Current Graduate Students

Karima Abidine | Cultural Anthropology (PhD Candidate 2012)

Middle East and North Africa, Youth, Performance Arts, Urban Space and Dance Studies.

Lauren Adrover | Cultural Anthropology (PhD Candidate 2010)

Commodification of culture, embodied practice, money and value, political economy, West Africa.

Marco Aiello | Biological Anthropology (PhD August 2013)

Infectious disease; Growth and development; Nutrition; Amazonia.

Jared Bragg | Biological Anthropology (PhD Candidate 2012)

Cooperative breeding and the human life history, reproductive energetics, reproductive ecology, life history evolution and development, aging and reproductive senescence.

Bonnie Bright | Medical Anthropology (Non-degree Student 2012)

    Natalie Bump | JD/PhD (PhD Candidate 2012)

      Forest Preserve District of Cook County, IL; nature, preservation, and local natural resources law.

      Noah Butler | Cultural/ Africa Anthropology (PhD Candidate 2004)

      Anthropology of knowledge; economic anthropology; social organization; Islam; West Africa.

      Kathryn Catlin | Archaeology (Doctoral Student Fall 2012)

      Archaeology of social-environmental interaction, economic anthropology, GIS/spatial analysis, archaeological survey and geophysics, Viking Age Iceland, medieval England, historical archaeology of the North Atlantic.

      Bethlehem Dejene | Cultural/Linguistic Anthropology (PhD Candidate 2010)

      East Africa, ritual healing, spirit healing, spirit possession, Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church.

      Michael Diamond | Biological Anthropology (PhD Candidate 2013)

      Pilar Escontrías | Archaeology (Doctoral Student 2010)

        Household archaeology, colonialism, critical race theory, legal subject formation, politics of archaeology, the Andes.

        Ruby Fried | Biological Anthropology (Doctoral Student Fall 2012)

          Alana Glaser | Cultural Anthropology (PhD Candidate 2010)

            Migration, labor, gender, political economy, New York, Francophone West Africa.

            Elizabeth Harrington | Cultural Anthropology (Doctoral Student Fall 2012)

            Sociocultural anthropology, politics of representation, Middle East, political economy, material and visual culture, gender.

            Khadene Harris | Archaeology (Doctoral Student 2011)

              Elizabeth Hartman | Cultural Anthropology (Phd Candidate 2013)

              Ethnomusicology; music, sound, and sexual commerce in the contemporary US; music, technology, and globalization; race, class, gender, and political economy; urban studies; sound studies; movement and dance studies.

              Sadaf Hasnain | Cultural Anthropology (Doctoral Student 2011)

                Christopher Hernandez | Archaeology (Doctoral Student 2011)

                The archeology of violence in the Maya area during the Postclassic period.

                Morgan Hoke | Medical Anthropology (Doctoral Student 2010)

                Biocultural anthropology, reproductive health, growth and development, altitude studies, market integration, the Andes.

                Nurhaizatul Jamil | Cultural Anthropology (PhD Candidate 2013)

                  Santiago Juarez | Archaeology (PhD Candidate 2011)

                    Katherine Kanne | Archaeology (PhD Candidate 2008)

                    Archaeology, human-animal relationships, Bronze Age Hungary, development of complex societies, political economy, cross-cultural analysis.

                    Faith Kares | Cultural Anthropology (PhD Candidate 2010)

                    Urban development and housing, transnational social movements, youth studies, volunteerism, NGOs and governmentality, citizenship and belonging, Filipino/Filipino Americans, Philippines and U.S.

                    Lora Koycheva | Cultural Anthropology (PhD December 2012)

                      Elisa Lanari | Cultural Anthropology (Doctoral Student Fall 2012)

                        Kristin Landau | Archaeology (PhD Candidate 2012)

                        Community archaeology, social organization, anthropological theory, GIS/spatial analysis, ceramics, Maya region.

                        Ryan Lash | Archaeology (Doctoral Student Fall 2012)

                          Stephanie Levy | Biological Anthropology (Doctoral Student 2010)

                          Adaptability, human energetics, circumpolar regions, developmental origins of health and disease.

                          Arturo Marquez Jr. | Cultural/Biological Anthropology (PhD Candidate 2012)

                          Kimberly McCabe | Biological Anthropology (Doctoral Student 2011)

                          Human microbiome, symbiosis, microbial ecology and human biology, developmental origins of health and disease.

                          Aaron Miller | Biological Anthropology (PhD Candidate 2004)

                          Reproductive Ecology, Human Energetics, Nutrition. Lowland Bolivia.

                          Almita Miranda | Cultural Anthropology (PhD Candidate 2012)

                          Race/ethnicity, gender, political economy, immigrant rights, citizenship, transnationalism, social movements, family ideology, U.S. Latinos/as; U.S., Mexico.

                          Jesse Mumm | Cultural Anthropology (PhD Candidate 2007)

                          Urban and Americanist anthropology, race, political economy, gentrification & local development, immigration, Latinos in the US, neighborhoods, landscape, space, Chicago.

                          Nazli Özkan | Cultural Anthropology (Doctoral Student 2011)

                          Anthropology of media, anthropology of religion, political economy, Alevis, Turkey, and the Middle East.

                          Dawn Pankonien | Cultural Anthropology (PhD Candidate 2007)

                          Political economy of Mexico; community development, tourism, service production, and neoliberal capitalism; kinship and household organization; women's migration and marriage choices; single motherhood.

                          Melissa Minor Peters | Cultural/Medical Anthropology (PhD Candidate 2010)

                          Gender variance, sexualities, political economy, queer globalizations, health disparities, Africa, Uganda.

                          Bradley Phillippi | Archaeology (Phd Candidate 2013)

                          Anthropological historical archaeology, labor, political economy, capitalism, social inequality, race and racism, plural space and spatiality; changing systems of labor in rural Northeast North America.

                          Tamás Polányi | Archaeology (PhD Candidate 2012)

                          Jessica Pouchet | Linguistic Anthropology (Doctoral Student 2011)

                          Political ecology; protected lands; biodiversity conservation; nature tourism; international development; Tanzania.

                          Kimberly Seibel | Cultural Anthropology (Doctoral Student 2008)

                          Borders, the state, citizenship, identity, social networks, transnational mobility, space/place, refugees, Central Africa.

                          Chung-Yu Shih | Cultural/Linguistic Anthropology (PhD 2013)

                            Lauren Slubowski | Medical Anthropology (PhD/MPH Candidate 2011)

                            Social health disparities, obesity and nutritional health, psychosocial stress, childhood and adolescence.

                            Emily Steinmetz | Cultural Anthropology (PhD Candidate 2005)

                            Matilda Stubbs | Cultural Anthropology (PhD Candidate 2012)

                            The anthropology of social work, foster youth, childhood, adolescence, the construction of family and home, psychological anthropology, narrative, autobiographical memory, the self and personhood, life stories, queer consciousness, documents and documentary practices.

                            Paula Skye Tallman | Biological Anthropology (PhD Candidate 2012)

                            Culture change, stress, somatic symptoms, and physiological functioning in the Amazon.

                            Sarah R. Taylor | Biological and Medical Anthropology (PhD/MPH Candidate 2013)

                            Food, nutrition, and health inequalities; psychosocial stress; urban agriculture and community gardens in Chicago.

                            Zaneta Thayer | Biological Anthropology (PhD Candidate 2010)

                            Human biology, developmental epigenetics, evolutionary theory, human variation, psychosocial stress, race and racism.

                            Dario Valles | Cultural Anthropology (PhD Candidate 2012)

                            Ella Wilhoit | Cultural Anthropology (PhD Candidate 2012)

                            Agricultural communities, cooperation, privatization, and gender, highland Peru.

                            Chelsie Yount-André | Linguistic Anthropology (PhD Candidate 2013)