Careers, Placements and Publications

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

MA Alumni Job Placements

  • Talia Coroniti, MA’17, Research Institute for Disabled Consumers, London

  • Rachel Bukanc, MA’99, Senior Associate Dean, Williams College

  • Shawn Dunlap, MA’17, Health Science Specialist, U.S. Department of Veterans' Affairs

  • Anandam (Andy) Kavoori, MA’92, Professor of Entertainment & Media Studies, University of Georgia

  • Katherine Peterson, MA’16, Archaeological Field Technician at PaleoWest Archaeology

  • Elliott Rousseau, MA’16, Specialist, Greater Lynn Senior Services

  • Nebulla Stephen, MA’08, Nurse Practitioner, Boston area

  • Keely Swan, MA’11, Assistant Director, Center for Policy Research on Energy and the Environment, Princeton University

  • Sara Withers, MA’02, Senior Lecturer, Department of Anthropology, University of New Hampshire

PhD Alumni Job Placements

  • 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 

  • Donny 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