Graduate Program in Anthropology


 

Archaeology

Program

Research Interest

Contact Information

Nicholas S.
Arnhold
(CV)

M.A.

Interests include Great Plains Archaeology, Lithic Analysis, Changing Landscapes, and GIS.

Brendon Asher
(CV)

Ph.D.

Great Plains Archaeology, Chipped Stone Technology, Zooarchaeology.

brendon5@ku.edu

Kale Bruner

Ph.D.

 

 

Michael Davis
(CV)

M.A.

Pre-Columbian Central America.

mhughdavis@gmail.com

Allison K. Douglas
(CV)

M.A.

Paleoindian archaeology, lithic analysis, Great Plains, and archaeology of hunter-gatherers.

Anne Egitto

Ph.D.

Costa Rican archaeology, GIS, landscape archaeology, settlement pattern analysis, CRM, urban planning.

aegitto@ku.edu

Kristina S. Eronat
(CV)
M.A.

Latin American archaeology, North American Plains archaeology, Bioarchaeology, dental anthropology, dietary & medical anthropology, Paleopathology, Zooarchaeology, NAGPRA compliance & cultural affiliation, isotopic analysis, VPSEM analysis.

kristinaeronat@gmail.com

Kevin R. Fenyak
(CV)

M.A.
Geoarchaeology, Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction, Landscape Archaeology, GIS, Quaternary Geology

Andrew Gottsfield
(CV)

Ph.D.

Geoarchaeology, GIS, Quaternary Landscape Evolution, CRM, and the archaeology of the Ozarks, Great Plains, and California.

gottsfield@yahoo.com

Timothy B. Griffith
Ph.D.
Archaeology of the Near and Middle East, Zooarchaeology, Geoarchaeology, animal production and distribution within Near Eastern Urban Complex Societies, Human Adaptative strategies in the Semiarid Highlands of Jordan, Archaeology of the Bronze Age, Iron Age, Persian, Hellenistic, Roman/Byzantine, Islamic Periods. Regionally: Israel/Palestine, Transjordan, and Syria, Egypt.

Michael Guarino
(CV)
M.A.
Peopling of the Americas, Great Plains archaeology, lithic analysis,paleoindian weaponry systems, and paleoindian responses to climate change

Alison M. Hadley
(CV)

Ph.D.

Organization of lithic technology including tools, beads, and pipes, Craft specialization, Prehistoric mineral exploitation, Great Plains and Eastern Woodlands.

almo80@ku.edu

Destry A. Jackson
M.A.
Research interest - Archaeology on the Great Plains. Currently working on research over Modern Land Use and the Archaeological Landscape of the High Plains.

destrypedia@gmail.com

Greg Kauffman

Ph.D.

Great Plains archaeology, Plains Woodland archaeology, hunter-gatherers, mobility and settlement patterns, Bioarchaeology, Stable Isotope Analysis.

Steven Keehner
(CV)
M.A.

Plains & Eastern Woodland Archaeology, Formative & Classical Period Mesoamerican Archaeology, Lithic Analysis, Ceramic Analysis, Mortuary Practices, Osteological Analysis, Environmental Archaeology, Rock Art, CRM, GIS.

Laura Murphy

Ph.D.

Geoarchaeology, Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction, Stable Carbon Isotopes, Phytolith Analysis, Quaternary Geology, Geophysics, Great Plains Archaeology.

murphy.geoarch@gmail.com

Jessica L. Raab
(CV)

M.A.
Bioarchaeology: Skeletal Trauma & Disease, Hunter-Gatherer Warfare, Behavioral Ecology, Stable Isotope Analysis, California Archaeology, Baja California Archaeology.

Shannon R. Ryan

Ph.D.

Boatstones and bannerstones of the Great Plains, children in archaeology and spatial relations within and among archaeological sites.

sryan1@ku.edu

Anna F. Wieser
(CV)
Ph.D.
Geoarchaeology, Quaternary Landscape Evolution, Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction, Landscape Archaeology and Predictive Modeling, Remote Sensing and GIS; Near Eastern and South Asian Archaeology (Focus: Afghanistan), Southeastern US Archaeology


Emily G. Williams


Ph.D.


Great Plains archaeology, private and museum collections, land use, lithic procurement, and mobility.


egw716@ku.edu

 

Biological

Program

Research Interest

Contact Information

Kristine Beaty
(CV)

Ph.D.

Disease and adaptation, genetic epidemiology,
health and nutrition, anthropological genetics.

kgbeaty@ku.edu

Amber Ables
(CV)
M.A.

Assessing rates of telomeric attrition and how it correlates to biological aging.

Sarah Alden
M.A.



 
Jacob Boyd


M.A.

Disease and Adaptation, Genetic Epidemiology, Health and Nutrition, Anthropological Genetics, Nutritional Genetics, Population Dynamics, Europe, Latin America and Newfoundland populations.

Steven M. Corbett
(CV)
Ph.D.
Epidemiologic Transition; Native American health; Ethnobotany.


Randy David
(CV)
Ph.D.

Genetic Epidemiology, Anthropological Genetics, Paleopathology, Infectious Disease, Epigenetics, Darwinian Medicine, and Evolution of Sex.

Diane Eddie
M.A.

Disease pathology, osteology, and human adaptation.

Delisa Phillips- Harrington

Ph.D.

Anthropological Genetics; mRNA in disease processes; epigenetics.

roswellfactor@yahoo.com

Lee Patrick Hayes
Ph.D.


 
Grace Lee
M.A.



 
Gerhard Shipley
(CV)
M.A.

Genetic diversity in the Fijian archipelago.

 

Saurabh Srinivasan

Ph.D.


Jennifer Vang
M.A.

Hmong Population, Anthropological Genetics, Global Patterns of Genetic and Cultural Variation, Proto-languages, Inter/Intra-Generational Conflict, Genetic Epidemiology.

jswhitevang@aol.com

 

Cultural

Program

Research Interest

Contact Information

Elene Cloete
Ph.D.

Social and cultural dynamics of rural Southern Africa (this includes a focus on livelihood strategies, social networks, development agencies, rural-urban migration patterns and the informal economies);and the role of the performing arts in structuring social identity. 



Rebecca Crosthwait
(CV)

Ph.D.

My research attempts to gain a better understanding of both the impetuses and broad impacts of global labor migration and the local-level meanings of global changes. I am specifically interested in how Mexican oil workers live in the crux of highly contested and uncertainty-inducing realities, including working in the volatile energy industry, navigating migration and labor markets. The ties between energy, environmental and climate change, and the increasingly global labor market are related in complex and obscure ways, and my research attempts to locate questions and answers to these issues as experienced by workers and their families. 

Website: http://rcrosw8.com/

rcrosw8@ku.edu


rcrosw8@gmail.com


Anne Kraemer Diaz
(CV)

Ph.D.

Access to health care and services; mother and child health; research ethics; applied and medical anthropology; health disparities; civil society; collaborative and community based participatory research methods; rural community development; Latin America; Guatemala, specifically the central highlands and southwestern piedmont; the impact of development and NGOs in Guatemala; indigenous peoples; Kaqchikel and K’ichee’ Maya.

anne.e.kraemer@gmail.com

Marwa H. Ghazali
Ph.D.
African medical anthropology; The study of health and poverty among squatter populations of Cairo, Egypt's "City of the Dead"; Rural-Urban migration, inequality, and perceptions of illness/wellness; Structural violence, agency, and everyday resistance; Migration and Identity; Refugee Studies; Somali Bantu refugee experience; trauma, memory, and embodiment; Lived suffering, peacetime crimes, and everyday violence; Slavery, narrative, and contemporary identity; Peace and Conflict Studies; Post-colonial studies--North Africa; Women and Islam; Contemporary Islam; Construction and deconstruction of HIV/AIDS Stigma in MENA region.

Benjamin J. Gray 

Ph.D.

Contemporary US and Applied Methods.

bjgray@ku.edu

James Herynk

Ph.D.

The biological and cultural experience of anemia among Poqomchi’ Maya of Guatemala; the liminal experience of disease and illness accommodation, structural violence, and social suffering examined through semiotics, symbolic communication; atypical child development and speech-language-hearing pathology.

herynk@ku.edu

Joshua Homan

Ph.D.

Commodification of indigenous knowledge, health and healing systems, ethnobotany, memetics, political economy, globalization. Latin America (Peru).

Website: http://memeticshift.com/

josh.homan@gmail.com

Charles Hubbard
(CV)

M.A.

Traditional sociopolitical systems in diasporic communities, and circular migration, Micronesia.

Ryan Jensen

Ph.D.

Changing Protestant identity formation and nationalism in Northern Ireland resulting from the devolution of the United Kingdom.

Chhaya Kolavali
M.A.


 

Jeremy W.
Meerkreebs
(CV)

M.A.

The languages of Eastern Europe and Central Asia, politeness and sociopragmatics, language and politics, language and gender, language contact, computer mediated communication.


jmeerkreebs@ku.edu

       
Lauren R. Moore
(CV)

Ph.D.

My work centers on food and how participation in food-based movements shapes participants' lives. My previous research examined the rise of gluten-free dieting in Lawrence, Kansas, and my current project focuses on urban-to-rural migration, alternative agriculture, and beginning women farmers in south central Appalachia.

Website: laurenreneemoore.weebly.com

laurenrmoore@ku.edu

Elizabeth R. Nech
M.A.
Medical and applied anthropology, constructions of health and healing,  health care access/interaction among Latino Immigrants in the US, social inequality and its effects on health and health care access, US health care and immigration policy.

Abdifatah D. Shafat
(CV)
Ph.D.

Ethnic and sectarian violence, colonialism and post-colonialism, migration, ethnicity and identity; refugee studies, anthropology of Islam, particularly religious movements in the Horn of Africa.

abdifatahshafat@gmail.com

a898s339@ku.edu

Jessie M. Sirico

M.A.



 

Jordan Tucker

M.A.

 

Jordan.T.Tucker@gmail.com

Meghan Farley
Webb
(CV)

Ph.D.

Transnational migration of Kaqchikel and K’iche’ Maya, Indigenous migration and coyotaje, the articulations of indigeneity in development contexts, indigenous rights movements of Latin America, Guatemala, and Mexico

Website: meghanfarleywebb.weebly.com

mfwebb@ku.edu

Heather L. Wehr
(CV)
M.A.

Feminist anthropology, Guatemala, rural community development, sexual and reproductive health, adolescence, trauma and resiliency

 

Linguistic

Program

Research Interest

Contact Information

Gulina Aizezi
(CV)
Ph.D.
Currently conducting research on "light verbs" (what we call yardemchi pe 'il "helping verbs"). My primary focus is Uyghur verbs and gramatical topology, but I am also intrested in culture.

I plan to use the corpus of premodern and modern Uyghur to research these questions fo my PhD dissertation. Creating an electronic corpus will allow tracking the development of these helping verbs of 150 years. We will be able to count them and study their discourse context.
Giulia Cabras
M.A.
   

David Kaufman
(CV)

Ph.D.

Languages of US Southeast (Biloxi, Natchez, Atakapa, Chitimacha, Tunica, Choctaw/Chickasaw), Mayan (Kaqchikel, Q'anjob'al, Chorti), Rumsen (Ohlonean/Penutian), and Uyghur (Turkic).  Woodland, Mississippian, and Mesoamerican archaeology.  Endangered language documentation and revitalization.  Dissertation topic: The Lower Mississippi Valley As A Language Area (ca. 500-1700 CE). 

Website: http://anthro-ling.blogspot.com

dvkanth2010@gmail.com

Melanie McKay-Cody
M.A.

Plains Indian Sign Language, North American Indian Sign Language, Deaf Native/Native Deaf Studies, Discourse, Code-Switching, Morphology, Phonology, Rock-Arts, Deaf people in rural areas, Multicultural Deaf Education, Linguistic of American Sign Language, Language Documentation and Revitalization , Ethnography, American Sign Language and English Interpreting Educator/Mentor.

Sadraee, Fatemeh
(CV)
Ph.D.
Persian Language ideology and language identification of Iranian people; rRole of idioms and proverbs on a nation’s identification: How Iranians express their identities, personalities and behaviors through using idioms and proverbs.

Language ideology and language identification through social media including Twitter and FB; role of culture on translation process and translation product between the source and target languages.

Xiangcheng Wen
Ph.D.
 

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