Student Research Interests
Following is a list of current students and their research areas. Click on each student's name for their contact information.
Domestic spaces, kinship and the home, gendered personhood, mothers and daughters, queerness, person-centered ethnography and the everyday; North India, South Asia
Literature and its relation to the formation of ethnic identities, the use of pedagogical narratives; US, Israel, Palestine. Maya is affiliated with the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies.
Aesthetics, adornments of the state, affect, infrastructures of citizenship, gender, belonging, temporality, mobility, urban spaces; Middle East, Arabian Peninsula, Indian Ocean, UAE
Nationalism, race, ethnicity, and hybridity; identity and belonging; legibility; political and economic anthropology; migrant laborers, asylum seekers, and non-citizens; Middle East, Israel/Palestine, US. Skyler is affiliated with the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies.
Ballet in the US, performance studies, disability studies/crip theory, queer theory
Gender, sexuality, and queerness in the Gulf; surveillance, space, and intimacy among the queer spaces in the Gulf. Taha is affiliated with the Crown Center for Middle East Studies.
Guanggun (Chinese bachelors), masculinity, media representation, cross-border marriages, oral history, visual and graphic anthropology
Race, property rights, farmland conversion, agriculture, environmental anthropology, visual anthropology and multimodal ethnography; US
Medical anthropology; temporalities of health, illness, and suffering; stories of the body; medical technologies; death and mortality; narratives of cancer; genetic counseling; United States
Archaeology, political economy and exchange networks, frontiers, settlement and landscape archaeology, household archaeology, remote sensing, GIS, digital modeling and digital archaeology, cultural research management and education, Mesoamerica: Maya.
Anthropology and philosophy of the state, ethics and politics of representation, visual anthropology (ethnofiction, ethnopoetics, sensory ethnography)
Aging, Value Theory, Kinship, Senior Community, Social Transformation, China
Digital technology, the anthropology of money and finance, economic anthropology, blockchain development, cryptocurrency; Brazil, Latin America
Visual anthropology, disposable migrant laborers, global capitalist system, silence, education, China, Colombia, U.S