Current Ph.D. Students

Student contact information is available in the Wayne State Directory. Information about the Anthropology Graduate Program is available here. Faculty profiles are listed here.

Dawn Batts

Focus: Business Anthropology
Advisor: Jung
Status: ABD
Interests: globalization • gender • power • China • transitioning societies
 

Stanislava Chavez

Focus: Archaeology
Advisor: Bray
Status: Coursework
Interests: Andean archaeology  • origin of state societies • ethnohistory • ethnoarchaeology • linguistics (Quechua, Aymara)
 

Samantha Ellens

Focus: Archaeology
Advisor: Ryzewski
Status:Coursework
Interests: urban and colonial landscapes • trade networks • health • Caribbean • North America
 

Angela Guy-Lee

Focus: Medical Anthropology
Advisor: Sankar
Status: ABD
Interests: medical anthropology • health disparities • North America • women's reproductive health

 

Kathleen Hanlon-Lundberg, MD

Focus: Medical Anthropology
Advisor: Luborsky
Status: Coursework
Interests: Maternal and child health • use of technology in reproductive health • loci of agency and risk perception in health care  • Human/animal/environmental interaction.
 
 

Daniel Harrison

Focus: Archaeology
Advisor: Killion
Status: Dissertation Prep
Interests: historical archaeology • maritime heritage
 
 

Michael Henson

Focus: Medical Anthropology
Advisor: Sankar
Status: Coursework
Interests: pharmaceutical medicine • adherence • alternative medicine • life history

 

Molly Hilton

Focus: Cultural Anthropology
Advisor: Jung
Status: Dissertation Prep
Interests: obesity • fat studies/stigma • moral economy • food • program evaluation

 

Kelsey Jorgensen

Focus: Biological Anthropology
Advisor: Lesnik
Status: Coursework
Interests: human osteology • bioarchaeology • human diet • Andean bioculture
 

Robert Johnson

Focus: Cultural Anthropology
Advisor: Jung
Status: Dissertation Prep
Interests: economic anthropology • anthropology of religion • debt • Eastern Europe
 

Brenna Moloney

Focus: Archaeology
Advisor: Ryzewski
Status: Coursework
Interests: urban historical archaeology • historic preservation • contemporary archaeology
 
 

Kathryn Nowinski

Focus: Cultural Anthropology
Advisor: Lyons
Status: Coursework
Interests: performance of identity • gender and femininity • urban revitalization • media ethnography • art and society 

 

Kimberly Oliver

Focus: Cultural Anthropology
Advisor: Lyons
Status: Coursework
Interests: African diaspora religions  • anthropology of religion • stigma towards minority religions
 

Jaroslava Pallas

Focus: Cultural Anthropology
Advisor: Newman
Status: Coursework
Interests: Immigration, food and memory • structural violence • storytelling • archaeology of the contemporary • North American cities
 

Eduardo Piqueiras

Focus: Medical Anthropology
Advisor: Luborsky
Status: Coursework
Interests: political economy of health • health policy • mental health • Europe and N. Africa

 

Tareq Ramadan

Focus: Archaeology
Advisor: Chrisomalis
Status: ABD
Interests: early Islamic archaeology • numismatics • epigraphy • Arab and Islamic studies

 

Monica Rodriguez

Focus: Medical Anthropology
Advisor: Sankar
Status: ABD
Interests: medical anthropology • applied anthropology • international Deaf education • Guatemala
 

Andrés Romero

Focus: Medical Anthropology
Advisor: Meyers
Status: ABD
Interests: place and memory • personhood • violence • Colombia

 

Summar Saad

Focus: Medical Anthropology
Advisor: Chrisomalis
Status: Dissertation Prep
Interests: anthropology of death & dying • end-of-life issues • bereavement • personhood
 

Kimberly Shay

Focus: Medical Anthropology
Advisor: Luborsky
Status: Coursework
Interests: medical anthropology • aging and the life course • volunteering • museums
 

Kat Slocum

Focus: Archaeology
Advisor: Killion
Status: Coursework
Interests: Pre-contact North America • land use • archaeometry • Classic Period Maya

 

Maya Stovall

Focus: Cultural Anthropology
Advisor: Newman
Status: ABD
Interests: dance • performance • urban space • urban United States • African diaspora 

 

Michael Thomas

Focus: Cultural Anthropology
Advisor: Chrisomalis
Status: Dissertation Prep
Interests: cognition • machine intelligence • philosophy • design • personhood

 

Suzanne Walsh

Focus: Cultural Anthropology
Advisor: Meyers
Status: Coursework
Interests: consumer culture • consumer behavior • globalization • mobilities

 

Tracy Wunderlich

Focus: Medical Anthropology
Advisor: Sankar
Status: ABD
Interests: doctor-patient communication • end-of-life issues • patient perceptions in health care • HIV/AIDS
 

 


Current MA Students

Student contact information is available in the Wayne State Directory. Information about the Anthropology Graduate Program is available here. Faculty profiles are listed here.

John Anderson
Focus: Archaeology/Museum 
 
Adam Bender
Focus: Archaeology/Museums 
 
Bridget Bennane
Focus: Archaeology/Museums
 
Sarah Beste
Focus: Biological Anthropology
 
Krist Bollano
Focus: Business Anthropology
 
Elizabeth Bonora
Focus:  Archaeology/Museums
 
Eric Boulis
Focus: Archaeology/Museums
 
Heather Buza
Focus: Medical Anthropology
 
Daniel Castagna
Focus: Business Anthropology
 
Yen-Ting Chang
Focus: Medical Anthropology
 
Laura Cunningham
Focus: Linguistic Anthropology
 
Susan Currier
Focus: Archaeology/Museums
 
Nadine Duchaine
Focus: Archaeology/Museums
 
Kyle Dunn
Focus: Cultural Anthropology
 
Theia Easley
Focus: Cultural Anthropology
 
Drew Eppens
Focus: Archaeology/Museums
 
Amber Golembiewski
Focus: Biological Anthropology
 
Allison Hebel
Focus: Linguistic Anthropology
 
Mark Hill
Focus: Medical Anthropology
 
Kayla Hurd
Focus: Biological Anthropology
 
Miriam Jacobs
Focus: Business/Organizational Anthropology
 
Mark Jazayeri
Focus: Archaeology/Museums
 
Ashlee Jed
Focus: Archaeology/Museums
 
Dovie Jenkins
Focus: Cultural Anthropology
 
Beau Kromberg
Focus: Archaeology/Museums
 
Colleen Linn
Focus: Cultural Anthropology
 
Nicole Lopinski
Focus: Biological Anthropology
 
Livija Marina
Focus: Cultural Anthropology
 
Kailey McAlpin
Focus: Archaeology/Museums
 
Craig Meiners
Focus: Business/Organizational Anthropology
 
Kathryn Meloche
Focus: Archaeology / Museums
 
Crystal Mitchell
Focus: Medical Anthropology
 
Margaret Mundaka Riquelme
Focus: Cultural Anthropology
 
Chelsea Owens
Focus: Cultural Anthropology
 
Jeri Pajor
Focus: Archaeology / Museums
 
Terri Renaud
Focus: Archaeology / Museums
 
Elizabeth Riedman
Focus: Cultural Anthropology
 
Jeffrey Rowe
Focus: Cultural Anthropology
 
Molly Sanford
Focus: Business/Organizational Anthropology
 
Haley Scott
Focus: Medical Anthropology
 
Srinawati
Focus: Linguistic Anthropology
 
Inger Sundell-Ranby
Focus: Biological Anthropology
 
Gavin Swantick
Focus: Archaeology/Museums
 
Margaret Topij
Focus: Archaeology / Museums
 
Jasmine Walker
Focus: Business Anthropology
 
Hannelore Willeck
Focus: Archaeology / Museums
 
Joshua Wolford
Focus: Archaeology / Museums
 
Glenda Wyatt-Franklin
Focus: Medical Anthropology
 
Gregory Young
Focus: Archaeology / Museums 
 
Athena Zissis
Focus: Archaeology / Museums

 

 

 

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