Student Directory

REVELO LA ROTTA, Fernando (1)
frevelolarotta@uchicago.edu
Middle East - Egypt Identity/subjectivity, gender and sexuality, refugees and migrants, ethnography of queer subjectivities and marginalization in Egypt
SHIVANG, Shubham (Jt w/ Cinema Media Studies) (1)
South Asia - India Linguistic anthropology & film studies. The Bhojpuri-speaking region of North India, the film industry, formation of a regional public sphere
OCKENDON, William (1)
wockendon@uchicago.edu
US South Anthropology of time and historical consciousness, political anthropology especially nationalism and identity, the ontological turn, landscape and space, phenomenology, subjectivity, anthropology and history.
MITTAL, Ashima (1)
mittala@uchicago.edu
South Asia - India Medical anthropology, STS, capitalism, globalization, global health; public-private partnerships, outsourced clinical trials in public health infrastructure.
MacNEIL, Alexander (1)
macneil1@uchicago.edu
East Asia - Japan Aesthetics, politics, art, media, social movements (2 activist collectives in Osaka and Tokyo, speech performance, art expression, marginality, social change)
KURET, Emily (1)
kuret@uchicago.edu
Southeastern Europe - Greece/Athens Aesthetics, ethics and health; the arts and culture sector of contemporary Greece; the modern role of the arts in producing a moral-aesthetic community
KENNEDY, Hunter (1)
hpkennedy@uchicago.edu
Native North America - Navajo Visual/media anthropology, legal anthropology, environmental studies, contemporary archaeological theory, tribal legal histories, communities of artistic practice
HANSEN, Daniel (1)
danhan@uchicago.edu
WEstern Europe European Celtic societies of the early Middle Ages, especially focusing on the Picts and their interaction with Gaelic peoples. Materiality, material culture theory, semiotics, archaeology of ethnicity
GUO, Siyun (1)
siyung@uchicago.edu
Northwest China (Bronze Age) Cultural frontier regions (the Gansu/Hexi Corridor); a study of temporality from the perspective of subsistence practices - utilizing zooarchaeology & paleosoil records
GRIGG, Nicole (Nikki) (1)
ngrigg@uchicago.edu
Mid-Atlantic US, Washington, D.C. Urban archaeology, archaeology of immigration, archaeology of the African Diaspora, contemporary constructions of heritage, public archaeology
DIAZ CHAUVIGNE, Alice (1)
adiazchau@uchicago.edu
Latin America - Colombia Archaeology, zooarchaeology, Tairona polity, human-animal interactions, transitions and transformation between the pre-Columbian and colonial periods
CORAK, Hazal (1)
hazal@uchicago.edu
Middle East - Turkey (Izmir & Aliaga) Materiality, labor, bodies, toxicity, value-transformation, environmental justice. Specific focus on scrap metal recycling factories and their surrounding residential areas
BADARNI, Hadeel (1)
hbadarni@uchicago.edu
Middle East - Palestine Political economy, critical social theory, STS; renewable electrification of Palestine
ARRINGTON, Zachary (1)
zarrington@uchicago.edu
Caribbean - Puerto Rico; Latin America: Mexico/Chile Colonialism, statecraft, geography, boundary, global capitalism, social production of space and collective relationship to place, the aesthetics and politics of dispute
BAINBRIDGE, Blair (Jt. w/CHSS) (2 )
blairbainbridge@uchicago.edu
USA-Sci/Tech Science/Technology, astronomy and the geosciences; long-term development of new space telescopes to find and image habitable planets; STS, planetary science, the Anthropocene, climate crisis, the posthuman/nonhuman/unhuman, the military-industrial complex, science fiction, metaphysics and new materialism
WATSON, Philip (Arch) (2)
plwatson@uchicago.edu
Eastern Mediterranean, North Africa Greek colonies on the Black Sea; maritime connectivity, trade networks, ancient economies. Blend of classical archaeology and maritime studies, nautical archaeology, ancient colonial activity
ROONEY, Kelsey (Arch) (2)
karooney@uchicago.edu
West Africa, Caribbean, Indian Ocean coast Colonialism, maritime nautical archaeology, GIS, Atlantic slave trade
RICHMOND, Ellen (MD/PhD) (2)
emrichmond@uchicago.edu
Africa - Somaliland; India India/Kashmir, Somaliland; Anthropology of development, pastoralism, self-determination, poetry, landscape.
RHEE, Sophia (2)
sophiar@uchicago.edu
Southeast Asia - Singapore The Port of Singapore; logistics, security, surveillance, visual art, visual anthropology. Port facilities, terminals, management science and the practice of logistics, networked flows, emphasis on flows vs border and encounters
McCOLLUM, William (Arch) (2)
willmccollum@uchicago.edu
Latin America - Peru Inka Empire to Spanish Colonialism in the southern highlands of Peru; historical archaeology, postcolonial theory, indigeneity, religion, bureaucracy, state building
KATZENSTEIN, Andrew (2)
akatzenstein@uchicago.edu
Middle East - Israel/Palestine; U.S, Religion and secularism, affect and embodiment, technological mediation, space and place, security.
KASSIM, Ayan (2)
akassim@uchicago.edu
North America Chicago; activism, urbanism, racial capitalism, neoliberalism
GEORGE, Rachel (Arch) (2)
regeorge@uchicago.edu
Africa Archaeology/Ancient art; ceramics, design/taste, symbolic meanings, GIS, GPS, recording pictographs - photos and rock art archiving. (Potential joint degree with Art History)
GELLES, Robert (2)
rgelles20@uchicago.edu
US -Legal/political American conservative public interest law, semiotics, historical conditions that make litigation possible, how public interest law may alter relations among law, the state and the public.
CHAVEZ, Alexis Rolando (2)
archavez@uchicago.edu
Latin America-El Salvador Muslim and Evangelical Christian conversion in El Salvador; anthropology of the body, political theology, and ritual practices; how experiences of violence and suffering reconfigure religious piety; Islam, Catholicism, and secularism
AN, Jianghong (1)
anjianghong@uchicago.edu
East Asia - China Political and legal anthropology, linguistic anthropology, ideology, state, sovereignty, bureaucracy, urban space, infrastructure; migrant petitioners
TAYLOR-SEYMOUR, Raffaella (Jt. w/ Human Development) (2/3)
raffaella@uchicago.edu
Soutthern Africa - Zimbabwe Gender and sexuality, fertility, reproductive politics, ancestry, land and landscape, settler colonialism, youth and futurity, media and publics, political discourse and subjectivity, morality, Pentecostalism/Christianity. "Living in a Dying World: Generativity, Ethical Personhood, and Pentecostalism in Post-Crisis Zimbabwe."
ZHUANG, Shuting (2)
zhuangst@uchicago.edu
Qinghai/Tibet, China Multi-species ecology, body and landscape, mobilities, animal ethics, semiotic anthropology, Tibetan Buddhism. Production of scientific knowledge through multi-species investigation in China's first national park in Qinghai.
PECK, Sophie (2)
sophiepeck@uchicago.edu
Europe - France/UK Affect theory, migration, infrastructural citizenship, temporality, cities, globalization, media ethnography; (temporary) housing infrastructure; Calais encampments near the Tunnel: embedded precarity and dispossession; lives beyond the state, bricolage; documentary film
PARACHA, Nida (2)
nparacha@uchicago.edu
South Asia - Pakistan (Karachi) Legal anthropology, national law and its relation to marginalization and criminalization of ethnic identities; migrant experiences of the state and law in both rural and urban spaces; Karachi Central Prison, criminalizing rural migrants, socializing migrants into citizens
NELSON, Kirah (2)
kjnelson@uchicago.edu
US urban Social-media fueled activism; narratives of power/disempowerment generated by marginalized communities; politicized use of media, political activism, violence; Charleston, SC; Black Lives Matter
MULVANEY, Kelly (2)
kmulvaney@uchicago.edu
Europe-Germany Economic anthropology; psychology, political theory (ethics, moral philosophy, aesthetics); translation
HUGGINS, Kenzell (2)
khuggins@uchicago.edu
Southeast Asia - Singapore Media, creativity, semiotics, materiality, globalization, textuality
HOWARD, Rachel (2)
rhoward3@uchicago.edu
US Urban Political and economic anthropology, legal and linguistic anthropology; elder care and aging in the US.
HONG, Ji Yea (2)
jiyeahong@uchicago.edu
East Asia - China Southwest China (Yi people); ritual and religion, ethnicity, death and mortality, materiality, museum studies. Ritual uses of Bronze Funeral Drums in the highlands of Southwest China/Vietnam/Laos - relationship to social scientific knowledge production and commodification
GORBUN, Grigory (2)
ggorbun@uchicago.edu
Russia Law, legal education, legal epistemologies, linguistic anthropology
GILHEANY, Emma (Arch) (2)
gilheany@uchicago.edu
North America Materiality, indigeneity, settler colonialism, landscape, ecology, religion, memory/heritage, futures, archaeological ethnography
FORSBERG, Kirsten (Arch) (2)
keforsberg@uchicago.edu
West Africa - Mali Hidden inequalities of heterarchical societies in Iron Age West Africa, bioarchaeological analysis
COSSETTE, Julien (2)
jcossette@uchicago.edu
West Africa - Senegal; Quebec Maritimes Science & technology studies; ocean and coastal engineering, infrastructuring; temporality, planning, and speculation; imagined social, economic, and ecological futures; maritime economies and environments, ship transport
ZENG, Yukun (2)
zengy@uchicago.edu
East Asia - China Linguistic anthropology, reading/literacy/textuality; value, ethics, cultivation; education, tradition, post-socialism. "The "Dujing" (reading the Classics out loud) Movement in China: Value, Temporality and Textuality"
TURNER, Kelsye (2)
kcturner@uchicago.edu
US urban (Gary, IN) Urban space and development, ruin, labor, precarity, spaciality of race, toxicity and health
SHAMS, Alexander (2/3)
ashams@uchicago.edu
Middle East - Iran/Central Asia Gender studies, urban studies, sect and identity.
SCHWARTZ, Steven (3)
sdschwartz@uchicago.edu
Latin America - Colombia [Venezuela] Oil extraction and energy politics, political ecology, capitalism and value; illicit flows and state regulatory regimes, indigeneity. "Life Worlds of Extraction, Development and Indigeneity in Post-Conflict Colombia."
REICHERT, Anne-Sophie (2/3)
sophiereichert@uchicago.edu
Europe/Germany, US Anthropology of dance, movement research and movement culture; history of science and aesthetics; embodiment, meaning and affect. New German Movement Research: body techniques, body instruments, improvisation, nonverbal communication, sensation, feeling.
PICKWELL, Hanna (2)
hpickwell@uchicago.edu
East Asia-China Beijing & Kunming, China; cultural production and consumption, creativity, aesthetics, art, folk art, material culture, creative labor, affect, nostalgia
MONDRAGÓN CELIS-OCHOA, Agnes (2)
agnesmondragon@uchicago.edu
Latin America-Mexico Violence, Sovereignty & national historical imagination; political and moral economies; secrecy/spectacle, fiction/reality; mass mediation, affect
MIRZA, Saadia (2)
saadiamirza@uchicago.edu
Western Europe, US, Afghanistan Landscape Studies; Media Studies; Architectural Theory; Remote Sensing; History of Cartography; History and Anthropology of Knowledge; History and Anthropology of Science and Technology
HOWIE, LaShaya (2/3)
lshowie@uchicago.edu
US urban New York & Chicago. contemporary death practices in the US; cultural histories of African American funerals and memorials; theories of Blackness and death; materiality, mourning and grief
BHATTACHARYYA, Abhishek (Jt. w/SALC) (3)
abhishekb@uchicago.edu
South Asia - India South Asia: Social and political movements, Marxist theory and India; questions of epistemology and translations of Marxism; the Naxalite movement in West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh, 1967-1991, the shifting contours of "culture" and "politics" in that context. "Revolutionary, or Practical-Critical Activity: Leftist Organising in India, 1967-1992."
BABCOCK, Joshua (3 )
jdbabcock@uchicago.edu
SE Asia - Singapore Nation branding (Singapore), nationalism; visualization, modeling, cartography; urban planning, design
WONG, Perry (3)
perrywong@uchicago.edu
Central and North America Linguistic anthropology, semiotics, community studies, Americanist ethnology. "Linguist Differentiation in Cunén , El Qyiché, Guatemala."
SUTHERLAND, Lauren (2)
sutherlandlv@uchicago.edu
US/Mexico border region Borders, national security, infrastructure, (neo)liberalism, global capital, commodity flows, migration, private security companies, policing, violence, mediation, virtuality, invasive species. Homeland Security; infrastructure/industry/enforcement, US-Mexico border
SHARMA, Tanima (2)
tanima@uchicago.edu
South Asia - India History of labour and the left in South Asia: transnational borrowings, Marxisms; political economy; Dalit politics, theorizing caste, capital and state, ideology and performance
RIMBAULT, Eléonore (2)
erimbault@uchicago.edu
South Asia - South India Classical theories of deviance / Youth and entertainment in South Asia. Socialization, childhood studies, class/caste and the consumption of entertainment. Human rights and legal regimes in practice. The position of children within Indian circuses. What constitutes child labor? "Life Trajectories of Animals and Children in South Indian Circuses -- and potentially other places of interspecies and intergenerational entertainment."
LOWE, Taylor (3)
tlowe@uchicago.edu
Southeast Asia - Thailand Anthropology of architecture and designed objects; theories of affect; embodiment and experience; cosmologies and spatial order. "Designing Cosmopolitics: An Ethnography of Design Activism and the New Thai Parliament."
KUMAR, Harini (2)
harini@uchicago.edu
South Asia - South India (Hyderabad) Anthropology of religion, Islam, affect, anthropology of the senses, sound, materiality, personhood, knowledge, space and landscape, publics.
KOBAK, Briel (3)
bkobak@uchicago.edu
US Midwest/Upper South Branding, history and temporality, intellectual property, consumption, commodities, firearm regulation. "Securing Utopia or The Place of Guns in Small Town America."
KELLEY, Marc (2)
marckelley@uchicago.edu
South Asia - India/Pakistan Energy, environment, economy, geopolitics, security, sovereignty, development, postcolonialism, political anthropology, STS. "Geopolitics of Indian Energy Futures."
KELLEY, Kieran (2)
kierankelley@uchicago.edu
US/Ireland Linguistic and Medical Anthropology; addiction studies, drug use and drug intervention; clinical interactions and pragmatics/metapragmatics of clinical knowledge production and translation. "Living with Drugs in the Republic of Ireland: Shifting Trends of Opiate Use and Intervention."
JOHAL, Mannat   (Arch) (3)
mannatjohal@uchicago.edu
South Asia - South India Archaeology; materialality; space, place, archaeological survey, critical geography; time, temporality, periodization. Archaeology survey at Brahmagiri, Northern Karnataka, with focus on variability/continuity in ceramic pastes during the medieval period. "Tempered by Time: Ceramic Production and the Fabric of Time in Medieval South India (ca AD 500-600)."
HENDERSON, Jenna (2)
jmhenderson@uchicago.edu
Middle East - Syria/Lebanon; Southrn Italy Human rights and humanitarianism, aesthetics, mass media, affect and ideology, ethics and the ordinary; human rights, humanitarianism, migration.
HAKIM, Rafadi (2/3)
hakimf@uchicago.edu
Southeast Asia/Indonesia Language and semiotic ideologies; political speeches and political discourse; transparency and secrecy, civil society, anth-corruption and accountability. "Doing Activism, Doing Bureaucracy: Transparency and Dialogical Democracy in Central Java (Yogyakarta)."
GRANT, Sonia (3)
soniagrant@uchicago.edu
United States / Southwest Political ecologies of oil and gas production in the Four Corners region; settler colonialism; property and jurisdiction; geophysical sciences; atmospherics and air quality; toxicity; methane measurement and mitigation; climate change. "Managing a Geo-Relation: Atmospheres of Oil and Gas in New Mexico's San Juan Basin."
BURNETT, Hannah (3)
hburnett@uchicago.edu
North America/ Southern Louisiana Gulf Coast Political ecology, science & technology studies, environment; water and rivers, geo-engineering and restoration, trauma and disaster, taste/food/place. Ecological recovery and restoration in S. Louisiana, geo-engineering, Mississippi River, seafood industry. "Making the Future Coast; Ecological Restoration on the Edge of Louisiana."
BOWMAN, Claire (Arch) (3)
cmbowman@uchicago.edu
US Archaeology of the contemporary, urban abandonment and reuse; Detroit. "Race, Historicity and the Built Environment in Detroit."
AZUERO QUIJANO, Alejandra (3)
aazuero@uchicago.edu
Latin America-Colombia Political and legal anthropology (crime); science/technology; capitalism and violence, criminal justice, corporations, media and publics. "Criminal Enterprise: Forensics and the Reproduction of Corporate Power as Crime in Colombia"
YEH, Alice (3)
aliceyeh@uchicago.edu
East Asia - China Hangzhou; genre, narrativity, confession; metapragmatics of ritual, ideologies of public/private, China and the anthropology of Christianity. "Confession and Christian Subjectivity in Late Socialist China."
VIDAL MONTERO, Estefania (Arch) (4)
evidalmontero@uchicago.edu
Latin America/Chile Archaeology of the South Central Andes; Atacama Desert (Chile); social landscapes; space and place; materiality, architecture; post humanism; technologies. "Transformative Architectures: An Archaeology of Building Practices in the Guatacondo Valley, Atacama Desert (ca 1000 BCE - 500 CE)."
SIMPSON, Jonah (2)
jonahs@uchicago.edu
East Europe/Russia/Ukraine/Kazakhstan Linguistic anthropology, socialism/post-socialism, infrastructure, semiotics, urban planning and reconstruction, Moscow
SUDCHAROEN, Moodjalin (3)
moodsudcharoen@uchicago.edu
Southeast Asia/Thailand, Burma Migration and mobility, politics of language and semiotics, identity and personhood, education and childhood, expertise, bureaucrats. "The Anticipatory Childhood: Language Socialization of Burmese Migrant Children and Imaginings of a Thai National Future."
NOLL, Rachel (Ray)  (Jt. w/ Political Science) (4)
rnoll@uchicago.edu
US-Chicago Prisons, incarceration, imprisonment, movement, stasis, vitality, ontology, race, queer theory "Cook County Jail/Ethics and Vitalism."
LEWIS, Patrick (3)
pclewis@uchicago.edu
Middle East/Turkey/Kurdistan The politics of language within the Kurdish movement, language ideologies, nationalism studies, language and politics, post-colonialism. "Publics of Value: Youth, Language, and Higher Education in Turkey."
LEE, Myungji (2)
myungjilee@uchicago.edu
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)
lledin@uchicago.edu
East Asia/China (Anyang, late Shang) Bronze Age China, bioarchaeology; childhood; personhood and gender; sacrifice; stable isotope analysis; skeletal pathology and trauma; mortuary practice.. "Revisiting Lineage: A Bioarchaeological Life Course Approach to Relatedness in the Late Shang Capital of Yinxu (c. 1200-1050 BCE)."
LEATHEM, Hilary (SocCultural/Arch) (3)
hleathem@uchicago.edu
Latin America - Mexico/Oaxaca; Kenya Histories of heritage; international legal orders (e.g., UNESCO, the ICC); sacredness, morality, and affect; time and temporality; materiality; endangerment and enchantment; philanthropy; experimental methods (film, drawing). "Oaxaca Set Apart: Cosmologies and Controversies over Heritage in the Emerald City."
KUMAKI, Hiroko (4)
hkumaki@uchicago.edu
East Asia/Japan Medical anthropology, mental health, environmental disaster, ecology. "Mobilizing the 'Ecological': Disaster Mental Health in Post-2011 Tsunami and Nuclear Disaster in Japan."
KRAMER, Marshall (3)
mmkramer@uchicago.edu
Southwest China/Myanmar/Laos border area Southwest China/Myanmar border (Shan); Disturbance ecologies; supply-chain infrastructures, the Chinese medicine trade. "The Growing Wilds: Harvesting Chinese Medicines in Farthest Myanmar."
KIM, Do Dom (3)
dodomkim@uchicago.edu
East Asia/China The Southern "Gate" cities of China: Xiamen, Shenzhen,Guangdong; law as manifested in everyday lives in China; migrants in cities -- who are neither fully legal nor illegal; practices and discourses around government issued ID papers; state/citizen relationships. "Documenting Uncertainties: Bureaucratic Problems, Reform Promises, and Everyday Documentation Practices in Southern China."
KHALIL, Menna (4)
mkhalil@uchicago.edu
Middle East/Egypt, North Africa Authority, violence, temporality, postcoloniality, labor, generations, semiotics, aesthetics. "An Eye for the Army: Fantasies and Realities of Military Authority in Egypt."
HUNTER, Raymond (“Sandy”)  (Arch) (3)
rahunter@uchicago.edu
Latin America/Andes, Southern and Central Peru Cusco, the Inka, Spanish colonialism in the Andes; landscapes, agriculture, empire, cartography, environment, zooarchaeology, archaeobotany. "Households in Transition: Examining Material Change in Colonial Andean Domestic Economy and Ecology"
ESCOBAR GONZÁLEZ, Inés (4)
ines@uchicago.edu
Latin America/Mexico Property, home ownership, and (developmental) housing policy; the financialization of social and political life; work, debt, and social relations; land and urbanization histories; political and moral economies. " 'In Property We Trust': Making and Unmaking Home in the Mexican Urban Periphery."
CONNOR, Janet (Jt. w/ Linguistics) (4)
jeconnor@uchicago.edu
Europe/Scandinavia/Norway Linguistic anthropology, qualia, sound, language ideology, migration, citizenship, social class. "The Poetics and Politics of 'Strangerhood' in an Oslo Neighborhood."
COUNTRYMAN, James (Arch) (3)
jcountryman@uchicago.edu
Southern Europe, Balkans, circum-Mediterranean; other mountainous/arid regions Agrarian community, archaeologies of agriculture. The 15th-16th Century Ottoman Turkish component of the Nadin-Gradina site, Croatia: food production and urban-rural/peasant-empire relationships in the late medieval & early modern periods; long-term human-environment relations. "Cultivation Regimes: Political Ecologies of Domestication at Nadin-Gradina, Croatia, ca 500 BCE - 1700 CE."
BRIGHT, Damien (3)
damienbright@uchicago.edu
Australia/Oceania/Great Barrier Reef Ecologies of technoscience; economies of re-production, politics of care. "Life Support Through Extinction: Non-Indifferent Expertise and the Reassembly of Australia's Great Barrier Reef"
TRIANTAFILLOU, Eric (4)
etriantafillou@uchicago.edu
North America Art activism and social movement cultural production, material and visual culture studies, aesthetic and social theory; political economy and creative labor. " 'Be the Change You Want to See': New York City Art Activism and the Prefiguration of a Post-Capitalist World."
STEWART, Haeden (Arch) (4)
haedenstewart@uchicago.edu
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. "Toxic Legacies of Mill Creek Revine: Contested Landscapes of Industrialization and Colonialism in Western Canada." [Edmonton]
SIMMONS, Kristen (3)
kls1@uchicago.edu
Native North America-Arizona/New Mexico Sovereignty and settler Colonialism; decolonial thought: technoscience & STS; affective/psychosocial worlds. "Exuberant Energies: Settler Colonialism and the Element of Whiteness."
SHELDON, Zachary (4)
zdsheldon@uchicago.edu
Middle East - Jordan/Iraq; US Political anthropology of the Middle East; home, city, frontier; time & temporality, genealogy, generations; orders of attachment: tribe, state, society & empire. "Guests in a 'Garden': An Ethnography of the National Present among Iraqi Residents of Amman, Jordan."
SAHA ROY, Sayantan (4)
sayantan@uchicago.edu
South Asia - North East India (Manipur) Legal and political anthropology, intellectual history of Indian jurisprudence, the constitution of India. "Legal Lives in the Postcolony: Human Rights, Humanitarianism and the Rule of Law in India (Manipur, Imphal)."
POLAN, Lake (4)
lpolan@uchicago.edu
US Technology studies; legal and political anthropology; privacy, freedom, and security; the political economy of personal information. "The Techno-Politics of American Privacy: An Ethnography of Privacy Engineering in U.S. Web Browser Development."
PARK, Heangjin (3/4)
heangjinpark@uchicago.edu
East Asia - China/Korea Economic anthropology, global capitalism, transnational connections/translations (supply chain, commodity circulation), anthropology of food. " 'Korean' Qualities, 'Chinese' Value: Translation and Brokerage in the Made-in-China Kimchi Trade."
PAPE, Stacy (2)
pape@uchicago.edu
Comoros Islands (Grande Comore)/Marseille, France Migration circuits, transnationalism, women's studies, matrilineal communities. "Prodigal Daughters and Gendered Return-Migration in Ngazidja, Comoros Islands."
PACYGA, Johanna (Arch) (4)
jpacyga@uchicago.edu
West Africa - Senegal Archaeology and anthropology of colonial West Africa, specifically Senegal; mission archaeology; archaeobotany; gender and religion; anthropology of conversion; food studies. "Consuming Catholicism: Foodways, Practice, and the 'Civilizing Mission' in Colonial Senegal, ca 1850-1930."
MULLEE, John (“Jack”) (4)
jmullee@uchicago.edu
Latin America - Brazil Science & Technology Studies (STS), healthcare systems, anthropology of the state and law, technopolitics. Dissertation research investigates how health appears as a techno-administrative (rather than purely scientific-biomedical) question in greater Sao Paulo, Brazil. Specific dissertation themes include: administrative "flows"; corruption and value; judicialization of health; technics as basis of democratic politics ('techno-republics'); administrative scales (e.g. municipalization, regionalization, etc); cancer, HIV/AIDS. Fieldwork ongoing 2016-18. "Epidemic Designs: Thinking Cancer and Complexity in Megacity Sao Paulo."
McELGUNN, Hannah (Jt w/ Linguistics) (4)
mcelgunn@uchicago.edu
North America Semiotics, language revitalization, intellectual property, Hopi. "Translating Hopi: Knowledge, Property, and Language Revitalization."
KINDSTRAND, Love (4)
lovekindstrand@uchicago.edu
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. "Bodies that Shatter: Mobilization, Atomization, and the Crisis of Political Representation in Post-Disaster Japan."
JAMES, Mallory (4)
mgjames@uchicago.edu
US, Australia Theories of technology and emergence, knowledge projects, energy, geographies of management and extraction, the engineering profession/ethics. " 'Being Technical': Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) and Energy Engineering in Eastern Australia."
CAMPOS TÉLLEZ, Jorge (2/3)
jcampost@uchicago.edu
Africa - Somaliland (Hargeysa) 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 Hargeysa, Somaliland."
BOCK, Emily (4)
erbock@uchicago.edu
US Race, gender, and sexuality; embodiment, semiotics, consumption, the everyday and the ordinary; affect/aesthetic theory; performance studies; black studies. "Ordinary Queens: Blackness, Queerness, and the Search for the Good Life."
ABDELKADER, Ali Atef (2)
aatef@uchicago.edu
Arab World - Egypt Anthropology of ethics, rural-urban migration, ethnographic film, mediation and visualization of cinema
McLACHLAN, Amy (4)
amclachlan@uchicago.edu
Latin America - Colombia (Amazon) Colombia, ethnobotany of the Uitoto diaspora, displacement and migration, magic and trauma, personhood and interspecies adoption, gender and generativity, epistemology and divination, politics of the sensory, post-natural forms of life, militarized ecologies; semiotic theory, critical theory, queer theory, decolonial theory, STS.. "Cultivating Futures: Botanical Economies and Knowledge Ecologies in Colombian Amazonia"
DOPPELT, Martin (Arch) (4)
mdoppelt@uchicago.edu
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. "Severing Heads and Social Ties: A Biogeochemistry and Material Culture Approach to Contested Bodies in the Late Iron Age of Southern France."
VILLARIAS-ROBLES, Juan (4)
juanjose.villarias@cchs.csic.es
Latin America-Inca "The Inka Empire's Economic System and Civil War, 1527-1532"
SPRINGER, Jenny (4)
South Asia-India 'Development' and Agricultural Practice in South India
THOMAS, Saul (Jt. w/History) (4)
stthomas@uchicago.edu
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"
ZYCH, Lauren (Arch) (4+)
lzych@uchicago.edu
Colonial US Southeast Handmade earthenwares of probable Native American manufacture in French colonial sites in New Orleans. "Hybrid Objects and Intercultural Assemblages: Coarse Earthenware in Colonial Louisiana."
YEUNG, Shirley (4+)
syeung@uchicago.edu
W. Europe - Switzerland Migrant integration policy; migrant education; language ideologies; the semiotic construction of cultural-linguistic difference; political economy; asylum; transnational/undocumented mobility; citizenship; care; ethics and the politics of welcome. "The Language of Welcome: Migrant Integration Policy and Practice in Geneva, Switzerland"
WOODROOFE, Hannah (4)
hwoodroo@uchicago.edu
US Urban; Youngstown, OH The Rustbelt; impoverishment and underclass traditions, waste-markets (scrap, junk, post-occupancy real estate), housing, infrastructural decay, post-waged work, social =ity in the sagging city. "Feral Houses, Junk-Work, and Scrap Sociality: An Anthropology of Rustbelt Afterlife."
TRIVEDI, Mudit (Arch) (4)
mudit@uchicago.edu
South Asia - North India Identity, urbanization, paleoenvironmental research, ceramic technology and trade, geoarchaeology, lithics. "Tradition, Conversion and Place: The Khanzada of Mewat 1200-1950."
TORMEY, Anwen (4+)
amtormey@uchicago.edu
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"
HEARD, Debora (Arch) (4)
ddheard@uchicago.edu
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"
McHARRY, Kathryn (4)
kmcharry@uchicago.edu
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, urbanism, policy. "Entrepreneurs of the Future: Speculative Care and Early Childhood Education in Senegal."
RICH, Matthew (4)
bangla@uchicago.edu
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"
MULLA, Ayesha (4)
ayeshamulla@uchicago.edu
South Asia - Pakistan Television news production, privatized media, democracy, mediation, sensationalism, South Asian public culture. "Sab Drama Hai/'It's all Drama': The Politics of Producing Publicity in Pakistan"
KAUTZ, Sarah (Arch) (4)
skautz@uchicago.edu
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 in Early Modern Japan."
LEVIN, Erik (Jt. w/ Linguistics) (4)
elevin@uchicago.edu
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"
RAN-RUBIN, Michal (4)
ranm@uchicago.edu
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"
KOCHEMS, Lee (4)
LMKochems@aol.com
US Medical Gay Culture: Identity and Assertive Symbolic Activity among Gay Men in America
LABENSKI, Edward (4)
elabensk@uchicago.edu
Canada-Native North America "The Politics of Reconciliation: Self-Government and Bureaucratic Normalization of Aboriginal-State Relations in Saskatchewan"
HARTLEY, Charles (Arch) (4)
chartley@uchicago.edu
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"
LAGIA, Anna (Phys) (4)
annalagia@googlemail.com
Greece, Eastern Mediterranean "A Bioarchaeological Survey of Social Structure in the Polis of Athens during the Classical, Hellenistic and Early Roman Periods"
MALCOM, Christine (Phys) (4)
cmm9@uchicago.edu
Latin Amer - Andes Human osteology; "Cultural Markers and Craniometric Variation in the Lower and Middle Osmore Valley, Peru: A Model-Bound, Population Genetics Perspective"
BONNI, Joe (4)
joebonni@uchicago.edu
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]
KIM, Yongjin (4)
kimyj@uchicago.edu
Southeast Asia - Indonesia (Bali)/Malaysia Culture and tourism,bureaucracy and state-driven development projects; "Culture, Tourism and the State in North Bali, Indonesia"
RAYMOND-YAKOUBIAN, Brenden (4)
brenden@uchicago.edu
US, CircumPolar North Psychological and medical anthropology, being, understanding, knowledge, scepticism, analysis and analyticity; "Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: The Condition of the Condition (?)"
PFEIL, Gretchen (Jt/ w/Linguistics) (4)
pfeil@uchicago.edu
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)
jcbaker@uchicago.edu
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)
eschoen@uchicago.edu
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"
KUTTY, Omar (4)
omarkutty@hotmail.com
South Asia-India "Purifying Labor: Public Goods and the Politics of Sanitation in Delhi"
BLACK, Kelly Wilcox (Arch) (4)
kellywilcox@uchicago.edu
South Asia/India Neolithic/Iron Age/Early Historic South India; human-animal relations/human-environmental relations, power and political ecology, historical ecology, animal husbandry and landscape histories, faunal and dental microwear analysis. "Excavating the Deep History of Degradation: Animal Husbandry and the Environmental Impacts of Livestock Grazing in Pre- and Early Historic South India."
ROBERTSON, Mary (4+)
mrobertson@uchicago.edu
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. "Selling Aspiration, Recognizing Difference: Race, Class, and the Politics of Advertising in South Africa."
RICCI, Giovanni (4)
grg@uchicago.edu
Germany/Austria/Czech Rep. Language and technology, semiotics, politics of the Internet, Pirate Parties, "Anonymous" and anonymity, "trolls" and trolling. "Engineering Contemporary Politics: Pirate Parties and Technical Work in the Czech Republic."
NGUYEN, Victoria (4)
victorianguyen@uchicago.edu
East Asia-China Urban development/renewal, urban policy planning, architecture, governance, aesthetics and materiality, political ecology. "Urban Interrupted: Rethinking Urbanization and Development in Contemporary China."
LOWRY, Kevin Bryce (Arch) (4)
kblowry@uchicago.edu
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. "Tracing a Transition: Political Economies of the Bronze and Iron Ages of Mongolia."
LESLIE, Averill (4+)
ajleslie@uchicago.edu
US-Vermont Participatory democracy, deliberative democracy, direct democracy, town meetings, citizenship, political community, municipal government, U.S. politics, rural US, New England, Vermont; landscape/nature; kinship. "The New England Town Meeting as Icon and Ethnographic Object: New Perspectives on Political Community, Participation, Representation and Direct Democracy"
KOHL, Owen (4+)
owenkohl@uchicago.edu
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"
KNISLEY, Matthew (Arch) (4)
mck@uchicago.edu
Africa-Tanzania/Zambia Historical archaeology of hunter-gatherers; historical archaeology; landscape archaeology, political ecology; colonialism and post-colonialism, landscape, political ecology, temporality, ethnobotany and archaeobotany. "An Archaeology of the 'Natural': Historical Landscapes of the Sandawe Homeland, Central Tanzania."
JOURNEY, Rebecca (4)
journey@uchicago.edu
Scandinavia (Denmark/Copenhagen) Anthropology of design; ethics and aesthetics of green urbanism; political ecology of infrastructure; welfare statecraft; Denmark. "Infrastructure of a Well-tempered Environment: Copenhagen, Eco-Metropolis."
INGEBRETSON, Britta (4)
ingebretson@uchicago.edu
East Asia - China Gender, language ideology, language variation and change, post-socialism, the nation-state, social class, capitalism. "Curating Value: The Politics of Language and Leisure in Huangshan, China."
HUA, Jenny Miao (MD/PhD) (3/4)
jmiaohua@gmail.com
East Asia - China Medical education reform in China, translation of evidence-based medicine in the context of US involvement in Chinese healthcare, anthropology of technical ecologies, political economy of health and disease. "Embodying Integrated Medicine: Clinical Ideals in Reform-Era Chinese Health Care."
HU, Cameron (4)
cameronhu@uchicago.edu
US - South Texas Technoscience, liberalism & neo-liberalism, energy & environment, political economy, temporality & historicity, aesthetics. "Reinventing the Earth: The Global Shale Frontier and the Experimental Moment in Petrocapitalism." (Eagle Ford Shale, South Texas)
HITE, Emma (Arch) (4)
emmahite@uchicago.edu
Mongolia, 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 Elst Ar, Central Mongolia."
HILAL, Yaqub (4)
yhilal@uchicago.edu
Middle East-Israel/Palestine Semiotics; language practice and ideology; commensuration, translation and value; aesthetics and affect; liberalism. "Troubling Israeli Liberalism."
HICKMAN, Kristin (4)
hickman@uchicago.edu
North Africa - Morocco Language politics, self and subjectivity, linguistic modernity; sound, voice, cosmopolitan and vernacular, translation. "Révolution Darija? Vernacular Language and Cosmopolitan Aspiration in Contemporary Urban Morocco."
HAYAT, Maira (4+)
maira@uchicago.edu
South Asia/Pakistan Water politics, agriculture, economics, environment; "Ecologies of Water Theft in Pakistan: The Colony, the Corporation and the Contemporary."
HANLON, Julie (Arch) (Jt. w/SALC) (4+)
jhanlon@uchicago.edu
South India/Sri Lanka Literary and archaeological history of pre-historic to medieval South India and Sri Lanka; Jainism in South India; economic anthropology/archaeology; ceramic analysis; geo-spatial analysis. "Jain Monks, Merchants, and Kings in Tamil Nadu, South India c. 4th century BCE - 7th century CE."
GRANT, Christopher (Arch) (4)
cgrant@uchicago.edu
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 Everyday Aesthetics in the Creole Faubourgs of New Orleans, 1790-1896."
GHAZAL, Royal (Arch) (4)
omar1@uchicago.edu
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.)"
FURLONG, Matthew (4)
mfurlong@uchicago.edu
Mexican/US Borderlands - Tijuana Northern Mexico: The making and unmaking of a region; cities, city-dwellers, and urbanity in ethnography; social decomposition. "Invasive Urbanity Across the Mexican Post-Post-Revolution"
FRIERSON, Karma (4)
kfrierson@uchicago.edu
Mexico/Caribbean - Veracruz Ethno-racial identity, public history/memory politics, blackness and diaspora; historical tourism, food, music, dance. "Possessing Blackness: The Presence and Potential of The African Root in Veracruz, Mexico."
FESER, Ali (4+)
feser@uchicago.edu
US - Rochester, NY; Chemical photography, postindustrial ecology, obsolescence, American fantasy, nostalgia, the history of capitalism. "After Analog: Photochemical Life in the Imaging Capital of the World."
FEENEY, William (4+)
wfeeney@uchicago.edu
East Asia - Japan Linguistic anthropology, semiotic methods, violence, media, language ideology, nationalism, culture change. "Laughing Until It Hurts: Children, Mothers and Concerns about Comedic Television in Contemporary Japan."
EDWARDS (Alvarez), Megan (Arch) (4+)
megane@uchicago.edu
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. "From Uisce Beatha to Whiskey: Colonialism, Commodification, and Transforming Drinkways in Early Modern Ireland, c1540-1800."
DOUGHAN, Yazan (4+)
yazan@uchicago.edu
Middle East-Jordan Anthropology of media, historical action, anthropology of the state, ethics and pragmatics, linguistic anthropology, public discourses on corruption. "Corruption, Authority and the Discursive Production of Reform and Revolution in Jordan"
DINGLEY, Zebulon (4+)
zdingley@uchicago.edu
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"
DAS, Suchismita (4)
suchismita@uchicago.edu
South Asia - India, Sikkim Political Ecology, state and sovereignty, anthropology of development, tourism, indigeneity, borders and frontiers, making of space and place. "Nature, Nation and Citizen on the Himalayan Frontier: Politics of Recognition through Bio-Cultural Diversity Conservation in Sikkim, India."
CZARNECKI, Natalja (4)
czarnecki@uchicago.edu
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. "The Problem of Trust: Food Safety Regulatory Reform and Emergent Ethical Authorities in Contemporary Tbilisi, Georgia"
CUNNINGHAM, Molly (4+)
mollyc@uchicago.edu
US: Detroit American grassroots political action, political theory, liberalism, neoliberalism, social movements, ethics. " 'Detroit Can't Wait': Race, Rupture and Renewal in a Municipal Restructuring."
BUTLER, Ella (4)
ellabutler@uchicago.edu
US The senses and knowledge production, commodities and the body, anthropologies of corporations, food science, taste, class. "Producing Taste: The Senses in American Food Technology."
BLOECHL, Christopher (4)
cbloechl@uchicago.edu
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"
AUGUSTINE, Jonah (Arch) (4)
jmaugustine@uchicago.edu
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"
SIMEONE, Lisa (4)
lsimeone@uchicago.edu
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."
ROBINSON, Jessica (4)
jsr1@uchicago.edu
W Europe-Britain and the British Caribbean, Bahamas Britain and British ex-pat communities in the Anglophone Caribbean; political ecology. "Moving Animals: Multispecies Curation and Environmental Stewardship in Bahamian Contexts"
LIRON, Tal (4)
tliron@uchicago.edu
Inner Asia - Mongolia Cultural heritage and nationalism; affect and embodiment; modernities; value and circulation. "Mongolia's Telescopic Nationalism."
CARBY-DENNING, Nicholas (4)
ncarbyde@uchicago.edu
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. "Re-Constituting the Nature of the Nation: Environmental NGOs, Biodiversity and the Defenders of the Rights of Nature in Ecuador."
ADCOCK, Sarah (Arch) (4)
adcock@uchicago.edu
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)
ahmedo@uchicago.edu
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.