Careers, Placements, and Publications

Graduates of our MA and PhD program have gone on to successful academic and professional careers. The American Anthropological Association and the H-Net Job Guide both list academic career openings.  You can find information about jobs, post doctoral positions and grants in the United Kingdom and Europe here.

Selected MA Alumni Job Placements

  • Rachel Bukanc, MA’99, Senior Associate Dean, Williams College
  • Talia Coroniti, MA’17, Research Lead, Britain Thinks
  • Sierra Dakin Kuiper, MA'18, Senior Manager, Foundation and Donor Relations, Environmental Law Institute
  • Shawn Dunlap, MA’17, Health Science Specialist, U.S. Department of Veterans' Affairs

  • Paige Henderson, MA' 15, Grants Officer for Bet Tzedek, Los Angeles
  • Anandam (Andy) Kavoori, MA’92, Professor of Entertainment & Media Studies, University of Georgia

  • Ashlee Moser, MA '18, Special Project Manager, Minnesota Women's Press
  • 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

  • Emily Vetter, MA '11, Senior Project Manager, Office of the Provost at Harvard University
  • Keely Swan, MA’11, Assistant Director, Center for Policy Research on Energy and the Environment, Princeton University

  • Amaranth Weiss, MA’18, Adjunct Instructor, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Selected PhD Alumni Job Placements

  • Aneil Tripathy, PhD '20, Research Fellow, University of Bologna
  • Ryan Collins, PhD '18, Neukom Postdoctoral Fellow, Dartmouth College
  • Adam Gamwell, PhD '18, Researcher, Motivbase, Toronto, Ontario
  • Holly Walters, PhD '18, Full-time Visiting Lecturer in Anthropology, Wellesley College
  • Mengqi Wang, PhD’18, Assistant Professor, Duke University, Kunshan campus

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

  • Jessica Hardin, PhD’14, Assistant Professor, Rochester Institute of Technology

  • 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, 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