1. University of Virginia
  2. Arts & Sciences

Graduate Students

Cory-Alice Andre-Johnson

Pre-Fieldwork
Subdiscipline/s: Socio-cultural

Specializations:

Madagascar, Shamanism, Spirit Possession, Identity, Ontology and Phenomenology, and Philosophical Anthropology

Julia Barnes

Pre-Fieldwork

Irtefa Binte-Farid

Conducting Field Research
Subdiscipline/s: Socio-cultural

Specializations:

Gender, Kinship, Labor Migration, Nationalism, Middle East, South Asia

Lee Bloch

Conducting Field Research
Subdiscipline/s: Archaeology, Socio-cultural

Specializations:

Collaborative and Indigenous archaeologies, ethnographic archaeology and archaeological ethnography postcolonialism, gender and sexuality, human and non-human relationships, death and dying, Southeastern Native American peoples, Mississippian archaeology

Jessica Boynton

Pre-Fieldwork
Subdiscipline/s: Linguistics

Specializations:

Endangered Languages, Ethnography of Language Documentation, Orthography Development

Erika Brant

Fieldwork Completed
Subdiscipline/s: Archaeology

Specializations:

Complex societies, ideological change, landscape archaeology, post-collapse regenerative processes, craft production; The Andes.

Alison Broach

Fieldwork Completed

Jeffrey Burnett

Pre-Fieldwork
Subdiscipline/s: Archaeology

Specializations:

Archaeology of the African Diaspora and culture contact in the 16th to 20th centuries.

Archaeological investigation of space and the material culture of every day life. Including resistance, memory, and negotiations of identity within the framework of change and continuity over time.

Tracie Canada

Pre-Fieldwork
Subdiscipline/s: Socio-cultural

Specializations:

Identity, racial and gender politics, underrepresented minorities in higher education, college sports; North America                     

Jacqueline Cieslak

Fieldwork Completed
Subdiscipline/s: Socio-cultural

Specializations:

socio-cultural anthropology, India, caste, cleanliness, development, political economy, waste

Sherri Lynn Colby-Bottel

Resident Ph.D. Alum
Subdiscipline/s: Socio-cultural

Specializations:

Cultural traditions in urban spaces, contemporary music practices, heritage tourism, authenticity and sincerity, race and nationalism, urban and civic identities; North America, US Gulf South, New Orleans.

Lucas de Carvalho

Fieldwork Completed
Subdiscipline/s: Socio-cultural

Specializations:

Amerindian and state relations, international borders, shamanism, mythodology and obviation, production of knowledge, human and non-human interaction, social relatedness, assemblage of appropriate human beings, personhood and conviviality; Lowland Amazonia.

Dannah Dennis

Fieldwork Completed
Subdiscipline/s: Socio-cultural

Specializations:

Nepal, Brahmans, hierachy, religion, secularism, education, nationalism

Brandon Dillard

Pre-Fieldwork

Bremen Donovan

Pre-Fieldwork
Subdiscipline/s: Socio-cultural

Specializations:

Violence, Displacement, Race, Policing, Law, Spatialization, Ethics, Film, Public Ethnography, West Africa, France, United States

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