Student Research Interests

Taylor Harmon

Indigenous perspectives on gender and sexuality, non-binaristic gender identities, sexual behavior, politics of belonging and identity, geographical focus on Mexico

Zachary Jansa
Zachary Jansa

Near Eastern archaeology, mortuary archaeology, bioarchaeology, and non-invasive archaeological techniques

Victoria Khaghani

Material analysis of archaeological remains from Mesoamerica to understand the variance of craft production

Naijia Liu
Naijia Liu
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Game studies, virtual worlds and identities, virtual/actual personhood, intimacy, online communities, gender representations in popular culture, labor and consumption, East Asia, China

Ivory Ana Mazyck
Ivory Ana Mazyck

Bioarchaeology, osteology, forensic anthropology, modern human skeletal variation, human evolution, Mesoamerican archaeology, material culture, conservation, preservation

Cali McKenzie
Cali McKenzie

Queer anthropology, intimacy and intimate practises, liminal spaces, personhood, affect and emotions, embodiment

Dagny Michaels

Mortuary archaeology, bioarchaeology and osteology, relationship between linguistic portrayals of death/mourning and the archaeological record, Mediterranean archaeology and Classical studies

Saffron Mintz Schuffman
Saffron Mintz Schuffman
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Death and dying, medical anthropology, sociocultural anthropology, religion and ritual, forensic anthropology, intersectionality, deviance

Grace Park
Grace Park

Self and person, biocitizenship, identity, migration and transnationalism, US, South Korea

Charlie Summers
Charlie Summers

Medical anthropology, substance use, the U.S, (de)colonization, subjectivity, oral history, illness narratives, psychiatric anthropology, anthropology of institutionalization

Nicole Van Meter
Nicole Van Meter

Archaeology, material culture, aesthetics, adornment and ornamentation, group identity, mortuary culture and practices; Mesoamerica

Xiaoya Yang
Xiaoya Yang

Queer anthropology, queer and feminist theory, Sinophone and diaspora studies, fandom and imaginary media culture, elite studies, education inequality, East Asia, China, Japan