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

    Doctoral Candidate in Anthropology & History

    Latin America: Brazilcestrad@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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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