Anthropology Graduate Students
India; research interests include social stratification, identity formation, and social movements. The relation between language and power with its various social dimensions are also of a great interest.
USA; Historical Archaeology, whaling industry and arctic.
Mesoamerican archaeology and language
Cormier McSwiggin, Chelsea
African diasporic religions and antiretroviral therapy; health practitioner-client relationships; gender, ethnicity, sexuality; ideas of healthy bodies, dis-ease, and subjectivity; Haiti and Haitian immigration to/communities in the U.S.
de Carteret, Alyce
Mesoamerican archaeology; the Maya; the body (in conception and practice); ethnicity and identity; pre-Columbian iconography and epigraphy; ethnography
Contemporary Native American culture; Taiwanese indigenous groups; international indigenous rights movements; individual and community identity formation; indigenous media and representation; tradition; indigeneity; networks; kinship and material culture studies.
Latin America, Brazil, and the Amazon; race and racism, especially among women; race, gender and ethnicity in traditional quilombola communities; cultural politics; the dynamics of race, ethnicity and poverty in land rights legislation in Brazil.
Doyle, James A.
Pre-Columbian Civilizations: Mesoamerican Archaeology; Preclassic Maya culture (ca. 1000 B.C.E – 250 C.E.); emerging politics; monumental architecture and art; urbanism; landscape; settlement patterns; ritual practice; performance; human/environmental interaction; Geographic Information Systems (GIS); writing systems; epigraphy; paleography
Political anthropology including anthropological approaches to governance, democracy, crime, conflict and its resolution, the politics of nature, and political subjectivity; the anthropology of aid and non-profit organizations; urban anthropology. Latin America, especially Bolivia.
Fehrer, Kendra C.
Areas of Interest: Latin America, especially Argentina and Venezuela; development, political anthropology; urban anthropology; ethnography of the state.
War, sovereignty, globalisation, imperialism, cultural politics, political theory, Arab Spring, Middle East
United States; education, migration, and citizenship; new digital media and popular culture; adolescents
Hansen, Magnus Pharao
Mesoamerica and anthropological linguistics. The Nahuatl and Otomi languages of central Mexico. The social use of language. Language and worldview, spatial cognition and social indexicality and classification. Ethnosyntax: the relation between grammar and culture. Endangered language documentation. Ethnohistory and colonial grammars of indigenous languages.
Horton, Brian A.
Intersections of globalization, mass media culture, and state politics in the negotiation of queer sexual identities in the Global South: Northern India.
Pentecostalism; Anthropology of Christianity, Africa; History of social theory; Political theology; Continental philosophy; Political economy; Millenarianism; Exchange; Contemporary religion; Secularism
Reproduction, fertility and infertility, globalization of assisted reproductive technologies, gender and masculinities, HIV/AIDS, science and technology studies, anthropological demography, Nigeria.
Anthropology of Finance, Development, Gender, Labor, South Asia (India)
Latin America, Ecuador. Higher education and institutional change, anthropology of the state and public policy, pluri-nationality, citizenship, politics of knowledge, ethnographic practice and writing.
Russia and the former Soviet Union, anthropology and population studies, kinship and family formation, the lifecourse, demographic and kin policies, political anthropology, the anthropology of the gift, the history of demography and demographic policies in Russia and the Former Soviet Union, Israel and Jewish Diaspora
MacLeod, Josh P.
Latin America, especially Guatemala; Human Rights, with a focus on Indigenous Rights; Natural Resources and Social Movements; International jurisprudence and how national and local actors are working to enforce these international conventions.
Latin America, especially Mexico; medical anthropology; global health; public health; extra-medical technologies; discourses and practices of self-care; urban anthropology; institutions; social class.
African Pentecostalism in Europe; Multiculturalism and migrant integration in Europe; Health, healing and care; Anthropology of Christianity
Performance studies; medical anthropology; anthropology of disability; anthropology of work; affective labor; neoliberal critique
Social standing and shifting demographic landscapes, the globalization of medicine, IVF, Science &Technology, competing technologies of development, politics of fertility, anthropology of reproduction, medical anthropology, gender/sexuality, African Studies, and East Asian Studies.
Americas, especially Mexico and southern United States. "Guestworkers” and farmworkers. Transnational labor, migration, and kinship.
Historical archaeology in North America, particularly New Netherland; domestic sites, historic ceramics, culture change and continuity in colonies and homeland.
Mesoamerican Archaeology; the ancient Maya; Terminal Classic (ca. A.D. 800-1050) transitions and transformations; royal courts and sociopolitical organization; household archaeology; osteoarchaeology; New World zooarchaeology; taphonomy; depositional/object histories; ritual practice; cultural conceptions, uses, and reuses of refuse
Turkey, anthropology of sports, football (soccer) fandom, fairness and masculinity in soccer, urban anthropology. Also: nation-state formation and nationalism, migration.
North America, particularly New England; Historical Archaeology, ethnohistory, contact-period colonialism, trade, warfare and compromise.
Rafiq, Mohamed Yunus
Public health, mediation and mediatization, religion, contemporary Islamic cultural and religious movements, post-socialist African states. Area: Tanzania, East Africa
Chinese migration, transnationalism and "presence" in Africa, Social and political semiotics, economic and political subjectivities, "south-south" development, life history, geopolitical imaginations, China studies, African studies, Uganda, Taiwan studies
Latin America; artistic expression and poetry in Chile.
Latin America and Brazil; political anthropology; urban anthropology; security and policing; citizenship; activism
Peru and Latin America; governance and transnational law; urban studies; anthropology of population e.g. kinship, life-course, migration, and the politics of numbers; subjectivity and the production of social difference.
Honor killings; Gender and sexuality in India; Bollywood and queer sexualities
Migration, human trafficking, statecraft, globalization, Nigeria
Europe, specifically Italy, ageing, anthropological demography; transnationalism and identity, migration, gender and family, eldercare.
South Asia (India); Development, gender, political economy of beauty, beauty as nationalism, identity, mass media and popular culture.