Alumna Susan Kooiman Receives Midwest Archaeology Conference Dissertation Award

The Department of Anthropology congratulates alumna Dr. Susan Kooiman for receiving the Midwest Archaeology Conference Dissertation Award for her research entitled, “A Multiproxy Analysis of Culinary, Technological, & Environmental Interactions in the Northern Great Lakes Region”. Dr. Kooiman received her PhD at Michigan State University in 2018 and is now an Assistant Professor with the […]

PhD Student Brian Geyer Receives Fulbright-Hays DDRA

The Department of Anthropology is proud to announce that PhD student Brian Geyer has received a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) award for his research on technology professionals in Nairobi and Kisumu, Kenya. His research project, entitled “Intersectional Identity Among Kenya’s Technology Industry Professionals.” His research will investigate how aspects of tech sector professionals’ […]

PhD student Kelly Kamnikar publishes in International Journal of Osteoarchaeology on chronic infection and health-related caregiving at Holliston Mills, TN

Kelly Kamnikar, Department of Anthropology PhD student, recently published with colleagues in the International Journal of Osteoarchaeology on their research from the site of Holliston Mills, Tennessee. The article discusses the bioarchaeology of chronic infection and health-related caregiving during the late Mississippian period at Holliston Mills. Read the full article at

New Article in The Conversation by Associate Professor Gabriel D. Wrobel on Ancient Maya

Department of Anthropology Associate Professor Gabriel D. Wrobel recently published in a new article in The Conversation in which he discusses how how trophies made from human skulls hint at regional conflict around the time of the Classic Maya civilizations collapse. Read the full article at

Spring 2019 Newsletter

Spring 2019 Newsletter

New Digital Heritage Imaging Lab Opens 2019 Photo Contest Winners Featured Alumna, Eve Avdoulos Cities of the Arab World Conference Forensic Anthropology in the News Dr. Goldstein Receives Lifetime Achievement Award 3rd Annual Endowed Archaeology Lecture Andean Girl Returns Home Dr. Ethan Watrall Receives DEADDA Grant Featured Faculty, Dr. Kurt Rademaker Dr. Hourani Receives Grants […]

Congratulations to PhD Graduates

The Department of Anthropology would like to congratulate all of our recent graduating PhD students, including Lisa Fine (Archaeology), Kehli Henry (Socio-cultural Anthropology), Andrew Upton (Archaeology), Shanti Zaid (Socio-Cultural Anthropology), Jessica Yann (Archaeology), Blair Zaid (Archaeology), Even Guay (Medical Anthropology), Frank Raslich (Archaeology), and Nicole Raslich (Archaeology).

Anthropology Department Recognizes Graduating Seniors

This past Saturday, the Anthropology Department recognized the success of 29 undergraduates that either have completed, or will complete, their degree requirements this spring or summer. The department hosted a reception following commencement, in further recognition of our students’ achievements. As part of the festivities, we asked all of our graduates to provide us with […]