Graduate Students


Doctoral Student
Research Assistant
Historical Archaeology, Diasporic Identities & the Politics of Belonging, Transnationalism, Exclusion & Racialization, Subject Formation, Social Reproduction theory, Processes/History of Capitalism, Company Towns, Collective Agency and Resistance, Temperance and Prohibition, Collaborative and Emancipatory Archaeologies, Critical Cultural Heritage


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


DO-PhD Student
medical anthropology, HIV, risk, health inequity, United States healthcare


Doctoral Student, Sociocultural Anthropology
Graduate Research Assistant
Applied & Public Anthropology, Anthropology of the Middle East, Ethnographic Methods, Migration, Humanitarianism, "Space" of Refuge, Transformations of the Self, War & Trauma, Collective Memory, Land & Sea Borders, Identity Politics, Refugee Ageing Population, "Space" of Death


Doctoral Student
Research Assistant
MSU Bioarchaeology Laboratory
Central Belize Archaeological Survey Project
Bioarchaeology, Mortuary Cave and Rockshelter Use, Growth and Development, Social Identity, Prehistoric Childhood, Ancient Maya, Mesoamerica, Central Belize


Medical Anthropology, Health Care Systems, Commercialization and Commodification of Health, Veteran Studies, Health Care Policy, Culture, Health, and Identity


Graduate Research Assistant
Historical archaeology, African Diaspora, race in history, identity and power, collaborative and community archaeology, historiography


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


Doctoral Student
Graduate Research Assistant
Forensic anthropology, Human variation, Ancestry estimation, Skeletal biology, Human rights


Medical anthropology, Hospital systems, Nursing research, Chronic illness and identity


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


Doctoral Student
Teaching Assistant ANP 203:001 Introduction to Archaeology
Asian American Adoption, Transracial Adoption, Transnationalism, Asian American Studies, Ethnic Studies, Diaspora Studies, Socio-cultural Anthropology, Ethnography, Youth Studies, Chineseness, whiteness


Doctoral Student
Anthropology Research Assistant, LEADR (Lab for the Education and Advancement in Digital Research)
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
Indigenous archaeologies (Internalist, community-as-peer, non-destructive); Pre-European contact Great Lakes archaeology; Oral histories of the deep past; Indigenous rights, justices, and resistances; Anti- and de-colonial theory, methodology, and practice.


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


Doctoral Student
Environmental Science and Policy Program Fellow
Graduate Research Assistant
Environmental Anthropology, Community-Based Natural Resource Management, Water Governance, Environmental Discourses, Conflict, Justice, Indigenity, Latin America.


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


Ph.D. Candidate
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow
Course Instructor: ANP 441 (SS19)
Forensic Anthropology, Skeletal Trauma Biomechanics, Skeletal Biology


Doctoral Student, Physical Anthropology
Graduate Research Assistant
MSU Forensic Anthropology Laboratory
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


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


PhD Candidate
Research Assistant
Medical Anthropology, Neoliberalism and Healthcare Systems, Policy Discourse Analysis, Organizational Ethnography, NGO Studies, Healthcare NGOs in Guatemala, Indigenous Maya.


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


Ph.D. Student
Environmental Science and Policy Program Fellow
Graduate Research Assistant, Rademaker Archaeology Lab
environmental archaeology, alpine archaeology, high-altitude adaptation, the settlement of the Americas, stable isotopes, microscopy, GIS, digital curation and outreach


PhD Student
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow - 2018-now
Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellow - Center for the Advanced Study of International Development (2016-2018)
China, Latin America, Mexico, Chinese Diaspora, Transnationalism, State Formation, Construction of Scale, Identity, Globalization


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


Ph.D. Student
Campus Archaeologist
2019-2020 Cultural Heritage Informatics Senior Fellow
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. Candidate
Department of Anthropology Museum RA
2019-2020 CHI Fellow
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


Ph.D. Student
Teaching Assistant: ANP 321
I am interested in the expert/intellectual agency on the construction of common sense, especially in political transition contexts where historical memory policy can be found. I am also interested in constructivism and its place in social theory.


Doctoral Student
Forensic Anthropology Laboratory
Forensic Anthropology, Skeletal Biology, Human Variation, Ancestry Estimation, Postcranial Variation, Macromorphoscopic Traits, Cognitive Bias


Doctoral Student, Sociocultural Anthropology
Teaching Assistant: ANP 200, 321 and ISS 210, 315, 320
Research Assistant: Spring 2017
Anthropology of South Asia, Anthropology of migration, Transnationalism, Diaspora studies, Post colonialism, Orientalism, Kinship, Personhood, Subjectivities, Consumerism, Individualism, Gender


Doctoral Student
Teaching Assistant, Integrative Studies in Social Science
Environmental anthropology, Interspecies relations, Human-elephant conflict, Community-based Conservation, Violence in conservation, Corruption, Neoliberalism, Activist art, Thailand, Cambodia, Ethnography, Applied Anthropology


Doctoral Student
Department Research Assistant
Forensic Anthropology Laboratory
Forensic Anthropology, Bioarchaeology, Human Identification, Paleopathology, Skeletal Trauma, Skeletal Biology