Graduate Students


MD/Ph.D. Student Yr. 1
Pregnancy and Birth, Reproductive Health, Medical Anthropology, Amish Health, Homebirth


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


Medical Anthropology, institutional ethnography, disability studies, mental health, Native American and Indigenous Studies, race and ethnicity, institutional organizations, suicide, and sexuality.


PhD Student
Paleoethnobotany, Midwest Archaeology, Eastern European Archaeology, Native American Studies


PhD Candidate
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
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 economy, International development, Digital anthropology, Cultural heritage


Doctoral Candidate
Department of Anthropology
Instructor- ANP 201 Cultural Anthropology
Asian Studies FLAS Fellowship Recipient
Cultural Anthropology, Gender, Consumption, Globalization, Inequality, Commodification, Imperialism, Asian Studies, South Korea


Doctoral Student
Graduate Research Assistant
Forensic Anthropology, Bioarchaeology, Skeletal Trauma, Ancestry Estimation, Human Variation


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


Doctoral Student, Physical Anthropology
Graduate Research Assistant: Forensic Anthropology Laboratory
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow
Forensic Anthropology, Skeletal Trauma Biomechanics, Skeletal Biology


Doctoral Student, Physical Anthropology
Graduate Research Assistant
forensic anthropology, human rights, paleopathology, human variation, ancestry estimation, personal identification, age estimation


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


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


PhD Candidate
Instructor for ANP203 (summer 2018)


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, Diabetes, Policy Discourse Analysis, Organizational Ethnography, NGO Studies, Healthcare NGOs in Guatemala, Indigenous Maya.


PhD Candidate in Sociocultural Anthropology
Fulbright-Hays Fellow, Asian Studies FLAS Fellow, Animal Studies Specialization Fellow
Faculty Instructor - WS201, Teaching Assistant - ANP201
Animal Studies, Anthropology of Japan, Anthropology of Disaster, Feminist Political Ecology, Feminist Methodologies, Multispecies Ethnography, Gender, Sex, and Sexuality, Qualitative Research


PhD Candidate, Sociocultural Anthropology
Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellow, MSU Asian Studies Center
Course Instructor, ANP 420 (Summer 2018)
sociocultural anthropology, psychological anthropology, identity, international migration, emigration from the West, migrant adaptation strategies & processes, East Asia, Japan


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


Ph.D. Student
Campus Archaeologist
2016-2018 Campus Archaeology Program Fellow
2016-2017 Cultural Heritage Informatics Senior Fellow
2015-2016 Cultural Heritage Informatics Fellow
Zooarchaeology, Midwest Archaeology, Foodways, Illinois River Valley, Cultural Interaction, Mississippian, Oneota


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


Ph.D. student
Graduate Research Assistant: Biomarker Lab
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow
Biological Anthropology, Medical Anthropology, Breastfeeding, Breast milk composition, Mother-child nutrition, Mexico, Indigeneity


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


Doctoral Student, Physical Anthropology
Graduate Research Assistant
Forensic Anthropology, Bioarchaeology, Ancestry Estimation, Dental Anthropology, Human Variation


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


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


Doctoral Candidate (Archaeology)
Migration, Cultural Contact, Violence and Aggression, Collective Social Action, Cultural Transmission, Social Network Analysis, Multilayer Social Network Analysis, Geochemical Compositional Analysis, Archaeometry, Oneota, Mississippian


Doctoral Candidate
2017 NIJ Graduate Research Fellow (STEM)
Graduate Assistant, MSU Forensic Anthropology Laboratory
Forensic Anthropology, Skeletal Biology, Human Variation, International Migration, 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