Ph.D. Dissertations: 1972 - Present

2021 Arey, Whitney M. Abortion as Care: Affective and Biosocial Experiences of Abortion Access and Decision-making
2021 Berhane, Fiori S.  Eritrea, A Diaspora in Two Parts: Memory, Political Organizing and Refugee Experiences in Italy
2021 Dewan, Eve H. Frontier Lessons: An Archaeology of Living and Learning in the Grand Ronde Tribal Community
2021 Firoz, Malay  The Resilience Paradox: Ethical Quandaries of Humanitarian Aid in Jordan and Lebanon
2021 Matsumoto, Mallory E.  Sharing Script: Development And Transmission of Hieroglyphic Practice Among Classic Maya Scribes
2021 Peck, ALexandra M.  Totem Poles, a New Mode of Cultural Heritage? The Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe’s Efforts to Restore Native Presence, Preserve History, & Combat Settler Colonial Amnesia
2021  Roche Recinos, Alejandra  Regional Production and Exchange of Stone Tools in the Maya Polity of Piedras Negras, Guatemala
2020 Alcover Firpi, Omar Andrés Conflict, Defense, and Cooperation at Macabilero, Peten, Guatemala.
2020 Avera, Emily Fluid Identities: Residue, Risk, and Race in South African Blood Services.
2020 Hefny, Sara

The Most Deserving: Syrian Refugee Resettlement in Salvini’s Italy.

2020 Kearin, Madeline A Refuge of Cure or of Care: The Sensory Dimensions of Confinement at the Worcester State Hospital for the Insane.
2020 Larotonda, Alice Milkways to Motherhood: Tracing the Stakes and Motives of Breastmilk Donation in Cabo Verde.
2019 Horton, Brian  Shimmers of the Fabulous: Reinventions of Queer Life and Politics in Mumbai.
2019 Lewis, Kimberly Innovation and Exclusion: Redesigning Higher Education in Ecuador. 
2019 Wright, Andrea Tired Hands: Race, Gender, and Labor in Contemporary India. 
2018 Nelson, Jessica  Detecting Duchness: Global Identities in the 17th Century Butch Atlantic.
2017 Cormier McSwiggin, Chelsea Undetectable Living: The Making of Moral Lives Among Haitians Living with HIV.
2017 de Carteret, Alyce Building Communities: The Craft of Housebuilding among the Classic Maya.
2017 Dias, Paula Progressive Petroleum: Big Oil, Citizenship Education, and Ethno-Racial Politics in Brazil.
2017 Rafiq, Mohamed Yunus Shehes and the State: The Incorporation of Tanzanian Muslim Religious Leaders in Biopolitical Projects in Pre- and Post-Ujamaa Era.
2017 Savell, Stephanie The Right to Policing: Violence and Security Reform in the Favelas of Rio de Janeiro.
2017 Sheridan, Derek The Ambivalence of Ascendance: Chinese Migrant Entrepreneurs and the Interpersonal Ethics of Global Inequality in Tanzania.
2017 Srinivasan, Rama Courting Desire: Litigating for Love in Post-Agrarian North India.
2017 Stockland, Katharine “Doing Life Together" in the House of the Lord: Trust, Belonging, and Deservingness among African Pentecostal Christians in the UK.
2016 Buswala, Bhawani The Bazaar and the Butchers: The Social Life of an Untouchable Work in North India.
2016 Hansen, Magnus Pharao Nahuatl Nation: Language Revitalization and Indigenous Resurgence in 21st Century Mexico.
2016 Stainova, Yana G. Violence and Violins: The Social Resonance of Classical Music in Venezuela.
2015 Flores, Andrea E.   Succeeders: Latino Youth Learning to Belong.
2015 Kambic (Button), Emily Navigating Difference: The Archaeology of Identities in an American Whaling Port. 
2015 Newman, Sarah E.  Rethinking Refuse: A History of Maya Trash. 
2015 Vares, Laura A.M.  Keeping it all Together: Changing Perspectives on Marriage, Family, and Career Among Older Italian Women. 
2014 Carter, Nicholas P.  Kingship and Collapse: Inequality and Identity in the Terminal Classic Southern Maya Lowlands.
2014 Fehrer, Kendra C.  Generation Chavez: Participation and Citizenship in Post-Neoliberal Venezuela.
2014 Maldonado, Andrea Yoga's Dis/Union: Class Relations, Social Mobility, and Self-Care in Mexico City.
2014 Skrabut, Kristin J.  Extreme Lives: The Unruly Domestication of Peruvian Poverty.
2014 Vanderhurst, Stacey L. Sheltered Lives: God, Sex, and Mobility in Nigeria's Counter-Trafficking Programs. 
2013 DeLair, Christy A. Crafting Indigenous Identity in Taiwan: The Role of Handicrafts in the Negotiation of Community.
2013 Doyle, James A. The First Maya “Collapse”: The End of the Preclassic Period at El Palmar, Petén, Guatemala.
2013 Ellison, Susan Mediating Democracy in El Alto: The Politics of Conflict Resolution in Bolivia.
2013 Kar, Sohini Creditable Lives: Microfinance, Development, and Financial Risk in India.
2013 Leykin, Inna “Population Prescriptions”: State, Morality, and Population Politics in Contemporary Russia
2013 Nuhrat, Yagmur Fair Enough? Negotiating Ethics in Turkish Football.
2013 Porter, Colin A. "Monuments to a Nation Gone By”: Fortified Houses, King Philip’s War, and the Remaking of a New England Frontier, 1675-1725. 
2012 Charest, Michelle Emerald Pub to Silver Saloon: Building an Irish Saloon Community in the American Mining West.
2012 Mesick, Cassandra The Culture of Construction: Architectural Technology and Building Practices of the Classic Period Maya.
2011 Ashley, Jennifer Televising Exclusion: Democracy, Activism, and Urban Politics in Chile.
2011 Koriouchkina, Elisaveta Contigent Ethnicity in State(s) of Change: Meskhetian Turk's Journey from USSR to Post-Soviet World.
2011 Millar, Kathleen Reclaiming the Discarded: The Politics of Labor and Everyday Life on Rio's Garbage Dump.
2011 Peter, Rebecca A. Warne Development Effects: Cosmopolitanism, Governmentality and Angolan Engagements in the World.
2011 Rosenmeir, Leah Towards an Archeology of Descent: Spatial Practice and Shared Experience in M'Kmaw Communities.
2011 Solomon, Harris Life-Sized: Food and the Pathologies of Plenty in Mumbai.
2010 Hoover, Elizabeth Local Food Production and Community Illness Narratives: Responses to Environmental Contamination and Health Studies in the Mohawk Community of Akwesasne.
2010 Judd, Maya Gendering Men: Masculinities and Demographic Change in Contemporary Italy.
2010 Krebhiel-Keefe, Susi Romantic Desires & Polygynous Intentions: Islam and Gender and Divorce in Coastal Tanzania.
2010 Mazzarino, Andrea Being Independent Together: Urban Russian Businesswomen and New Forms of National Belonging
2010 Reiser, Christine Rooted in Movement: Spatial Practices and Community Persistence in Native Southwestern New England.
2010 Rhine, Kathryn AIDS, Marriage, and the Management of Ambiguity in Northern Nigeria.
2010 Wawire, Salome Negotiating Identity: Identity Dynamics in the Context of Male Circumcision and HIV/AIDS among Luo Youth in Kisumu, Kenya.
2009 Esdale, Julie E. Lithic Production Sequences and Toolkit Variability: Examples from the Middle Holecene, Northwest Alaska.
2009 Galemba, Rebecca B. Cultures of Contraband: Contesting (II) Legality at the Mexico-Guatemala Border.
2009 Mouser, Audrey E. Maintaining Middle-Classness: Urban, Middle-Class, Malay Single-Mothers of Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.
2009 Thompson, Dondrea R. Black American Women in Sweden: Making Sense of Changing Fields.
2008 Brunson, Jan Reproducing Hierarchy: Women’s Positions and Empodiment of Social Change in the Kathmandu Valley.
2008 Hall, Catharine Defining Boundaries and Breaking Barriers: Access and Adaptation of Chesapeake Bay Watermen.
2008 Rogers, Juliette The Political Lives of Dairy Cows: Modernity, Tradition, and Professional Identity in the Norman Cheese Industry.
2008 Ryzewski, Krysta Archaeology of a Colonial Industry: Domestic Ironworking and Industrial Evolution in Rhode Island, 1642-1800.
2008 Trunzo, Jennifer “Buying into It” Propaganda, Consumerism, and the American Revolution in Southeastern Connecticut.
2008 White, Paul Chuckwalla and the Belligerent Burro: Timbisha Shoshone, Miners and the Footprints of Dispossession in the Panamints.
2007 Archambault, Caroline "Education is the Song of the Day": School in Maasai Society and Economy.
2007 Chattopadhyay, Sreeparna Interrogating Violence: Uncovering Silences-Investigating Marital Violence in India.
2007 Esara, Pilapa Changing Marriage, Changing Thai Society: Contradictions of Gender, Class, and Identity in an Era of Globalization.
2007 Howell, Angela McMillan Not Just 'Down Yonder': Growing up Black in Rural Alabama.
2007 Poliandri, Simone Identity Dynamics in the Mi'Kmaw Reserves of Nova Scotia, Canada.
2007 Searles, Donna B. Medicalizing Motherhood: San Carlos Apache Women and Birth.
2007 Stein, Ninian Abstract for: Native Peoples, Subsistence, and Cultural Identity in Late Woodland and Early Contact Period Southern New England.
2007 Whitehouse, Bruce Exile Knows No Dignity: African Transnational Migrants and the Anchoring of Identity.
2006 Harper, Walter Jr. Educational and Social Worlds in Context: An Anthropological Study of an Urban Elementary School Fifth Grade Classroom.
2006 Leichtman, Mara A Tale of Two Shi'isms: Lebanese Migrants and Senegalese Converts in Dakar.
2005 Barrett, Deirdre The Ceramic Oil Lamp as an Indicator of Cultural Change Within Nabataean Society in Petra and its Environs Circa CE 106.
2005 Gale, Lacey Andrews "Home is who you make it." Place, Agency and Relationships Among Fula Refugees in Guinea.
2005 McClard, Anne Page Nested Tales: Gendered Representations of an Azorean Festival Cycle.
2005 Sullivan, Celeste M. Language Use in Lahore: The Role of Culture, Social Structure, and Economics in Shaping Communication Patterns and Language Form in a Pakistani Multilingual Community.
2004 Alexander-Chase, Sarah The Gender of Excellence: Symbols & Strategies Among Adolescents at a New England Preparatory School.
2004 Bergstresser, Sara Therapies of the Mundane: Community Mental Health Care and Everyday Life in an Italian Town.
2004 Castellanos, Erick Alarming Hoards and Ideological Masses: The Impact of Immigrants on the Definition of Community and Society in Bergamo Italy.
2004 Hartley, Jennifer Balancing Acts: Understanding Women’s Attitudes Toward Food.
2004 Larson, Mary Ann The Evolution of the Qalgi in Post-Epidemic Point Hope.
2004 Moniz, Miguel Strangers in Their Own Land: Criminal Deportee Forced Return Migrants and Transnational Identity, the Azorean Example.
2004 Reid, Sara Karz The Small Temple: A Roman Imperial Cult Building in Petra, Jordan.
2004 Zafiroglu, Alexandra From Teleland to Information Society: Swedish Society and Mobile Telephony at the Turn of the Century.
2002 Holly, Donald H. From Space to Place: An Archaeology and Historical Geography of the Recent Indian Period in Newfoundland.
2002 Hunter, Charlotte The C-Shaped Structures of Haleakaka National Park: Vernacular Architecture in the Hawaiian Islands.
2002 Patterson, Susan P. Movers and Shakers: Spirit and Power in Native Northwestern California.
2002 Ramirez, Josue Against Machismo: Young Adult Voices in Mexico City.
2002 Rodrigues, Isabel Crafting Nation and Creolization in the Islands of Cape Verde.
2002 Rosen, Rochelle K. An Anthropological Perspective on Vaginal Microbicide Research.
2001 Allen, Scott J. Zumbi Nunca Vai Morrer History, The Practice of Archaeology, and Race Politics in Brazil.
2001 Crane, Hillary Men in Spirit: The Masculinization of Taiwanese Buddhist Nuns.
2001 DiCarlo, Lisa Migration and Identity Among Black Sea Turks.
2001 Garcia, Maria E. To Be Quechua Is To Belong: Citizenship, Identity, and Intercultural Bilingual Education in Cuzco, Peru.
2001 Robinson, Brian Burial Ritual, Groups, and Boundaries on the Gulf of Maine: 8600-3800 B.P.
2001 Woodhouse-Beyer, Katharine Gender Relations and Socio-Economic Change in Russian America: An Archaeological Study of the Kodiak Archipelago, Alaska 1784-1867 A.D.
2000 Gregg, David Technonology, Culture Change, and the Introduction of Fiearms to Northwest Alaska, 1791-1930.
2000 Lape, Peter Contact and Conflict in the Banda Island, Eastern Indonesia, 11th-17th Centuries.
2000 Lubkemann, Stephen Situating Wartime Migrations in Central Mozambique: Gendered Social Struggle and the Transnationalization of Polygyny.
2000 Touval, Amitai A Deposed Elite and the Problem of Accountability: How LeipzigÍs Communist-Era Politicians are Coping Since their Downfall from Power.
1999 Conlin, David The Wind-Made World: The Nautical Geography of theMycenaean Peloponnese
1999 Upton, Rebecca Our Blood Does Not Agree: Negotiating Infertility in Northern Botswana
1999 Waldbauer, Richard Tending the Sacred Fire: The Archaeology of a Rural Ideal
1999 Wang, Danyu Flying from the Nest: Household Formation in a Village in Northeastern China
1998 Dowd, Anne Lithic Procurement and Social Complexity in New York's Hudson River Valley.
1998 Fridman, Eva J Sacred Geography: Shamanism in the Buddhist Republics of Russia
1998 Veech, Andrew Signatures of Gentility: Assessing Status Archaeologically in Mid-Eighteenth-Century Fairfax County, Virginia
1997 Foster, Joyce P. The Role of the Academy in the Construction of Ethnicity Among Black Caribbean Immigrants in the Urban United States: An Ethnographic Account of Commonwealth State College
1997 Malefyt, Timothy Gendered Authenticity: the Invention of Flamenco Tradition in Seville, Spain
1997 Souza, Donna The Persistence of Sail in the Age of Steam
1996 Bouknight-Davis, Gail Markers of Ethnicity: A Theoretical Perspective of East Indians in Kingston, Jamaica.
1996 Kankaanpaa, Jarmo Thule Subsistence
1996 McMullen, Ann Culture by Design: Native Identity, Historiography, and the Reclamation of Tradition in Twentieth-Century Southeastern New England
1996 Odess, Dan Interaction, Adaptation, and Culture Change: Lithic Exchange in Dorset Society, Baffin Island, Arctic Canada
1996 Peterson, Mark Writing the Indian Story: Press, Politics and Symbolic Power in India
1996 Rankama, Tuija Prehistoric Riverine Adaptations in Subarctic Finnish Lapland: The Teno River Drainage
1996 Tieng-Trankul, Chanasai Modernity and Motherhood: Women and Employment in a Holy City
1995 Fitts, Robert Inventing New EnglandÍs Slave Paradise: Master/Slave Relations in Eighteenth Century Rhode Island
1995 Ybaborra, Steven Competition and Ethnic Conflict: The Dynamics of Native/Migrant Relations in the Basque Country of Spain
1994 Goodby, Robert G. Style, Meaning, and History: A Contextual Study of 17th Century Native American Ceramics From Southeastern New England.
1994 Khatib, Maha K. Beyond the Mysterious and Exotic: Women of the Emirates (And I) Assess their Lives and Society.
1994 Msemwa, Paul J. An Ethnoarchaeological Study on Shellfish Collecting in a Complex Urban Setting.
1993 McQuillan, Patrick J. 'Disneyland in the Jungle': The Myth of Educational Opportunity in an Urban American High School.
1992 Chatterjee, Nilanjana Midnight's Unwanted Children: East Bengali Refugees and the Politics of Rehabilitation
1992 Fetterman, Marilyn H. Drought, Cattle Disease, Colonialism and Lokenbe: A Century of Change Among the Pasturalist Didinga, Eastern Equatoria Province, Sudan
1992 Hayami, Yoko Ritual and Religious Transformation Among Sgaw Karen Of Northern Thailand: Implications On Gender and Ethnic Identity
1992 Lim, Imogene L. A Site-Oriented Approach to Rock Art: A Study from Usandawe, Central Tanzania
1991 Bakewell, Elizabeth A. Picturing the Self: Mexican Identity and Artistic Representation, Post-1968
1991 Kryder-Reid, Elizabeth Landscape as Myth: The Contextual Archaeology of an Annapolis Landscape
1991 Ragone, Helena Surrogate Motherhood in America
1991 Reed, Susan Anita The Trasformation of Dance and Ritual in Sri Lanka
1991 Symonds, Patricia V. Cosmology and the Life Cycle Hmong Views of Birth Death, and Gender in a Mountain Village in Northern Thailand
1990 Bowen, Joanne Vickie A Study of Seasonality and Subsistence Eighteenth-Century Suffield, Connecticut
1990 Lourie, Kevin J. The Negatiation of Orthodoxy: An Etnographic Study of the Assimilation Strategies of Religious Soviet Jewish Immigrants to Israel
1990 Muncey, Donna E. Social Differentiation, Reputation and Return Migration in Eastern Andalucia: A Case Study from Rural Jaen
1990 Parker, Linda Ann The Role of Cultural Traditions in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention: A Native American Study
1989 Gerlach, S. Craig Models of Caribou exploitation, Butchery, and Processing at the Croxton Site, Tukuto Lake, Alaska
1989 Pate, Frank Donald, Jr. Postmortem Chemical Changes in Buried Bone: An Investigation of Environmental Formation Processes at the Roonka Archaeological Site, South Australia.
1989 Potter, Parker B., Jr. Archaeology in Public in Annapolis: An Experiment in the Application of Critical Theory to Historical Archaeology
1988 Wheelersburg, Robert The Interaction of Sami Reindeer Herders with Scandinavian Society and Its Effects on Sami Land and Resource Utilization, Economic Behavior and Settlements in Northern Sweden, 1600-1986
1987 Brown, Marley II Among Weighty Friends: The Archaeology and Social History of the Jacob Mott Family, Portsmouth, R.I., 1640-1800
1987 Magnuson, Douglas K. Islamic Reform in Contemporary Tunisia: A Comparative Ethnographic Study
1987 Mrozowski, Stephen The Ethnoarchaeology of Urban Gardening
1987 Nyce, James M. Convention, Power and the Self in German Mennonite Magic
1986 Ruddick, Abby Cole Charmed Lives: Illness, healing, Power and Gender in a Balinese Village
1985 Becker, Adeline The Role of The Public Schools in the Maintenance and Change of Ethnic Group Affiliation
1985 McKay, Joyce B. Architecture as Archaeological Artifact
1985 McNabb, Steven L. Interaction Conventions and the Creation of Stereotypes in Northwest Alaska: An Ethnography of Communication
1985 Moran, Mary H. "Civilized" Women: Gender and Prestige Among the Glebo of Cape Palmas, Liberia
1985 Szurek, Jane A. I'll Have a Collier for My Sweeheart: Work and Gender in a British Coal Mining Town
1984 Bader, Gail Eileen Professionalism and Unionism: Identity in the Workplace
1984 Johannsen, Christina Efforescence and Identity in Iroquis Arts.
1984 Kerber, Jordan E. Prehistoric Human Occupation and Changing Environment of Potowomut Neck, Warwick, R.I.: An Interdisciplinary Approach
1984 Saggers, Sherry Materialism and Archaeological Experimentation: Testing the Exotic Stones Hypothesis in the Central Desert of Australia
1984 Shields, Renee Rosa The Living End: Liminality in an American Nursing Home
1984 Ueki, Takeshi Process of Increasing Social Complexity on Kosrae, Micronesia
1983 Bray, David Barton Dependency, Class Formation and the Creation of Caribbean Labor Reserves: Internal and International Migration in the Dominican Republic
1983 Conway, John J. The Medieval Paradox: Urban Process and the Cultural Structure of Time in Kilkenny City, Ireland
1983 Groce, Nora E. Hereditary Deafness On the Island of Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts: An Ethnohistory of a Genetic Disorder
1983 Mason, Lillian Zarakov Kukakuka, Talking Together: The Living Voices of Hawaii. (special doctoral candidate)
1983 Robertson, Linda B. Achiya Dekyap'bowa: Alliance and Polity in the Development of Cibola.
1983 Suchitta, Pornchai The History and Development of Iron Smelting Technology in Thailand
1982 Anderson, Patricia Reconstructing the Past: The Synthesis of Archaeological and Palynological Data, Northern Alaska and Northwestern Canada
1982 Goldenberg, David A. We Are All Brothers: The Suppression of Consciousness of Socio-economic Differentiation in a Kenya Luo Lineage
1982 Harris, Betty J. Nationalism and Development in Southern Africa: The Case of Lesotho
1982 Hemwall, Martha K. New Wine In an Old Skin: Innovation and Tradition In a School For the Deaf
1981 Abernathy, Leslie C. III Landscape, Communities, and "The Community at Palmers River": Settling a River System
1981 Babits, Lawrence E. Military Documents and Archaeological Sites: Methodological Contributions to Historical Archaeology
1981 Bartovics, Albert The Archaeology of Daniels Village: An Experiment in Settlement Archaeology
1981 Bragdon, Kathleen Another Tongue Brought In: An Ethno-historical Study of the Massachusetts Texts
1980 Beaudry, Mary Carolyn "Or What Else You Please to Call It": Folk Semantic Domains in Early Virginia Probate Inventories
1980 Yentsch, Anne E. Expressions of Cultural Diversity and Social Reality in 17th century New England
1979 Blanchette, Jean-Francois The Role of Artifacts in the Study of Foodways in New France, 1720-1760: Two Case Studies Based on the Analysis of Ceramic Artifacts
1979 Brown, Ian W. Early 18th Century French-Indian Culture Contact in the Yazoo Bluffs Region of the Lower Mississippi Valley
1979 Dixon, Edward J. Jr. A Predictive Model for the Distribution of Archaeological Sites on the Bering Continental Shelf
1979 Horvath, Steven M. Jr. The Social and Political Organization Of the Genizaros Of Plaza de Nuestra Senora de los Dolores de Belen, New Mexico, 1740-1812
1979 Lawrence, Elizabeth A. The Wild and the Tame: Nature and Culture in American Rodeo
1978 Brettell, Caroline Bieler Hope and Nostlagia: The Migration of Portuguese Women to Paris
1978 Cabral, Stephen L. Portuguese-American Feasting: Tradition and Change in New Bedford, Mass.
1978 Friedlander, Eva Dimensions of Caste, Kinship and Marriage in a New Industrial Town
1978 Juli, Harold D. Ancient Herders of the Negev: A Study in Pastoral Archaeology
1978 Meintel-Machado, Diedre Cape Verdeans-Americans: Their Cultural and Historical Background
1977 Hickey, Clifford G. Process In Pre-History: A Structural Analysis of Eskimo Culture
1977 Stone, Linda Illness, Hierarchy and Food Symbolism in Hindu Nepal
1976 Lee, Kitchul An Attempt at a Radical Ethnography: Fishing for Tuna, Sociality or Zen
1976 Phillips, James Fe Wi Land A Come: Choice and Change on a Jamaican Sugar Plantation
1976 Sinclair, Karen Gropper Maramatanga: Ideology and Social Process Among the Maori of New Zealand
1974 Allen, Peter S. Social and Economic Change in a Depopulated Community in Southern Greece.
1973 McKean, Philip F. Tourism in Paradise: Anthropological Perspectives on Socio-Economic Change and Culture Conservation in Bali, Indonesia
1972 Wyatt, David J. The Indian History of Nicola Valley, British Columbia