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
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
Doctoral Student
Teaching Assistant
Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellow - African Studies Center (2019-2021)
- Sociocultural Anthropology of the Maghreb and its Diaspora, North Africa & the Middle East, - Ethnography, Performance, Postcolonialism, Ritual & Secular Ritual, Social Movements, Sport and Society, State Violence, Transnationalism & Migration, Youth & Identity, - Soccer Fandom, Ultras & Supporter Groups, Graffiti, Music
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
Teaching Assistant
Visual Anthropology, Historical Photography, Identity, Digital Heritage, Heritage Tourism, Ancestry, Ethnography, Cultural Landscapes, Geospatial Technologies
Doctoral Student
Graduate Research Assistant
Indonesia, State Violence, Forced Migration, Islam in Southeast Asia, Political and Legal Anthropology, Human Rights, Religious and Political Radicalism, Conflict Trauma
Doctoral Student
Forensic Anthropology Laboratory
Graduate Research Assistant
Forensic Anthropology, Skeletal Trauma, Personal Identification, Human Osteology, Bioarchaeology, Indigenous Studies
MD-PhD Student
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Medical Anthropology, Integrative Medical Systems, China, Global Health, Chronic Illnesses, Palliative Care, Physician-Patient Relationships
DO-PhD Student
Medical Anthropology, Political Economy, Drug Policy, Medicalization
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
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
Ph.D. student
Department Research Assistant
Medical anthropology, Environmental anthropology, Water governance and water justice, Intersections of health, gender, and environment, State violence, Social suffering
Doctoral Student
Graduate Teaching Assistant
linguistic anthropology, educational anthropology, dialect discrimination, second-language learning, linguistic and cultural preservation, early elementary education, early childhood communication
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
Doctoral Student
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Ancestry Estimation, Age Assessment, Bioarchaeology, Commingled Remains, Evolutionary Patterns, Forensic Anthropology, Human Rights, Mass Disasters, Sex Estimation, Taphonomic Agents
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
Forensic Anthropology
Research Assistant
Forensic Anthropology, Human Osteology, Ancestry, Personal Identification
Doctoral Student
Graduate Research Assistant
Digital Archaeology, Cultural Heritage, Community Based Archaeology, Ethics of Digital Archaeology, Native American Boarding Schools, Indigenous Studies, Museology, Prehistoric Southeastern Archaeology, Archaeomalacology, 3D Models (Structured Light and Photogrammetry)
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
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.
PhD Candidate
Teaching/Research Assistant
Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellow - African Studies Center
The American Institute of Afghanistan Studies Fellow
Sociocultural Anthropology, Afghanistan, Anthropology of Emotions, Construction of Emotions, Migration and Transnationalism, Emotional Transnationality, Emotional Self, Transitions in Emotions, Refugee and Displacement, Diaspora Studies
PhD Student
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Geoarchaeology, Settlement of the Americas, Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction, Geomorphology, Archaeological Micromorphology, Environmental Archaeology
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