Joshua Babcock

PhD Candidate

Race and racialization; decolonial theory; semiotics of image; audience and authority; language ideologies; media and mediatization; urban planning and design (Southeast Asia – Singapore).


Abhishek Bhattacharyya

PhD Candidate

Borderlands, Subaltern and Postcolonial Studies, Cultural Translation, Revolution, Knowledge, Social and Political Movements, Marxism, Performance, Literature - Bangla, Telugu, Hindi.


Kelly Wilcox Black

PhD Candidate

South Asian Archaeology, Human-Animal Relationships, Human-Environmental Interactions, Zooarchaeology, Dental Microwear Analysis, Paleoecology.


Janet Connor

PhD Candidate

Citizenship and Migration; Enregisterment; Ethics and Politics of Sustainability; Language and Society; Scale-making; Semiotics; Urban Studies; Welfare State; Europe (Scandinavia/Norway).


Jamie Countryman

PhD Candidate

Environmental history and historical ecology, ethnobotany and archaeobotany, colonialism, classical and modern empire, land relations, food systems, biodiversity, ferals.


Do Dom Kim

PhD Candidate

Documentation practice; migration and mobility; state and citizenship; legal identity; media; Southern China.


Matthew C. Knisley

PhD Candidate

Eastern Africa; Foraging & early food production; Political ecology; Colonialism; Race; Time & temporality; Landscape theory/methods (GIS, survey); Material analysis (ceramics, sourcing & trade, rock art).


Harini Kumar

PhD Candidate

Anthropology of Islam, senses and embodiment, temporality, gender, forms of knowledge production, place-making, South India


Lauren Ledin

PhD Candidate

Bioarchaeology; Bronze Age China; mortuary theory; life course; kinship and relatedness; childhood; personhood; gender.


Taylor Lowe

PhD Candidate

Design anthropology; systems theories; cosmopolitics; political anthropology; theories affect and aesthetics; Thailand.


Jack Mullee

PhD Candidate

Technicity, Semiotics, STS, Infrastructure, Scale, State Spaces/Political Anthropology, Social Rights, Public Administration, Universal Health, Software Studies, Anthropology of Number; São Paulo/Brazil, Buenos Aires/Argentina.


Johanna A. Pacyga

PhD Candidate

Missionization, Colonialism, Gender & Religion, West Africa, North America, French Empire, Human-Plant Relationships, Archives, Archaeology.


Heangjin Park

PhD Candidate

Transnational mobility, Nationalism, Discrimination, Globalization, Logistics, Commodity Supply Chains, Design, Photography, Food Studies, South Korea, China.


Gretchen Elisabeth Pfeil

Alum

Linguistic and semiotic anthropology, Privacy/information management, Information sovereignty, West Africa/Sahel, African cities, Economic anthropology, Religion (Islam, American charismatic Protestantism), Gender/femininity, Domesticity, Markets in grains/fungible (“bulk”) commodities, Containment/enclosure.


Lake Polan

PhD Candidate

Privacy; technology and law; science studies; United States; securitization; economic and political anthropology.


Eléonore Rimbault

PhD Candidate

Life of cultural forms and categories; ideologies of childhood and animality; dynamics of stigmatization; techniques of the body; visual culture and non-textual archives; memory and identity; historical anthropology; ethnographic methods; contemporary India; history of Southern India.


Steven Schwartz

PhD Candidate

Resource extraction, energy, climate governance, infrastructure, indigeneity, indigenous environmental politics, Colombia and Venezuela, Latin America and the Caribbean.


Raffaella Taylor-Seymour

PhD Candidate

Socio-cultural anthropology, gender and sexuality, religion and spirituality, subjectivity, ancestors, the politics of tradition, Christianity, land and landscapes. Southern Africa/Zimbabwe.


Alice Yeh

PhD Candidate

Anthropology of Christianity, text and intertextuality, register, semiotics, migration, transnational China.


Yukun Zeng

PhD Candidate

Value/Semiotics/Literacy and Reading/Education/Religion/Media and Journalism/China/East Asia/Sinophonic Societies.