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

 

Katharine Blatchford

Focus: Archaeology
Advisor: Ryzewski
Status: Coursework
Interests: Urban archaeology •  historical archaeology •  urban sustainability • resource use

 

Tyler Brockett

Focus: Linguistic Anthropology
Advisor: Chrisomalis
Status: Coursework

 

Caitlin Cassady

Focus: Medical Anthropology
Advisor: Sankar
Status: Coursework
Interests: End-of-life decision making • Ethics 

 

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: ABD
Interests: urban and colonial landscapes • trade networks • health • Caribbean • North America

 

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: ABD
Interests: historical archaeology • maritime heritage
 
 

Bethany Hedden

Advisor: Lyons
Status: Coursework 
Interests: White racialization • structural and cultural violence • trauma • dis/investment • helping professions

 

Michael Henson

Focus: Medical Anthropology
Advisor: Sankar
Status: Dissertation Prep
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

 

Robert Johnson

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

Kelsey Jorgensen

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

Colleen Linn

Advisor: Newman
Status: Coursework
Interests: Urban Issues • Water access/affordability • Policy/politics

 

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: Dissertation Prep
Interests: political economy of health • health policy • mental health • Europe and N. Africa

 

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

 

Jeff Rowe

Focus: Cultural Anthropology
Advisor: Jung
Status: Coursework
Interests: Sustainable Food Systems • Community Engagement • Social Movements • Solidarity and Reciprocity

 

Summar Saad

Focus: Medical Anthropology
Advisor: Chrisomalis
Status: ABD
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

 

Carly Slank

Focus: Biological Anthropology
Advisor: Lesnik
Status: Coursework
Interests: Bioarchaeology • Osteological paradox and disease

 

Kat Slocum

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

 

Erin Stanley

Focus: Anthropology and Social Work
Advisor: Sankar
Status: Coursework
Interests: EcoJustice • Housing • Place-making • Health • Community Development

 

Laura Sutherland

Focus: Anthropology and Social Work
Advisor: Robbins
Status: Coursework
Interests: older adults • aging • participatory arts • creativity

 

Michael Thomas

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

 

Kathryn Wright

Focus: Anthropology and Social Work
Advisor: Robbins
Status: Coursework

 

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.

Juliette Andre 
 
Bridget Bennane
Focus: Archaeology/Museums
 
Daniel Castagna
Focus: Business Anthropology
 
Lynn Charara
 
Theia Easley
Focus: Cultural Anthropology
 
Katie Gerstner
Focus: Biological Anthropology
 
Mark Jazayeri
Focus: Archaeology/Museums
 
Dovie Jenkins
Focus: Cultural Anthropology
 
Beau Kromberg
Focus: Archaeology/Museums
 
Sara Maisel
 
Stacy Markel
 
Robert McCallum
Focus: Business Anthropology
 
Andrea McKinney
 
Kelsey McKoy, Kelsey
 
Craig Meiners
 
Jeri Pajor
Focus: Archaeology / Museums
 
Luke Pickrahn
 
William Pizzimenti
 
Terri Renaud
Focus: Archaeology / Museums
 
Molly Sanford
Focus: Business/Organizational Anthropology
 
Corrine Sanger
 
Haley Scott
Focus: Medical Anthropology
 
Sam Spolarich
Focus: Archaeology / Museums
 
Srinawati Srinawati
 
Cory Taylor
Focus: Archaeology / Museums
 
Jami Van Alstine
Focus: Archaeology
 
Hannelore Willeck
Focus: Archaeology / Museums
 
Joshua Wolford
Focus: Archaeology / Museums
 
Anna Zabicka
Focus: Medical Anthropology

 

 

 

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