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Justin Garnett
Ph.D. Student, Graduate Teaching Assistant, ANTH 100 Spring 2022 Zoom Office Hours: Mon. & Wed. from 12pm - 1:00pm, or by appointment., For Zoom web link, see your Blackboard.

Paleoindian Archaeology of the High Plains, Projectile Weapon Technology, Osseous Tool Industries, Development of Agriculture

Michael Guarino
Doctoral Candidate

Archaeological implications of adapting to rapid climatic shifts. I will be conducting an ethnoarchaeological investigation of how the Deg Hit'an people of west-central Alaska are adapting to modern climate change, and the archaeological implications of such adaptations.

Ph.D. Student, Graduate Research Assistant for Dr. Rolfe Mandel.

Geoarchaeology, GIS, Quaternary Landscape Evolution, CRM, and Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction.

Bethany Potter
Doctoral Candidate, Chacellor's Doctoral Fellow, GTA for ANTH 150/309 - Spring 2022 Zoom Office Hours: Wed. & Thurs. 10:30am - 12pm and by appointment., For Zoom web link, see your Blackboard.

Lithics, the Paleoindian

Sarah Alden
Doctoral Candidate

Anthropological genetics, population genetics, genetic epidemiology

Doctoral Candidate, Graduate Research Assistant with Prof. Raff

Anthropological genetics, ancient DNA, epigenetics, population genetics, archaic introgression, human adaptation, human migration, human physiology, bioethics, biological aging, stem cell biology, epidemiology, Siberia, Beringia, and the Americas.

NSF Graduate Research Fellow, GTA for ANTH 150/309 - Spring 2022 Virtual Zoom Office Hours: Tues. & Thurs. 9am - 10:30am and by appointment., For the Zoom web link, see your course syllabus.
Jessica Dow
M.A. Student
Graduate Teaching Assistant, ANTH 401
Doctoral Candidate, Graduate Research Assistant for Dr. O'Rourke

Evolutionary genetics, population genetics, ancient DNA analysis, environmental DNA.

McKenna Lohr
Ph.D. Student, Chancellor's Doctoral Fellow, University Graduate Fellow, ANTH 100 ONLINE Spring 2022 Virtual Zoom Office Hours: , By appt. For the zoom web link, go to your Blackboard.

Anthropological Genetics, Ancient DNA, Bioarchaeology, Osteology

Lydia Sykora
M.A. Student, Graduate Research Assistant for Dr. Raff

Ancient DNA, Anthropological Genetics, Molecular Genetics, Genomics and Sequencing, Infectious Diseases, Human Migration, Peopling of the Americas, Osteology, and Forensic Anthropology. 

Sarah Unkel

Anthropological genetics and genomics, ancient and modern DNA, peopling of the Americas and the Arctic, human migration, population genetics, adaptation, and variation, bioethics.

Doctoral Candidate, Graduate Teaching Assistant with EALC

Economic anthropology of Xinjiang, China. Influence of industrialization on subsistence societies. Changes in the mode of production and social organization, transformation of cultures and values. Financialization and consumerism, construction of identities through consumption.​

Daniel Bagheri Sarvestani
Ph.D. Student, ANTH 160/360 Spring 2022 Vitual Zoom Office Hours: By appointment., See your course syllabus for the Zoom web link.

Indigenous peoples' rights, migration, Latin America

Joel Curtis Evans
Ph.D. Student, ANTH 160/360 Virtual Zoom Office Hours Spring 2022: Mon. & Wed. 12:30pm - 1:30pm and by appointment., For the Zoom web link and passcode, see your course syllabus.

The relationship between the military and the discipline of anthropology by comparing each group’s conceptualization of ethics to reveal overlap and identify areas for potential cooperation, peacemaking and how ideas like religion and history influence peace processes.

Wen-Yao Lee
Doctoral Candidate

Historical anthropology; the mutuality between organization of sociality and construction of space; kinship, ethnicity and rituals on the landscape in the Sino-Tibetan borderlands; changes in human-environment relations under the development policy for ethnic minorities in Southwest China; cultural transformation and continuity of the Pumi speaking people (Pumizu/Premi/Prmi) in Yunnan and Sichuan, China.

Silvia Sanchez Diaz
Doctoral Candidate, Graduate Teaching Assistant, ANTH 160/162/360 Spring 2022 In-person Office Hours: Mon. 9am - 10am and Wed. 9am - 11am or by appointment.

Indigeneity, women, economic change, development, museums, digital humanities, and Mesoamerica.

Deborah Williams
Doctoral Candidate

Applied Ethics (Environmental Ethics, Medical Ethics), Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Indigenous Ways of Knowing;  Interdisciplinary intersections between law, science, ethics and anthropology.

Doctoral Candidate

Persian Language ideology and language identification of Iranian people; Role of idioms and proverbs on a nation’s identification: How Iranians express their identities, personalities and behaviors through using idioms and proverbs.


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