Recent Graduates and Placement


Dana Begun

Age-Related Changes in Bone: Variation and Factors Influencing Bone Fragility

Research Assistant, Orthopaedic Research Laboratories, University of Michigan

Elizabeth Bridges Beyond Emire: Vijayanagara Imperialism and the Emergence of the Keladi-Ikkeri Nayaka State, 1499-1763 C.E.
Vanessa Diaz

Manufacturing Celebrity and Marketing Fame:  An Ethnographic Study of Celebrity Media Production

Assistant Professor, California State University, Fullerton

Joshua Friedman Yeiddish Returns: Language, Intergenerational Gifts, and Jewish Devotion
Anna Genina

Claiming Ancestral Homelands: Mongolian Kazakh Migration in Inner Asia

International Arts and Cultural Relations Consultant, Moscow, Russian Federation

Andrew Gurstelle The House of Oduduwa: An Archaeological Study of Economy and Kingship in the Save Hills of West Africa. Academic Director and Assistant Teaching Professor, Museum of Anthropology & Department of Anthropology, Wake Forest University
Jieun Kim

The Politics of Survival and Care in Homeless Japan

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, The Graduate School of East Asian Studies, Freie Universitat Berlin

Moshe Kornfeld

The Chosen Universalists: Jewish Philanthropy and Youth Activism in Post-Katrina New Orleans

Visiting Lecturer, Department of Jewish Studies, University of Colorado Boulder

Jennifer Hall Lee

Debating Darija: Language Ideology and the Written Representative of Moroccan Arabic in Morocco

Part time Professor, Universite Internationale de Casablanca

Scott MacLochlainn

The Boundary Indefinite: Schism and the Ethics of Christian Strategy in the Philippines 

Lecturer, University of Michigan

Amorita Esperanza Valdez

Care-Biographies: Narrating Kinship in the Context of Care

Board member, Anthropology Theory Project



Erika Alpert

Language, Gender, and Ideology in Japanese Professional Matchmaking

Assistant Professor, School of Humanities & Social Sciences, Nazerbayev University

Casey Barrier

The Mississippi Transition at the Washausen Site: Demography and Community at a Tenth-Eleventh Century A.D. Mound Town in the American Bottom, Illinois

Assistant Professor, Anthropology, Bryn Mawr College

Consulting Scholar, Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology American Section, University of Pennsylvania

Christopher Berk

Long Way, Long Time: Learning and Living Aboriginal Culture in Tasmania

Instructor, Auburn University

Sumi Cho

The Politics of Difference and Authenticity in the Practice of Okinawan Dance and Music in Osaka, Japan

Assistant Professor, Bangmok College of General Ed, Myongi University

Nishant Choski

Scripting Autonomy: Script, Code, and Performance among Santali Speakers in Eastern India

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Tokyo, Department of Linguistics

Anne Marie Compton

Shifting Trade Networks : Household Interaction and Integration in Central Ghana

Associate Director, Center for Academic Program Support, University of New Mexico

Jonathan Devore

Cultivating Hope:  Struggles for Land, Equality, and Recognition in the Cacao Lands of Southern Bahia, Brazil.

Independent Scholar/Artist

Nicholas Emlen

Language and Coffee in a Trilingual Matsigenka-Quechua-Spanish Frontier Community on the Andean-Amazonian Borderland of Southern Peru

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Leiden University

Shu-Li Huang

From Millenarians to Christians:  The History of Christian Bureaucracy in Ahmao (Miao/Hmong) Society, 1850s-2012

Assistant Research Fellow, Academia Sinica, Institute of Ethnology, Nanking

Kelly Kirby

Clothing, Kinship, and Representation:  Transnational Wardrobes in Michigan's African Diaspora Communities

California State University San Marcos, Anthropology Department

Gabrielle Koch

The Libidinal Economy of the Japanese Sex Industry:  Sexual Politics and Female Labor

Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University, Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies

Bradley Kramer

Keeping the Sacred: Structured Silence in the Enactment of Priesthood Authority, Gendered Worship, and Sacramental Kinship in Mormonism

Adjunct Instructor, Utah Valley University

Matthew Kroot

Feeding Villages: Forging and Farming Across Neolithic Landscapes

Visiting Assistant Professor, Skidmore College

Nita Luci

Seeking Independence: Making Nation, Memory, and Manhood in Kosova

Assistant Professor, Institute for Social Studies & Humanities, University of Pristina

Katherine Bolden Martineau 

Marginal Freedoms:  Journalism, Participation and Moral Multiplicity in Odisha, India

Visiting Professor, University of California, Santa Cruz, Department of Anthropology

Amy Nicodemus

Trade, Craft Production, and Agro-Pastoral Intensification: Bronze Age Economies of the Carpathian Basin

Research Fellow, University of Michigan

Katherine Rendle Anthropology & Social Work Cancer Prevention Fellow, National Cancer Institute
Perry Sherouse

Quality, Comfort, and Ease: Remapping the Affordances of Russian Language in Tbilisi, Georgia

Lecturer, Department of Anthropology, Princeton University

Junko Teruyama

Japan's New Minority: Persons with Hattatsu Shogai (Developmental Disability)

Assistant Professor, Library, Media & Information Studies, University of Tsukuba

Caroline Marie VanSickle

A New Examination of Childbirth-Related Pelvic Anatomy in Neandertal Females

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Anthropology, Gender and Women's Studies

Alice Wright

Inscribing Interaction at Garden Creek: Middle Woodland Monumentality in the Appalachian Summit, 300 BC - AD 600

Assistant Professor, Appalachian State University

Anne Bain-Nordberg Anthropology & Social Work

The Impact of Therapeutic Jurisprudence: A Critical Study of Toronto's Mental Health Court

Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Arlington

Daniel Birchok Anthropology & History

Sojourning in Mecca's Verandah: Place, Temporality, and Islam in an Indonesian Province

Visiting Assistant Professor, Religion, Oberlin College

Matthew Gallon

Ideology, Identity, and the Construction of Urban Communities: The Archaeology of Kamphaeng Saen, Central Thailand (c. Fifth to Ninth Centuries CE)

Adjunct Professor, Middlesex Comunity College

Emily Hein               

The Semiotics of Diaspora:  Language Ideologies and Coptic Orthodox Christianity in Berlin, Germany

Federico Helfgott Anthropology & History

Transformations in Labor, Land and Community: Mining and Society in Pasco, Peru, 20th Century to the Present

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of London

Randall Hicks               


The Politics of Envy: Progress, Corruption, and Ethical Kinship among Bolivian Immigrants in Escobar, Argentina

International Relations Officer, Office of Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking, US Department of Labor

Sarah Hillewaert          


Between Respect and Desire: On Being Young, Pious, and Modern in an East African Muslim Town

Assistant Professor, University of Toronto, Mississauga

Emily Holt       Anthropology & Classical Art and Archaeology

Economy and Environment in Complex Societies: A Case Study from Bronze Age Sardinia

Visiting Assistant Professor of Archaeology and Anthropology, Oberlin-Michigan Partnership Postdoctoral Fellow, Oberlin College & Conservatory

Anneeth Kaur Hundle 

The Politics of (In)security: Reconstructing African-Asian Relations, Citizenship and Community in Post-Expulsion Uganda 

Assistant Professor, Cultural Anthropology, University of California Merced

David Pappano

The Reproductive Trajectories of Bachelor Geladas

NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Biology, Princeton University

Brent Pav

Gestural Communication by Wild Chimpanzees 

Marketing and Publications Specialist, Americorps VISTA STEM Program

Janak Rai

Activism as a Moral Practice: Cultural Politics, Place-Making and Indigenous Movements in Nepal

Faculty, Anthropology, Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Jessica Robbins- Ruszkowski          


Personhood in Places: Aging, Memory, and Relatedness in Postsocialist Poland 

Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Wayne State University

Lauren Sarringhaus               

Positional and Morphological Development of Wild Chimpanzees, Pan Troglodytes

Visiting Research Fellow, Phenotypic Adaptability, Variation and Evolution Research Group, University of Cambridge

Laura Stein Pardo

Artists, Aesthetics, and Migrations: Contemporary Visual Arts and Carribbean Diaspora in Miami, Florida

Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Colorado, Boulder

Ian Stewart Anthropology & History

The Tenacity of Bondage: An Anthropological History of Slavery and Unfree Labor in Sierra Leone

Contributing Writer, Santa Fe New Mexican

Uthara Suvrathan

Complexity on the Periphery: A Study of Regional Organization at Banavasi, c.1st - 18th Century A.D. 

Postdoctoral Fellow, Cornell Institute of Archaeology and Material Studies, Cornell University

Jack Ume Tocco

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University


Mary Block    Anthropology & Social Work

Infected Kin: AIDS, Orphan Care and the Family in Lesotho

Visiting Lecturer, Brown University

Zachary Cofran


Mandibular Growth in Australopithcus robustus 

Assistant Professor, Nazarbayev University

Andrew Conroe Anthropology & History

Generating History: Violence and the Risks of Remembering for Families of Former Political Prisoners in Post-New Order Indonesia

Assistant Professor, National University of Singapore

Cameron Gokee

Daily Life in the Land of Bambuk: An Archaeological Study of Political Economy at Diouboye, Senegal

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Appalachian State University

Kathryn Graber

Knowledge and Authority in Shift: A Linguistic Ethnography of Multilingual News Media in the Buryat Territories of Russia 

Assistant Professor, Department of Central Eurasian Studies, Indiana University, Bloomington

Shayla Griffin Anthropology & Social Work

When the Black Kids Moved In: Racial Reproduction and the Promise of Intergroup Dialogue in an Exurban High School

Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for the Study of Black Youth in Context

Mary Kelaita

Morphological Variation of Two Howler Monkey Species and their Genetically Confirmed Hybrids

Senior Lecturer, University of Texas at San Antonio

Dong Ju Kim Anthropology & History Taking Better Care of the Fields: Knowledge Politics of Sugar Beet, Soil, and Agriculture after Socialism in Western Poland

Amanda Logan

A History of Food Without History: Food, Trade, and Environment in west-central Ghana in the Second Millennium, AD 

Assistant Professor, Northwestern University

Khori Newlander

Exchange, Embedded Procurement, and Hunter-Gatherer Mobility: A Case Study from the North American Great Basin

Temporary Instructor, Anthropology and Sociology, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

Maria Perez

Exploration, Science, and Society in Venezuela's Cave Landscape 

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Geology & Geography and Dept. of Sociology & Anthropology, West Virginia University

Guillermo Salas Carreno


Negotiating Evangelicalism and New Age Tourism Through Quechua Ontologies in Cuzco, Peru 

Faculty Member, Social Sciences, Pontificia Catholic University Peru

Marissa Sobolewski


The Hormonal Correlates of Male Chimpanzee Social Behavior 

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Rochester Medical Center

Stephen Sparks Anthropology & History

Apartheid Modern: South Africa's Oil from Coal Project and the History of a Company Town

Assistant Professor, University of Johannesburg

Tam Perry      Anthropology & Social Work

Leaving Home in Late Life: Voluntary Housing Transitions of Older Adults as Gift Giving Practices in the Midwestern United States

Assistant Professor, Wayne State University

Howard Tsai


An Archaeological Investigation of Ethnicity at Las Varas, Peru

Editor and Coordinator, University of Michigan

Andrew White


The Social Networks of Early Hunter-Gatherers in Midcontinental North America 

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of South Carolina

Vanessa Will

Why Kenny Can't Can: The Language Socialization Experiences of Gaelic-Medium Educated Children in Scotland

Sr. Human Research Review Analyst, Human Research Protections Office, University of New Mexico

Danna Agmon          Anthropology & History

An Uneasy Alliance: Traders, Missionaries, and Tamil Intermediates in Eighteenth-Century French India

Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech

Marisabel Almer                               

Remembering Angola - Cuban Internationalism, Transnational Spaces, and the Politics of Memories


Veronique Belisle      


Ak'awillay: Wari State Expansion and Household Change in Cusco, Peru (AD 600-1000) 

Visiting Assistant Professor, Millsaps College

Mollie Callahan         


Signs of the Time: Kallawaya Medical Expertise and Social Reproduction in 21st Century Bolivia 

Postdoctoral Fellow, Oberlin College

Jennifer Carballo


Social Interaction and Variation in Middle Formative Tlaxcala, Mexico: An Analysis of Ceramics from Two Village Societies 

Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University

Christina Davis          


Education in the Language of Conflict: Linguistic and Social Practice among Sri Lankan Ethnic Minority Youth 

Assistant Professor, Western Illinois University

Roxanna Duntley-Matos Anthropology & Social Work

Transformative Accomplices: Multicultural Community Organizing in a Transnational Educational Context

Assistant Professor, Western Michigan University

Elizabeth Falconi       


Migrant Stories: Zapotec Transborder Migration and the Production of a Narrated Community 

Visiting Lecturer, Georgia State University

Kelly Fayard     


"We've always known who we are": Belonging in the Poarch Band of Creek Indians 

Assistant Professor, Bowdoin College

Sherina Feliciano- Santos                      

An Inconceivable Indigeneity? The Historical, Cultural, and Interactional Dimensions of Puerto Rican Taino Activism

Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina

J. Henrike Florusbosch


The Powers of Observation: Ideologies and Practices of Paying Attention among rural Malian Muslims in Mande

Assistant Professor, Leiden University

Bridget Guarasci        


Reconstructing Life: Environment, Expertise, and Political Power in Iraq's Marshes 2003-2007

Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Franklin College

Laura Heinemann Anthropology & Social Work

Transplanting Kinship: Transplantation, Kin Relatedness, and Daily Home Life in the U.S. Midwest

Assistant Professor, Creighton University

Claire Insel                 


Shifting Publics and Shifting Alignments in a Sprachinsel in Southern Brazil

Freelance Editor

Joshua Irizarry


A Forest for a Thousand Years: Cultivating Life and Disciplining Death at Daihonzan Sojiji, a Japanese Soto Zen Temple

Lecturer, Bridgewater State University

Simon Jo-Keeling             


Musicking Tradition in Place: Participation, Values, and Banks in Bamileke Territory

Proofreader, Wiley Blackwell

Hemanth Kadambi         


Sacred Landscapes in Early Medieval South India: the Chalukya state and society (ca. AD 550-750)

Instructional Assistant Professor, Illinois State University

Nathalie Koc- Menard


Social Mediation and Social Analysis:  The Discourse of Marginality in a Theater of War

Lecturer, Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru

Julie Lesnik               


Tools and Termites: Implications for the Foraging Behavior of the Swartkrans Hominids

Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Wayne State University

Rafael Boglio Martínez Anthropology & Social Work

The Politics of Grassroots Support: NGO Promoted Community-Based Social Change in Contemporary Puerto Rico

Faculty, Metropolitan University (Puerto Rico)

Emily McKee 


Socializing Landscapes, Naturalizing Conflict: Environmental Discourses and Land Conflict in the Negev Region of Israel

Assistant Professor, Northern Illinois University

Elizabeth Miller  


Breastfeeding and Immunity in Ariaal Mothers and Infants

Assistant Professor, University of Southern California

Janam Mukherjee Anthropology & History

Hungry Bengal: War, Famine, Riots, and the End of Empire, 1939-1946

Resident Fellow, Yale University

Davorka Radovcic                              


The Implications of Variation in Late Pleistocene Levantine Crania for Understanding the Pattern of Human Evolution

Curator, Anthropological Collection, Croatian Natural History Museum

Xochitl Ruiz              


Dining in Bethlehem: Food, Charity, and Growing Old in Bogota


Kirstin Swagman 


Language Names and Norms in Bosnia and Herzegovina 

AWeb Communications Specialist, University of Nevada Reno

Joanna Tatomir    


The Nutritional Use of Thai Medicinal Plants and the Etiology of Breast Cancer in Thai Women

Technician, University of Michigan Herbarium

Amanda Terc            


Syria's New Neoliberal Elite: English Usage, Linguistic Practices and Group Boundaries 

Director, Seikh Faisal Center for Entrepreneurship in the Middle East, Northwestern University

Cecilia Tomori          


The Moral Dilemmas of Nighttime Breastfeeding: Crafting Kinship, Personhood and Capitalism in the U.S. 

Research Associate, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University

Susanne Unger          

Cultivating Audiences: Filmbildung, Moral Education, and the Public Sphere in Germany 

Program Officer, The Language Program, Goethe-Institut Washington

Anna Babel

Contact and Contrast in Valley Spanish

Assistant Professor, Hispanic Linguistics, The Ohio State Univesity

Laura Brown

Tipping Scales with Talk: Conversation, Commerce, and Obligation on the Edge of Thanjavur, India

Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh

Elana Buch Anthropology & Social Work

Making Care Work: Sustaining Personhood and Reproducing Inequality in Home Care of Older Adults in Chicago, IL

Assistant Professor, University of Iowa

Rebecca Carter

The Blessed Placemakers: Violent Crime, Moral Transformation, and Urban Redevelopment in Post-Katrina New Orleans

Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Brown University

Susanne Cohen

Communicating Change in a Transforming State: Globalization and the Politics of Office Communication in Urban Russia

Executive Board Member, Society for the Anthropology Work

Allison Davis

Excavations at Yuthu: A Community Study of an Early Villiage in Cusco, Peru (400-100 BC)

Cultural Heritage Professional, Department of State

Paul Duffy

Complexity and Autonomy in Bronze Age Eurpoe: Assessing Cultural Developments in Eastern Hungary

Seasonal Lecturer, University of Toronto

Field Director, Koros Regional Archaeological Project

Heloise Finch-Boyer Anthropology & History Governing Rights in La Reunion: Social Legislation, Landholding, Housing, and the Making of France in the Indian Ocean 1946-2009
Daphne Gallagher

Farming Beyond the Escarpment: Society, Environment, and Mobility in Precolonial Southeastern Burkina Faso

Lecturer and Undergraduate Advisor, Department of Anthropology, University of Oregon

Emanuela Grama Anthropology & History

Searching for Heritage Building Politics: Architecture, Archaeology, and Imageries of Social Order in Romania (1947-2007)

Visiting Assistant Professor of History and Oberlin-Michigan Postdoctoral Fellow, Oberlin College & Conservatory

Margarita Huayhua

Runama Kaniicha Alquchu?: Everyday Discrimination in the Southern Andes

Research Fellow, Institute of Latin American Studies, University of texas at Austin

Kairos Marquardt

Nightlife Emergency: Controlling Night Spaces and Governing Citizen Security in Highland Peru

High-Tech Anthropologist, Menlo Innovations

Laura McClellan

Artful Marketing: Visual and Aural Selling Practices in the Suqs (Marketplaces) of Damascus, Syria

Environmental, Culture, and Conservation Anthropologist, The Field Museum

Daniel Pugh

The Swantek Site: Late Prehistoric Oneota Expansion and Ethnogenesis

Assistant Professor, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Nazerbayev University

Mikaela Rogozen-Soltar

Andalusian Encounters: Immigration, Islam, and Regional Identity in Southern Spain

Assistant Professor, University of Nevada Reno