Graduate Students


Doctoral Student
Teaching Assistant
Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellow - African Studies Center (2019-2021)
Anthropology of the Maghreb and its diaspora, North Africa and the Middle East, ethnography, youth & identity, postcolonialism, transnationalism and migration, performance, sport and society, social movements, soccer ultras and supporter groups, violence, graffiti, music


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


Doctoral Student, Sociocultural Anthropology
Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant
Specialization: Global Urban Studies Program
G-CAPP Fellow
War & Displacement, 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, Photovoice - art activism, Areas of interest: Lebanon, Turkey, Yemen, Syria, Greece


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


MSU Campus Archaeologist
PhD Student
Historical archaeology, African Diaspora, race in history, identity and power, collaborative and community archaeology, historiography


Doctoral Student
Research Assistant
Visual Anthropology, Historical Photography, Identity, Digital Heritage, Ancestry, Ethnography, Cultural Landscapes, Geospatial Technologies


Doctoral Student
Forensic Anthropology Laboratory
Graduate Research Assistant
Forensic Anthropology, Skeletal Trauma, Personal Identification, Human Osteology, Bioarchaeology, Indigenous Studies


DO-PhD Student
Medical Anthropology, Bioethics, Political Economy, Healthcare Policy, Drug Policy


Medical Anthropology, institutional ethnography, disability studies, mental health, Native American and Indigenous Studies, special education, and cultural competency


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


PhD Student
Graduate Research Assistant
Medical anthropology, Applied anthropology, Digital Anthropology, Hospital culture, Health technologies, Chronic disease management, Access to healthcare, Digital modalities of healthcare, Knowledge production


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


Doctoral Student
Graduate Research Assistant
Asian American Adoption, Transracial Adoption, Transnationalism, Asian American Studies, Ethnic Studies, Diaspora Studies, Sociocultural Anthropology, Ethnography, Youth Studies, Chineseness, whiteness


Doctoral Candidate
Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellow
Sociocultural anthropology, East Africa, Political economy, Identity, International development, Digital anthropology, Cultural heritage


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


Doctoral Student
Indigenous Archaeology, Historical Ecology, Zooarchaeology, Great Basin and California Archaeology, Archaeological Methods, Indigenous Stewardship, Nutritional Ecology, Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction


Ph.D. Student
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Specialization: Gender, Justice, and Environmental Change through the Center for Gender in Global Context
Water Insecurity, Gender, Anthropology of Infrastructure, Environment and Development Studies, Urban Studies, Feminist Political Ecology, Structural Racism, Medical Anthropology, Power/Expertise/Knowledge Production


PhD student
Graduate Research Assistant
Sociocultural anthropology, Environmental anthropology, Gender, Water governance and water justice


Doctoral Candidate, Biological Anthropology
MSU Forensic Anthropology Laboratory
(she, her, hers)
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. Student
Graduate Research Assistant
Bioarchaeology, Ancient Maya, Prehistoric health, Photogrammetry


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


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. 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


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
Human Osteology Teaching Assistant
Forensic Anthropology, Skeletal Biology, Human Variation, Population Affinity 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


Medical Anthropology, Native American and Indigenous Health, Spirituality, Anthropology of Death, Dying and End of Life Care


Ph.D. Candidate & Department Research Assistant
Environmental anthropology, More-than-human political ecology, Visual anthropology, Interspecies relationships, Human-elephant conflict, Community-based conservation, Social & environmental justice, Activist art, Thailand, Cambodia


Doctoral Student
Teaching Assistant, Division of Human Anatomy
Forensic Anthropology Laboratory
Forensic Anthropology, Bioarchaeology, Human Identification, Paleopathology, Skeletal Trauma, Skeletal Biology


Graduate Student, MD PhD Program
Medical Anthropology, United States healthcare system, Patient Activism, Online Biosocial Communities, Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS), Long COVID-19