Our graduate students participate actively in a wide range of local, regional, national, and international conferences.  The list below includes peer-reviewed conference papers and posters authored or co-authored by our master's and doctoral students since 2013.  

Ahlers, Kaitlyn. 2014. "Bold, Brash" Brews: Sensory Description Among Craft Beer Consumers. American Anthropological Association annual meeting, Washington, DC.

Ahlers, Kaitlyn. 2015. Crafting Identity, Crafting Beer: Female Brewers and Subversive Labor. American Anthropological Association annual meeting, Denver, CO.

Banks, William. 2013. Finding a Flower to Pluck: Queer Marriage, Belonging, and the Reworking of Dominant Traditions in Ghana. American Anthropological Association annual meeting, Chicago, IL.

Bartlo, Wendy D. 2014. Finding continuity in chaos: a qualitative study of older adults in Detroit. Poster presented at the Gerontological Society of America, Annual Scientific Meeting, November 5-9, 2014, Washington, DC. 

Bartlo, Wendy D. 2014. Memory and Meaning in Turbulent Times: Older adults’ experiences of stability in changing Detroit neighborhoods. Society for Applied Anthropology annual meeting, Albuquerque, NM.

Batts, Dawn. 2014. Are Middle Class Women Better Off: Distinguishing their experiences and values in Postsocialist China. Poster, Central States Anthropological Society, Bloomington-Normal Marriott, Normal, IL, April 12.

Brace, C. Lorin VI, Katie Korth, Samantha Malette, Krysta Ryzewski, & Kaitlin Scharra. 2015. Exploring Old Avenues in New Ways: Urban Archaeology and Public Outreach in Detroit. Poster Presentation, Society for Historical Archaeology, Seattle, Washington

Brace, C. Lorin VI, Katie Korth, Samantha Malette, Krysta Ryzewski, & Kaitlin Scharra. 2015. Shaping the City from Detroit’s Rediscovered Archaeological Collections. Poster Presentation, Society for Historical Archaeology, Seattle, Washington

Brace, C. Lorin VI. 2016. An Archaeology of Jazz: Urban and Racial Identity at the Blue Bird Inn, Detroit. Society for Historical Archaeology annual meeting, Washington, DC.

Buza, Heather. 2015. Difficult Conversations - Driving and Dementia. Poster presentation, Society for Applied Anthropology annual meeting, Pittsburgh, PA. 

Carrillo, Erika. 2015. Exploring Senior Shopping Day: Food Provisioning For Detroit Elders. Association for Anthropology and Gerontology Bi-Annual Conference in Florida International University in Miami, Florida.

Carson, Sarah. 2013. Changing Expressions of Family Identity in an Urban Michigan Cemetery. Poster, American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL​​​​​​​​​.

Carson, Sarah. 2014. By the Gallon: A Look at Food Inequality in Detroit. Poster, American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.

Carson, Sarah. 2015. Branding a 'Broken' City: A Discourse Analysis of Detroit-Themed Consumer Goods. Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA.

Cunningham, Laura. 2015. #Notallmen and the Blame Game: A Critical Discourse Analysis of a Twitter Hashtag. American Anthropological Association annual meeting, Denver, CO.

El-Beshir, Isra. 2013. The Liminal Space of Racial Belonging in Arab American Communities. American Anthropological Association annual meeting, Chicago, IL.

Ellens, Samantha. 2016. Remedy and Poison: Examining a Detroit Household’s Consumption of Proprietary Medicine at the Turn of the 20th Century. Society for Historical Archaeology annual meeting, Washington, DC.

Fields, Shawn and Brenna Moloney. 2014. Underworld Archaeology: Exploring a Rumored Detroit Speakeasy.  Society for Historical Archaeology annual meeting, Quebec City, Quebec.

Guy-Lee, Angela K. 2013. Rituals Reproducing Race: African American Women's Feminine Hygiene Practices, Common Experience, and Relative Power, AAA Chicago, November 21, 2013.

Harrison, Daniel. 2014. Frontier Arms Race. Society for Historical Archaeology annual conference, Quebec City, Quebec.

Hill, Alex. 2014. A Critical Discourse on Detroit's "Food Desert" Metaphor. American Anthropological Association annual meeting, Washington, DC.

Hilton, Molly. 2014. Anthropological Contributions to Re-imagining and Re-inventing Communities, Society for Cultural Anthropology annual meeting, Detroit, MI. (Discussant and panel co-organizer)

Hilton, Molly. 2015.  Breaking bread into the dog dish: a multispecies exploration of agency and obesity, Society for Applied Anthropology, Pittsburgh, PA.

Jazayeri, Mark. 2015. Arriving at a Cultural Model of Artificial Intelligence. American Anthropological Association annual meeting, Denver, CO.

Johnson, Robert. 2013. Frugal Or Spendy?: Public Accountability and Deconversion in An Online Debt Support Group. American Anthropological Association annual meeting, Chicago, IL.

Johnson, Robert. 2015. “The New Ones Don’t Know How to Throw Their Lines”:  River Fishing As a Measure of Personhood Along the Detroit River. American Anthropological Association annual meeting, Denver, CO.

Korth, Katherine. 2014. The Unearthing Detroit Project: Analyzing Forgotten Collections.  Society for Historical Archaeology annual meeting, Quebec City, Quebec..

Moloney, Brenna and Krysta Ryzewski. 2014. Detroit, City Beautiful: Excavations of a Displaced 19th-century Community in Corktown. Society for Historical Archaeology annual meeting, Quebec City, Quebec.

Moloney, Brenna. 2015. Rural Landscapes of Labor: Assessing the Presence of Itinerate Labor in the Interpretation of Heritage in Michigan's Leelanau Peninsula. American Anthropological Association annual meeting, Denver, CO.

Nowinski, Kathryn. 2014. The Beauty of YouTube: Performance of Femininity in the Production of Makeup Tutorials. American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, December 2014, Washington D.C.

Nowinski, Kathryn. 2015. Detroit Engaging Community Action for Safer River Fish Consumption: Industrial Toxins Legacy, Food Justice, and Valued Life-ways in a Distressed City. – Co-presenter, Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meeting, March 2015, Pittsburgh, PA

Oliver, Kimberly. 2013. Designing Sacred Space:  Symbolism in the Construction of a Hindu Temple in Canton, Michigan. Central States Anthropological Society Conference.

Oliver, Kimberly. 2015. Voodoo in Popular Music: Lyrical Influence on Identity and Stereotype Formation. American Anthropological Association annual meeting, Denver, CO.

Pallas, Jaroslava and Sarah Beste. 2015. Dining in Detroit: Revisiting 19th Century Faunal Remains from the Renaissance Center Excavation. Society for Historical Archaeology annual meeting, Seattle, WA.  

Pallas, Jaroslava. 2015. The Archaeology of Food Sovereignty in Detroit:  Past and Present of the Motor City’s Food Landscape. American Anthropological Association annual meeting, Denver, CO.

Pappalardo, Grace. 2015. Hausa Kinship Terminologies: Insights into Culture and Cognition. American Anthropological Association annual meeting, Denver, CO.

Rodriguez, Monica. 2014. Whose Technology Is It Anyway?  Finding the Deaf Self in Sign Language Educational Videos in Guatemala. American Anthropological Association annual meeting, Washington, DC.

Rohn, Edward. 2013. “You’re the Doctor Now!”: A Life Course Examination of the Early Professionalization of Family Medicine Resident Physicians. American Anthropological Association annual meeting, Chicago, IL.

Romero, Andrés. 2014. Supporting the Next Generation of Latino/a Anthropologists: An ALLA Mentoring Event. Invited Panelist. American Anthropological Association, Washington, DC.

Saad, Summar. 2015. Making a Social Space to Talk about Grief: An Anthropological Examination of SandCastles’ Grief Support Program. Society for Applied Anthropology, Pittsburgh, PA.

Stovall, Maya. 2015. Liquor Store Theater: A Visual Anthropology of Detroit Neighborhoods. American Anthropological Association annual meeting, Denver, CO.

Thomas, Michael H. 2013.  Fixing and Fixing: Literal Language and Perceptual Relevance. American Anthropological Association annual meeting, Chicago, IL.

Thomas, Michael H. 2014. Advancing Science in Anthropology: 10 Years of SAS” American Anthropological Association annual meeting, Washington, DC. (roundtable panelist)

Thomas, Michael H. 2014. No Tails Know Tales: Narrative and Computational Intelligence Hypotheses. Society for Anthropological Sciences annual meeting, Albuquerque, NM.

Thomas, Michael H. 2015. Paws in the Water: Cultural Models as Dispositions for Regulating Non-human Personhood. Society for Anthropological Sciences annual meeting, Pittsburgh, PA.

Van Nuil, Jennifer Ilo, Brenda Asiimwe-Kateera, Philippe R. Mutwa, Evelyne Kestelyn, Joseph Vyankandondera, Robert Pool, John Ruhirimbura, Chantal Kanakuze, Sibyl Geelen, Janneke van de Wijgert, Kimberly R. Boer. 2013. “Lets talk about sex” in HIV-infected adolescents in Rwanda [poster presentation]. International AIDS Society Annual Meeting, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Van Nuil, Jennifer Ilo, Evelyne Kestelyn, Marie Michele Umulisa, Celine Schurmans, Grace Umutoni, Janneke van de Wijgert, Raffaella M. Ravinetto. 2014. Balancing Benefits and Rumors: Informed consent and participation in clinical research in Kigali, Rwanda. Institute of Tropical Medicine Annual Colloquium, Antwerp, Belgium.

Van Nuil, Jennifer Ilo, Kestelyn, Evelyne, Jennifer Ilo Van Nuil, Stephen Agaba, Jean Claude Ndagimana, Mireille Uwineza, Irith De Baetselier, Therese Delvaux, Tania Crucitti, Janneke van de Wijgert. 2014. The ring or not the ring, that is the question: Acceptability and adherence of the Nuvaring in Kigali, Rwanda [poster presentation]. Institute of Tropical Medicine Annual Colloquium, Antwerp, Belgium.

Van Nuil, Jennifer Ilo, Mwambarangwe Lambert, Vicky Cuylaerts, Viateur Musengamana, Stephen Agaba, Evelyne Kestelyn, Tania Crucitti, Irith De Baetselier, Jennifer Ilo Van Nuil, Janneke van de Wijgert. 2014. Building effective onsite laboratories in developing countries: A case study of Rinda Ubuzima [poster presentation]. African Society for Laboratory Medicine Annual Meeting, Cape Town, South Africa.

Van Nuil, Jennifer Ilo: Kestelyn, Evelyne, Jennifer Ilo Van Nuil, Gilles Ndayisaba, Marie Michele Umulisa, Alice Uwingabire, Therese Delvaux, Janneke van de Wijgert. 2014. Female Sexual (Dys)function in a clinical trial in Rwanda [poster presentation]. International Centre for Reproductive Health International Conference, Gent, Belgium.

Villerot, Susan, Samantha Ellens, and Don Adzigian. 2016. Interpreting the Sherds: Ceramic Consumption Practices in a Nineteenth Century Detroit Riverfront Neighborhood. Society for Historical Archaeology annual meeting, Washington, DC.

Voit, Claudia. 2013. Meteoric Activity and Maya Warfare? American Anthropological Association annual meeting, Chicago, IL.

Wyatt-Franklin, Glenda. 2015. In Front of the White People: Black Speech, White Perceptions, and the Effects on African American Health. American Anthropological Association annual meeting, Denver, CO.

Yatczak, Jayne. 2013. Everyday Material Engagement Among People With Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias Living in Long-Term Care. American Anthropological Association annual meeting, Chicago, IL.

Yatczak, Jayne. 2014. Social and Material Entanglements in Institutional Long-Term Care: The Making and Unmaking of Personhood in People with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias. American Anthropological Association annual meeting, Washington, DC. 

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