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Department of Anthropology College of Arts and Sciences
One Discipline, Four Fields

M.A. Theses and Ph.D. Dissertations: 2010-present


M.A. Sarah Brooke Cluff
Participatory Development in the Gambia: The Struggle for Local Control and Ownership of the Development Process (Clark)
M.A. Anna Lise Sullivan
Mound F Historic Cemetery: Angel Mounds State Historic Site, Vanderburgh County, Indiana (Peebles)
M.A. Laura Linderman
The Gendered Feast: Experiencing a Georgian Supra (Phillips)
M.A. Abigail Rich
Capturing the Fleeting Moment: Preserving the Paul Taylor Dance Company's Repertoire Through Student Reconstructions (Royce)
Ph.D. Ryan Thomas Adams
Elite Landowners in Santarem: Ranchers, Gauchos and the Arrival of Soybeans in the Amazon (Wilk)
Ph.D. Lauren Miller Griffith
Capoeira Pilgrims: Negotiating Legitimacy in a Foreign Field (Royce)
Ph.D. Pearl Chan
Chinese-Canadian Community Organizing and the Pursuit of Multiculturalism, Unity, and Diversity (Royce)
Ph.D. William Eastwood
Georgian Baptists: Church Reform, Orthodox Christianity, and National Belonging (Stoeltje)
Ph.D. Pauline Siegel
The Practice of Citizenship: Public Participation and the Controversy Over New Interstate Highway 69 (Stoeltje)
Ph.D. Abby L. Drwecki
Dangerous Women: Self-Defense, Gender and Individuation in Post-Socialist Poland (Phillips)
Ph.D. Melanie Everett
The Paleoecology of the Pleistocene Upper Busidima Formation, Gona, Afar Depression, Ethiopia (Schick)
Ph.D. Kathryn V. Boswell
Migration, War, and Repatriation from Cote D'Ivoire to Burkina Faso, West Africa (Clark)


Ph.D. Staffan Peterson
Townscape Archaeology at Angel Mounds, Indiana: Mississippian Spatiality and Community (Pyburn and Cook)
Ph.D. Sean P. Dougherty
Broken Bones, Broken Lives: Injury-Related Morbidity and Mortality in a Turn of the Century Pauper Cemetery (Cook)
Ph.D. Persephone Hintlian
Paradise Ph(F)antasies: A Phenomenological Exploration of Touristic Heterotopia on Roatan, Honduras (Girshick)
Ph.D. Ellen Salter-Pedersen
Rinconada Alta: Biological Anthropology of the Inca Imperialism in the Rimac Valley, Peru (Cook)
Ph.D. Polly Husmann
Osteoporosis Prevalence during the Transition to Agriculture: the Schild and Pete Klunk Mound Groups (Cook)
Ph.D. Noemic Waldhubel Noemie
Learning Culture in An Urban Tribe: An Indian School in Milwaukee (DeMallie)
Ph.D. Jessica Chelekis
Direct Sales in the Amazon: Gender, Work, and Consumption in Ponta de Pedras, Para, Brazil (Wilk)
Ph.D. Emma Bate
Analysis of Artifacts from the Long Bay Site, San Salvador Island, The Bahamas (Conrad)
Ph.D. Charla Marshall
An Ancient DNA Perspective on Angel Mounds (12-VG-1): A Mississippian Archaeological Site (Kaestle)
Ph.D. Zarko Tankosic
Southern Euboea-Northern Cyclades: An Integrated Analysis of Final Neolithic and Early Bronze Age Interactions (Conrad)
M.A. Catherine Bishop
African Occasional Testiles (Kahn, Akou, Buggenhagen)
Ph.D. Wendell Schwab
Islam in Print: The Diversity of Islamic Literature and Interpretation in Post-Soviet Kazakhstan (Shahrani)


Ph.D. Kelly Hogue
"We Are All Related": Kinship, Identity, and Pilgrimage in the Kateri Movement (Royce & Sterling)
Ph.D. Caroline Subino Sullivan
Dancing Connections: The Practice of Guinean Dance and drum in Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico (Royce)
Ph.D. August Costa
A Pleistocene Passage to India: The Paleoanthropology of Early Human Settlement in Costal Western India (Sept)
Ph.D. Evelyn Dean-Olmsted
Speaking Shami: Syrian Jewish Mexican Language Practices as Strategies of Integration and Legitimation (Suslak)
Ph.D. Lydia N. Garver
The German American Consumer: Ethnicity, Opportunity, and Community in Colonial America (Pyburn)
Ph.D. Maria Roditis
An Anthropological Exploration of Childhood Obesity in Greece (Jamison)
Ph.D. Rodrigo Penne Firme Pedrosa
Nature Conservation, Ethnic Identity, and Poverty: The Case of a Quilombola Community in SÃo Paulo, Brazil (Brondizio)
Ph.D. Alicia Beth Ebbitt McGill
AAL A WI DA WAN?: Cultural Education, Heritage, and Citizenship in the Belizean State (Pyburn)
Ph.D. Laurah B Turner
Diet, Physical Activity and Breast Cancer Risk:  An Integrative Science Cross-Populational Approach (Muehlenbein)
Ph.D. Suncem Kocer
Media, Performance, and Transpolitics:  Kurdish Culture Production in Turkey (Stoeltje & Goodman)
M.A. Faisal Kh Alkhuzaim
Investigating Changes in Maternal Body Mass Index Distribution in Egypt: Anthropological Perspectives (Wiley)
Ph.D. Lisa L. Becker
The Impact of Monthly Estradiol and Testosterone Fluctuations on Mood, Self-Esteem, and Competition in Women (Muehlenbein)
Ph.D. Heidi Bludau
Searching for Respect: Czech Nurses in the Global Economy (Phillips & Royce)
Ph.D. Arwen Kimmell
Consuming Sustainable Coffee & Chocolate in the Pacific Northwest (Stoeltje & Tucker)


Ph.D. Gillian Richards-Greaves
African Guyanese Kweh-Kweh Ritual Performance: Triculturalism, Rediasporization, and the Negotiation of Identities in Guyana and New York (Reed & Royce)
Ph.D. Anthony Krus
A Chronology for Warfare in the Mississippian Period (Ad 1000-1500) (DeMallie)
Ph.D. Audrey Ricke
The Aesthetics of German-Brazilian Identity: Nation, Ethnicity, and Sensory Connection in Daily Life and Festivals (Sterling & Royce)
Ph.D. Edward W. Herrmann
Geoarchaeology of Paleoindian and Early Archaic Site Distributions in the White River Valley, Indiana (Sievert)
Ph.D. Katherine L. Burnett
“The Most Thrilling Event in the Night was the Arrival at the State Station”: The Nostrum Springs Stage Station, Thermopolis, Wyoming, in Archaeological and Social Context (Scheiber)
Ph.D. Erika Kuever
“In Today’s China, You Don’t Starve, You’re Poisoned”: Consumer Welfare and Citizenship in Urban China (Wilk)
Ph.D. Andrew R. Thompson
An Analysis of Biological Variation During the Late Woodland-Mississippian Period in the Midwest using the Dentition (Cook)
Ph.D. Katherine Wiley
BEING ḤARĀṬĪN: Gendered Social Status in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania (Buggenhagen)
Ph.D. Larissa Collier
On the Edge of the Empire: Trauma and Violence in Roman Iron Age Denmark (Cook)
Ph.D. Sarah Marion
Shooting the Stars: Fame, Value, and the Production of Celebrity Photographs in Hollywood (Wilk)
Ph.D. David Samson
Orangutan (Pongo Pygmaeus) Sleep Architecture: Testing the Cognitive Function of Sleep and Sleeping Platforms in the Hominidae (Hunt)
Ph.D. Dru Evan McGill
Social Organization and Pottery Production at Angel Mounds, A Mississippian Archaeological Site (Pyburn)
Ph.D. Elise DeCamp
The Color Line as Punch Line: Negotiating Racial Discourse in Midwestern Comedy Clubs (Suslak)


Ph.D. Elizabeth Pfeiffer
Viral Stories HIV/AIDS, Stigma and Globalization in Kenya (Phillips)
Ph.D. Rebecca Riall
In the Absences; State Recognition of American Indian Nations and US Racial and Legal Consciousnesses (Stoeltje)
Ph.D. Shingo Hamada
Fishers, Scientists, and Techno- Herring: An Actor-Network Theory Analysis of Seafood and Marine Stock Enhancement in Hokkaido, Japan (Wilk)
Ph.D. Mintzi Auanda Martínez-Rivera
Getting Married in Angahuan: The Tembuchakua and the Socio-Cultural Transformation of the P’urhépecha Culture (McDowell & Suslak)
Ph.D. Okomfo Ama Boakeywa
Nana Oparebea and the Akonnedi Shrine: Cultural, Religious and Global Agents (Clark)
Ph.D. Susan Spencer
Violence in the Lower Illinois River Valley (ca AD 700-1250): An Examination of Injuries at Schild Utilizing Taphonomy, Paleopathology and Forensic Science (Cook)
Ph.D. Teresa Winstead
Policy Contestations: Making Meaning in Indigenous Education in Washington State (Levinson & Gilley)
Ph.D. Cari Lewis
A Biocultural Analysis of Ethnic Variation in Colorectal Cancer Incidence and Mortality in the United States between 1988 and 2006 (Wiley)
Ph.D. Matthew Rowe
Late Paleoindian Rockshelter Use through Changing Environmental Conditions in the Bighorn Basin, Wyoming: Integrated Perspectives from Zooarchaeology and Geoarchaeology (Scheiber)
Ph.D. Lyra Spang
A Real Belizean: Food Identity and Tourism in Belize (Wilk)
Ph.D. Joseph Stahlman
Coming to One Mind: Haudenosaunee Holism and Tuscarora Identity Maintenance in the 21st Century (Tucker)
Ph.D. Gilbert Ramos
Positional Behavior of Pan Paniscus at Lui Kotale, Democratic Republic of Congo (Hunt)
Ph.D. Woo Jeong Cho
The Homeland on the Move: Diasporic Practices of Belonging in Sakhalin Korean Repatriation (Phillips)
Ph.D. Matthew Van Hoose
Neither Here nor There: The Social Life of Tropical Music in Uruguay (McDowell & Suslak)
Ph.D. Sean Prall
Characterizing the Role of Dehydroepiandrosterone in Human Ecological Immunology (Muehlenbein)
Ph.D. Teresa Nichols
Making and Managing Mongolian Heritage (Pyburn)


Ph.D. Meghan Buchanan
Warfare and the Materialization of Daily Life at the Mississippian Common Field Site (Alt)
Ph.D. Todd L. Foster
A Nutritional and Anthropometric Assessment of Marshallese School Children (Jamison)
Ph.D. David C. Posthumus
Transmitting Sacred Knowledge: Aspects of Historical and Contemporary Oglala Lakota Belief and Ritual (DeMallie)
Ph.D. Fileve Tlaloc Palmer
Through a Coloured Lens: Post-Apartheid Identity Formation Amongst Coloureds in KZN (Girshick)
Ph.D. John Lorinskas
Between Stillness and Society: Orthodox Schismatics in the Russian Federation (Royce and Shahrani)
Ph.D. Katie Zejdlik Passalacqua (formerly Rudolph)
An Investigation of Late Woodland and Mississippian Biological Relationships Using Odontometric and Dental Non-Metric Trait Analyses (Cook)
Ph.D. Elizabeth A. Burbach
“Baseball City”: Cultivating Ballplayers in Boca Chica, Dominican Republic (Royce & Glassie)
Ph.D. Andrea Conger
Bodies of Knowledge Cultures of Embodied Knowing in American University Dance Majors (Royce)
Ph.D. Clark Sage
Makha's Adornments: A Study of Traditional Lakota Plant Knowledge (DeMallie & Tucker)
Ph.D. Catherine P. Bishop
Appropriate Technilogy in the African Oil Palm Belt: Diffusion, Culture, and Environment (Brondizio & Lave)
Ph.D. Eric Shattuck
Where Hormones, Health, and Behavior Meet: Towards a Biocultural Model of Human Sickness Behavior (Muehlenbein)
Ph.D. Georgia Grunewald Millward
The Genetic Prehistory of the Lower Illinois River Valley: An Ancient DNA Analysis of Yokem Mounds 1-5 (Kaestle)
Ph.D. Tekla M. Schmaus
Seasonality and Social Change in Prehistoric Kazakhstan (Pyburn)
Ph.D. Robert Allen Mahaney
Cognition and Planning in Paleolithic Technology: Studies in Experimental Archaeology (Toth)
Ph.D. Brad Kuunux Teerit Kroupa
The Ree-volution Movement: Contemporary Cultural Recovery Among the Arikara Indianas (Parks & Scheiber)
Ph.D. Aziz Fatnassi
Markets of Aspiration (Gilley)


Ph.D. Frederick Hanselmann
The Wreck of the Quedagh Merchant: Analysis, Interpretation, and Management of Captain Kidd's Lost Ship (Conrad)
Ph.D. Nicholas Belle
War Dance as Text: Reading the Materiality of Anti-Colonial Masculinity (DeMallie & Gilley)