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Graduate Alumni

  Thesis Title Current Activities & Location
2017 Graduates    
     
De Caralho, Lucas The Village, The State, and Amerindian Shamanic Thought: Becoming Makushi in the Hinterland of Guyana  
Flood, David Classed Cultural Ethics: Understanding Class Difference in the Contemporary US through Traditional Musical Performance and Radical Leftism  
Hedges, Nathan By the Belly Alone: Clientelistic Tensions in Southern Benin  
Huang, Yu-Chien Gastro-Politics, Substance-Economics, and Material Matrilineality Gendered Life of Food on Yap, Micronesia  
Skarzynski, Elizabeth Beyond Prestige: A Ritual Production Model for Stone Tool Specialization in Naqada Period Egypt  
     
2016 Graduates    
     
Maceyko, Melissa Women for Action: Enacting a Gendered and Discursive Political Practice in Western Pennsylvania. PhD.  Writing Program at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
Starr, Julie Bodily Selves, Beauty Ideas, and Nature: An Ethnographic Comparison of Cultural Difference in Shanghai, China. PhD.  Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Hamilton College, Clinton NY
Wood, Karenne ‘The Language Ghost’: Linguistic Heritage and Collective Identity Among the Monacan Indians of Central Virginia. PhD. Director of the Virginia Indian Programs at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, Charlottesville VA
     
2015 Graduates    
  Thesis Title Current Activities & Location
Khan, Arsalan Islam, Ritual and the Ethical Life: Dawat in the Tablighi Jamaat in Pakistan. Ph.D.  Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Union College, Schenectady NY
Mills, Aidyn The Politics of Possibility: Migrant Feminist Ethics in Madrid Spain. Ph.D. Chair, Charlottesville Human Rights Commission, Charlottesville VA
Stanley, Erik The Protestant Ethic and Development Ethos: Cacao and Changing Cultural Values among the Mopan Maya of Belize. Ph.D. No Record
Stoetzel, John Towards a Swahili Historical Ecology:  Phytolith-based Analysis in Coastal Eastern Africa since AD 600. Ph.D. Assistant Director of Alumni Programs at Rice University, Houston TX
     
2014 Graduates    
  Thesis Title Current Activities & Location
Nichols-Belo, Amy Uchawi Upo: Embodied Experience and Anti-Witchcraft Practice in Mwanza, Tanzania. Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Global Health and Anthropology at Mercer University, Macon GA
Doberne, Jennie A Critical Age: Single Motherhood, Male Continuity, and the Making of Family and Nation in Israel. Ph.D. User Experience Researcher, Salesforce, San Francisco CA
Meyer, Matthew "In the Master's House": History, Discourse, and Ritual in Acre, Brazil. Ph.D. No Record
Rodriguez, Lydia Time in language, gesture, and thought. A case study in Chol Mayan. Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Anthropology, SUNY Potsdam
Wairungu, Michael  "A Language of Many Hats": The Rise of Sheng and other Linguistic Styles among Urban Youth in Kenya. Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Instruction in the African Studies Program at Northwestern University, Evanston IL
Wellman, Rose Feeding Moral Relations: The Making of Kinship and Nation in Iran. Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow at the Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies (CIPGS) at Princeton Unversity
     
2013 Graduates    
  Thesis Title Current Activities & Location
Armengol, Roberto Invention of the Market: The Political Economy of Everyday Life in Late Socialist Cuba. Ph.D. Lecturer in Anthropology at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville VA
Holeman, Abigail Exploring Social Organization Through the Built Environment:  Cosmological Foundations for Power in Northern Chihuahua, Mexico. Ph.D. Interim Assistant Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Nelson, Andrew Four Ana and One Modern House: A Spatial Ethnography of Kathmandu’s Urbanizing Periphery. Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas 
     
2012 Graduates    
  Thesis Title Current Activities & Location
Blanton, Dennis The Inalienable Rite: Smoking Ritual During the Mississippian Stage in the South Appalachian Mississippian Region. Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA 
Bollwerk, Elizabeth Seeing What Smoking Pipes Signal(ed): An Examination of Late Woodland and Early Contact Period (A.D. 900-1665) Native Social Dynamics in the Middle Atlantic. Ph.D. Archaeological Analyst for the Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery at the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies, Charlottesville VA
Colby-Bottel, Sherrilynn Transposing the Tradition: the Social Production of Authenticity and Sincerity in Post-Katrina New Orleans Jazz. Ph.D. Program Director, IHP Health and Community: Globalization, Culture, and Care, Washington DC
Harr, Adam Marginal Centers: The Culture of Local Politics in Post-Suharto Indonesia. Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY
Lim, Anna Population Politics and the Production of Citizens in the French Antilles. Ph.D. Adjunct Faculty, National College of Natural Medicine, Portland OR
Pawlowicz, Matthew Finding Their Place in the Swahili World: An Archaeological Exploration of Southern Tanzania. Ph.D. Adjunct Professor, Department of Anthropology, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Watson, Adam Craft, Subsistence, and Political Change: An Archaeological Investigation of Power and Economy in Prehistoric Chaco. Ph.D. Post Doctoral Fellow, North American Archaeology and Anthropology, American Museum of Natural History; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Columbia University, New York, NY 
     
2011 Graduates    
     
  Dissertation Title Current Activities & Location
     
Arendt, Beatrix J.Y.M. Gods, Goods and Big Game: The Archaeology of Labrador Inuit Choices in an Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century. Ph.D. Curator of Archaeological Collections at the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies, Charlottesville VA
Chipumuro, Todne Thomas "Coming Alongside": Relatedness and Transcendence in a (Black) Atlantic Church Community. Ph.D. Assistant Professor, African American Religions, Harvard Divinity School 
Donahue Singh, Holly Aulad: Infertility and the Meanings of Children in North India. Ph.D. University of South Florida, Honors College Instructor Affiliated Faculty, Anthropology 
Heitman, Carrie C. Architectures of Inequality: Evaluating Houses, Kinship, and Cosmology in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico, A.D. 800-1200. Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
Hickel, Jason “Democracy & Sabotage: Moral Order and Political Conflict in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa”  Ph.D. Leverhulme Fellow, Department of Anthropology, London School of Economics. New book: "Democracy as Death: The Moral Order of Anti-Liberal Politics in South Africa" (University of California Press), London UK
Malik, Asiya M. P. Post-Colonial Subjects Negotiating Multiple Identities: East African Asians in a Canadian City. Ph.D. Independent Scholar, Toronto, Canada
Marshall, Lydia Wilson Fugitive Slaves and Community Creation in 19th-Century Kenya: An Archaeological and Historical Investigation of Watoro Villages. Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, DePauw University, Greencastle, IN
Menair, M. Suzanne On Humorous Exchanges. Ph.D. Lecturer, Department of Anthropology, Colby College, Waterville, ME
Osotsi, Felistas Njoki Interpreting Participation in Resistance: Memories of the Mau Mau War. Ph.D. No Record
Snell-Rood, Claire “I have my own two hands": Re-interpreting the risks of slum life and cultivating the self through neighborhood, citizenship, kinship and health. Ph.D. Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Behavior Science at the University of Kentucky, Lexington KY
Strohl, David A Respect for Difference: The Shi‘a Ismaili Khojas of Mumbai. Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Colby College, Waterville, ME
     
2010 Graduates    
     
  Dissertation Title Current Activities & Location
     
Choi, Seoyeon Reclaiming the English Language in Postcolonial Malaysia: Ethnicity, Class, and the Nostalgia for Global Citizenship. Ph.D. Research Professor, Seoul National University Asia Center, Seoul, Korea
Moskowitz, Nona Inculcating National Identity: Voices of School and Youth on Chichijima Island, Japan. Ph.D. Associate Professor of Linguistic Anthropology at Wittenberg University, Springfield OH
Shutt, Lisa Toccafondi Working Against the State in Port-Gentil: Refining National / Transnational Identities in the City at the Center of Gabon’s Oil Industry. Ph.D. Director of Undergraduate Programs at the Carter Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies, University of Virginia, Charlottesville VA
Trella, Phillip Evaluating Collapse: The Disintegration of Urban Based Societies in Third Millennium B.C. Upper Mesopotamia. Ph.D. Assistant Vice President for Graduate Studies at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville VA
     
2009 Graduates    
     
     
  Dissertation Title Current Activities & Location
     
Busby, Virginia Transformation and Persistence: The Nanticoke Indians and Chicone Indian Town in the Context of European Contact and Colonization. Ph.D. Senior Cultural Resource Advisor (Archaeology), U.S. Department of the Army, Washington, DC
Lazazzera, Adrienne Hopewell Community Dynamics: Evidence from the Fort Ancient Site. Ph.D. Archaeological Consulting, ARCH2, Inc., Metuchen, New Jersey
Perez, Yadira Blanqueamiento in paradise : nation-building, immigration and whiteness in the Dominican Republic. Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Center of Ethnic Studies, CUNY, New York, NY 
Schroeder, William An Anthropology of the Weekend: Recreation, Relatedness, and Social Change in Gay and Lesbian Beijing. Ph.D. Lecturer, Centre for Chinese Studies, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
Schwartz, Jonathan Negotiated identity : maintaining aboriginality in Framlingham. Ph.D. Teacher, Social Studies Faculty,  Bard High School and Early College, Queens, NY
     
2008 Graduates    
     
     
  Dissertation Title Current Activities & Location
     
Norman, Neil An Archaeology of West African Atlanticization: Regional Analysis of the Huedan Palace Districts and Countryside (Benin), 1650-1727. Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA
     
2007 Graduates    
     
  Dissertation Title Current Activities & Location
     
Abse, Edward Toward Where the Sun Hides: The Rise of Sorcery and Transformations of Mazatec Religious Life. Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Baltali, Sevil Architecture, Ritual Expression and Social Differentiation in Fourth Millennium North Mesopotamia. Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey
Chapple, Helen Dying to be Rescued: American Hospitals, Clinicians and Death. Ph.D. Associate Professor, Center for Health Policy and Ethics, Creighton University, Omaha NE
Johnsen, Scott From Royal House to Nation: The Construction of Hinduism and Balinese Ethnicity in Indonesia. Ph.D. No Record
Reidinger, Melinda Islands of bourgeois self-realization in a sea of changes: a century of Czech cottaging. Ph.D. Adjunct Lecturer, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Anglo American University, Prague, Czech Republic
Schmitt, Jeffrey Uprooted referents : an ethnography of historical consciousness among the Bai nationality of the Dali Plain, Yunnan Province, the People's Republic of China. Ph.D. Director of Information Architecture and Data Quality Operations, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA
     
2006 Graduates    
     
  Dissertation Title Current Activities & Location
     
Fisher, Gareth Universal Rescue: Re-making Post-Mao China in a Beijing Temple. Ph.D. Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Religion at Syracuse University, Syracuse NY
Galle, Jillian Strategic consumption : archaeological evidence for costly signaling among enslaved men and women in the eighteenth-century Chesapeake. Ph.D. Project Manager, Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery, Monticello, Charlottesville, VA
Polanco, Mieka Mapping race, erasing history : history, space and race in a U.S. historically black community. Ph.D. Associate professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
Freeman, Caren Forging Kinship across Borders: Paradoxes of Gender, Kinship & Nation between China and South Korea. Ph.D. Coordinator, Summer Language Institute, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Wayland, Kent A Better Past Through Technology: World War II Warplanes as Cultural Heritage. Ph.D. Adjunct Lecturer, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Wesch, Michael Witchcraft, statecraft, and the challenge of "community" in central New Guinea. Ph.D. Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology; Coffman Chair for Distinguished Teaching Scholars, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
     
2005 Graduates    
     
     
  Dissertation Title Current Activities & Location
     
Nevins, Eleanor "You find yourself in there" : hybridity, transposition and translation in White Mountain Apache discourse. Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT
Epps, Patience A Grammar of Hup. Ph.D. Associate Professor, Department of Linguistics, University of Texas, Austin, TX
Mebane-Cruz, Anjana Walking between the worlds : AfraAmerIndians, identity, memory, categories of race. Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology; Coordinator, Undeclared Majors Program, Farmingdale State College, SUNY, Farmingdale, NY
Cohen, Daniel Narrative healing : ghost exorcism and memory. Ph.D. Assistant Teaching Professor, Department of Religious Studies, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
Nevins, Thomas A world made of prayer : alterity and the dialectics of encounter in the invention of contemporary Western Apache culture. Ph.D. Affiliated Faculty, Deparment of Anthropology, University of Nevada, Reno, NV
     
2004 Graduates    
     
  Dissertation Title Current Activities & Location
     
Fesler, Garrett From houses to homes : an archaeological case study of household formation at the Utopia Slave Quarter, ca. 1675 to 1775. Ph.D. Partner and Senior Archaeologist, James River Institute for Archaeology Inc., Williamsburg and Fredericksburg, VA
Colvin, Christopher Performing the signs of injury [electronic resource] : critical perspectives on traumatic storytelling after apartheid.  Ph.D. Head, Division of Social and Behavioural Sciences School of Public Health and Family Medicine University of Cape Town Visiting Faculty Member Department of Public Health Sciences University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
     
2003 Graduates    
     
     
  Dissertation Title Current Activities & Location
     
Barber, Michael The Late Woodland Dan River people : a social reconstruction based on the study of bone tools at a regional scale. Ph.D. State Archaeologist, Virginia Department of Historic Resources, Richmond, VA
Bellows, Laura Traditional sex/modern meaning : desire and foreign influence in Bali. Ph.D. Independent Scholar; Founder and Owner of Jūl Designs, Savage, MD
juldesigns.com     
Buckley, Liam Studio photography and the aesthetics of postcolonialism in the Gambia, West Africa. Ph.D. Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, James Madison University; President, Society for Visual Anthropology, Harrisonburg, VA 
Fennell, Christopher Consuming mosaics : mass-produced goods and contours of choice in the upper Potomac region. Ph.D. Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign; Visiting Professor, Law School, University of Chicago, Urbana and Chicago, IL
Fleisher, Jeffrey Viewing stonetowns from the countryside: an archaeological approach to Swahili regional systems, AD 800-1500. Ph.D. Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Rice University, Houston, TX
Fjord, Lakshmi Contested signs: discursive disputes in the geography of the pediatric cochlear implant, language, kinship, and expertise. Ph.D. Independent Scholar
Harvey, Tenibac K'iche' expressions of wellness and illness in disputed fields of care : a comparative analysis of Maya intra-cultural therapeutic and cross-cultural biomedical care. Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of California-Riverside, Riverside, CA
Nash, Rebecca Restating the family : kinship and care in the Czech Republic. Ph.D. Programme Manager, Cancer Population Evidence Programme, at Macmillan Cancer Support, London, UK
Vann, Elizabeth Made in Vietnam: producing brands and consuming production in Ho Chi Minh City. Ph.D. Director, Civic Research and Design, Rice University, Houston, TX  evann@rice.edu
2002 Graduates    
     
  Dissertation Title Current Activities & Location
     
Bwenge, Charles Codeswitching in political discourse in Tanzania : a case study of parliamentary proceedings. Ph.D. Senior Lecturer, Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, University of Florida, Gainsville, FL
Lapham, Heather Deerskin production and prestige goods acquisition in Late Woodland and Early Historic Southwest Virginia. Ph.D. Curator and Associate Scientist, Center for Archaeological Investigations; Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
Ninetto, Amy Local science, global knowledge : science and nation after socialism in the Novosibirsk Scientific Center, Russia. Ph.D. No Record
Buresh, Scott Pesantren-based development : Islam, education, and economic development in Indonesia. Ph.D. Teacher, Cambridge School; Adjunct Professor, Department of Anthropology, Towson University, Baltimore and Towson, MD
Feldman, Jeffrey Museum without a collection : Jewish culture in the new Italian multiculturalism. Ph.D. Independent Scholar; Author, Political Commentator, and Blogger, The Frame Shop Is Open, New York, NY frameshopisopen.com
Daskalova-Perkowski, Liliana Narrative tradition and culture : a study of Bulgarian ethnopoetics. Ph.D. Adjunct Faculty, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Perkins, Tracy Social organization and changing labor patterns in Anasazi prehistory. Ph.D. Independent Scholar
     
2001 Graduates    
     
  Dissertation Title Current Activities & Location
     
Engelke, Matthew Live and direct : history, ritual, and biblical authority in an African Christian church. Ph.D. Professor, Department of Anthropology, London School of Economics, London, UK
Hellweg, Joseph The Mande hunters' movement of Côte d'Ivoire : ritual, ethics, and performance in the transformation of civil society, 1990-1997. Ph.D. Associate Professor, Department of Religion; Courtesy Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
Fathman, Elizabeth Subterranean racism : how educational policies and practices subliminally maintain racial inequalities in U.S. schools. Ph.D. Senior Publications Manager, Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO
Smith, Margo The Significance of Birthplace for Central Australian Aborigines in Aputula, Northern Territory. Ph.D. Director, Kluge-Ruhe Museum; Lecturer, Department of Anthropology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
     
2000 Graduates    
     
     
  Dissertation Title Current Activities & Location
     
Uzendoski, Michael The articulation of value among the Napo Runa of the Upper Ecuadorian Amazon. Ph.D. Associate Professor, Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
King, Alexander Trying to be Koryak : Soviet constructions of indigeneity in Kamchatka, Russia. Ph.D. Senior Lecturer, Department of Anthropology, University of Aberdeen
Edberg, Mark Making a dent in the cosmos : narco-corridos and the narcotrafficker persona on the U.S.-Mexico border. Ph.D. Associate Professor, Department of Prevention and Community Health, Department of Anthropology and Elliot School of International Affairs, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
Shott, Brian Space and society in the southern Balkans : understanding the *Caršija in Skopje, Macedonia. Ph.D. Foreign Service Officer, Public Affairs Officer, US State Department, Skopje, Macedonia
Holmes, Teresa A house for the Kager : negotiating tribal identities in colonial Kenya. Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, York University, Toronto, Canada
Harrell, Margaret Brass rank and gold rings : class, race, gender, and kinship within the Army community. Ph.D. Executive Director for Force Resiliency, Office of the Secretary of Defense, The Pentagon
Bell, Alison Conspicuous production : agricultural and domestic material culture in Virginia, 1700-1900. Ph.D. Associate Professor, Department of Sciology and Anthropology, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA
Turner, Molly The limits of enchantment : landscape and social conflict in New Mexico. Ph.D. Assistant Professor in Residence, Department of English, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
Moore, Douglas Boundaries of "Germanness" : repatriation, development, and the practices of nation in the international system. Ph.D. MA in Public Health, University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada
Alvarado, Rafael The encompassment of the Jaguar : the symbolic structure of Classic Mayan kingship and sacrifice. Ph.D. Associate Director, Sciences, Humanities & Arts Network of Technological Initiatives (SHANTI), University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
     
1999 Graduates    
     
  Dissertation Title Current Activities & Location
     
Adams, Abigail Word, work and worship : engendering evangelical culture between Highland Guatemala and the United States. Ph.D. Professor and Chair, Department of Anthropology, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT
Lipten, Joseph Merit, morality, and money at the Taipei Palace of the Saintly Emperor. Ph.D. No Record
Thompson, Stephen A central Sicilian landscape : settlement and society in the territory of ancient Morgantina (5000 BC - AD 50). Ph.D. Partner and Owner, Rivanna Archaeological Services, LLC, Charlottesville, VA
Lee, Juliet Out of order : the politics of modernity of Indonesia. Ph.D. Senior Research Scientist, Prevention Research Center, Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, Oakland, CA
Gallivan, Martin The late prehistoric James River village : household, community, and regional dynamics. Ph.D. Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Anthropology, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA
Agee, Eve Race, class and the change : a cultural analysis of American women's and biomedical care providers' conceptualizations of menopause. Ph.D. Independent Scholar, Author, and Life Coach, Springdale, AR
     
1998 Graduates    
     
     
  Dissertation Title Current Activities & Location
     
Leeson, Whitney Following the Magdalen : the transformative power of myth for the repenties in medieval Avignon and their patrons. Ph.D. Professor and Department Chair, Department of History, Roanoke College, Salem, VA
Warner, Mark Food and the negotiation of African American identities in Annapolis, Maryland and the Chesapeake. Ph.D. Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
Napora, John Work and power in Northern Morocco. Ph.D. Senior Instructor, Department of Anthropology, University of Southern Florida, Tampa, FL
Mallios, Seth In the hands of "Indian givers" : exchange and violence at Ajacan, Roanoke, and Jamestown. Ph.D. Professor and Department Chair, Department of Anthropology, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
Sullivan, Gerald Bali as it might have been known : Margaret Mead, Gregory Bateson, Wolfgang Weck schizophrenia and human agency. Ph.d. Professor, Department of Anthropology, Collin College, McKinney, TX
Robbins, Joel Becoming sinners : Christian transformations of morality and culture in a Papua New Guinea society. Ph.D. Sigrid Rausing Professor of Social Anthropology, Department of Social Anthropology, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK
Ford, Benjamin A profitable and creditable establishment: industrial textile manufacturing and capitalist relations of production in the antebellum central Virginia piedmont. Ph.D. Partner and Owner, Rivanna Archaeological Services, LLC, Charlottesville, VA
Bickler, Simon Eating stone and dying : archeological survey on Woodlark Island, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea. Ph.D. Senior Archaeologist, Clough & Associates Ltd. Immediate Past President, New Zealand Archaeological Association, Dunedin, New Zealand
Stassinos, Elizabeth Ruthlessly : Ruth Benedict's pseudonyms and the art of science writ large. Ph.D. Associate Professor, Department of Ethnic and Gender Studies, Westfield State University, Westfield, MA
     
1997 Graduates    
     
     
  Dissertation Title Current Activities & Location
     
Weissman, Karen Hidden treasures. Ph.D. Adjunct Professor, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC
Ho, Tsui-Ping Exchange, person and hierarchy : rethinking the Kachin. Ph.D. Associate Professor, Institute of Ethnology, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan 
Metcalf, Mary Civic spaces : architectural expressions of political organization in the prehistoric northern Southwest, A.D. 1000-1300. Ph.D. Vice President, Clinical Tools, Inc., Chapel Hill, NC
Bamford, Sandra The containment of gender : embodied sociality among a south Angan people. Ph.D. Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto, Scarborough, Toronto, ON
     
1995 Graduates    
     
  Dissertation Title Current Activities & Location
     
Pietak, Lynne Trading With Strangers: Delaware and Munsee Strategies for Integrating European Trade Goods, 1600-1800. Ph.D. Archaeological Group Manager and Principal Investigator, Edwards-Pitman Environmental, Inc., Smyrna, GA
Jackson, Stephen Exchanging help : death self-similarity and social responsibility in a New Ireland community, Papua New Guinea. Ph.D. No Record
Khandelwal, Meena Reconsidering sannyasa : the lives and reflections of female Hindu renouncers in Haridwar, North India. Ph.D. Associate Professor, joint appointment, Department of Anthropology and Department of Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies, University of Iowa, Iowa City
Lawson, Anna "The other half" : making African-American history at Colonial Williamsburg. Ph.D. Chairwoman, The Nature Conservancy, Board member, the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, Charlottesville, VA
Murray, David "Martiniquais" : the construction and contestation of a cultural identity. Ph.D. Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, York University, Toronto, Canada
Sanford, Douglas The archaeology of plantation slavery at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello: context and process in an American slave society. Ph.D. Professor, Department of Historic Preservation, University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA
     
1994 Graduates    
     
  Dissertation Title Current Activities & Location
     
Robins, Cynthia Producing people : industrial ideals and staff experience in a state-operated mental hospital. Ph.D. Senior Study Director, Westat, Rockville, MD
Cutbill, Catherine A postcolonial predicament : imagining Djibouti. Ph.D. Community activist; Curator of "African-Americans in Rockland County" (NY); Master Gardener and Founder of Ivy Thyme Design; Bricoleuse and founder of Objets:: Ethos; Recipient of "Unsung Heroes" Lifetime Achievement Award from Spring Valley (NY) NAACP, Nyack, NY
Dunham, Gary Common ground, contesting visions: the emergence of burial mound in late prehistoric central Virginia. Ph.D. Director of Publications, American Speech-Langauge-Hearing Association, Rockville, MD
Klein, Michael An absolute seriation approach to ceramic chronology in the Roanoke, Potomac and James River Valleys, Virginia and Maryland. Ph.D. Principal Investigator, Cultural Resources Inc.; Research Associate, Virginia Museum of Natural History, Richmond, VA
     
1993 Graduates    
     
  Dissertation Title Current Activities & Location
     
Brear, Holly Steel women, stone womb : social reproduction at the Alamo. Ph.D. Writer and Teacher; working towards a degree in professional counseling; Rappahannock County, VA
Mason, Rachel Fishing and drinking in Kodiak, Alaska: The sporadic re-creation of an endangered lifestyle. Ph.D. Cultural Anthropologist, National Park Service, Anchorage, AK
Richman, Karen They will remember me in the house : the Pwen of Haitian transnational migration. Ph.D. Director of Academic Programs, Institute for Latino Studies, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN
     
1992 Graduates    
     
     
  Dissertation Title Current Activities & Location
     
Josephson, Bruce The leopard and the pangolin : power in the Biyenge chiefdom. Ph.D. Social Worker, LMSW, Arlington, TX
     
1991 Graduates    
     
  Dissertation Title Current Activities & Location
     
Furlong, Leslie Gold-dust and buckskins: an analysis of Calamity Jane as a symbol of luck and womanhood in the Black Hills. Ph.D. Adjunct Professor, Mary Baldwin College; Health Curriculum Coordinator for the Charlottesville Adult Education Program; Editor of the Multi-Cultural Brief; ESL Teacher, Charlottesville, VA
Garrity-Blake, Barbara The meaning of work for black and white fishworkers of the United States menhaden fishmeal and oil industry. Ph.D. Commissioner of the North Carolina Fisheries Association, Gloucester, North Carolina; sometime Lecturer at the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching; independent researcher on marine matters in North Carolina
McConnell, Mary Carter Capital and culture in Japan. Ph.D. Independent Scholar and Philanthropist, Orange, VA
Wadkins, Marsha The mortgage you buy may be your own. Ph.D. Adjunct Professor, Department of Anthropology, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Wilkerson, James Other islands of Chinese history and religion. Ph.D. Associate Professor, Institute for Social Anthropology, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan
     
1990 Graduates    
     
  Dissertation Title Current Activities & Location
     
Gable, Eric Modern Manjaco : the ethos of power in a West African society. Ph.D. Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA
Gonçalves, Reginaldo Jose Rediscoveries of Brazil : nationalism and historic preservation as narratives. Ph.D. Professor, Graduate Program in Sociology and Anthropology; Researcher, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro; CNPq Researcher, National Council for Scientific Research, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Samanta, Suchitra Cognition and experience : the goddess Kali in the lives of her Bengali devotees. Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA
     
1989 Graduates    
     
     
  Dissertation Title Current Activities & Location
     
Nourse, Jennifer We are the womb of the world : birth spirits and the Laujé of Central Sulawesi. Ph.D. Associate Professor of Anthropology and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Richmond, Richmond, VA
     
1988 Graduates    
     
  Dissertation Title Current Activities & Location
     
Dalton, Douglas Inside and outside RAWA culture : a study of social symbolic process in Papua New Guinea. Ph.D. Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Longwood University, Farmville, VA
Douglass, Carrie The bulls and Spain. Ph.D. Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Anthropology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
George, Marianne A Wosak Maraluon! : the Barok pidik of hidden power, and the ritual imaging of intent and meaning. Ph.D. Executive Director, Pacific Traditions Society, Kapa'au, HI
Little, W. Kenneth Inventing circus clowns : the irony of parody and pastiche in the modern European circus. Ph.D. Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, York University, Toronto, Canada
Stallings, Jim Home Movies: The Politics of Idealization & The Paradoxicality of Oscillating Institutions. Ph.D. Fiction Writer and Freelance Editor, San Antonio, TX
Taylor, Christopher C. Milk, honey and money : changing concepts of pathology in Rwandan popular medicine. Ph.D. Professor Emeritus, Department of Anthropology, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL
     
1987 Graduates    
     
  Dissertation Title Current Activities & Location
     
Suthers, Ellen Perception, knowledge, and divination in Djimini society, Ivory Coast. Ph.D. Senior Research Associate, Foundation for Environmental Security and Sustainability, Falls Church, VA
Zeghlache, Hamza The Medina as an expression of social values. Ph.D. Professor, Department of Architecture, University of Sétif, Sétif, Algeria
     
1986 Graduates    
     
  Dissertation Title Current Activities & Location
     
Arafa, Mohamed Communication structure and social structure in an Egyptian village. Ph.D. District Communications Officer, Department of Transportation, State of Georgia, Atlanta; President, Global Media Consultants, Atlanta, GA
Camino, Linda Ethnomedical illnesses and non-orthodox healing practices in a Black neighborhood in the American South : how they work and what they mean. Ph.D. Senior Scientist, School of Human Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
Catlin, Mark Regional research designs in the study of prehistoric culture change: an analysis of Late Archaic adaptations in the Middle Atlantic Piedmont No Record
Givechian, Fatemeh Work in retirement : an inquiry into the persistence of an American collective representation. Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
Piot, Charles Production, exchange and symbolic forms among the Kabre. Ph.D. Professor, Department of Cultural Anthropology, Duke University, Durham, NC
     
1985 Graduates    
     
     
  Dissertation Title Current Activities & Location
     
Murphy, Christopher Feasting and fasting : the meaning of Muslim food in Delhi. Ph.D. Professor Emeritus, Department of History, Anthropology, and Philosophy, Georgia Regents University, Augusta, GA
     
1984 Graduates    
     
  Dissertation Title Current Activities & Location
     
Culbertson, Roberta A. Small successes : accommodating failures in the midst of things. Ph.D. Author, Founding Director (retired), Institute on Violence and Community, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, Charlottesville, VA
Toomey, Paul Food from the mouth of Krishna : sacred food and pilgrimage at Mount Govardhan. Ph.D. Deceased
     
1983 Graduates    
     
  Dissertation Title Current Activities & Location
     
Gottlieb, Alma Village kapok, forest kapok : notions of separation, identity and gender among the Beng of Ivory Coast. Ph.D. Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL
Swensen, Stephen Symbol and sanction : social change and the vitality of Moroccan Islam. Ph.D. Saratoga Springs, New York
     
1982 Graduates    
     
  Dissertation Title Current Activities & Location
     
Frese, Pamela Holy matrimony : a symbolic analysis of the American wedding ritual. Ph.D. Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, College of Wooster, Wooster, OH
Kania, Richard Discipline in Small Police Departments. Ph.D. Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Criminal Justice, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL
Moser, Daniel Physician-patient consultations: communications and patient outcomes Assistant Director, Leaning Environment/Internet Services, Information Technology Services, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE
1980 Graduates Dissertation Title Current Activities & Location
     
Jones, Barbara A. Consuming society : food and illness among the Faiwol.  Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ
     
1979 Graduates    
     
  Dissertation Title Current Activities & Location
     
Mabe, Anne Witchcraft, conjuring, and root work : a study in the anthropology of experience. Ph.D. Deceased; Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Mansfield University, Mansfield, PA
Poe, Karen Land and labor in the Titicaca basin: an ethnohistory of a highland Aymara community. Ph.D. No Record
Schloss, Marc The hatchet's blood: spirts and society among the Ehing of Sénégal. Ph.D. Associate Professor Emeritus, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA
Azoy, Whitney Buzkashi--so that his name shall rise. Ph.D. Author and Scholar, Middle East Institute, Washington, D.C.
     
1978 Graduates    
     
  Dissertation Title Current Activities & Location
     
Scherrer, Carole Fisherfolk of the desert: an ethnography of the Elmolo of Kenya. Ph.D. USAID South Africa Acting Director, Washington, D.C. 
Driver, Rebecca Social differentiation and cohesion in an Appalachian community. Ph.D. No Record
Howell, David A quest for community: aspects of social and cultural change in a Dutch farming neighborhood. Ph.D. Consultant and Executive Advisor, Washington, D.C.
     
1977 Graduates    
     
  Dissertation Title Current Activities & Location
     
Cleland, James Chalcolithic and Bronze Age chipped stone industries of the Indus region: an analysis of variability and change. Ph.D. Principal Archaeologist, EDAW, San Diego, CA
     
1976 Graduates    
     
  Dissertation Title Current Activities & Location
     
Mackey, Wade "Spike" Parameters of paternity: a cross-cultural analysis. Ph.D. Professor Emeritus, Department. of Criminal Justice, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL
     
1974 Graduates    
     
  Dissertation Title Current Activities & Location
     
Karp, Ivan The dialectics of change among the Southern Ites. Ph.D. Deceased; National Endowment of the Humanities Professor and Co-Director, Center for the Study of Public Policy, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
     
     
1973 Graduates    
     
  Dissertation Title Current Activities & Location
     
Fleming, Randolph Rural-ruban migration of blacks: changing social organization in Memphis. Ph.D. No Record
     
1971 Graduates    
     
  Dissertation Title Current Activities & Location
     
Barnes, Annie The black family in Golden Towers. Ph.D. Professor Emerita, Department of Sociology, Norfolk State University, Norfolk, VA
     
1970 Graduates    
     
  Dissertation Title Current Activities & Location
     
Arens, Bill Mto wa Mbu: a study of a multi-tribal community in rural Tanzania. Ph.D. Professor, Department of Anthropology; Dean of International Academic Programs, Stony Brook University, SUNY, Stony Brook, NY
Oostingh, Roelof van Zeeveld The pegawai negeri of Bandung: structure and process in Indonesia. Ph.D. Associate Professor Emeritus, Department of Anthropology, Sweet Briar College; Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Connecticut College; Charlottesville, VA
     
1969 Graduates    
     
  Dissertation Title Current Activities & Location
     
Seaman, Catherine Kinship and land tenure in Piedmont County : a diachronic study of heterogeneous community in the South. Ph.D. Professor Emerita, Department of Anthropology, Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, VA