Student Directory

ZENG, Yukun (1)
East Asia - China Linguistic anthropology, theories of entextualization-recontextualization, language ideology, value, body, ethics, STS; the "Dujing" (reading the Classics out loud) movement in contemporary China
TURNER, Kelsye (1)
West Africa - Ghana Representation, race, consumption, globalization, post-colonial studies, neoliberal capitalism, and transnational mobility; heritage tourism in Ghana
SHAMS, Alexander (1)
Middle East - Iran Gender studies, masculinity, religion, urban space; Islamic spatial gendering, construction of masculinities in Iran
SCHWARTZ, Steven (1)
Latin America - Colombia, Venezuela Illicit economies, materiality and money, indigeneity and sovereignty, politics of oil and development from the perspective of the rising Global South
REICHERT, Anne-Sophie (1)
Middle East-Palestine Embodied and aesthetic practices in the context of politics, art and religion; the relation of arts and politics and the non-linguistic production of meaning through bodily and relational affective movement practices
PICKWELL, Hanna (1)
East Asia-China Beijing, cultural production, art, artistic production, aesthetics, work, immaterial labor, value(s) systems, ideology, moral discourse, political economy
Latin America/Caribbean - Venezuela Anthropology of religion, the state, mediation, materiality, sovereignty
MIRZA, Saadia (1)
South Asia/Northeastern Afghanistan, Northwestern Pakistan Anthropology of landscape, human and cultural geography, history and philosophy of natural and human sciences, history of the built environment, landscape history, landscape urbanism; social/historical anthropology of Afghan landscape since the 19th century
HOWIE, LaShaya (1)
US & Africa Community, personal, and place identity amongst people of African descent; travel and immigration, museology, memory and memorialization, diaspora theory
BHATTACHARYYA, Abhishek (Jt. w/SALC) (1)
South Asia - India South Asia: Maoist movements comparatively across Hindi, Bengali and Telugu speaking regions
BABCOCK, Joshua (1)
SE Asia - Singapore Nation branding (Singapore), urbanism/urban areas. nations and nationalism, neoliberalism, statecraft and governance, metasemiotics, intertextuality, interdiscursivity, mass media, marketing, advertising, translation politics and aesthetics, history of the social sciences
WONG, Perry (2)
Central and North America Linguistic anthropology, history of linguistics and anthropology, American languages, semiotics, linguistic relativity, history of the Americas
SUTHERLAND, Lauren (2)
US/Mexico border region Violence and mediation, security/national security, neoliberalism, borders, commodity flows, migration, private security companies, virtuality
SHARMA, Tanima (2)
South Asia - India Marxism, feminism, Dalit politics, theorizing caste, capital and state, ideology, history of the radical left in South Asia, labour politics, performance, cultural productions, sex work
RIMBAULT, Eléonore (2)
France/North America Ontological time, generations; childhood in relation to adulthood; pedagogy, psychology (agency, personhood, self, mind,symbols of consent); conformation with and deviance from expected pathos of ontological development; pedagogy and transmission within groups that challenge a dominant convention with regards to pedagogy
LOWE, Taylor (2)
Southeast Asia - Thailand World cities, urban landscapes in Southeast Asia (Bangkok); anthropology of architecture and designed objects, theories of embodiment, cosmology, thing theory, social and architectural cybernetics, anthropology of history
KUMAR, Harini (2)
Africa - Senegal (Touba) Anthropology of religion, Islam, affect, anthropology of the senses, sound, materiality, mobility, space and landscape. Devotional Music Practices of Murids and the Politics of Sound in Senegal
KOBAK, Briel (2)
US/Caribbean/Latin America Consumption, transport and commodities, semiotics, branding
KELLEY, Marc (2)
South Asia - Pakistan Crisis; neoliberalism, secularism, and the nation-state; geopolitics, energy, and development; media; Islam. The politics and cosmologies of the energy crisis in Pakistan
KELLEY, Kieran (2)
US/Ireland Linguistic anthropology, semiotics, addiction studies, drug use and drug intervention, clinical interactions and pragmatics/metapragmatics of clinical language; knowledge production and translation, anthropology of laughter. Interventions for opiate use in Ireland.
JOHAL, Mannat   (Arch) (2)
South Asia - India Archaeology (Bronze Age/Indus Civilization, Medieval Gandhara); cultural contact and influence, power relations, trade and economic dynamics, urbanism, emergence and dissolution of political entities, emergence of inequality and hierarchy, networks in archaeology, settlement archaeology, material culture, long-term change in socio-political formations; landscape, site formation, geomorphology, periodization and temporality
HENDERSON, Jenna (2)
Middle East - Syria/Lebanon Human rights and humanitarianism, aesthetics, mass media, conceptions of the ethical in anthropology
HEBERT, Zachary (Jt. w/ Linguistics) (2)
US, Caribbean Linguistic anthropology, phonology; epistemology, history of science, perception; Tunica-Biloxi Language and Cultural Revitalization Program; questions of identity, authenticity, heritage; language diversity, variation; what it means for a community to "have" a language; Southern Louisiana, Haiti
HAKIM, Rafadi (2)
Southeast Asia/Indonesia Language and semiotic ideologies; enregisterment and speech levels, political speeches and political discourse; transparency and secrecy, audit cultures, civil society, anti-corruption and accountability
GRANT, Sonia (2)
North America Rise of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in the US; ethnography of fracking in the San Juan Basin (northern New Mexico, Navajo territory); environment and environmental regulations; crisis; chemicals; toxicity; science and technology studies; climate change, health impacts, water & atmospheric contamination
BURNETT, Hannah (2)
North America Political ecology, science & technology studies, environment; fishing communities; themes of recovery in the southern Louisiana seafood industry in the wake of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico
BOWMAN, Claire (Arch) (2)
US Archaeology of the contemporary, urban abandonment and reuse; Detroit
AZUERO QUIJANO, Alejandra (2)
Latin America-Colombia Anthropology of law, anthropology of science; the modernist project of criminal justice; historical shift in the global understanding of criminal culpability, crime as the result of operations of a system, crime-as-system; intsitutional power as it circulates thru bureaucratic and non-bureaucratic spaces
YEH, Alice (2)
East Asia - China Hangzhou or Beijing; genre, confession, message, media and mediation, language-in-use, subject formation, dis/enchantment, discursive poetics
VIDAL MONTERO, Estefania (Arch) (2)
Latin America/Chile Archaeology of the South Central Andes; Atacama Desert (Chile); social landscapes; space and place; architecture; post humanism; materiality; subjectivity, communities and practice
SUDCHAROEN, Moodjalin (2)
Southeast Asia/Thailand, Burma Burmese migrant workers' communities in Thailand; migration, state and documentation, language policy, language ideologies, identity and personhood. Transnational Children from Burma: Education, Language Policy, and 'AEC Fever' in Thailand.
SIMPSON, Jonah (2)
East Europe/Russia/Ukraine/Kazakhstan Linguistic anthropology, socialism/post-socialism, semiotics, borders, scale-making, political economy, history, urban planning and reconstruction.
NOLL, Rachel (Ray)  (Jt. w/ Political Science) (2)
US-Chicago Prisons, incarceration, race, gender, sexuality, ethics, political refusal, queer theory, punishment theory, care literature, cognition/attention. "Cook County Jail/Ethics and Vitalism."
LEWIS, Patrick (2)
Middle East/Turkey, Kurdistan The politics of language within the Kurdish movement, language ideologies, nationalism studies, language and politics, post-colonialism
LEE, Myungji (2)
Middle East/Turkey Religion and ethics (in Islam), circulation of ideas, translation, logics of comparison, temporality, media/mediatization, bureaucracy, documents, liberalism, language/semiotic ideology. The "Presidency of Religious Affairs" (Diyanet) in Turkey and its Media.
LEDIN, Lauren (Arch) (2)
East Asia/China (Anyang, late Shang) Bronze Age China, personhood, bioarchaeology, stable isotope analysis, ancestors. Foundations of Lineage: Sub-adult Remains at the Late Shang site of Yinxu..
LEATHEM, Hilary (SocCultural/Arch) (2)
Latin America - Mexico/Oaxaca; Kenya Historical anthropology; time and temporality; patrimony and governance; magic, religion and the state; authenticity and indigeneity; violence and imperialism
KUMAKI, Hiroko (2)
East Asia/Japan Disaster, mental health, environment. "Survival and recovery: Shaping the experience of victimhood in the post 2011 earthquake-tsunami-nuclear disaster in Japan."
KRAMER, Marshall (2)
Southwest China/Myanmar/Northeast India border area Southwest China/Myanmar border (Shan); minority/majority relations, forest harvesters, migrant workers, bandits/outlaws; medical anthropology, food, diet, health; environment/ecology, the idea of 'wilderness" and "Nature;" informal economies, law, the illegal. Biomyanmar: The Circulation of Bodies - Human, Floral and Faunal.
KIM, Do Dom (2)
East Asia/China The Southern "Gate" cities of China: Xiamen, Shenzhen,Shanghai; lae,the state, citizenship, migration, urban space. Internal migration within China, quotidian migrant experiences intersecting with legality, law, legal identification papers, etc. Migrants who are neither fully legal nor illegal.
KHALIL, Menna (2)
Middle East/Egypt, North Africa Military authority, postcolonial imagination and temporality, anthropology of war/violence. Egyptian Military Authority and Social Imagination: Postcolonial and Postrevolutiionary Temporalities
HUNTER, Raymond (“Sandy”)  (Arch) (2)
Latin America/Andes, Southern and Central Peru Colonialism, Cusco, the Inka, landscapes, agriculture, empire, cartography, environment, zooarchaeology, archaeobotany, temporality, periodization. Spanish Colonialism in the Andes: Perspectives from the Cusco Site of Cheqolloq.
Latin America/Mexico Place-making, material culture, urban landscapes, nationalism, histories and narrative, affect and crowd theory; the housing crisis in Mexico
CONNOR, Janet (2)
Europe/Scandinavia/Norway Qualia, sound, language ideology, migration, citizenship, social class. Material Qualia and Linguistic Registers in Multicultural East Oslo, Norway.
COUNTRYMAN, James (Arch) (2)
Southern Europe, Balkans, circum-Mediterranean; other mountainous/arid regions Agriculture, food, peasants, landscape, plants and animals as social/historical actors, imperilaism, urban-rural relationships, frontiers, marginality, temporality and periodization. The 15th-16th Century Ottoman Turkish component of the Nadin site, Croatia: food production and urban-rural/peasant-empire relationships in the late medieval/early modern periods
BRIGHT, Damien (2)
W Europe, Australia/Oceania Eco-politics, climate adjustment, technoscience, oceans, extinction, bureaucracy, natural history, settle colonialism, aesthetic remediation. "The Reef Multitudinous: Eco-politics at the Horizon of Extinction."
North America Aesthetics and politics, art and anthropology, cultural production and art activism in the global city. The mobilization/use/role of aesthetic processes and products (visual and discursive representational forms) in the context of left social movement politics in New York City. [Radical artists' conceptualization of the political]
STEWART, Haeden (Arch) (2/3)
North America - Western Canada Archaeology of the contemporary, anthropology of mobile lives/homelessness/urban poverty; settler colonialism in Western Canada: history of indigenous-non indigenous relations, rise of the city, urban poverty. "Excavating Homelessness in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside." [Taphonomies of Toxicity]
SIMMONS, Kristen (2)
Native North America/Pacific Northwest and Arizona/New Mexico Settler colonialism, critical indigenous theory/method, affect theory, intellectual property, Federal Indian policy, fashion, aesthetics, materiality, ethics. Indigenous/Frontier aesthetics within the 'Indian Market' circuit and Heritage fashion design. Pendleton Woolen Mills. Indigeneity as imagined, materially made, and consumed.
SHELDON, Zachary (2)
Middle East - Jordan/Iraq; US Social order in the Middle East; migration and hospitality; time and temporality. Guests in a 'Garden': Navigating Iraqi Citizenship in the Jordanian Host State
SAHA ROY, Sayantan (3)
South Asia - North East India (Manipur) Theories, histories, ethnographies of law and sovereignty; postcolonial theory; What was/is/will be life?: Biopolitics, politics of life and after biopolitics. Legal Lives in the Postcolony: Human Rights, Humanitarianism and the Rule of Law in India (Manipur, Imphal).
POLAN, Lake (2)
US Privacy, freedom and liberalism, legal, technological and economic foundations of the information age. Contemporary legal, technological and entrepreneurial efforts to variously defend, rework and exploit privacy in relation to new data collection and analytic technologies and practices (Techno-politics of Privacy in the US)
PARK, Heangjin (2)
East Asia - China/Korea Economic anthropology, global capitalism, transnational connections/translations (supply chain, commodity circulation), anthropology of food. The Food Trade Between China and Korea.
PAPE, Stacy (2)
Comoros Islands (Grande Comore)/Marseille, France Migration circuits, postcolonialism/neocolonialism, subject/citizenship, epistemology of remittance, diasporic studies, marriage rituals, kinship (generational/matrilineal). Migration from Marseille back to the Comoros Is.
PACYGA, Johanna (Arch) (2)
[French] West Africa - Senegal Colonial Intimacies: Food/drink/drug consumption, hygiene/health/cleanliness, presentation/identity via material practices, colonial missionary context; historical archaeology archive. Consuming Catholicism: Cuisine, Hygiene, and the Enactment of Self at a 19th Century Mission in West Africa (Spiritan Mission at Ngazobil in Senegal)
MULLEE, John (“Jack”) (2)
Latin America - Brazil/Argentina Healthcare/bureaucracy, biostatistics, urban planning, science/technology, infrastructure, urban informal economies. Bodies at Scale: Cancer, Biomedicine, and Bureaucracy in Sao Paulo.
McELGUNN, Hannah (2)
North America Linguistic anthropology; Hopi; language shift and revitalization; intellectual property
MAOZ, Eilat (2)
U.S., Middle East, Jamaica Police, global racism, imperialism and settler colonialism, Israel/Palestine, Jamaica and post-slavery Americas
East Asia - Japan Social movements, ethics and aesthetics of public protest, modern formations of democratic governance and legitimacy; citizenship; anti-nuclear protests in post-Fukushima Japan. Corporealities of the Crowd: Molecular Politics of Embodiment in Japan's Anti-Nuclear Crowds.
JAMES, Mallory (2)
US, Australia Theories of technology and emergence, knowledge projects, energy, geographies of management and extraction, the engineering profession/ethics. Engineering Research and Energy Economies in Queensland, Australia
Africa - Somaliland (Hargeisa) Anthropology of the state and ethnography of urban bureaucracies; affect/emotion; economic anthropology: taxation, money, credit, debt, exchange; legal anthropology: sovereignty, liberalism, violence. "Taxation and the Future of the Nation: Aspiration among Fiscal Officials in Hargeisa, Somaliland."
BOCK, Emily (2)
US Media, information technologies, gender, race and sexuality; embodiment, semiotics, consumption; drag performers within African-American popular culture (film, television, and music)
ABDELKADER, Ali Atef (2)
Arab World - Egypt Anthropology of ethics, rural-urban migration, ethnographic film, mediation and visualization of cinema
McLACHLAN, Amy (4)
Latin America - Colombia, Brazil, Peru tri-border area, Amazonia Semiotic theory, botanical economies, plant ecologies and garden aesthetics, personhood, kinship, gender, migration, politics of the sensory, knowledge production. "Cultivating Futures: Botanical Economies and Knowledge Ecologies in Colombian Amazonia"
MA, Zhiying (Jt. w/Human Development) (4)
East Asia - China Medical/Psychological anthropology; disability studies; science studies; gender studies; social service and social organizations; kinship and family; care; everyday life; post-socialism. "Insanity, Intimacy, and Institution: Governance and Care Under the Mental Health Legal Reform in Contemporary China."
DOPPELT, Martin (Arch) (3)
W Europe - Mediterranean prehistory (France) European and Mediterranean pre- and proto-history (Iron Age), material culture, ritual uses of the human body, embodiment, consumption and identity, political economy, food and cuisine, alcohol and feasting, colonialism, isotope analysis, landscape archaeology. "Shifting Perspectives on the 'Individual' in Iron Age Mediterranean France Viewed through Practices of Corporeal Manipulation and Representation."
Latin America-Inca "The Inka Empire's Economic System and Civil War, 1527-1532"
Europe, Vienna Linguistic anthropology, expertise, translation, bureaucracy, science studies, nuclear studies, regulation, law and governance, semiotics. "Regulating the Nuclear: The Semiotic Production of Technical Independence at the International Atomic Energy Agency"
ZHAO, Cheng-Guang (4)
E Asia-China; Tianjin & Beijing Space, architecture, social action, semiotics, communities and publics, the state, everyday life, history; Tianjin. "Scales of Imagination, or the Spatial Culture of Public Life in Urban China"
TORMEY, Anwen (4)
W Europe-Ireland & the EU Asylum, political subjectivity, evidentiary logic and practice, law, (im)migration, citizenship; " 'We Can't All Live on a Small Island': Truth, Difference and the Politics of Asylum in Ireland"
TOMPKINS, Christien (4)
US - New Orleans and Chicago Education/school reform, neoliberalism, political activism, race and class formation; production and control of educational space. "Reconstructing Race: The Work of Educators in Post-Katrina, New Orleans."
YUAN, Xiao-bo (4)
East Asia - China Religion and secularism; the state; ethics; poststructuralist and critical theory; theories of reading, writing, and translation; Postsocialism. China: Protestantism, education, religion and politics, urbanization. "Reform and Purification: The Politics and Practices of Ethnical Cultivation in Chinese Christianities."
ZYCH, Lauren (Arch) (4)
Colonial US Southeast Handmade earthenwares of probable Native American manufacture on French colonial sites in New Orleans. "Hybrid Objects and Intercultural Assemblages: Handmade Earthenware in Colonial New Orleans."
SPRINGER, Jenny (4)
South Asia-India 'Development' and Agricultural Practice in South India
WOODROOFE, Hannah (4)
US Urban; Youngstown, OH The Rustbelt; American impoverishment and economies of debris (scrap, junk, and post-occupancy real estate); frontierisms in the post-working class city; vacant property; use and demolition politics; work beyond the wage; habits and feral form; remnant publics. "Unsettled Frontier: Waste, Work, and Civility in an American Ex-Boomtown."
THOMAS, Saul (Jt. w/History) (4)
East Asia-China Capitalism, Liberalism and the Culture Concept; Orientalism; Intellectuals, 'Modernity' and 'Culture' in Post-Mao China. "To Stand Tall in the Forest of Nations: Liberal Intellectuals and Nation in Post-Mao China"
WILLIAMS, Kaya (4)
US / New Orleans Government, politics and law, American criminal justice/reform, narratives of change and transformation. "Take No Prisoners: The Battle for the Future of New Orleans' Jail."
WEISS, Joseph (4+)
Native North America - British Columbia First Peoples of Canada, the Haida Nation, sovereignty, indigeneity, difference, ethics, commissions of inquiry. "Unsettling Futures: Haida Future-Making, Politics and Mobility in the Settler Colonial Present."
TRIVEDI, Mudit (Arch) (3/4)
South Asia - North India Identity, urbanization, paleoenvironmental research, ceramic technology and trade. "Politics, Religion and Community in Mewat: The Khanzada of Indor 1350-1947."
YEUNG, Shirley (4)
W. Europe - Switzerland Migrant integration policy; migrant language pedagogy; "culture," mobility management, and citizenship; language ideologies; everyday ethics. "A Difficult Apprenticeship: The Expertise of Migrant Integration in Geneva, Switzerland"
BLACK, Kelly Wilcox (Arch) (2/3)
South Asia/India Neolithic/Iron Age/Early Historic South India and Sri Lanka; zooarchaeology, subsistence, human-animal relations/human-environmental relations, power and political ecology, historical ecology, animal use and landscape histories, faunal and stable isotope analysis
HEINSCH, MaryFran (Arch) (4)
Russia Caucasus "The Materiality of Mobility: Rethinking Migration as Explanation in the Kura-Araxes Period [Eastern Caucasus]"
HEARD, Debora (Arch) (4)
Africa Egypt/Nubia, Gebel Barkal, Sudan State Power: ideology, religion and material culture; Archaeology of Ideology: iconography, landscape and ritual. "In the Houses of the Ram and the Lion: Religious Displays of Political Subjectivity in the Kushite Temples of Amun and Apedemak"
FEENEY, William (4)
East Asia - Japan Linguistic anthropology, semiotic methods, violence, media, language ideology, nationalism, culture change. "Laughing Until It Hurts: Identifications of 'Violence' in Japanese Comedic Variety Television."
DOUGHAN, Yazan (4)
Middle East-Jordan Anthropology of media, semiotic regimes, aesthetics, urban regeneration in Amman, public discourses on corruption. "Fasād, Authority and the Discursive Production of Reform and Revolution in Jordan"
SCHUTTE, Jan (3/4)
China, South Korea, South Africa, Zimbabwe Translation and language ideology, mediation and aesthetics/anaesthetics, material socialities and circulation. "Fashioning a Sino-African Beijing: Language, Guanxi, and Technologies of Personhood among African Students in China"
BONNI, Joe (4)
Mediterranean - Syria/Dura-Europos Ritual, religion & counter-cultures; archaeology of colonialism: Roman Empire and early Christianity. "Everything is Full of Gods: Representing Religion at the Edges of Empires" [Analysis of Dura-Europos excavation field notes and materials held at Yale & Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris]
RICH, Matthew (4)
Northeast India/ Bangaldesh border Language ideologies, standardization, indigeneity; ethics and politics of community. "The Foreignness of Indigeneity: Language and Locality among the Khasi of Bangladesh"
CHASE, Zachary (Arch) (Jt. w/History) (4)
Latin America-Andes/Peru; Hawaii Ethnohistory, landscape, historical archaeology, religion; "Performing the Past in the Historical, Ritual, and Mythological Landscapes of Huarochiri, Peru, ca AD 1400-1700"
BUTLER, Ella (3)
US The senses and knowledge production, commodities and the body, anthropologies of corporations, food science, taste, class. "Producing Taste: Science and the Senses in the US Processed Food Industry."
LEVIN, Erik (Jt. w/ Linguistics) (4)
Latin America - Amazonian Peru Linguistic anthropology, semiotics; self and selves in Amazonia; techniques of knowledge in Amazonian cosmologies. "Amawaka Knowledge Practices and Uses of Grammaticized Epistemology"
CHEN, Chen (4)
East Asia - China Everyday life, intimacy, capitalism, consumerism, mass culture and commodity aesthetics, weddings and ritual theory; "Intimate Life in Transformation: Romantic Love and Consumption in Post-Mao China"
HU, Cameron (2)
US - North Dakota Energy, Geological Sciences, Economy
SOSA, (Joseph) Jay (4)
Latin America-Brazil Media and mediated social life; sex politics and queer capitalism. "São Paulo Has Never Been Pinker: Political Disorientation and Queer Activism in Brazil."
GERAGHTY, Mark (4)
Africa-Rwanda An ethnographic investigation of Genocide Ideology in Rwanda
CZARNECKI, Natalja (4)
Central & Eastern Europe - Georgia & Poland Mass mediation and media theory; language; marketing and advertising; politics of "the everyday," public culture, mass publics; Soviet and post-Soviet political economies of production, consumption, and distribution; the creation of consumer audiences in the Republic of Georgia. "Food-Consumer Encounters: Trust, Uncertainty, and 'Transition' in Post-Socialist Georgia"
RAN-RUBIN, Michal (4)
Middle East - Israel Political anthropology, critical geography, urban anthropology, refugee studies, post-conflict studies. "Blueprints of the Nation: Planning Space, Rights, and Refugee Return in Palestine-Israel"
US: Detroit American grassroots political action, political theory, liberalism, neoliberalism, social movements, ethics. "Activating Crisis: The Political Work of Structural Change in Detroit."
RUBIN, Jonah (4)
Spain and Latin America Collective memory, political anthropology, legal anthropology, forensic science. " 'They Are Not Just Bodies': Memory, Death and Democracy in Post-Franco Spain"
MULLA, Ayesha (3)
South Asia - Pakistan Television news production, privatized media, democracy, mediation, sensationalism, South Asian public culture. "Sab Drama Hai/'It's all Drama': Affective Television News and The Politics of Producing Publicity in Pakistan"
KIM, Kiho (4)
East Asia-China Yantai, Shandong/Beijing/Shanghai; Chinese wine industry. "Anxiety of Quality and Emergent Forms of Social Differentiation in Consumption and Production of Wine in Consumerist China"
KOCHEMS, Lee (4)
US Medical Gay Culture: Identity and Assertive Symbolic Activity among Gay Men in America
HILAL, Yaqub (4)
Middle East-Israel/Palestine Language ideology, practice and objectification, aesthetics and affect, value and commensuration. "Israelis, Palestinians and the Politics of Commensuration"
FORD, Andrea (4)
US/Northern California Childbearing, breastfeeding, embodiment, gender, medical anthropology, food, animals, value/knowledge, community/utopia; "Near Birth: Tactility, Intuition, and Care in American Childbearing"
GHAZAL, Royal (Arch) (4)
Middle East-Oman; Indian Ocean Rim Citizenship, the nation-state, economics, urban development, aesthetics."Social Death of Things: Intercultural Encounters and Ritualized Consumption in Early Bronze Age Oman (3100-2000 B.C.)"
LABENSKI, Edward (4)
Canada-Native North America "The Politics of Reconciliation: Self-Government and Bureaucratic Normalization of Aboriginal-State Relations in Saskatchewan"
KNISLEY, Matthew (Arch) (3)
Africa-Tanzania/Zambia Historical archaeology of hunter-gatherers; historical archaeology; landscape archaeology, political ecology; colonialism and post-colonialism, temporality, ethnobotany and archaeobotany. "An Archaeology of the 'Natural': Historical Landscapes of the Sandawe Homeland, Central Tanzania."
MATA, Karim (Arch) (4)
NW Europe - Netherlands Iron Age and Roman period, colonialism, rural society, agency and material culture, archaeology of settlements and households. "Roman Colonialism and the Globalization of Local Communities: Exploring the Material Dimensions of Rural Lifeways in Transition along the Roman Rhineland Frontier"
LOWRY, Kevin Bryce (Arch) (3)
Mongolia, Eurasian Steppe Landscape/space/place, pastoralism and mobility; ritual; GIS, regional survey, mortuary archaeology, human osteology, lithics; Bronze Age/Iron Age subsistence shift in West-Central Mongolia. "Interaction in Transitiion: Socio-Political Development in the Bronze-Iron Age Subsistence Shift, West-Central Mongolia."
HARTLEY, Charles (Arch) (4)
EAsia-China Early Chinese culture; technology and social systems; ceramic analysis. "Community, Pottery, and Political Culture: Crafting the State in the Luoyang Basin, North China, 3000-1500 BCE"
FURLONG, Matthew (3/4)
Mexican/US Borderlands - Tijuana Northern Mexico: The making and unmaking of a region; cities, city-dwellers, and urbanity in ethnography; social decomposition. "Dwelling in the Margins: The Politics of Urban Transformation in Tijuana."
KAUTZ, Sarah (Arch) (4)
East Asia-Japan Material aspects of Western interaction with early modern Japan (the Dutch at Dejima); Commodities and materiality, cultural property management and tourism; value and commensuration, feasting, early modern globalization and commerce, sociality of economic transactions, alterity. "Dejima: An Archaeology of Intercultural Commerce, Commensality, and Commensuration in Early Modern Japan."
MCKAY, Francis (Jt. w/ CHSS) (4)
US, Anthropology of Science, Conceptual & Historical Studies of Science Anthropology of science, science studies, continental philosophy of science, cognitive capitalism, mental health and well-being, existential and phenomenological approaches to anthropology, science and religion, sciences of well-being(Buddhim and mindfulness practice in relation to psychology and neuroscience). "Biopower in an Age of Well-Bring: The Science, Politics and Practice of Mindfulness."
McHARRY, Kathryn (4)
Africa-Senegal, Francophone West Africa Anthropology of Age: childhood, inter-generational relations, work and play, lifecourse. Anthropology of Medicine and Science: care, biopolitics, embodiment, technocracy, epistemology. Anthropology of Development: political economy, value, materiality, policy. "The Age of Care: The Politics of Early Childhood in Contemporary Senegal."
LAGIA, Anna (Phys) (4)
Greece, Eastern Mediterranean "A Bioarchaeological Survey of Social Structure in the Polis of Athens during the Classical, Hellenistic and Early Roman Periods"
HALVERSON, Colin (4)
US Urban Linguistic anthropology, semiotics, biomedicine, ethics. "Asymmetical Meaning in Patient-Provider Encounters: A Study of Cancer Genetics and Patient Education in a Large Midwestern Urban Hospital."
DAS, Suchismita (3)
South Asia - India, Sikkim Political Ecology, state and sovereignty, anthropology of development, tourism, indigeneity, borders and frontiers, making of space and place. "Governing Political and Ecological Threat on the Frontier: Bio-Cultural Diversity and State-Making in Sikkim, India."
South Africa Race, class and gender in advertising; branding; consumption; consumer-citizenship in South Africa; social difference; media and the body in marketing practice; sensory experience; anthropology of sound and image; music and the body. "From 'Black Gold' to 'Black Diamonds': Race and Social Difference in the South African Advertising and Marketing Industry."
KOHL, Owen (4)
Southeast Europe - Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia Linguistic anthropology, historical narrative, mass media, ethnomusicology, hop hop studies, post-socialist transformation, former Yugoslavia, documentary/ethnographic film. "Were the Balkans 'Built for Rap?': Semiotic Ideology within a Newly Transnational Hip Hop Imaginary"
HICKMAN, Kristin (3/4)
North Africa - Morocco Language and subjectivity, linguistic modernity; sound, voice, language. "La Révolution Darija? Moroccan Mediascapes and the Politics of Secular Language Reform."
MALCOM, Christine (Phys) (4)
Latin Amer - Andes Human osteology; "Cultural Markers and Craniometric Variation in the Lower and Middle Osmore Valley, Peru: A Model-Bound, Population Genetics Perspective"
DINGLEY, Zebulon (4)
Africa - Kenya/Swahili Coast Classical theories of society and politics; moral and occult economies; Kenya as historical and anthropological object; "Of Bond and Boundary: Kinship, Capital and the Occult on the South Coast of Kenya"
HAYAT, Maira (3)
South Asia/Pakistan Water politics, agriculture, economics, environment; "Ecologies of Water Governance in Pakistan: The Colony, the Corporation and the Contemporary."
SHEKLIAN, Chrisopher (4)
Turkey, Armenia; Armenian diaspora communities The confluence of religious, ethnic and national identities; law and citizenship; secularism; minority rights, legal and political representation, religious ethics. "Theology and the Community: The Armenian Minority, Tradition, and Secularism in Turkey."
GRANT, Christopher (Arch) (3)
US - Louisiana (New Orleans); French Caribbean (Haiti) Labor and subjectification, urban landscapes, built environment; material culture; craftsmanship, urban experience; loss, displacement, belonging. "Crafting Community: Race, Creative Labor, and Eevryday Aesthetics in the Creole Faubourgs of New Orleans, 1790-1896."
SIEGMAN, Jeremy (Jt. w/ Political Science) (4)
Middle East - Israel-Palestine Colonialism and settler-colonialism; separation and contact zones; space and infrastructure; the state and sovereignty; commodity cultures and ideology; consumption; markets. "Commercial Frontier: Politics through Markets in the Occupied West Bank"
JENKINS, Andrea (4)
Americas/Native North America (Michigan) Native North America; African diaspora; education; policy/political anthropology; race/class/gender; urban issues. "Economies of Urban American Indian Belonging: Cultivating Academic and Cultural Strength through Title VII Programs."
HANLON, Julie (Arch) (Jt. w/SALC) (3/4)
South India/Sri Lanka Literary and archaeological history of pre-historic to medieval Tamil Nadu and Kerala, economic anthropology/archaeology; Jainism in South India, socio-economic interactions between Jain monastic communities and early polities in Kerala and Tamil Nadu. "Sage Advice: Jain Monks, Merchants, and Kings in Early Historic Tamil Nadu, c 500 BCE to 500 CE."
HARA, Kristyn (Arch) (4)
Southeast Asia/Cambodia Environmental archaeology (human-environment dynamics, paleoclimatic reconstruction), archaeobotany, landscape/spatial theory, urbanization, state formation, paleodemography. Human-environment dynamics within the Angkor region of Cambodia. "Institutionalizing Forests: Historical Ecology, Religious Pluralism, and Polity-Building at the Capital Āśramas of Angkor, Cambodia."
SHIH, Tien-Ann (SocCult/Arch) (4)
Latin America-Peru, Iberia Historical anthropology, ethnology, ethnohistory, religion, ritual theory, mythohistory, space and place, landscpae, material culture, colonialism, indigenous social movements. "Topography is Topoi: Alterity, Colonial Andean Spatial Rhetorics and the Continuing Production of Knowledge"
REDDY, Malavika (4)
Southeast Asia-Thailand Refugees, discourses of humanitarianism, anthropology of the state, visibility. "Legal Practice, Licit Jurisdiction: The Law and Immigrant Workers in Mae Sot, Thailand"
AUGUSTINE, Jonah (Arch) (4)
Latin America-Bolivia/Andes Titicaca Basin; materials, materiality, aesthetics, critical theory, political economy, ceramic analysis. "Expedient Objects: Style, Aesthetics, and Material Politics in the Tiwanaku Valley, AD 500-1100"
KIM, Yongjin (4)
Southeast Asia - Indonesia (Bali)/Malaysia Culture and tourism,bureaucracy and state-driven development projects; "Culture, Tourism and the State in North Bali, Indonesia"
JABLONER, Anna (4)
US - California Genomics, genetic databases, archives, classification, race, gender, kinship; anthropology of the U.S., feminist science studies. "Humanity Pending: Californian Genomics and the Politics of Biology"
DOWDY, Sean (4)
South Asia - India/Assam Accounting repertoires, social memory and history, economic anthropology, cosmology, strangerhood, intention, taboo, kingship, kinship, parallel economies, magic, witchcraft and sorcery, particulate logic, mutuality/parasitism, names and naming practices, feasting, ethnogenesis; Mayong, Assam. "Goroka: Cosmography and the Shared Account in Assam."
NGUYEN, Victoria (3)
East Asia-China Urban anthropology, development, urban policy and planning, architecture, historical preservation. "Urban Interrupted: Rethinking Urbanization and Development in Beijing's Old City."
East Asia - China Gender, language ideology, language variation and change, post-socialism, the nation-state, social class, capitalism. "The Aesthetics of Language and Leisure in Huangshan, Anhui."
FESER, Ali (3)
US - Rochester, NY; Technological development and obsolescence (the collapse of Kodak photography), labor practices, infrastructures of knowledge production, ideologies of entrepreneurialism; temporalities of capitalist ruin and rupture, the making of middle class ordinariness, how people narrate local industries' transition to the conditions of flexible accumulation. Ethnographic and archival research on the history and ongoing influence of chemical photography and Eastman-Kodak Company. "After Analog: Kodak, Rochester, and Photochemical Life."
LESLIE, Averill (4)
US-Vermont Political anthropology, local democracy and government in New England towns, American government and political culture, sense of place/community, conducting fieldwork as a native anthropologist, kinship, eugenics, utopianism. "Democratic Trust: Participatory Politics in Northmont, Vermont"
JHA, Shefali (4)
South Asia - India/Hyderabad Secular nationalism, democracy and community in South Asia, politics of identity and new social movements, popular culture, feminism. "Secularism and Minority Politics: The Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen of India"
RICCI, Giovanni (2)
Germany/Austria/Czech Rep. Language and technology, semiotics, politics of the Internet, Pirate Parties, "Anonymous" and anonymity, "trolls" and trolling
US, CircumPolar North Psychological and medical anthropology, being, understanding, knowledge, scepticism, analysis and analyticity; "Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: The Condition of the Condition (?)"
McGUIRE, Meredith (4)
South Asia and diaspora, New Delhi Globalization, capitalism, public culture, space, bodily practice. "Embodying India's New Middle Class" -- an examination of gendered practices through which new middle class subjectivities are produced in various sites (soft-skills and "personality" training programs in call centers and private institutes; "global" offices connected to the outsourcing economy; sites of consumption and leisure such as New Delhi's new coffee shops and malls)
JENNINGS, Robert (Arch, Jt w/ NELC) (2)
Near East (Levant and Mesopotamia) Kinship, kingship, political authority and legitimation, settlement patterns, pastoralism, monumentality, ritual, epigraphy and paleography, ideologies of domination and resistance, history and historiography, Near Eastern archaeology and critical biblical studies, historical anthropology, ancient imperialism and its effects, economic anthropology, community archaeology, labor politics (and other politics) on archaeological excavations, how present-day populations interact with ruins, appropriation of the past for political use in the present, humanities education and critical thinking
BUSH, Eleanor (2/3)
US - Chicago (medical) The "body" in feminist philosophy, the body in medicine and medical anthropology; theory of childbirth and reproduction in North America. "Embodied Subjectivity among Parturient Women in Chicago Hospitals."
BLOECHL, Christopher (4)
Central America - Yucatan, Highland Guatemala Linguistic anthropology, Mayan languages and culture, language use and media technologies, Maya community radio in Peto, Yucatan. "Voicing the Maya: Media Technologies and the Politics of Ethnolinguistic Identity in Yucatan"
CHAZIN, Hannah (Arch) (3/4)
Eurasia/South Caucasus The Caucasus, Eurasia; zooarchaeology, political archaeology/anthropology, animal studies, anthropology of food and cuisine, archaeological theory, isotope analysis, archaeometry. "The Politics of Pasture: The Organization of Pastoral Practices and Political Authority in the Late Bronze Age in the South Caucasis"
ROSE, Theodore (2)
West Africa-Nigeria/Sierra Leone Freedom and slavery, materiality/immateriality, historical origins of modern humanitarianism and Human rights, Atlantic studies. Problems/tensions of forced labor within economic and political democratization processes in Nigeria and Sierra Leone. "Action, Wrok, and Servitude in West Africa"
PFEIL, Gretchen (Jt/ w/Linguistics) (4)
Africa-Senegal; US-based Evangelical missionary organizations "Small Change, Big Changes: Religious Commitments and the High Stakes of Small Charitable Gifts in Dakar, Senegal"
BAKER, J. Ckristafer (4)
US urban-San Francisco Cultural processes of marginalization, with a focus on gender, sex, sexuality, race, age, and (dis)ability; "The Semiotics of Subjectivities in Transit: An Ethnographic Study of Female-to Male Transmen's Embodied Gender Preacitces."
SKJON, Erik Lee (Jt. w/Linguistics) (4)
Africa-Mozambique Shankan Makhuwa dialect area, Cabo Delgado Province, Northern Mozambique; tropes and morpho-syntax, ethno-regionalism, areal linguistics, value circuits; "The Lingual-Cultural Region: Its Figures and Grounds in Makhuwa Networks, Media, and Discourse"
KIM, Dongyoung (2)
East Asia-Korea Legal consciousness, law and citizenship, gender and sexuality; legal education and pluralism, public interest law in South Korea.
FRIERSON, Karma (4)
Mexico/Caribbean - Veracruz Ethno-racial identity, material culture and public history, blackness and diaspora; historical tourism, food, music, dance. "A Present Absence: Imaginaries of 'Blackness' in the Port of Veracruz"
MORTON, G. Duff (Jt. w/Social Service Administration) (4)
Latin America-Brazil Economic anthropology, household economies, social class as structured inequality, relations of work and labor, gendered captial, international social policy and the new social democracies, conditional cash transfers, Latin American social movements, Brazil's landless movement (the MST), international rural mental health, homelessness. "Leaving Labor: Reverse Migration, Welfare Cash, and the Specter of the Commodity in Northeastern Brazil." (Vitoria da Conquista, Bahia, Brazil)]
HUA, Jenny Miao (MD/PhD) (2)
East Asia - China Medical anthropology, Chinese medicine, embodiment, postcolonial critique
JOURNEY, Rebecca (2/3)
Scandinavia (Denmark/Copenhagen) Political ecology of infrastructure, Danish design and city planning, ethics and aesthetics of green urbanism; mobility, embodiment, the senses, utopias. "Embodying Well-Being: Infrastructures of Civic Hope in Denmark's Capital Region."
EDWARDS, Megan (Arch) (4)
Northern Ireland, British Colonial world Early modern British expansion, historical archaeology, foodways, colonialism and modernization; history and material remains of "industrialized" whiskey distillation in post-medieval Ireland. "Transforming the Irish Spirit: Colonialism, Commodification and 'Drinkways' in Early Modern Ireland, c1540-1800."
KUTTY, Omar (4)
South Asia-India "Purifying Labor: Public Goods and the Politics of Sanitation in Delhi"
HITE, Emma (Arch) (3/4)
Mongolia (Baruun Mukhdag), Inner Asia Prehistory of Mongolia and the eastern Eurasian steppe; the Xiongnu and steppe empires, mobile pastoralism, bioarchaeological and zooarchaeological methods and theory; multispecies ethnography, human-animal studies, materiality. "Imperial Body-Politic(s): Human-Animal Relationships of the Xiongnu Empire at Baruun Mukhdag."
McLEESTER, Madeleine (Arch) (4)
US-urban, Ecology Political ecology, landscape theory, archaeobotanical analysis, human/environment interactions, historical archaeology; "Peopling the Prairies: Landscape Cultivation, Management, and Transformation in the Calumet Region"
BRUMMEL, Elizabeth (4+)
Africa-Western Kenya Linguistic anthropology, (Re)production of ethnolinguistic identity, language ideology, language socialization, ethnicity, identity. "Youth for Life: Language, Recognition, and Futures in Kenya"
ROZO, Jennifer (Arch) (4)
US Southwest Archaeology of New Mexico Pueblo groups under Spanish colonialism; landscape archaeology, land use changes in field systems, archaeobotany/pollen analysis. "Transforming Landscapes, Transforming Lives: People, Plants, Livestock, and the Landscape of Production in Spanish Colonial New Mexico"
SARGENT, Adam (4)
South Asia-India (New Delhi) Language and political economy, materiality, gender, culture of capitalism, construction workers in India; new class (vs. caste)-based forms of inequality. "Building Capital: Transformations of Labor in the North Indian Construction Industry."
ROBINSON, Jessica (4)
W Europe-Britain and the British Caribbean, Bahamas Britain and British ex-pat communities in the Anglophone Caribbean; political ecology. "Moving Animals: Multispecies Stewardship in Bahamian Contexts"
JAMISON, Kelda (4)
Middle East-Turkey Linguistic anthropology; state, citizenship, publics; language ideologies and multilingualism. "Making Kurdish Public(s): Language Politics and Practice in Kurdish Turkey"
SIMEONE, Lisa (4)
US/Francophone Africa/Europe Political, legal, and affective economies of migration, political economy, post-Cold War cultures of capitalism; legal anthropology of membership; global configurations of race and class. "Making Do in the Promised Land: The Labor of Love Among Chicago's New Africans."
LIRON, Tal (4)
Inner Asia - Mongolia Cultural heritage and nationalism; affect and embodiment; modernities; value and circulation. "Mongolia's Telescopic Nationalism."
GODBOUT, Geneviève (4)
British Caribbean (Antigua/Barbados) Historical archaeology, historical anthropology, food studies, hospitality, British Empire, archival research. "A House in Waiting: Taste and Hospitality on Antiguan Plantations, ca 1783-1904."
HIRSCH, Eric (4)
Latin America - Peruvian Andes; Maldives Indigeneity, rural development investment and the anthropology of non-urban finance, political anthropology, non-governmental organizations, environmental anthropology, natural resource extraction, climate change, ethics. "Investing in Indigeneity: Development, Financial Citizenship, and Selfhood in Andean Peru."
CARBY-DENNING, Nicholas (3)
Latin America/Ecuador The state, NGOs and social movements, the politics of translation, non-human ontologies and scientific objects, debate on drilling for oil in Yasuni National Park. "Co-Constituting the Nature of the Nation: Environmental NGOs, Biodiversity and the Rights of Nature in Ecuador."
MORRIS, Meghan (4)
Latin America - Colombia, Cuba Legal and political anthropology, property, the state, environmental history, agrarian reform, land restitution, science, labor, extractive industry, agribusiness, race and ethnicity, human rights "Producing Property: Land Dis/possession and Restitution in Colombia"
ADCOCK, Sarah (Arch) (4)
Near East - Turkey Archaeology/anthropology of societal collapse, rural-urban interactions, animal economies, zooarchaeology, Hittites, Late Bronze/Iron Age, Anatolia. "After the End: Animal Economies, Collapse, and Continuity in Hittite and Post-Hittite Anatolia."
AHMED, Omer (2)
Spain/US/Islamic World Anthropology of Islam, migration studies, policy studies, media, subaltern studies; tradition, diaspora studies, counterpublics; identity construction via Arabic language learning among descendants of Moroccan Muslim immigrants in Spain; Arabic language learning as ethical practice.