Graduate Students


Doctoral Student
Anthropology Research Assistant, LEADR (Lab for the Education and Advancement in Digital Research)
Faculty, Institute for Digital Archaeology Method and Practice
Sociocultural anthropology, East Africa, Political ecology, Political economy, Pastoralism, Customary land tenure, Conservation, Digital anthropology, Cultural heritage, International development


Ph.D. Student
Cultural Heritage Informatics Fellow
Campus Archaeology Program Fellow
Anthropology Graduate Assistant, LEADR (Lab for the Education and Advancement in Digital Research)
Zooarchaeology, Midwest Archaeology, Foodways, Illinois River Valley, Cultural Interaction, Mississippian, Oneota


Graduate Student
Teaching Assistant: ISS 220
Maya Bioarchaeology Laboratory
Central Belize Archaeological Survey Project
Bioarchaeology, Mortuary Cave and Rockshelter Use, Paleopathology, Social Identity, Ancient Maya, Mesoamerica, Central Belize


Ph.D. Student
Graduate Research Assistant
Genomics in the Clinic: Identity, Responsibility and Choice in Chronic Illness Management
Medical Anthropology: Constructions and Performance of Motherhood, Breastfeeding, Commoditization of the Body, Women's Reproductive Health


PhD Student
Campus Archaeologist
Paleopathology, Mortuary Archaeology, Bioarchaeology, Historical Archaeology, Institutionalization


Bioarchaeology, Mortuary Use of Caves, Ancient Maya


Ph.D. Candidate
Tribal Historic Preservation Officer, Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi
Eastern Woodlands Prehistory, Middle Woodland period in west Michigan, Formation and maintenance of social boundaries, Identity, Exchange, Ceramic petrography, Native American studies, Historic Preservation, NAGPRA law


PhD Candidate
Anthropological Archaeology, European Prehistory (Neolithic-Iron Age)


Graduate Student
Teaching Assistant
Graduate Women In Science President (2015-2016)
Skeletal Biology, Forensic Anthropology, Human Rights, Bioarchaeology


Graduate Student
MSU Campus Archaeologist
GSA President
Michigan Archaeology Society, Upper Grand Valley Chap. Treasurer
Great Lakes Prehistoric Archaeology, Hunter-Gatherers, Food Storage (cache pits), Experimental Archaeology, Risk Management, Public Archaeology


Doctoral Candidate
Instructor: HM 591
Teaching Assistant: ANTR 350
Council of Graduate Students, Department Representative
Graduate Students in Anthropology, Vice President
Inside Teaching MSU - MSU Neighborhood Student Success Initiative Fellow
Future Academics Scholars in Teaching (FAST) Fellow
Human osteology, mortuary archaeology, bioarchaeology, Midwest archaeology, Oneota


Doctoral Student
Teaching Assistant
Graduate Students in Anthropology, Treasurer
Visiting International Professionals Program, Relocation Specialist
Kid's Repair Program, Board Member
Cultural Anthropology, Gender, Consumption, Globalization, Inequality, Commodification, Imperialism, Asian Studies, South Korea


Doctoral student in the Department of Anthropology
Master's student in the Program in Public Health
Teaching Assistant: Departments of Anthropology and Public Health
Instructor/Program Coordinator: Study Abroad - "Public Health in Ghana: Community Based Field Research Methods"
Medical anthropology, Health inequities, Race & ethnicity, Im/migrant health, The intersection of race and citizenship, Political economy, Human rights/Social justice, Public health, Health policy/US and international health care systems, Food security/nutrition, Research methods, US, Ghana & Costa Rica


Doctoral Candidate, Cultural Anthropology
Course Instructor ANP 201
India, East Africa, migration, cross-cultural workplaces, nostalgia and memory construction, African masculinities, the anthropology of business, cosmopolitanism, spatial methodologies


Doctoral Student
Teaching Assistant, Department of Anthropology
Advertising & Marketing Coordinator, Indigenous Graduate Student Collective (IGSC)
Medical Anthropology, American Indian youth & communities, Drug & alcohol addiction and treatment, Identity, race & ethnicity, Indigenous & collaborative research methods, Community-based projects and research


Laboratory Manager, MSU Forensic Anthropology Laboratory
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow
Forensic Anthropology, Skeletal Trauma Biomechanics, Skeletal Biology, Bone Histology


PhD Candidate
Research Assistant, MSU Department of Anthropology
Political Ecology, Environmental Governance, Social Movements, Community-based Natural Resource Management, NGOs and Development, Gender and Indigeneity, Latin America (Peru; The Andes)


Ph.D. student
GSA President
Pre-contact Great Lakes Archaeology, Foodways, Diet/Cooking/Cuisine, Pottery, Functional Analysis, Hunter-Gatherers


Graduate Student
Historical archaeology of the southeastern United States, zooarchaeology, urbanism, households, foodways and creolization in New Orleans, sex worker communities


PhD Candidate in Socio-Cultural Anthropology
Environmental Anthropology, Political Ecology, Indigenous Peoples of Taiwan, Indigenous Sovereignty, Neoliberalism, Environmental and Heritage Resources Management, Indigenous Ecological Knowledge and Practices, Politics of Representation


Doctoral Student
Research Assistant
Medical Anthropology, Neoliberalism and Healthcare Systems, Reproductive Health and Diabetes, Policy Discourse Analysis, Organizational Ethnography, NGO Studies, Healthcare NGOs in Guatemala, Indigenous Maya.


Research Assistant
Graduate Writing Consultant
Human-animal relationships, East Asian Studies, animal epistemology, post-humanism, activism and academia


PhD Candidate in Socio-Cultural Anthropology
Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellow, MSU Asian Studies Center
sociocultural anthropology, psychological anthropology, international migration, emigration from the West, identity, cosmopolitanism, migrant adaptation strategies & processes, East Asia, Japan


PhD Candidate
Environmental Health Campaign Director, Ecology Center and Michigan Network for Children's Environmental Health
Political ecology; Environmental Health; Gender; Neoliberalism; Globalization; Fair Trade; Coffee; Latin America (Central America and Brazil); Environment; Development; Activist networks; NGOs; Production of knowledge. Dissertation Title: Gendered Perceptions and Impacts of Fair Trade on Brazillian Coffee Farmers


PhD Candidate
Owner, Brush Isle Woodworks, LLC
Ethnohistory, Anthropology of Place and Landscape, Settlerscapes, The Anthropology of Religion, Anabaptist Studies, Peace Studies


Graduate Student
Teaching Assistant
Environmental & Forest Governance, Human-Nature Relationship, Indigenous Rights, Legal Mobilization


Graduate Student
Medical anthropology, East Africa, Global health delivery, Migration, Gender


Ph.D. Student
Teaching Assistant: ANP 203
Late Prehistoric, Midwestern Archaeology, Ceramics, Foodways, Social Interaction, Oneota, Mississippian


PhD Candidate
Fulbright Fellow Ghana 2015-2016
Critical Medical Anthropology, Diabetes, Health disparities, Nutrition, Gender, Ghana


Graduate Student
Teaching Assistant: ANP 220 Gender in Comparative Perspective
Cultural and linguistic anthropology, National narrative and identity, Cultural heritage studies, Visual narrative and graphic narrative, Folklore and myth, Cognitive literary studies, Intersections of anthropology and history, Scandinavian studies, Sami studies, Norway


Doctoral Student, Medical Anthropology
Graduate Student Rep, Association for the Anthropology of Policy (ASAP)
Medical Anthropology, Aging and the Life Course, Political and Moral Economy of Care, Built Environment and Affect, Kinship and Memory, Race/Ethnicity, Community Based Participatory Research


PhD Candidate
Socio-cultural Anthropology, Anthropology of Religion and Secularism, Culture, Resource, and Power; Violence and State; Religious and Social Movements; Islam, Transnational Islam, Muslim Diaspora in the United States; Muslim Women and Transnational Feminism


PhD Student
Graduate Assistant, American Indian Studies Program
Indigenous Knowledge, Traditional Knowledge Systems, Cultural Anthropology, Applied Anthropology, Community Based Participatory Research Methods, Social Justice


Ph.D. Student
Teaching Assistant
Archaeologist specializing in historical archaeology and mortuary studies


MA in Anthropology
PhD Student
Anthropology Online Course Assistant
Indigenous Graduate Student Collective Outreach Coordinator
Cultural Interaction, Social Use of Space, Oneota, Mississippian, Illinois River Valley


African American Studies, African Diaspora Studies, African Studies, Historical Archaeology, Iron metallurgy, Kongo Kingdom, Cultural Economy, west central Africa


Doctoral candidate
Teaching assistant - ISS320 FS16
Graduate analyst - Forensic Anthropology Laboratory
Physical anthropology, Forensic anthropology, Identification of human remains, Bioarchaeology, Human osteology, Medieval Nubia


Doctoral Candidate (Archaeology)
TA ISS 220 Summer 2016
Midwestern Archaeology, Ethnicity, Migration, Social Interaction, Social Network Analysis, Ceramic Compositional Analyses, Archaeometry, Oneota, Mississippian


Graduate Assistant
Doctoral Student
Forensic Anthropology, Skeletal Biology, Human Variation, Personal Identification, Geographic Information Systems


Instructor, Introduction to Archaeology, Great Discoveries in Archaeology
State Historic Preservation Office
Midwest and Great Lakes Archaeology, 18th Century, Colonialism, Trade Networks and Social Interaction