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PhD Alumni

Virgil R. Beasly

Principal Investigator, Cedars Consulting
Expertise: Archaeology, Fishing Cultures, Southeastern United States

Rob Beck

Professor of Anthropology & Curator of North American Archaeology, University of Michigan
Expertise: Archaeology of Colonialism, Origins of Social Complexity, North America, Andes

Douglas Bolender

Senior Lecturer & Research Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology & Fiske Center for Archaeological Research, University of Massachusetts Boston
Expertise: Archaeology; Property and social inequality; households and agricultural production; North Atlantic Viking Age; geochemistry; landscape archaeology; and geographic information systems

V Varun Chaudhry

Assistant Professor, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Brandeis University
Expertise: Cultural Anthropology, Transgender studies, queer of color critique, Black feminism, critical NGO studies, United States

Beth Derderian

Assistant Professor, Sociology & Anthropology, Middle East North Africa Studies, Museum Studies, Wooster College
Expertise: Cultural Anthropology, Politics of representations, museums, art, migration/transnationalism, Middle East Studies, museum studies, Arab Gulf, United Arab Emirates

Michael Diamond

President, World Resources Chicago & Senior Professional Lecturer/Coordinator Internships and Professional Development, School of Public Service, DePaul University; Global Health Studies, Adjunct Lecturer, Northwesern University
Expertise: Medical Anthropology; Consulting; Assessment of programmatic impact on health outcomes; Improving health outcomes; Immunization; Global health; Sustainable development; Cultural competency; Chicago, Illinois, Cape Town, South Africa, Guatemala

John F. Doershuk

State Archaeologist of Iowa, Director, Office of the State Archaeologist; Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Iowa
Expertise: Archaeology, Iowa, Mid-continent USA

Dan Eisenberg

Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Washington
Expertise: Biological Anthropology

Ruby Fried

Assistant Professor of Health Science, Division of Population Health Sciences-Institute for Circumpolar Health Studies, University of Alaska Anchorage
Expertise: Biological Anthropology, Alaska, Circumpolar North

Alana Glaser

Assistant Professor, Sociology & Anthropology, St. John's University
Expertise: Cultural Anthropology, care work, migration, United States, political economy

Jean Hunleath

Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Washington University in St. Louis
Expertise: Cultural Anthropology, caregiving, anthropology of childhood, Southern Africa, US Midwest

Kathryn Catlin

Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Archaeology in the Department of Chemistry and Geosciences, Jacksonville State University
Expertise: Archaeology, Human Ecodynamics, North Atlantic

Nurhaizatul Jamil

Assistant Professor in Global Health Studies, Social Science and Cultural Studies, Pratt Institute
Expertise: Cultural Anthropology, Religion, social media, gender, fashion, sustainability, Global South

Santiago Juarez

Assistant Professor, Sociology & Anthropology, Colgate University
Expertise: Archaeology, Preclassic Maya, Chiapas, Mexico

Katherine S. Kanne

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Archaeology, University of Exeter
Expertise: Archaeology, Human-Animal-Environment Interactions, Archaeology of Equestrianism, Bronze Age Europe

Lauren Keenan-Devlin

Research Scientist, Northshore University HealthSystem & Research Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Expertise: Medical Anthropology, Perinatal Health Disparities, Chicagoland

Elisa Lanari

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Socio-Cultural Diversity, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity
Expertise: Cultural Anthropology, US ethnography; urban anthropology; racism, whiteness, and racial capitalism; Latinxs in the US South; inequality and the politics of "diversity" in new US and European migratory contexts; space, place, and community activism, Europe (Italy)

Stephanie Levy

Assistant Professor, Anthropology, City University of New York (CUNY) Hunter College
Expertise: Biological Anthropology, human energetics, biological adaptation, life history theory, developmental origins of health and disease, social influences on health disparities, cardio-metabolic health, climate change, brown adipose tissue, Siberia

Arturo Marquez Jr.

Assistant Professor, Study of Society and Culture, Drake University
Expertise: Cultural Anthropology; Transnational Mobility and Settlement; Southern Europe, West Africa, US Southwest

Aurélien Mauxion

Associate Professor of Sociology, Department of Psychology, Sociology, and Human Services, Columbia College
Cultural Anthropolog

Emily Mendenhall

Professor, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University
Expertise: Medical and Pyschological Anthropology; global health; Kenya, India, South Africa, United States

Aaron Miller

Lab Manager & Lecturer, Department of Anthropology, Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University
Expertise: Biological Anthropology, Energetics, Reproduction, Methods

John Millhauser

Associate Professor, Sociology & Anthropology, North Carolina State University
Expertise: Archaeology, Economic Anthropology, Mesoamerica

Olive M. Minor

Applied Anthropologist & User Researcher, Anthro-Tech
Expertise: Cultural and Medical Anthropology, Technology, Design Anthropology, Global Health, Africa

Chris Morehart

Associate Professor, School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Arizona State University
Expertise: Archaeology, Environmental and Economic Anthropology, Mexico and Latin America

Jesse Mumm

Professional Lecturer, Department of Latin American and Latino Studies, DePaul University
Expertise: Cultural Anthropology, Race and racism, Latinos, whiteness, gentrification, cities, social interaction, Chicago

José Maria Muñoz

Senior Lecturer, Centre of African Studies, University of Ediburgh
Expertise: Cultural Anthropology, Economic Anthropology, Cameroon, West-Central Africa

Lisa Overholtzer

Assistant Professor and William Dawson Chair of Anthropology, McGill University
Expertise: Archaeology, household archaeology, ceramics, social identity, imperialism and colonialism, collaborative/Indigenous archaeology, Mesoamerica, central America

Rana Özbal

Associate Professor, Archaeology and the History of Art, Koç University
Expertise: Archaeololgy, Prehistoric Periods of Anatolia

Jessica Pouchet

Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies and Sciences, Bucknell University
Expertise: Linguistic and Cultural Anthropology, Political Ecology of Biodiversity and Forest Conservation in Tanzania, Africa

Elizabeth (EA) Quinn

Associate Professor of Anthropology, Washington University in St. Louis
Expertise: Biological Anthropology, Human Milk, Lactation, High Altitude Adaptation, Nepal

Roberto Rosado-Ramirez

Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of Virginia
Expertise: Anthropological Archaeology; Ancient and Modern Maya History; Yucatan, Mexico.

Mark Schwartz

Professor of Anthropology, Grand Valley State University
Expertise: Archaeology, Complex societies, trade and exchange, early Mesopotamian civilization, Near East

Heidi Swank

Executive Director, Rethos: Places Reimagined
Expertise: Linguistic Anthropology, Historic Preservation, Central United States, State Legislative Experience

Elizabeth Sweet

Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Massachusetts Boston
Expertise: Biological Anthropology, Social Determinants of Health, United States

Paula Tallman

Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Loyola University Chicago
Expertise: Biological Anthropology; Human Biology; Critical Medical Anthropology; Biocultural Approach; Indigenous studies; Health; Well-Being; Conservation; Environmental Justice; Vulnerability; Food Insecurity; Water Insecurity

Zaneta Thayer

Associate Professor of Anthropology, Dartmouth College
Expertise: Biological Anthropology; Human Biology; Health Inequities; Developmental Origins of Health and Disease; Oceania, North America

Dario Valles

Teaching Fellow, Institute for Research on Women, Gender & Sexuality and the Anthropology Department, Columbia University
Expertise: Cultural Anthropology; Queer/Gendered Migration, State Abandonment, Mutual Aid, Ritual Kinship, Digital Technology, Violence and Healing; Mexico, Central America, Caribbean, California

Ella Wilhoit

Earl S. Johnson Instructor in Anthropology, Master of Arts in the Social Sciences, University of Chicago
Expertise: Cultural Anthropology, Gender, labor, kinship and political subjectivity, Latin America

Chelsie Yount-André

Postdoctoral Researcher, Dipartimento di Beni Culturali, University of Bologna
Expertise: Linguistics, Transnational Senegalese Families, Economic Moralities, Childhood, Africa