recent alumni

Ben Luley

Ben Luley

Sarah Graff

Sarah Graff

Rebecca Graff

Rebecca Graff

Steve Kosiba

Steve Kosiba

Hannah Chazin

Hannah Chazin

Tate Paulette

Tate Paulette

Laura Popova

Laura Popova

Jason Ramsey

Jason Ramsey

Leann Pace

Leann Pace

David Aftandilian

David Aftandilian

Charles Musiba

Charles Musiba

Ed Swenson

Ed Swenson

Melissa Rosenzweig

Melissa Rosenzweig

David Peterson

David Peterson

Lori Wright

Lori Wright

Geneviève Godbout

Geneviève Godbout

Ian Straughn

Ian Straughn

Maureen Marshall

Maureen Marshall

Alex Hartnett

Alex Hartnett

Andrew Bauer

Andrew Bauer

Alan Greene

Alan Greene

Nicole Couture

Nicole Couture

Santiago Giraldo

Santiago Giraldo

David Pacifico

David Pacifico

Alison Kohn

Alison Kohn

Carolina Lopez-Ruiz

Carolina Lopez-Ruiz

Kay Scaramelli

Kay Scaramelli

Kassandra Jackson Miller

Kassandra Jackson Miller

Zach Chase

Zach Chase

Ann Pautnaude

Ann Pautnaude

Megan Nutzman

Megan Nutzman

Toby Hartnell

Toby Hartnell

Kathryn Franklin

Kathryn Franklin

Karim Mata

Karim Mata

Elizabeth Fagan

Elizabeth Fagan

Kristyn Mahealani Hara

Kristyn Mahealani Hara

Rozenn Bailleul-LeSuer

Rozenn Bailleul-LeSuer

Hu Lin

Hu Lin

Krista Lewis

Krista Lewis

Franz Scaramelli

Franz Scaramelli

Adela Amaral

Adela Amaral

Brian Wilson

Brian Wilson

Barra O'Donnabhain

Barra O'Donnabhain

Jason Ur

Jason Ur

Paul Keen

Paul Keen

Deborah Blom

Deborah Blom

John Janusek

John Janusek

Enrique Rodriguez-Alegria

Enrique Rodriguez-Alegria

Madeleine McCleester

Madeleine McCleester

Magnus Fiskesjö

Magnus Fiskesjö

Martin Giesso

Martin Giesso

Mary Evins

Mary Evins

Namita Sugandhi

Namita Sugandhi

Joseph Baruffi

Joseph Baruffi

Maria Cecilia Lozada-Cerna

Maria Cecilia Lozada-Cerna

Brien Garnand

Brien Garnand

Heather Stettler

Heather Stettler

Anna Guengerich

Anna Guengerich

Michelle Lelièvre

Michelle Lelièvre

Ryan Gray

Ryan Gray

Mary Leighton

Mary Leighton

Erika Jeck

Erika Jeck

Joshua Vera

Joshua Vera

Joe Bonni

Joe Bonni

Megan Edwards Alvarez

Megan Edwards Alvarez

Julie Hanlon

Julie Hanlon

Natasha Ayers

Natasha Ayers

Chris Begley

Chris Begley

Michael Morse

Michael Morse

Aimee Genova

Aimee Genova

Haeden Stewart

Haeden Stewart

Lauren Zych

Lauren Zych

Charles Hartley

Charles Hartley

Elizabeth Rega

Elizabeth Rega

Mudit Trivedi

Mudit Trivedi

Sarah Adcock

Sarah Adcock

Kathryn Grossman

Kathryn Grossman

Sarah Adcock

Anthropology

PhD dissertation (2020): After the End: Animal Economies, Collapse and Continuity in Hittite and Post-Hittite Anatolia.

Anthropology

PhD dissertation (2007): Animals, Agriculture, and Religion among Native Americans in Precontact Illinois: An Interdisciplinary Analysis of Perception and Representation.

Megan Edwards Alvarez

Anthropology

PhD dissertation (2018): Transforming the Irish Spirit: Colonialism through the Commodification of "Drinkways" in Early Modern Ireland, c. 1540-1700.

Anthropology

PhD dissertation (2015): The Archaeology of a Maroon Reduccion: Colonial Beginnings to Present Day Ruination.

Anthropology

PhD dissertation (1998): Yula, Yucatan, Mexico: Terminal Classic Maya Settlement and Political Organization in the Chichen Itza Polity. 

Jonah Augustine

Anthropology

PhD dissertation (2019): Style, Aesthetics, and Politics: Polychrome Ceramic Iconography in the Tiwanaku Valley, AD 500-1100.

Natasha Ayers

NELC

PhD dissertation (2017): Cultural Change in Upper Egypt from the late Middle Kingdom through the Second Intermediate Period: A New Analysis of the Ceramic Material.

Rozenn F. Bailleul-LeSuer

Egyptology

PhD dissertation (2016): The Exploitation of Live Avian Resources in Pharaonic Egypt: A Socio-Economic Study.

Program in the Ancient Mediterranean World

PhD dissertation (1998): Amphibious Operations in the Late Bronze Age Mediterranean and Near East.

Anthropology

PhD dissertation (2010): Socializing environments and ecologizing politics: Social differentiation and the production of nature in Iron Age northern Karnataka.

Anthropology

PhD dissertation (1999): Elite Power Strategies and External Connections in Ancient Eastern Honduras. 

Deborah Blom

Anthropology

PhD dissertation (1999): Tiwanaku Regional Interaction and social Identity: A Bioarchaeological Approach.

Joe Bonni

Anthropology

PhD Dissertation (2018): Everything if Full of Gods: Representing Religion at the Edges of Empire

Anthropology

PhD dissertation (2016): Performing the Past in the Historical, Ritual, and Mythological Landscapes of Huarochirí, Perú (ca. AD 1400-1700).

Anthropology

PhD dissertation (2016): The Politics of Pasture: The Organization of Pastoral Practices and Political Authority in the Late Bronze Age in the South Caucasus.

Anthropology

PhD dissertation (2002): The construction of power : monumental space and elite residence at Tiwanaku, Bolivia.

Anne Cunningham

Anthropology

PhD dissertation (1999): Landscapes of India and the Ideology of Antiquity.

Mary Evins

Anthropology

PhD dissertation (1998): Reorganization and Intensification on the Mesopotamian Periphery: Late Prehistoric Ceramic Production and Exchange in the Karababa Basin, Southeastern Turkey.

NELC

PhD dissertation (2015): Narratives in the Landscape: Political Discourses of Authority and Identity in the Armenian Highland, ca. 200 B.C.E. – 200 C.E.

Classics

PhD dissertation (2002): Archaic Kerkyra: An Historiographic Examination of the Formation and Formulation of an Ancient Greek Polis.

Magnus Fiskesjö

Anthropology

PhD dissertation (2000): The Fate of Sacrifice and the Making of Wa History.

Anthropology

PhD dissertation (2016): This World is an Inn: Cosmopolitanism and Caravan Trade in late Medieval Armenia.

Program in the Ancient Mediterranean World

PhD dissertation (2006): The Use of Phoenician Infant Sacrifice in the Formation of Ethnic Identities.

Aimee Genova

History

PhD dissertation (2018): Strategies of Resistance: Cretan Archaeology and Political Networks During the Late 19th and Early 20th Century

Martin Giesso

Anthropology

PhD dissertation (2000): Stone Tool Production in the Tiwanaku Heartland: The Impact of State Emergence and Expansion on Local Households.

Anthropology

PhD dissertation (2009): Lords of the Snowy Ranges: Politics, Place, and Landscape Transformation in Two Tairona Towns in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia.

Anthropology

PhD dissertation (2016): A House in Waiting: Food and Hospitality on Antiguan Plantations, 1783-1904.

Anthropology

PhD dissertation (2011): The 1893 World's Columbian Exposition: Consumption, Tourism, and the Archaeology of Event in Chicago's Jackson Park.

Anthropology

PhD dissertation (2006): Economy and Society: An Archaeological Reconstruction of the Political and Informal Economy of Northwestern Syria in the Third Millennium BC. 

Ryan Gray

Anthropology

PhD dissertation (2012): Effacing the "Imagined Slum": Space, Subjectivity, and Sociality in the Margins of New Orleans.

Anthropology

PhD dissertation (2013): The Social Lives of Pottery in the Plain of Flowers: An Archaeology of Ceramic Production, Distribution, and Consumption in the Late Bronze Age South Caucasus.

Kathryn Grossman

NELC

PhD dissertation (2013): Early Bronze Age Hamoukar: A Settlement Biography.

Anna Guengerich

Anthropology

PhD dissertation (2014): Monte Viudo: Residential Architecture and the Everyday Production of Space in a Chachapoya Village.

Julie Hanlon

Anthropology

PhD dissertation (2018): Jain Monks, Merchants, and Kings in Early Historic South India.

Anthropology

PhD dissertation (2017): Institutionalizing Incorporation: Foodways, Sectarian Pluralism, and Royal Authority at the Capital Āśramas of Angkor, Cambodia.

Charles Hartley

Anthropology

PhD dissertation (2019): Community, Pottery, and Political Culture: Crafting the State in the Luoyang Basin, North China, 3000-1500 BCE

NELC

PhD dissertation (2012): Persepolis in context: A landscape study of political economy in ancient Persia.

Anthropology

PhD dissertation (2010): The Virtues of Vice: Colonialism, Consumption and the Politics of Identity in Late and Post-Medieval Galway, Ireland. 

Anthropology

PhD dissertation (1994): State and local power in a prehispanic Andean polity : changing patterns of urban residence in Tiwanaku and Lukurmata, Bolivia.

Erica Jeck

History

PhD dissertation (​2018): Producing a Province: Suburbanization and Agriculture in the Social Landscape of Roman Greece.

Anthropology

PhD dissertation (2009): A Political Economy of Space: Social Organization and the Production of an Iron Age Settlement Landscape in Northern Karnataka.

Classics: Program in the Ancient Mediterranean World

PhD dissertation (2012): Land of Experiment: The Ptolemies and the Development of Hellenistic Cyprus, 312–58 BC.

Anthropology

PhD dissertation (2010): Of Bricks and Blood: Vernacular Spatial Practice and Social Relations in the City of LaPaz, Bolivia. 

Anthropology

PhD dissertation (2009): Becoming Inka: The Transformation of Political Place and Practice during Inka State Formation (Cusco, Perú).

Mary Leighton

Anthropology

PhD dissertation (2014): Uneven Fields: Transnational Expertise and the Practice of Andean Archaeology.

Michelle Lelièvre

Anthropology

PhD dissertation (2012): "Ajiwsin (You move from one place to another)": Mobility, Emplacement and Politics in (Post-)colonial Nova Scotia.

Anthropology

PhD dissertation (2005): Space and the Spice of Life: Food, Politics and Landscape in Ancient Yemen. 

Hu Lin

Anthropology

PhD dissertation (2009): Urban Landscape and Politics: The Making of Liao Cities in Southeast Inner Mongolia.

Program in the Ancient Mediterranean World

PhD dissertation (2004): The Sons of Earth and the Starry Heaven: Greek Theogonic Traditions and their Northwest Semitic Background.

Maria Cecilia Lozada-Cerna

Anthropology

PhD dissertation (1998): The Senorio of Chiribaya: A Bio-archaeological Study In the Osmore Drainage of Southern Peru

Anthropology

PhD dissertation (2011): Investigating the Material Dimensions of Colonialism: The Impact of the Roman State in Southern Gaul. 

Anthropology

PhD dissertation (2014): Subject(ed) bodies: A bioarchaeological investigation of Late Bronze Age - iron I (1500-800 B.C.) Armenia.

Anthropology

PhD dissertation (2017): Values Materialized: An Interdisciplinary Archaeology of Socio-historical Transformation in the Celto-Germanic Iron Age and Roman Period.

Madeleine McLeester

Anthropology

PhD dissertation (2017): Moving Mosaics: Locating the Mobile Foundations of Chicago's Late Prehistoric Landscapes.

Classics: Program in the Ancient Mediterranean World

PhD dissertation (2016): A Doctor on the Clock: Hourly Timekeeping and Galen’s Scientific Method.

History of Science

PhD dissertation (1999): Redefining the Celts: Rival Disciplinary Traditions and the Peopling of the British Isles, 1706-1904,

Charles Musiba

Anthropology

PhD Dissertation (1999): Laetoli Pliocene Paleoecology: A Reanalysis via Morphological and Behavioral Approaches.

Classics: Program in the Ancient Mediterranean World

PhD dissertation (2014): A Hotbed of Healing: Ritual Cures in Roman and Late Antique Syria-Palestine.

Anthropology

PhD dissertation (2001): Immigrants and Indigenes: Morphological Variability and Irish-Viking Interactions in the Early Historic Period.

NELC

PhD dissertation (2011): Consuming Transitions: A Study of Ceramic Vessels Associated with Cooking and Serving Practices in the Levant during the Early Bronze to Middle Bronze Age Transition.

Anthropology

PhD dissertation (2014): Neighborhood Politics: Diversity, Community, and Authority at El Purgatorio, Peru.

Art History

PhD dissertation (2014): Locating Identity: Mixed Inscriptions and Multiple Media in Greek Art.

NELC

PhD dissertation (2015): Grain storage and the moral economy in Mesopotamia (3000-2000 BC).

Anthropology

PhD dissertation (2007): Changing Technologies and Transformations of Value in the Eurasian Steppes and Caucasus, ca 3000-1500 BCE. 

Anthropology

PhD dissertation (1997): Microfaunal Indicators of Paleoenvironment from El Juyo, Santander, Spain. 

Anthropology

PhD dissertation (2006): Political Pastures: Navigating the Steppe in the Middle Volga Region (Russia) during the Bronze Age.

Anthropology

PhD dissertation (2015): Spaces of Possession: Negotiating 'Ruin' at the Mexican Periphery.

Elizabeth Rega

Anthropology

PhD Dissertation (1995): Biological Correlates of Social Structure in the Early Bronze Age Cemetery at Mokrin (former Yugoslavia).

Anthropology

PhD dissertation (2002): Food, Eating and Objects of Power: Class Stratification and Ceramic Production and Consumption in Colonial Mexico.

Mara Elena Rosenthal

Anthropology

PhD dissertation (1991): Realms of Ritual: The Form and Rise of Civitas and Urbs in Southeastern Viti Levu, Fiji.

Anthropology

PhD dissertation (2014): Imperial environments: The politics of agricultural practice at Ziyaret Tepe, Turkey in the first millennium BCE.

Anthropology

PhD dissertation (2004): Material Culture, Colonialism, and Identity in the Middle Orinoco, Venezuela. 2004 Edward Swenson, Ritual and Power in the Urban Hinterland: Religious Pluralism and Political Decentralization in Late Moche Jequetepeque, Peru.

Anthropology

PhD dissertation (2006): Picking Up the Pieces: Ceramic Production and Consumption on the Middle Orinoco

Colonial Frontier.

Anthropology

PhD dissertation (1998): Ritual, Power, and the Development of a Complex society: The Island of the Sun and the Tiwanaku State. 

Kirsten Anderson Segal

Anthropology

PhD dissertation (2001): Bioarchaeological Analysis of St. Jorgensgard, A Medieval Leprosy Hospital in Odense, Denmark.

Heather Stettler

Anthropology

PhD dissertation (1998): Material Culture and Behavioral Change: Organic Artifacts from the Site of El Juyo and the Cantabrian Upper Paleolithic.

Haeden Stewart

Anthropology

PhD dissertation (2019): In the Shadow of Industry: The Lively Decay of Mill Creek Ravine.

Anthropology

PhD dissertation (2006): Materializing Islam: An Archaeology of Landscape in Early Islamic Period Syria (c. 600- 1000 CE).

Namita Sugandhi

Anthropology

PhD dissertation (2008): Between the Patterns of History: Rethinking Muaryan Imperial Interaction in the Southern Deccan.

Anthropology

PhD dissertation (2004): Ritual and Power in the Urban Hinterland: Religious Pluralism and Political Decentralization in Late Moche Jequetepeque, Peru.

Mudit Trivedi

Anthropology

PhD dissertation (2020): The Archaeology of Virtue: Tradition, Islam and the Materiality of Conversion in Medieval North India.

NELC

PhD dissertation (2004): Urbanism and Society in the Third Millennium Upper Khabur Basin.

Joshua Vera

History

PhD dissertation (2018): How to Move a God: Shifting Religion and Imperial Identities in Roman Athens.

Ann Webster

Anthropology

PhD dissertation (1993): The Role of the Camelid in the Development of Tiwanaku State.

Lori Wright

Anthropology

PhD Dissertation (1994): The Sacrifice of the Earth? Diet, Health and Inequality in the Pasion Maya Lowlands.

Lauren Zych

Anthropology

PhD dissertation (2019): Hybrid Objects and InterculturalL Assemblages: Low-Fired Handmade Earthenwares in Colonial New Orleans

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