Careers, Placements and Publications

Graduates of our PhD program have gone on to successful academic and professional careers.

PhD Alumni in Tenure-Track Jobs

  • Mengqi Wang, PhD’18, Assistant Professor, Duke University, Kunshan campus

  • Ryo Morimoto, PhD’16, Assistant Professor, Princeton University

  • Jessica Hardin, PhD’14, Assistant Professor, Pacific University

  • Casey Golomski, PhD’13, Assistant Professor, University of New Hampshire

  • Casey Miller, PhD’13, Assistant Professor, Muhlenberg College

  • Mrinalini Tankha, PhD’13, Assistant Professor, Portland State University

  • Anne Jaysane-Darr, PhD’13, Assistant Professor, Mass College of Liberal Arts

  • Ieva Jusionyte, PhD’12, Assistant Professor, Harvard University

  • Arnaud Lambert, PhD’12, Assistant Professor and Chair, Onandaga Community College

  • Samia Huq, PhD’10, Associate Professor, BRAC University

Additional PhD Alumni Job Placements

  • Donald Slater, PhD’14, Philips Academy, Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology

  • Melanie Kingsley, PhD’13, Data analysis, US Department of State

  • Allison Taylor, PhD’13, Research Associate II, U-Mass Boston, Institute of Community Inclusion

  • Daivi Rodima-Taylor, PhD’08, Research Associate, Center for Finance, Law and Policy of Boston University

  • Amy Todd, PhD’04, Senior Lecturer in Anthropology, U Mass Boston


Our alumni have published in the top journals in the discipline as well as with high-impact university presses.

Ryan Collins, PhD’18 and Adam Gamwell, PhD’18 also founded and ran the popular podcast "This Anthropological Life" while in graduate school at Brandeis.

Selected Articles

by Casey Golomski, PhD’13, published in American Ethnologist

by Jessica Hardin, PhD’12, published in Medical Anthropology