich.edu


  • Birchok_Dan

    Daniel Birchok

    Doctoral Candidate in Anthropology & History (Defended)

    Southeast Asia, Indonesia (Aceh), religion, Islam, place and intersubjectivity, historical narrative, oral historydbirchok@umich.edu


  • Adriana Chira

    Adriana Chira

    Doctoral Candidate in Anthropology & History

    slavery and emancipation; ideologies of race, freedom, and citizenship rights; African diaspora; 19th c. Cuba and the U.S. Southachira@umich.edu


  • Josh Coene

    Doctoral Candidate in Anthropology & History

    Australia and the United States. History of punishment, capitalism, deindustrialization, the expansion of incarceration, prison construction, and punitiveness.jrcoene@umich.edu


  • Robyn d'Avignon

    Robyn d'Avignon

    Doctoral Candidate in Anthropology & History

    Senegal, infrastructure, artisanal mining, ethnicity, Islamrobdavig@umich.edu


  • Haydar Darici

    Doctoral Candidate in Anthropology & History

    Middle & Near East; Turkey; 20th Century – present; Kurdish issuehdarici@umich.edu


  • Tara Dosumu Diener

    Tara Dosumu Diener

    Doctoral Candidate in Anthropology & History

    Sierra Leone, maternal child health and mortality, nurses and nursing, visuality, practice, "expert" knowledge, embodied memorytddiener@umich.edu


  • Kevin Donovan

    Kevin Donovan

    Doctoral Student in Anthropology and history

    kevinpd@umich.edu


  • Christopher Estrada

    Christopher Estrada

    Doctoral Candidate in Anthropology & History

    20th century Brazil, regionalism, Latin American and Caribbean cultural revitalization movements, authenticity and cultura popular, immaterial patrimony, music of the African diaspora, digital humanities, activist research, social movements, agrarian history, performance and improvisation, cultural policycestrad@umich.edu


  • Brady G'Sell

    Brady G'Sell

    Doctoral Candidate in Anthropology & History

    Africa; South Africa; 19th/20th Century-present; Ethnicity, culturalbrgsell@umich.edu


  • Jeremy Johnson

    Doctoral Candidate in Anthropology & History

    Russia/Soviet Union/Central Asia; Armenian Studiesjeremypj@umich.edu


  • Diwas Kc

    Doctoral Student in Anthropology & History

    South Asia; 20th Century – present; Labor, Film, Artdiwas@umich.edu


  • Gurveen Kaur Khurana

    Gurveen Kaur Khurana

    Doctoral Candidate in Anthropology & History

    South Asia; space and place; political subjectivities; religion; memory; epistemology,; cultural history; urban history; Punjab history and anthropologygurveenk@umich.edu


  • Purvi Mehta

    Purvi Mehta

    Doctoral Candidate in Anthropology & History (Defended)

    South Asia; genderpurvim@umich.edu


  • Shana MeInysyn

    Shana Melnysyn

    Doctoral Candidate in Anthropology & History

    Portuguese colonialism, Angola, missionaries, slavery, anti-colonial rebellions, 20th centuryshanamel@umich.edu


  • Bertrand Metton

    Doctoral Candidate in Anthropology & History

    France, Slovakia, Central Europe: National Narratives; WWII Transnational ideas/conceptionsbgmetton@umich.edu


  • Emma Nolan-Thomas

    Doctoral Student in Anthropology and History

    Southeast Asia, 20th C to present; Islam, memory, materialityenthomas@umich.edu


  • Cyrus O'Brien

    Cyrus O'Brien

    Doctoral Student in Anthropology & History

    United States; race; incarceration; religion; faith-based prisons; juvenile courtscjobrien@umich.edu


  • Grace Okrah

    Doctoral Candidate in Anthropology & History

    African History; Performancegokrah@umich.edu


  • Orsini_Davide

    Davide Orsini

    Doctoral Candidate in Anthropology & History

    Post WWII Italy/US Military Bases/Nuclear Power/Cold War Technopolitics/ Actor Network Theorydorsini@umich.edu


  • Kimberly Powers

    Kimberly Powers

    Doctoral Candidate in Anthropology & History

    Russia/Central Asia/Kazakhstan, 19th century, imperialism, bureaucracy and the materiality of paperwork, family law, gender relationspowerska@umich.edu


  • Nana Quarshie

    Doctoral Student in Anthropology and History

    naquar@umich.edu


  • Richard Reinhardt

    Richard Reinhardt

    Doctoral Student in Anthropology & History

    Latin America and Caribbean; global & world; African diaspora, Atlantic studies; intellectual and cultural history; race & ethnicity; politics & power; law & societyrhreinha@umich.edu


  • Renero_Bruno

    Bruno Renero

    Doctoral Candidate in Anthropology & History

    Mexico, social movements, radical politics, state formation, popular religion, memory, oral historyvago@umich.edu


  • Amanda Respess

    Doctoral Student in Anthropology and History

    China, Near East, Middle East; Pre 16th Century; Medicine, History, Gender, Islamarespess@umich.edu


  • Tasha Rijke-Epstein

    Doctoral Candidate in Anthropology & History

    Democratic Republic of Congo; Environmental History; Ethnography of Land, Landscape and Kinship; Mining and Labortrijke@umich.edu


  • Esteban Rozo

    Doctoral Candidate in Anthropology & History (Defended)

    Amazonia, Religious Conversion, State Formationestebanr@umich.edu


  • Sipahi_Ali

    Ali Sipahi

    Doctoral Candidate in Anthropology & History

    Classical anthropology (1920-80); anthropology of peasantry; anthropology of Europe; anthropology of morality; history of Ottoman Empire and Turkey (19th-20th cent.); theories of place and belonging; academic critiqueasipahi@umich.edu


  • Natalie Smolenski

    Natalie Smolenski

    Doctoral Candidate in Anthropology & History

    Catholicism & Islam; Saints; Mideast & Poland; 20th Century - present & medievalnsmolens@umich.edu


  • Ian Stewart

    Doctoral Candidate in Anthropology & History (Defended)

    Africa: Child Soldiersianstew@umich.edu


  • Amir Syed

    Doctoral Candidate in Anthropology & History

    West Africa, Latin America, United States; 16th -19th Century; Islam, Slavery, Literacy, Identityaxsyed@umich.edu


  • Taylor_Edgar

    Edgar Taylor

    Doctoral Candidate in Anthropology & History

    Africa; nationalism, race, social changeedgarjac@umich.edu


  • Joseph Viscomi

    Joseph Viscomi

    Doctoral Candidate in Anthropology & History

    viscomi@umich.edu


  • Andrea Wright

    Andrea Wright

    Doctoral Candidate in Anthropology & History

    South Asia and the Arabian Gulf; labor migration; transnational networks; oil economies; anthropology and historyagwa@umich.edu