PhDs Awarded

Rachana Agarwal, PhD’13

Concentration: Sociocultural

Dissertation: "Asserting Identity: Youth Culture, Education and Nationalism in Contemporary Palau"

Kim Allegretto, PhD’07

Concentration: Archaeology

Dissertation: "Adopting Maize in the Eastern Woodlands of North America"

Emily Rebecca Canning, PhD’16

Concentration: Sociocultural

Dissertation: "Lives on the Line: Making and Breaking Ethnolinguistic Boundaries in Southern Kyrgyzstan"

Shukti Chaudhuri-Brill, PhD’12

Concentration: Sociocultural

Dissertation: "'We Are No Longer Real': Discourses on Roma Identity and Authenticity in the Czech Republic"

Ryan Collins, PhD’18

Concentration: Archaelogy

Dissertation: "From Sedentism to Sprawl: Early Urban Process at Yaxuná, Yucatan, Mexico 1000 BCE to 250 CE"

Adrianne Dana-Tabet, PhD’00

Concentration: Sociocultural

Dissertation: "Wet Tea Bags and Astral Projections: (Dis)Embodying the Transgender Experiences"

Martha Denney, PhD’00

Concentration: Sociocultural

Dissertation: "A Cross-Cultural Semiotics of Music"

Janina Fenigsen-Zieba, PhD’00

Concentration: Sociocultural

Dissertation: "Linguistic Ideologies and Practices in Barbados"

Adam Gamwell, PhD’18

Concentration: Sociocultural 

Dissertation: "Designing the Future of Food: Quinoa Agrobiodiversity in 21st Century Highland Peru"

Casey Golomski, PhD’13

Concentration: Sociocultural

Dissertation: "Right Passages: Work and Ritual in Swaziland's Age of HIV/AIDS"

Jane Goodman, PhD’99

Concentration: Sociocultural

Dissertation: "Refracting Berber Identities: Politics of Culture, Poetics of History"

Jessica A. Hardin PhD’14

Concentration: Sociocultural

Dissertation: "Spiritual Etiologies: Metabolic Disorders, Evangelical Christianity and Well Being in Samoa"

Samia Huq, PhD’11

Concentration: Sociocultural

Dissertation: "Religious Discussion Circles in Urban Bangladesh: Enacting, Negotiating and Contesting Piety"

Anna Jaysane-Darr, PhD’13

Concentration: Sociocultural

Dissertation: "National Bodies: Raising South Sudanese in America"

Nitish Jha, PhD’02

Concentration: Sociocultural

Dissertation: "The Bifurcate Subak: The Social Organization of a Balinese Irrigation Community"

Ieva Jusionyte, PhD’12

Concentration: Sociocultural

Dissertation: "Writing on the Margins of the State: News Production in an Argentine Border Town"

Melanie J. Kingsley, PhD’14

Concentration: Archaeology

Dissertation: "In the Wake of 'Collapse': Life at El Zotz, Guatemala in the Early Postclassic Period"

Julia Kirst, PhD’11

Concentration: Sociocultural

Dissertation: "Doing Help: Practices and Politics in Youth Services in a Hispanic Community North of Boston"

Arnaud Lambert, PhD’11

Concentration: Archaeology

Dissertation: "Olmec-Style Rock Art and Socio-Political Complexity in Formative Mesoamerica"

Keridwen Luis, PhD’09

Concentration: Sociocultural

Dissertation: "Ourlands Culture, Gender, and Intention in Women's Communities"

Robert Markens, PhD’04

Concentration: Archaeology

Dissertation: "Ceramic Chronology in the Valley of Oaxaca, Mexico, During the Late Classic (A.D. 500-800) and Postclassic Periods (A.D. 800-1521) and the Organization of Ceramic Production"

Casey Miller, PhD’13

Concentration: Sociocultural

Dissertation: "'Inside the Circle': Sexuality, HIV/AIDS, and Civil Society in Post-Socialist Northwest China"

Elisabeth Moolenaar, PhD’13

Concentration: Sociocultural

Dissertation: "Journey to Belonging: Chinese American Heritage Travel to Guangdong, China"

Kelly D. Nelson, PhD’00

Concentration: Sociocultural

Dissertation: "Gender and Sexuality at Play: Women Professional Athletes and the People Who Watch Them"

Eileen Moore Quinn, PhD’99

Concentration: Sociocultural

Dissertation: "'Nostalgia Is Our Future': Self-representational Genres and Cultural Revival in Ireland"

Ryo Morimoto, PhD’16

Concentration: Sociocultural

Dissertation: "Under Control: Alterity at the Edge of Nuclear Contamination and Containment in Post-Fallout Coastal Fukushima Volume I of II"

Daivi Rodima, PhD’08

Concentration: Sociocultural

Dissertation: "Sharing Work and Sharing Money: Cooperative Work Groups and Personhood Among the Kuria of Tanzania"

Carole Elizabeth Rosenstein, PhD’00

Concentration: Sociocultural

Dissertation: "Forms of Belonging, Forms of Difference: Art, Ethnicity and Stratifications of Culture in Contemporary Santa Fe"

Ellen Rovner, PhD’11

Concentration: Sociocultural

Dissertation: "'It's Just Like Coming Home': Food, Gender, and Memory in a Jewish Community"

Mark Seifert, PhD’07

Concentration: Sociocultural

Dissertation: "Guaymi Provisioning in the Rural Caribbean of Panama: A Diachronic Analysis of Market Forces and the Identification of Indigenous Micro-economies"

Kim Shively, PhD’01

Concentration: Sociocultural

Dissertation: "Body and Nation: The Female Body, Religious Radicalism and Nationalistic Ideology in Modern Turkey"

Thomas Shulich, PhD’06

Concentration: Sociocultural

Dissertation: "Love in the Time of Money: Intimate and Economic Affiliations Among Men in Chiangmai, Thailand"

Donald A. Slater, PhD’14

Concentration: Archaeology

Dissertation: "Into the Heart of the Turtle: Caves, Ritual and Power in Ancient Central Yucatan, Mexico"

Mrinalini Tankha, PhD'13

Concentration: Sociocultural

Dissertation: "Conditional Currencies: Supervision, Innovation and Conversion in Cuba's Dual Economy"

Allison B. Taylor, PhD’14

Concentration: Sociocultural

Dissertation: "Somali Diasporic Social Spaces as Communal Responses to War and Displacement"

Amy Todd, PhD’04

Concentration: Sociocultural

Dissertation: "The Regulation of Vending in the Urban Marketplace System of Oaxaca, Mexico"

Mengqi Wang, PhD’18

Concentration: Sociocultural

Dissertation: "Rigid Demand: The Culture of Home-buying in Post-Socialist China"

Holly Waters, PhD’18

Concentration: Sociocultural

Dissertation: "Shaligram: Sacred Stones, Ritual Practice, and the Politics of Mobility in Nepal"

Hillary Waterman, PhD’11

Concentration: Sociocultural

Dissertation: "'Because That's What's in Front of you': Principles, Practices, and Meanings in Household Resource Management"

Sara Withers, PhD’09

Concentration: Sociocultural

Dissertation: "Valiente Como Mujer: Gender, Work and Motherhood in Oaxaca, Mexico"