Skip header content and main navigation Binghamton University, State University of New York - Anthropology
 

Graduate Students in Anthropology

Maura Bainbridge

MA/PhD student
Archaeologist
mbainbr1@binghamton.edu
Year Admitted: 2013
Advisor: R. McGuire


Tai Basilius

PhD student
Biological Anthropologist
tbasili1@binghamton.edu
Year Admitted: 2013
Advisor: Koji Lum


 

Priscilla Bennett

  Priscilla A. Bennett

   PhD student
   Sociocultural Anthropologist
   pbennet1@binghamton.edu
   Year Admitted: 2010
   Advisor: Douglas R. Holmes

My current research interests lie in government regulatory decisions regarding animal biotechnology. I focus on the history and development of the FDA's regulatory authority, the establishment of policy and the formulation of specific risk-assessment guidelines addressing genetically engineered organisms, specifically genetic technologies regulated as "New Animal Drugs." My inquiry takes a specific look at the first commercial GE animal for human consumption: The AquAdvantage Salmon. I explore within the context of genetic engineering and its regulation how new meanings of food, life, and nature are generated, and how elements of perceived risk are constructed.



 

Claire Brown  Claire J. Brown

   PhD student
   Sociocultural Anthropologist
   cbrown18@binghamton.edu
   Year admitted: 2011
   Advisor:  Thomas Wilson

Research Interests

My research studies the social and economic centrality of the Connemara pony in western Irish society, and the ways in which the pony influences social networks on a regional and international level. I analyze the changing nature of the pony in a localized context, and how this can be writ large as a symbol of the negotiation of Irish identity in both national and international realms. On a more general level, I am interested in human-animal interaction, and how human relationships with animals define social relationships and our understanding of nature and culture.

I am also involved in an ongoing archaeological field project entitled, "The Cultural Landscapes of the Irish Coast", headed by Dr. Ian Kuijt of the Anthropology Department at the University of Notre Dame. This project combines multiple archaeological techniques as well as cultural
investigations to provide a holistic understanding of life in the coastal Connemara region of Ireland.

Grants and Awards

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Recipient. Three-year supported fellowship. Project Title: Globalization of the Local: The Connemara Pony as a Symbol of Irish Identity Negotiation.

Conference presentations

2012  "Patterns of Stone: Land Use and Property on Inishark, Co. Galway, Ireland." Poster co-author; C. Brown, I. Kuijt, and C. McNeill, presentation in the 'Coastal Landscape of the Western Irish Coast: Multi-Scalar Archaeology, Dynamic Communities, and Changing Life'  poster session at the Society for American Archaeology meeting in Memphis, Tennessee.

2011  "Show Ring Status: The Negotiation of Social Capital Through Connemara Pony Breeding and Showing" Paper Presentation and Session Chair for 'Producing the Self, Producing the Nation' at the American Anthropological Association Conference in Montréal, Canada.

2011  "Communities on the Move: Demography of Small Island Communities in Famine and Post-Famine Ireland" Poster co-author; P. Lettieri, C. Brown, I Kuijt, presentation in the 'Irish Coastal Landscapes: Dynamic communities and changing island life in western Ireland' poster session at the Society for American Archaeology meeting in Sacramento, California.

2011  "Microhistories and Residential Genealogies of Domestic Life on Inishark, Co. Galway" Poster co-author; C. McNeill, M. Conway, C. Brown, I. Kuijt, presentation in the 'Irish Coastal Landscapes: Dynamic Communities and Changing Island Life in Western Ireland' poster session at the Society for American Archaeology meeting in Sacramento, California.

2011  "A Changing Coastal Village: Time Slices and Residential Shifts, 1838- 1960, Inishark, Ireland" Poster co-author; A. Nauman, I. Kuijt, N. Goodale, C. McNeill, C. Brown, presentation in the 'Along a Watery Road: Understanding18-20th Century Irish Coastal Communities and Household Organization' session at the Society for Historical Archaeology meeting in Austin, Texas.

2011  "Microhistories and Lifeways: Oral History and the Documentation of Household Daily Life on Inishark, Ireland" Poster co-author; C. McNeill, M. Conway, A. Nauman, C. Brown, I. Kuijt, presentation in the 'Along a Watery Road: Understanding18-20th Century Irish Coastal Communities and Household Organization' session at the Society for Historical Archaeology meeting in Austin, Texas.

2010  "The Commodification of Heritage: The Changing Role of the Connemara Pony in Western Irish Society" Paper presentation in the 'Embodying Heritage' session at the American Anthropological Association Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana

2010  "Faith on the Water: Documenting the Development of Early Christian Island Settlements, Co. Galway, Ireland" Poster co-author; A. Nauman, I. Kuijt, N. Goodale, C. Brown, presented at the Society for American Archaeology Conference in St. Louis, Missouri

2009  "The Construction of Rural Irish Identity as Seen Through the Lens of Connemara Pony Shows". Poster author, presented in 'First Rites:  Innovative Undergraduate Research in Anthropology Part I' at the American Anthropological Association Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


 

Victoria L. Brown  Victoria L. Brown

   PhD Student
   Sociocultural Anthropologist
   vbrown4@binghamton.edu  
   Year admitted: 2011
   Advisor: Carmen A. Ferradás

Research Interests

My research draws on socialist and Marxist feminism as a way to analyze feminized migration patterns in advanced capitalism. I center my work on the Spanish/Moroccan border region of Ceuta and Melilla, two Spanish enclaves located on the African continent where the trafficking of goods and people meets an increasingly securitized and universalized border patrol. It is here that transit migrants from various backgrounds including sub-Saharan African countries wait in the borderlands between Spain and Schengen, Morocco, and home. My work looks at the political, economic, historical, and social processes that create a displaced and flexible cheap reserve army of social reproductive labor.

Publications

Scott, P. & Brown V. 2012. Resumption of valued occupations in the first year post-liver transplant. Journal of Clinical Transplantation.

Awards and Elected Office

2011-2013: Teaching Assistant, Anthropology, SUNY Binghamton
2013-current: Business Agent, Graduate Student Employee's Union


 

Kayla Caldarelli

MS student
Biological Anthropologist
kcaldar1@binghamton.edu
Year Admitted: 2013
Advisor: Rolf Quam


Kalen Casey

MS student
Biological Anthropologist
kcasey3@binghamton.edu
Year Admitted: 2013
Advisor: Andy Merriwether


 

Jiaying Chen  Jiaying Chen

   PhD student
   Sociocultural Anthropologist
   jchen50@binghamton.edu

 

For the past year, I've been working on my master's thesis, "The Politics of Demolishing a Neighborhood -- Development, Modernization and Globalization," which attempts to investigate the mechanism of China's frenetic urban development over the past 20 years and how it is intertwined with the national narratives of development, modernization and globalization.

I successfully held my colloquium at the end of last semester and I am currently doing fieldwork in China during the summer.


 

Rui Gomez Coelho  Rui Gomes Coelho

   PhD student
   Archaeologist
   rgcoelho@binghamton.edu
   Year admitted: 2011
   Advisor:  Randall H. McGuire

Research interests

Current research interests include the archaeology of slavery in the coffee landscapes of the 19th century Paraíba Valley (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil); the archaeology of colonialism and decolonization; historical archaeology of the Amazon basin; community-based archaeologies and social history of archaeology.

Grants and Awards

2012- Doctoral fellowship (SFRH/BD/78009/2011) - Foundation for Science and Technology – Ministry of Education and Science, Portugal.

2011-2012 Doctoral fellowship – Fulbright Commission, Portugal.

2011 PCI research grant (Nº. 170171/2010-8) - Ministry for Science and Technology & Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi, Brazil. Project: Archaeology of the first interactions between Amerindians and Europeans in Amazonia (16th-18th centuries).


Sarah Cunningham  Sarah Cunningham

   PhD student
   Biological Anthropologist
   scunnin4@binghamton.edu
   Year Admitted: 2010
   Advisor: Koji Lum

 I am a biological anthropology PhD student with interests in molecular anthropology, bioarchaeology, forensic anthropology, taphonomy/bone preservation, non-metric skeletal trait variation, skeletal change due to secular change and admixture, pathology, archaeology of the Southeastern US, societal collapse, and genocide studies. My current research focus is studying microbacteria community succession within a postmortem setting to determine time since death.

Publications

Ross, A.H. and Cunningham, S.L. 2011. Time-since-death and bone weathering in a tropical environment. Forensic Science International. Vol. 204 (1): 126-133.

Cunningham, S.L.; Kirkland, S.; and Ross, A. "Bone Weathering of Juvenile-Sized Remains in the North Carolina Piedmont". The Juvenile Skeleton in Forensic Abuse Investigations, eds. Ann H. Ross and Suzanne M. Abel. 2011.

Reiber, E. and Cunningham, S.L. "Absorbed Residue Analysis from the George Reeves site (11S650), an Emergent Mississippian blufftop settlement". Hanneke Hoeffman-Sites and Maria Raviele edited volume (in press).

Conference Presentations

2010 Bone weathering of child sized remains in the central Piedmont region of North Carolina, USA. 5th Annual One-Day Symposium for the Forensic Anthropology Society of Europe, Copenhagen, Denmark (with S. Kirkland and A. Ross).

2010 Septal Aperture Rates Among the Pee Dee of Town Creek Mound, Mt. Gilead, North Carolina. 37th Annual Paleopathology Association Meeting, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

2009 Bone Weathering in the North Carolina Piedmont: Pigs as Proxies for Human Juvenile Remains. The 2nd Annual NCSU Forensic Science Symposium, NC State, Raleigh, NC and the 6th Annual North Carolina State University Graduate Research Symposium, NC State, Raleigh, NC (with A. Ross).

2009 Determining Row vs. Ray Development through Adult Hand Correlation. The 5th Annual North Carolina State University Graduate Research Symposium, NC State, Raleigh, NC (with S. Kirkland).

Outreach Presentations

2010 “Introduction to Forensic Anthropology”. Discovery and Recovery: Death in Natural Environments crime scene investigation workshop, NC State, Raleigh, NC (with S. Kirkland, A. Humphries, and J. Stone)

2010 “Introduction to Forensic Anthropology”. North Carolina Central University Law School visitation program, NC State, Raleigh, NC (with S. Kirkland, A. Offenbecker)

2010 “Introduction to Forensic Anthropology”. Cary Academy visitation program, NC State, Raleigh, NC (with S. Kirkland, A. Offenbecker)

2009 “An Introduction to the Human Skeleton and Physical Anthropology”. Creating Awareness of Agriculture and Life Science Disciplines, Discoveries and Degrees (CAALS3D) North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics visitation program, NC State, Raleigh, NC (with S. Kirkland)

2009 “An Introduction to the Human Skeleton and Physical Anthropology”. Champs Visitation Program, NC State, Raleigh, NC (with S. Kirkland)

Fieldwork

Summer 2009 Lopburi, Thailand (biological archaeology field work)


Jessica Echard

MS student
Biological Anthropologist
jechard1@binghamton.edu
Year Admitted: 2013
Advisor: Ralph Garruto


 

Kate Ellenberger  Kate Ellenberger

   PhD student
   Archaeologist
   kellenb1@binghamton.edu
   Year admitted: 2009
   Advisor: Siobhan Hart

Curriculum vitae (download PDF file)

2009 B.A. Anthropology, Western Washington University
Advisor: Dr. Sarah Campbell

Research interests:

- community-based archaeology
- production and presentation of archaeological knowledge
- indigenous archaeologies
- colonial period New England
- historiography of colonization

Professional activities:

- June 2012-present North American Representative, Student Committee, World Archaeological Congress
- May 2012-present Librarian and Computer Lab Manager, Anthropology Graduate Organization, Binghamton University
- April 2012-present Founder and Coordinator of Flintknapping Group, sponsored by Anthropology Graduate Organization, Binghamton University
- April 2012-present Social Media Coordinator, Public Archaeology Interest Group, Society for American Archaeology

Teaching Experience at Binghamton University:

- Anthropology 111 (Intro to Anthropology)
- Anthropology 168 (Intro to Prehistoric Archaeology)
- Anthropology 167 (Intro to Biological Anthropology)
- Community Archaeology Program for Teens (through the Public Archaeology Facility)


Elizabeth Evangelou

MA/PhD student
Biological Anthropologist
eevange2@binghamton.edu
Year Admitted: 2013
Advisor: Koji Lum


Brittany Fullen

PhD student
Archaeologist
bfullen1@binghamton.edu
Year admitted: 2010
Advisor: William H. Isbell

My interests lie primarily in Andean archaeology and the emergence and collapse of complex societies.  I am interested in the construction and implementation of power and how those in power create, use, and manipulate symbolism, iconography and landscape in order to achieve their goals.  Additionally, I am interested in how local societies are incorporated into the larger imperial spheres; how they relate to other subjects, colonists, and heartland elite; and how they accept, negotiate, or reject the state with its ideology and infrastructure of rule.   In order to study core/periphery relations, I am focusing my studies on ceramics as a highly portable and visible medium in which to communicate messages and influence decision-making among individuals and groups involved in the process of empire.


 

James Hundley  Jessica Goodsell

   MS student
   Biomedical Anthropologist
   jgoodse2@binghamton.edu
   Year admitted: 2012
   Advisor: Ralph Garruto

Research Interests

infectious disease, Lyme disease, chronic disease, epidemiology, molecular anthropology


 

This is a photo of Erina Gruner  Erina Gruner

  PhD student
  Archaeologist
  epgruner@gmail.edu
  Year admitted: (MA, 2009) PhD, 2012
  Advisor: Ruth Van Dyke

Publications
2012  Post-Chacoan Ceremonial Societies on the Chaco Periphery.  Masters Thesis submitted to the Department of Anthropology at Binghamton University.
2013  Re-envisioning Nativism: The Use of Ecclesiastical Paraphernalia During the Pueblo Revolt.  Kiva 78(3): 313-335
In Review  Replicating Things, Replicating Identity: The Movement of Chacoan Ritual Paraphernalia Beyond the Chaco World.  In Practicing Materiality, edited by Ruth Van Dyke.  University of Arizona Press.

Reports
2012  A Class III Cultural Inventory of the Roan Ranch to Chevron Transfer Station in Section 3 Pipeline Feasibility Project for Encana Gas & Oil (USA), Inc. in Garfield County, Colorado; Permit #: CRIR 16912-02, CO 130-8151-12-21

Posters and Papers
2013  Ceremonial Exchange and Prestige Trade in the 12th Century A.D.  Paper presented at the Pecos Conference, Flagstaff, AZ.
2013  There's No Place Like Dunes: Long Term Occupation of Upland Dunes in Petrified Forest National Park.  Preliminary Findings of the 2013 Expansion Land Survey.  Poster presented at the 2013 Pecos Conference, Flagstaff AZ.  Prepared by Gregory Luna Golya, Erina Gruner, Crystal Simms, Emmy Kvamme.
2013  Who's Your Farmer?  Local Food Production and Regional Ceramic Trade in Petrified Forest National Park.  Poster presented at the 2013 Pecos Conference, Flagstaff AZ.  Prepared by Reuven Sinensky, Iva Lee Lehmkhul, Erina Gruner, Kathleen McConnell, Stephanie Mack, and Samantha Jo Linford.

Awards
2012 winner of the Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society and Arizona Archaeological Council Julian D. Hayen Student Paper Competition.


Amanda Guitar  Amanda Guitar

   MA/PhD student
   Biological Anthropologist
   aguitar1@binghamton.edu
   Year Admitted: 2013
   Advisor: Chris Reiber

Links
Website: http://amandaguitar.yolasite.com/
CV: http://amandaguitar.yolasite.com/cv.php

Research Interests
My research interests are in the area of women's health with a focus on the ovulatory cycle, queer studies, and intrasexual competition.

Education
M.A., Psychology, State University of New York at New Paltz, 2013
B.A., Psychology, (Minor: Theatre Arts), New Mexico State University, 2010

Publications

Glass, D. J., Guitar, A. E., & Carmen, R. A. (2014). Evolutionary Studies from the student perspective, EvoS Journal: The Journal of the Evolutionary Studies Consortium, 6(1), 12-17.

Sokol-Chang, R., Fisher, M.L., Brandon, M., Burch, B., Carmen, R.A., Glass, D. J., Guitar, A.E., Geher, G., Hinshaw, J.,  Newmark, R.L., Nicolas, S.C., Peterson, A.N., Radtke, S., Tauber, B. R., & Wade, T.J. (2013). Letter of purpose of the Feminist Evolutionary Psychology Society. Journal of Social, Evolution, and Cultural Studies, 7(4), 286-294.

Carmen, R. A., Geher, G., Glass, D. J., Guitar, A. E., Grandis, T. L., Johnsen, L.,Philip, M. M., Newmark, R. L., Trouton, G. T., & Tauber, B. R. (2013). Evolution integrated across all islands of the human behavioral archipelago: All psychology as Evolutionary Psychology. EvoS Journal: The Journal of the Evolutionary Studies Consortium, 5(1), 108-126.

Trouton, G., Guitar, A. E., Carmen, R. A., Grandis, T. & Geher, G. (2012). Male sexual orientation and the ability to detect female ovulation via olfaction. Journal of Social, Evolution, and Cultural Studies, 6(4), 469-479.

Carmen, R. A., Guitar, A. E., & Dillon, H. M. (2012). Ultimate answers to proximate questions: The evolutionary motivations behind tattoos and body piercings in popular culture. Review of General Psychology, 16(2), 134-143.

Carmen, R. A., Guitar, A. E., & Dillon, H. M. (2012). From accidental ape to walking on the moon: A new theory of human uniqueness [Book Review]. Journal of Social, Evolution, and Cultural Studies, 6(1), 132-136.

Oral Presentations

Kruger, D. J., Fisher, M. L., Fitzgerald, C. J., Garcia, J. R., Geher, G., & Guitar, A. E. (2013, May). Elaborating the understanding of perceptions of sexual and emotional infidelity. Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Guitar, A. E., Carmen, R. A., & Glass, D. J. (2012, October). Evolutionary studies from the student perspective. EvoS Summit, New Paltz, NY.

Guitar, A. E., Glass, D. J., Saba, A., & Geher, G. (2012, April). Situation-specific emotional states: A test of evolutionary functionality. Conference of the NorthEastern Evolutionary Psychology Society, Plymouth, NH.

Glass, D. J., & Guitar, A. E. (2012, April). Toward an evolutionary neurocognitive model of obsessive-compulsive disorder. Conference of the NorthEastern Evolutionary Psychology Society, Plymouth, NH.

Guitar, A. E. (2012, April). Situation-specific emotional states. Psychology Department Brown Bag Talk Series, SUNY New Paltz.

Selected Poster Presentations

Marsh, N. A., Thomsen, A. J., Hassinger, B. R., Guitar, A. E., Geher, G., Fitzgerald, C. J., Fisher, M. L., Garcia, J. R., & Kruger, D. J. (2013, August). Definitions of sexual and emotional infidelity. International Society for Human Ethology, Ann Arbor, MI.

Guitar, A. E. (2013, May) Changes in women's perceptions of other women across the ovulatory cycle: Evidence for intrasexual competition? Conference of the NorthEastern Evolutionary Psychology Society Conference, Annville, PA.

Carmen, R. A., Guitar, A. E., & Dillon, H. M. (2013, May). Ultimate answers to proximate questions: The evolutionary motivations behind tattoos and body piercings in popular culture. Conference of the NorthEastern Evolutionary Psychology Society Conference, Annville, PA..

Guitar, A. E, Mass, S. M., Phillips, S., & Fearey, B. (2012, October). Evolutionary attitudes and beliefs: A survey of New Paltz students. EvoS Summit, New Paltz, NY.

Guitar, A. E., Glass, D. J., Saba, A., & Geher, G. (2012, May). Situation-specific emotional states: Testing Nesse & Ellsworth's (2009) model using Second Life. SUNY New Paltz Student Research Symposium, New Paltz, NY.

Guitar, A. E., Fisher, M., Garcia, J. R., Kruger, D., & Geher, G. (2012, April). Defining and interpreting definitions of emotional and sexual infidelity. Conference of the NorthEastern Evolutionary Psychology Society Conference., Plymouth, NH.

Trouton, G., Guitar, A. E., Carmen, R. A., & Grandis, T. (2012, April). Male sexual orientation and the ability to detect female ovulation via olfaction.  Conference of the NorthEastern Evolutionary Psychology Society, Plymouth, NH.

Guitar, A. E., Glass, D., Saba, A., & Geher, G. (2011, April). How to test Nesse and Ellsworth's (2009) evolutionary theory of situation-specific emotional states. Conference of the NorthEastern Evolutionary Psychology Society, Plymouth, NH.

Awards & Honors

2013 - Psychology Department Student of Excellence Award, SUNY New Paltz

2012 - Best Student Oral Presentation, NorthEastern Evolutionary Psychology Society

2012 - Best Student Poster, Feminist Evolutionary Psychology Society

2010 - Distinction in University Honors, New Mexico State University

2006 - 2010 - Crimson Scholar, New Mexico State University

Grants, Fellowships, Scholarships, & Assistantships

2014 - 2018 – Provost Doctoral Research Fellow, Binghamton University

2014 - 2016 – Teaching Assistantship, Binghamton University

2013 - 2014 – Graduate Assistantship, Biomedical Anthropology, Binghamton University

2013 – Thesis Research Grant, EvoS Program at SUNY New Paltz

2011, 2012, 2013 - Psychology Student Conference Travel Grant, SUNY New Paltz

2012 - David Lavallee Student Travel Grant, SUNY New Paltz

2010 - 2012 - Teaching Assistantship, Research Methods in Psychology, SUNY New Paltz

2009 - 2010 - Eve Yoquelet Scholarship in Theatre Arts, New Mexico State University

2006 - 2010 - Crimson Academic Scholarship, New Mexico State University

 


Frances Harrison  Frances W. Harrison

   PhD student
   Sociocultural Anthropologist
   fharris2@binghamton.edu 
   https://sites.google.com/site/franthro/
   Year admitted: 2012
   Advisor: Thomas M. Wilson

Research Interests

Frances Harrison’s research focuses on postsocialist and post-Soviet societies of Eastern Europe. She studies human issues dealing with post-conflict transformations, nationalism, marginality and sociopolitical representation. In exploring these topics, she hopes to illuminate how identity is manifested through public and private interactions, aesthetic if not symbolic performances as well as moral choice and personal values. Frances is also interested in the implication and resistance of Soviet culture over time and space, and multivocal interpretations of heritage and memory. She is intrigued with the transformation of knowledge by institutions such as religion and education which seek to shape social behavior as well as a sense of belonging or exclusion.

Publications

Harrison, Frances W. (2012) “Reviving Heritage in Post-Soviet Eastern Europe: a Visual Approach to National Identity,” Totem: the University of Western Ontario Journal of Anthropology: Vol 20: Iss. 1, Article 3. http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/totem/

Conference Presentations

National Conference of Undergraduate Research (NCUR)
2011 – Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY. Honors Thesis: Reviving Heritage in Post-Soviet Eastern Europe: A Visual Approach to National Identity.

Undergraduate Anthropology Research Symposium
2011 – Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA. Honors Thesis: Reviving Heritage in Post-Soviet Eastern Europe: A Visual Approach to National Identity.

Adrian Tinsley Undergraduate Research Symposium
2010 – Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA. GIS Project: Ethnic Clustering in Brockton and Lowell, MA.

Awards

Dr. George B. Horner Award
2011 – Academic Excellence in Anthropology, Bridgewater State University

Dr. Madhu N. Rao Scholarship
2011 – Excellence in Geography ($700), Bridgewater State University


Daniella Haigler

MA/PhD student
Biological Anthropologist
dhaigle1@binghamton.edu
Year Admitted: 2013
Advisor: Andy Merriwether


Gabriellle Hanley-Mott

MA/PhD student
Sociocultural Anthropologist
ghanley1@binghamton.edu
Year Admitted: 2013
Advisor: Doug Glick


Christopher Hopkins

MA/PhD student
Archaeologist
chopkin2@binghamton.edu
Year Admitted: 2013
Advisor: Siobhan Hart


 

James Hundley  James Hundley

   PhD student
   Sociocultural Anthropologist
   jhundley@binghamton.edu
   Year admitted: 2010
   Advisor: Thomas M. Wilson

Research Interests

James Hundley's research examines the Canada/US border, post-9/11 border securitization, and how transnational governance is emerging as a way of mitigating problems experienced by the Coast Salish indigenous peoples in the Pacific Northwest. He also examines how the Pacific Northwest Economic Region, a bi-national public/private partnership, is similarly exploring transnational opportunities in the region. The varied strategies employed demonstrate the changing nature of sovereignty and ethnicity as diverse groups respond to the state and security policy in different ways. He is currently in the field (2014-2015).

Selected Conference presentations

2013  Graduate Engaged Research Conference, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA
Participatory Action Research and the Whatcom Transportation Authority: A Case Study of a Failed Project

2012  American Anthropological Association Meetings, San Francisco, California, USA
The "Anticipated" versus the "Actual" Impacts of the Western Hemisphere, Travel Initiative on Coast Salish Communities

2012  Security's Impact on Border Policies, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Security, Sovereignty and North American Regionalism: Lessons from the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative

2008  Northwest Anthropological Conference, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Anticipated Impacts of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative on Coast Salish Communities

Grants and awards

Whatcom Museum Foundation Research Grant
Canadian Studies Doctoral Student Research Award Program
Border Policy Research Institute Thesis Fellowship


 

Carmita Icasiano  Carmita Eliza De Jesus Icasiano

   PhD Student
   Sociocultural Anthropology
   cicasia1@binghamton.edu
   Year Admitted: 2012
   Advisor: Pamela G. Smart


Research interests

Having had a relationship with cultural objects that started in the museum of the museum of the Cultural Center of the Philippines, where I worked for eight years, I am now studying the history of Philippine cultural objects in the holdings of museums in the United States, how people engage with Philippine cultural objects (likhang-bayan)--whether in museum, artisanal and arttistic, and domestic settings, and how modalities of care emerge from each. This interest bears upon an advocacy towards a sustained production of likhang-bayan, and a recognition of traditional artisans.

Awards

2014 Summer Institute in Museum Anthropology, Smithsonian
2012-2014 Fulbright Foreign Student Program
2010 Asian Cultural Council, Individual Research Fellowship


Jayme Job  Jayme L. Job

   PhD student
   Archaeologist
   jjob1@binghamton.edu
   Advisor: Susan Pollock

 

My dissertation site is in Greece (Neolithic Halai). The site is in east-central Greece and I'm working on the ceramics and groundstone; my dissertation itself is on Neolithic Greek Foodways. I've worked at the site the past three years and will be returning this summer (2012).


Yakup Deniz Kahraman

MA/PhD student
Sociocultural Anthropologist
ykahram1@binghamton.edu
Year Admitted: 2013
Advisor: Doug Holmes


Brian Kirschler

MS student
Biological Anthropologist
bkirsch2@binghamton.edu
Year Admitted: 2013
Advisor: Andy Merriwether


 

Sarah Kindschuh  Sarah Kindschuh

   PhD student
   Biological Anthropologist
   skindsc1@binghamton.edu  
   Year Admitted: 2009
   Advisors: Dawnie Steadman and Rolf Quam
  

Research interests
My current research focuses on population biodistance in Ancient Egypt as well as the paleopathology of a genetic condition called brachydactyly.

Publications
Kindschuh SC, Dupras TL, Cowgill LW. 2012. Exploring Ancestry of the Hyoid. Journal of Forensic Sciences 57(1): 41-46.

Kindschuh SC, Dupras TL, Cowgill LW. 2010. Determination of Sex From the Hyoid Bone. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 143(2): 279-284.

Conference Presentations
Kindschuh SC, McCormick K, Marx A, Steadman DW. A Differential Diagnosis Using Periosteal and Endosteal Reaction Patterning. Poster presented at the Paleopathology Association annual meeting.


Arianna Lightfoot

MS student
Biological Anthropologist
alightf1@binghamton.edu
Year Admitted: 2013
Advisor: Gary James


Shaoyang Liu

MA/PhD student
Sociocultural Anthropologist
sliu57@binghamton.edu
Year Admitted: 2013
Advisor: Deborah Elliston


Hayley Mann  Hayley Mann

   PhD student
   Biological Anthropologist
   hmann3@binghamton.edu
   Year Admitted: 2012
   Advisor: Koji Lum

Research interests

I am a doctoral student with a background in human genetics and evolutionary anthropology.  My research pertains to molecular adaptation and how certain environmental agents have influenced allele frequencies across different human populations.

Conference Presentations

Mann HA, Kemp BM, Sullivan RJ, Hagen EH. 2012. The Highly Polymorphic Human Cytochrome P450 (CYP) 2A6 Gene: Examining Diversity and Nicotine Metabolism in a Central African Foraging Population. Poster presented at the 81st annual meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists. Portland, OR.


Erinn McDowell

MS student
Biological Anthropologist
emcdowe1@binghamton.edu
Year Admitted: 2013
Advisor: Ralph Garruto


Margaret McGinn

MS student
Biological Anthropologist
mmcginn1@binghamton.edu
Year Admitted: 2013
Advisor: Chris Reiber


 

Benjamin McNamee  Benjamin McNamee

   PhD student
   Biological Anthropologist
   bmcname2@binghamton.edu
   Year admitted: 2009
   Advisor: Gary James
  

Research Interests

My research focuses on the links between stressor appraisal, the physiological stress response, and later-life health problems. My dissertation project examines the links between stressor appraisal and variation in salivary cortisol levels in pregnant women. I am also interested in how this relationship affects the intrauterine environment and the later development of medical complications in offspring.

Publications
McNamee B.G. and James G.D. (In Press). The impact of parental status on perceptual and behavioral predictors of ambulatory blood pressure variation among working women. Annals of Human Biology.

Conference presentations
McNamee B.G. and G.D. James. 2011. Parental status and ambulatory blood pressure among working women: the impact of psychosocial expectations on the appraisal and physiological response to stress. Poster presented at the 36th annual meeting of the Human Biology Association. Minneapolis, MN, April.


 

Jackson Malle  Jackson Malle

   PhD student
   Sociocultural Anthropologist
   jmalle1@binghamton.edu

 


In addition to teaching as an instructor of record, Jackson Malle has spent the past academic year working toward doctoral candidacy in sociocultural anthropology under the supervision of Professor Douglas Holmes. His dissertation research draws on the anthropology of Europe, political science and environmental anthropology in the study of environmental regulation and policymaking between California and the European Union. He continues to apply to granting agencies and hopes to begin preliminary ethnographic fieldwork in September.


 

Kelsie Martinez  Kelsie Martinez

   PhD student
   Archaeologist
   kmarti11@binghamton.edu
   Year admitted: 2012
   Advisor: Kathleen Sterling

Research interests

Feminist archaeologies, European Upper Paleolithic, lithic technology, communities of practice, education, and experimental archaeology

Grants and Awards

2012 - 2017 Clifford D. Clark Fellowship, Binghamton University

2011  Daniel H. Weiskotten Scholarship, New York State Archaeological Association

Conference Presentations

2013  "Fieldwork and Feminist Communities of Practice" paper presented at the Theoretical Archaeology Group Meeting in Chicago


Elizabeth Mitchell

MS student
Biological Anthropologist
emitche3@binghamton.edu
Year Admitted: 2013
Advisor: Koji Lum


 

Craig Morris  Craig Eric Morris

   PhD student
   Biocultural Anthropologist
   cmorris2@binghamton.edu
   Year admitted: 2008
   Advisor: Chris Reiber
  

Craig Eric Morris is a biocultural anthropologist with degrees in advertising from Pennsylvania State University and anthropology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He received his MA in biological anthropology from Binghamton University and continues his studies there as a PhD candidate with Chris Reiber, David Sloan Wilson, and Ann Merriwether.

Craig has designed and taught courses on evolutionary theory, biomedical anthropology, and human sexual behavior. He has conducted research on Internet pornography, sex tourism, and the illegal trafficking of female sex workers. His primary research interests are evolutionary medicine, evolutionary models of human sexual behavior, and human pair bond formation and dissolution.

Craig is preparing his dissertation which proposes evolutionary predictors of the physical and emotional responses to the breakup of a romantic relationship.

Publications

Morris, C.E., with M.L. Beaussart, L.S. Krajewski, and C. Reiber
  N.d. Intrasexual Mate Competition and Breakups: Who Really Wins? Unpublished MS, Department of Anthropology,
  Binghamton University and Department of Psychology, California State University at San Bernardino.

Morris, C.E., with C. Reiber and E. Roman
  N.d. Sex Differences in Response to the Dissolution of a Romantic Relationship. Unpublished MS, Department of
  Anthropology, Binghamton University and University College London.

Morris, C.E., with C. Reiber and E. Roman
  N.d. Life History Variation in Post Relationship Grief. Unpublished MS, Department of
  Anthropology, Binghamton University and University College London.

Morris, C.E., with C. Reiber and E. Roman
  N.d. Complex Sexualities and Post Relationship Grief. Unpublished MS, Department of
  Anthropology, Binghamton University and University College London.

Morris, C.E.
  2012  Review of The Consuming Instinct: What Juicy Burgers, Ferraris, Pornography, and Gift Giving Reveal About
  Human Nature by Gaad Saad. Journal of Social, Evolutionary, and Cultural Psychology, 6(1), 137-139.

Morris, C.E., and C. Reiber
  2011  Frequency, Intensity and Expression of Post Relationship Grief. EvoS Journal: The Journal of the
  Evolutionary Studies Consortium, 3(1), 1-11.

Morris, C.E.
2011  Review of Mothers and Others: The Evolutionary Origins of Mutual Understanding by Sarah Blaffer Hrdy.
Journal of Social, Evolutionary, and Cultural Psychology 2011, 5(4), 293-295.

Grants

2010-2011 EvoS grant for Frequency, Intensity and Expression of Post Relationship Grief: An Evolutionary Perspective, Binghamton University, EvoS Program.

2009-2010  EvoS grant for Qualitative Analyses of Gender Differences in Relationships, Binghamton University, EvoS Program.


Celia Murnock  Celia Murnock

   MS student
   Biomedical Anthropologist
   cmurnock@gmail.com
   Year admitted: 2012
   Advisor: Ralph Garruto

Research Interests

My research interest is in chronic disease, specifically fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome and the relationship between these illnesses and mood and anxiety disorders.  Currently I am part of the Tick-Borne Disease Research Project with Dr. Ralph Garruto.


Katherine Olszowy  Kathryn M. Olszowy, BA, MA, MS

   PhD student
   Biomedical Anthropologist
   kolszow1@binghamton.edu
   Year admitted: 2009
   Advisor: Ralph M. Garruto

Research Interests/Experience

My research interests are in biomedical anthropology and human population health, particularly relating to nutrition, infectious disease, obesity, social determinants of health, and health transitions. As a graduate student, I have participated in field studies in the South Pacific nation of Vanuatu under Drs. Ralph Garruto and Koji Lum at Binghamton, and in urban Colombia under Dr. Darna Dufour at the University of Colorado (where I completed my MA). I also have laboratory experience dating to undergraduate employment in immunology and behavior laboratories. My advisor is Dr. Ralph Garruto.

Publications

Olszowy KM, Dufour DL, Bender RL, Bekelman T, Reina JC. 2012. Socioeconomic Status, Stature and Obesity in Women: 20-Year Trends in Urban Colombia. American Journal of Human Biology. 24: 602-610.

Klein BA, Olszowy KM, Klein A, Saunders KM, Seeley TD. 2008. Caste-dependent sleep of worker honey bees. Journal of Experimental Biology. 211: 3028-3040.

Conference Presentations:

Olszowy KM, Pomer A, Dancause KN, Sun C, Silverman H, Chan CW, Lee G, Weitz C, Lum JK, Garruto RM. Exploring the health transition in Vanuatu: Longitudinal data comparisons from 2007 to 2011. 2012. Presented at the 37th Annual Human Biology Association Meetings, Portland, OR and at the 5th Annual Binghamton Biomedical Research Conference.

Olszowy KM and Garruto RM. 2011. Migration and the health transition in Cambodia: Results from a 2005 pilot study. Presented at the 36th Annual Human Biology Association Meetings, Minneapolis, MN and at the 4th Annual Binghamton Biomedical Research Conference.

Olszowy KM, Reina JC, Dufour DL. 2009. The nutrition transition among urban women of Cali, Colombia. Presented at the 34th Annual Human Biology Association Meetings, Chicago, IL.

Olszowy KM, Shugart MM, Dufour DL. 2008. Understanding the trend toward overweight and obesity in women from urban Colombia: Preliminary data. Presented at the 2008 IGP Rendevous, University of Colorado at Boulder.

Grants and Awards

2008 Beverly Sears Graduate Student Grant Award, University of Colorado

Non-resident merit-based work-study award, Colorado State University

Non-resident merit-based scholarship, Colorado State University


Kelsey Peckham

MS student
Biological Anthropologist
kpeckha1@binghamton.edu
Year Admitted: 2013
Advisor: Ralph Garruto


Sasha D. Pinto

MS student
Biomedical Anthropologist
spinto1@binghamton.edu
Year admitted: 2012
Advisor: Andrew Merriwether

Research interests
Women's health and Epidemiology/inherited immunity


Olivia Plante

PhD student
Biological Anthropologist
oplante1@binghamton.edu
Year Admitted: 2013
Advisor: D. Andrew Merriwether


Alysa Pomer  Alysa Pomer

   PhD student
   Biological Anthropologist
   alysa.pomer@binghamton.edu  
   Year admitted: 2009 (MS), 2011 (MA/PhD)
   Advisor: J. Koji Lum

 
Research Interests

Medical anthropology, evolutionary health, women's health, health transition, genetics

Pacific Conference Presentations

Human Biology Association 2012 "Change in age at menarche in Vanuatu";

Binghamton Biomedical Research Conference 2012 "Secular Trends in Age at Menarche in Vanuatu", "Gene Flow of P. falciparum in the Papua New Guinea Highlands from 1959-1979"


Erin Riggs

MA/PhD student
Archaeologist
eriggs1@binghamton.edu
Year Admitted: 2013
Advisor: Randy McGuire


Ameerah Robateau

MS student
Biological Anthropologist
arobate1@binghamton.edu
Year Admitted: 2013
Advisor: Ralph Garruto


Paul Rufledt

MA/PhD student
Archaeologist
prufled1@binghamton.edu
Year Admitted: 2013
Advisor: Siobhan Hart


John Rodgers  John Rodgers

   PhD student
   Anthropologist
   jrodger2@binghamton.edu
  
  

Making the strange familiar and the familiar strange.
Interests:  cinema, affect, the anthropology of knowledge, place, social action, and experimental ethnography.


 

This is a photo of Amanda Roome  Amanda Roome

   MA/PhD student
   Biomedical Anthropologist
   aroome1@binghamton.edu
   Year admitted: 2012
   Advisor: Dr. Ralph Garruto

Research interests
Population dynamics, behavioral risks, pathogenesis and transmission of new and re-emerging infectious diseases in modern day societies; zoonotic diseases; vector borne diseases; epidemiology; public health.

Conference Presentations
A Roome, K Bower, CG Murnock, L Hill, B Ho, S Tyurin, V Al-Feghali, H Zeitz , D Rios, R Parwez, I Li, A Leighton, K Lupo, Y Hao, C Pabafikos, J Goodsell, N Scher, S Daivs, T Lamendola, R Singh, J Ma, N DeLeon, JM Darcy II, R Spathis, RM Garruto. 2014. Prevalence of tick-borne pathogens and human behavioral risk factors in built environments of upstate New York suggest a necessity for the development of risk management models. Thirty-ninth annual meeting of the Human Biology Association, Calgary, Canada, April 9-10. American Journal of Human Biology. 26(2): 279.


K Bower, A Roome, KM Olszowy, D Ngwele, L Tarivonda, JK Lum, KN Dancause, RM Garruto. 2014. Evaluating obesity using waist to height ratio as a predictor of cardiometabolic disease risk in adult Melanesians in Vanuatu. Thirty-ninth annual meeting of the Human Biology Association, Calgary, Canada, April 9-10. American Journal of Human Biology. 26(2): 260-261.


KM Olszowy, A Roome, K Bower, D Ngwele, L Tarivonda, JK Lum, KN Dancause, RM Garruto. 2014. Understanding the impact of maternal obesity on childhood nutritional status in an urban Ni-Vanuatu community. Thirty-ninth annual meeting of the Human Biology Association, Calgary, Canada, April 9-10. American Journal of Human Biology. 26(2): 276.


L Hill, A Roome, CG Murnock, J Goodsell, N Scher, C Koulouris, U Syed, C Pabafikos, R Parwez, N Monroe, A Ong, D Rios, S Tyurin, H Zeitz, P Patel, V Al-Feghali, T Lamendola, A Leighton, K Lupo, N Cicchetti, WY Fung, A Nichter, R Spathis, RM Garruto. 2014. Evaluating the spatial distribution of Lyme disease through deer hosts in the Southern Tier of New York State. Abstract. Abstracts from the 7th Annual Binghamton Biomedical Research Conference, April 8, pp. 38.


A Roome, L Hill, C Koulouris, U Syed, C Pabafikos, R Parwez, K Bower, A Ong, D Rios, S Tyurin, H Zeitz, N Monroe, P Patel, V Al-Feghali, T Lamendola, A Leighton, K Lupo, N Scher, N Cicchetti, WY Fung, A Nichter, JM Darcy II, R Spathis, RM Garruto. 2014. Contribution of temperature and season to Lyme disease infectivity and prevalence rates of Ixodes scapularis in the Southern Tier. Abstract. Abstracts from the 2014 Binghamton University Research Days, March 28.


A Roome, L Hill, B Ho, H Keppler, J Goodsell, N Scher, M Clark, J Perez, T Cruz, R Spathis, RM Garruto. 2013. Prevalence of Tick-borne Pathogens in Built Versus Rural Environments Suggest a Necessity for the Development of Risk Management Models. In: Abstracts of the Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases, 2013 Annual Workshop and Conference, May 20-23, 2013, Penn. State University. p. 111.


A Roome, L Hill, B Ho, H Keppler, J Goodsell, N Scher, M Clark, J Perez, T Cruz, R Spathis, RM Garruto. 2013. Prevalence of Tick-borne Pathogens in Built Versus Rural Environments Suggest a Necessity for the Development of Risk Management Models. In: Abstracts of the 6th Annual Binghamton Biomedical Research Conference, Binghamton, NY, April 29-30, 2013. p. 35.


A Roome, L Hill, B Ho, H Keppler, J Goodsell, N Scher, M Clark, J Perez, T Cruz, R Spathis, RM Garruto. 2013. Prevalence of Tick-borne Pathogens in Built Versus Rural Environments Suggest a Necessity for the Development of Risk Management Models. In: Abstracts, Binghamton University Research Days, Binghamton, NY, April 19, 2013.

 


 

Hande.Sarikuzu  Hande Sarikuzu

   PhD student
   Sociocultural Anthropologist
   hsariku1@binghamton.edu
   Year admitted: 2011
   Advisor: Thomas Wilson

Hande Sarikuzu is interested in questions of material value, moral debt, and legal repair, which regulate the inclusion/ exclusion of aggrieved minorities into the nation-state polity in the aftermath of violence. Her research looks at how notions such as difference, locality, and tradition are invoked for pursuing democratic aspirations, while simultaneously being pushed to conform to global standards of human rights. Within this wider frame, Hande's doctoral research focuses on the vernacular understanding of reconciliatory justice (helâlleşmek) in Turkey, in order to examine the conditions under which compensation money can or cannot be commensurate with a sense of justice for the victims of state violence. She is currently in the field (2014-2015).

Conference Presentations
2013 "Continuation of Conflict by Other Means: Post-Conflict Transitions to Peace," Panel co-organizer, American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.
2013 "Liminal States of Injustice and the Regulation of Intimate Enmities in Turkey's Transition to Peace," Paper presentation, AAA Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.
2013 "Museums of Innocence and Shame," Paper presentation, Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, Binghamton, NY.
2013 "Masculine State and the Necropolitics of Friendly Settlement," Paper presentation, American Ethnological Society/ Association for Political and Legal Anthropology Joint Meeting, Chicago, IL.
2011 "Mosque Conflicts and Finding a Permanent Place for Muslims in Europe," Paper presentation, Advanced Cultural Studies Institute Conference, Norrkoping, Sweden.
2009 "Rethinking 'Flower Hill' in Berji Kristin Tales from the Garbage Hills: Globalization and Politics of Place," Paper presentation, Turkish- German Future Symposium: Neighborhood, Goethe Institut, Ankara, Turkey.
2009 "Filtering Bodies, Filtering Places: Women's Ablutions in the Kocatepe Mosque," Paper presentation, METU Social Anthropology Symposium: "The Kocatepe Mosque: Neighboring Differences and Negotiating Tensions," Ankara, Turkey.

Grants and Awards
2014 The Trans-Atlantic Summer Institute Fellowship in European Studies. Center for German and European Studies, University of Minnesota and Europa Universität Viadrina, Franfurt/ Oder, Germany.
2011-14 Teaching Assistantship, Binghamton University Anthropology Department
2011 International Travel Grant, The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK)
2009-11 Research Assistantship, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey.


 

Paulette Steeves  Paulette Steeves

   PhD student
   Archaeology
   psteeve1@binghamton.edu
   Year admitted: 2008
   Advisor: Randy McGuire

Research Interests

My interests include, Indigenous Archaeology, Pleistocene archaeology of the Western Hemisphere, paleo geography, and decolonizing methodology. I plan to combine research in these fields to contribute to a much needed new perspective of the prehistory of first migrations, and the existing record of indigenous populations of the Western Hemisphere during the Pleistocene. My hope is that this research will support America’s indigenous populations through a new public realization of their deep history and rich demographic record. I also hope to add to existing scholarship which is focused on decolonization of knowledge production, and discussing the social and political impacts of archaeological knowledge production.

Research Webpage

WHIPPDB.COM Western Hemisphere Indigenous Peoples Pleistocene Data Base

Publications

Steeves, Paulette. (2012)  Decolonizing Pleistocene Archaeology. Pleistocene Coalition News.

Steeves, Paulette. (2010)  Deep Time Roots in the Western Hemisphere. Pleistocene Coalition News.

Steeves, Paulette., Smith, Rhonda L., Yakubik, Jill-Karen.(2007)  Intensive Cultural Resource Survey LA I- I 10 Connector, West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. State Project NO. 700-61-0113, Federal Aid Project NO. CIB 6103 (501). Louisiana State Historic Preservation Office.

Steeves, Paulette. (2000)  Honors Thesis: SILO Recipient, Mitochondrial DNA Tracking and Typing of Americans Ancient Cultures, Establishing mtDNA Markers for the Quapaw Tribe, University of Arkansas, and Fulbright Honors Department, Fulbright Honors Library Publication.

Conference Presentations

2012  Binghamton University, English Department: American Studies: Shifting Tides Anxious Borders: Turning the Earth of a Colonial Terra Nullius: Decolonizing Indigenous History.

2012  Binghamton University, PIC: Philosophy Interpretation and Culture: Graduate Student Conference. Decolonizing Indigenous Histories in Knowledge Production.

2012  Columbia University, Indigenous Spaces: Pushing the Boundaries of History, Bodies, Geographies, and Politics. Turning the Earth of a Colonial Terra Nullius: Decolonizing Indigenous History.

2011  Binghamton University, Indigenous Student Association: When Did Humans Arrive In The Americas? New Perspectives From The Great Plains. Dr .Steve Holen. PhD. Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Paulette Steeves. MA. Western Hemisphere Indigenous Peoples Pleistocene Data Base.

2011  Society for American Archaeology, Annual Meeting, Sacramento CA. Session in Honor of Professor Al Dekin: Pebbles in A Pond; American Anthropology Needs A Landslide.

2011  SUNY Buffalo, Indigenous Story Tellers and Native American Studies Conference. Reclaiming Deep History, a Telling of Truths Legitimizing the Indigenous Past and Informing Worldviews.

2010  Binghamton University, Native American Student Association: Enlightenment on Columbus Day Conference 2010, Binghamton New York. Concealing historical truths is a crime against all people: Who was Columbus and What Did He Do.

2009  Binghamton University, RATS Symposium Anarchist by Default: Red Anthropologists in a White Academia.

2008  Binghamton University, Binghamton Anthropology Student Organization, Ethics Conference. A Pebble in the Pond.

Grants and Awards

2011  Denver Museum of Nature and Science Native American Archaeology Internship. $5,000
2010  Denver Museum of Nature and Science Native American Archaeology Internship. $5,000
2010  SAA Arthur C. Parker Scholarship for Native American Archaeology Training. $4,000
2008  Clifford D. Clark, Full five year fellowship, Binghamton University, Graduate School. $250,000 1999: Plains Anthropologist, Native American Student Award. $1,000
1999  University of Arkansas Student Support Services Trio Achiever Award.
1999  University of Arkansas SILO SURF Independent Research Award. $3,000
1998  Robert L Stigler Jr. Scholarship and Certificate of Achievement Award University of Arkansas, Department of Anthropology. $1,000
1996, 1997, 1998  University of Arkansas, Office of Non-Traditional Students Award for Academic Excellence.
1996 - 1998  University of Arkansas, Student Support Services Honor Roll.
1996 - 1999  Single Parent Scholarship of Washington County.
1997  Lois M Fry Memorial Scholarship Award, Established to honor a single parent who most demonstrates outstanding academic excellence and interest in scientific inquiry, and a desire to serve the public through volunteering.
1997  Anderson Scholarship, University of Arkansas, Honors Department . $1,000


Arianna Stimpfl

MA/PhD student
Archaeologist
astimpf1@binghamton.edu
Year admitted: 2013
Advisor: Kathleen Sterling/Susan Pollock


Cheng Sun  Cheng Sun

   PhD student
   Biological Anthropologist
   csun@binghamton.edu
   Year admitted: 2009
   Advisor: J. Koji Lum


Research Interests

My primary research interest is to understand the impact of consumer technology, especially use of Internet on human lifestyle and health. Current projects involve collaboration with experts in biology, psychology and cultural anthropology on various topics such as biological basis of Internet addiction, preferences among types of communication and study of emerging virtual communities. I'm also interested in the potential contribution of consumer electronics use to chronic heath problems in developing countries like Vanuatu.

Conference Presentations

C Sun, AJ Gonzalez, SM Schmitt, R Spathis, CW Chan, K Sankaranarayanan, JK Lum. 2012. AFK weekend project: A correlative study on electronic media usage and genetic polymorphisms in Binghamton University. Presented (podium) at the 37th Annual Meeting of Human Biology Association, Portland, OR.

C Sun, H Silverman, A Pomer, CW Chan, KM Olszowy, KN Dancause, G Lee, C Weitz, RM Garruto, JK Lum. 2012. When Apple meets Kava: Impact of technology on traditional lifestyles in Vanuatu. Presented (poster) at the 37th Annual Meeting of Human Biology Association, Portland, OR and at the 5th Annual Binghamton Biomedical Research Conference.


Brandon Sutton

MA/PhD student
Archaeologist
bsutton3@binghamton.edu
Year admitted: 2013
Advisor: Josh Reno


Michele Troutman

MA/PhD student
Archaeologist
mtroutm1@binghamton.edu
Year admitted: 2013
Advisor: Sebastien Lacombe


 

Michelle Turner  Michelle I. Turner

   MA/PhD student
   Archaeologist
   mturner4@binghamton.edu
   Year Admitted: 2012
   Advisor: Ruth Van Dyke

Research Interests

My research is on the archaeology of Chaco Canyon and its outliers. I am currently working on my MA project, which focuses on ceramic analysis at Aztec Ruins. As a formerly practicing attorney, I have an additional research interest in legal and ethical issues relating to heritage and the repatriation of material culture.

Conference Presentation

Upcoming: "Frontiers Reconsidered at Chimney Rock." Society for American Archaeology, Austin TX April 24, 2014.

Publications

1999  The Innocent Buyer of Art Looted During WWII. Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law 32:1511-1548.


Angela K. Vandenbroek  Angela K. Vandenbroek

   PhD student
   Sociocultural Anthropologist
   avanden3@binghamton.edu
   Year admitted: 2013
   Advisor: Doug Holmes
  

Research Interests

I am a sociocultural anthropologist and web designer/developer. I am interested in digital anthropology and the connections between Swedish Modernism and design and development practices in Sweden.

Education
M.A. Anthropology, University of Southern Mississippi, 2010.
B.S. Anthropology, Grand Valley State University, 2005.

Links
Blog - How to be an Anthropologist http://ak.vbroek.org
Curriculum Vitae http://ak.vbroek.org/cv/
Memberships & Activities http://ak.vbroek.org/memberships-and-activities/
Experience & Proficiencies http://ak.vbroek.org/experience-and-proficiencies/
Publications & Presentations http://ak.vbroek.org/publications-and-presentations/


 

Marina Weinberg  Marina Weinberg

   Sociocultural Anthropology
   marweinberg@hotmail.com
   Year admitted: 2006 – MA 2010 – ABD Student
   Advisor: Carmen A. Ferradás

Since 2003 I have been studying indigenous communities' social and political organization in relation to land tenure in the Northwestern Argentina region. I have also analyzed the impact development projects have had in these communities. For my Dissertation, I am currently looking at major state policies focused on indigenous populations in the same region, comparing two specific state paradigms: the neoliberal model carried out during the 1990´s and the current so-called "post-neoliberal". I examine the various approaches and assumptions the state and other financing sources have encompassed in designing and executing development policies and I also explore the ways in which indigenous communities have experienced these changes as well as the strategies they have developed vis-à-vis these transformations.

Publications

2012. San Martín de Tabacal: Historias de una apropiación. (with Pablo H. Mercolli) Anuario. Tilcara: Instituto Interdisciplinario Tilcara - Facultad de Filosofía y Letras- Universidad de Buenos Aires.In Press.

2009. The Politics of the State and the State of Politics in an Indigenous Community in Northwestern Argentina. Masters Thesis, Binghamton University – State University of New York.

2009. Entre la cooperación y la asistencia: un análisis de la incidencia del apoyo económico internacional en el movimiento indígena en Argentina. (with Morita Carrasco and Laura Sterpin) Revista Avá, julio, 12 (9-26), Universidad Nacional de Misiones.

2008. La lucha por la defensa de la identidad y el territorio. El caso de la Comunidad Indígena del Pueblo Kolla de Finca Santiago. In: van Dam Chris Tierra, Territorio y Derechos de los Pueblos indígenas, Campesinos y Pequeños Productores de Salta. E-Book (Documentos de capacitación 2, Sociología Rural) Buenos Aires: Proyecto de Desarrollo de Pequeños Productores Agropecuarios – PROINDER, Secretaría de Agricultura, Ganadería, Pesca y Alimentos.

2005. Identidad étnica y organización política en un espacio local y sus relaciones con el Estado. Una comunidad kolla del Noroeste argentino. Fernández María Inés and Ofelia Scher (Coords.) Diversidad Cultural. Múltiples miradas del tiempo presente. Buenos Aires: Asociación Argentina de Estudios Canadienses.

2004. Identidades y organización política en la Comunidad Kolla de Finca Santiago. Iruya, Salta. Estudios sociales del NOA Año 7 Nº7. Tilcara: Instituto Interdisciplinario Tilcara - Facultad de Filosofía y Letras- Universidad de Buenos Aires.

2004. Identidad y Política. III Congreso Argentino y Latinoamericano de Antropología Rural. Tilcara: Instituto Interdisciplinario Tilcara - Facultad de Filosofía y Letras- Universidad de Buenos Aires.

Conference Presentations

"El regreso al desarrollo estatal. Políticas de estado y política indígena en el Noroeste Argentino"
Jornadas de Estudios Andinos
Session: Repensando el Estado. Políticas públicas y gobierno en el posneoliberalismo
Tilcara, Jujuy, Argentina, September 2012

"A la sombra del Ingenio. Historias y Memorias"
Jornadas de Estudios Andinos
Session: Los pueblos indígenas frente a las formas de propiedad y uso de la tierra
Tilcara, Jujuy, Argentina, September 2012

"El Banco Mundial y el discurso medioambiental. Análisis del impacto de un proyecto de desarrollo en una comunidad indígena de Salta."
Annual Meeting of the Society of Applied Anthropology
Session Chair (with Mercedes Pico): Transformaciones transnacionales, respuestas locales: la antropología argentina ante la globalización.
Mérida, México, March 2010

"Indigenous peoples: between citizenship and emancipation."
Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association
Session: Indigenous Identity and Civic Activism in Latin America
Philadelphia, USA, December 2009

"Is 'the' Field just in the Field? Facing Ethical Dilemmas while doing Anthropological Research."
Ethics Conference: "Engaging Ethics: Multi-Disciplinary Approaches to Multi-Dimensional Relationships"
Binghamton University, New York, USA, May 2009

"Entre la cooperación y la asistencia: un análisis de la incidencia del apoyo económico internacional en el movimiento indígena en Argentina." (with Morita Carrasco and Laura Sterpin)
8º Congreso Argentino de Antropología Social
Universidad Nacional de Salta, Salta, Argentina, September 2006

"Yo, argentino. Procesos de configuración de identidad étnica en relación con la construcción del Estado argentino en un espacio local."
VI Reunión de Antropología MERCOSUR
Universidad de la República - Departamento de Antropología Social
Montevideo, November 2005

"Organización social y política en comunidades indígenas."
VII Congreso Argentino de Antropología Social
Universidad Nacional de Córdoba
Villa Giardino, Córdoba, Argentina, May 2004

"Identidad y Política. Ensayo"
III Congreso Argentino y Latinoamericano de Antropología Rural
Universidad de Buenos Aires, Instituto Interdisciplinario Tilcara
Tilcara, Jujuy, Argentina, March 2004

"Algunas reflexiones sobre la experiencia del trabajo de campo en Finca Santiago."
Primeras Jornadas de Jóvenes Investigadores de Antropología
Universidad de Buenos Aires, Departamento de Ciencias Antropológicas
Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 2003

Grants and Awards

Binghamton University – State University of New York
Department of Anthropology
Dissertation Assistantship
August 2012 - December 2012

Instituto Interdisciplinario Tilcara – Facultad de Filosofía y Letras – Universidad de Buenos Aires (Interdisciplinary Institute, School of Philosophy and Letters, University of Buenos Aires)
Research Affiliation
Tilcara, Jujuy, Argentina
January 2011 to present

Wenner-Gren Foundation
Annual Meeting of the Society of Applied Anthropology
Session: Transformaciones transnacionales, respuestas locales: la antropología argentina ante la globalización.
Travel Grant
Mérida, México, March 2010

Binghamton University – State University of New York
Department of Anthropology
Teacher Assistantship
August 2006 - December 2009

Ministerio de Educación de la Nación
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas – CONICET
National Doctoral Fellowship
Project: Identidad étnica y organización política en un espacio local y sus relaciones con el Estado
March 2005 - July 2006

Fondazione Sandra Sánchez - Padova, Italia y FLACSO–Argentina
Research Grant Sandra Sánchez Historia y Antropología del Mundo Andino - Región andina del noroeste argentino, Siglos XVI y XX
Project: Identidad, Política y Territorio. Escenarios en transformación y estrategias de la Comunidad kolla de Finca Santiago (Iruya -Salta)
April 2005 - July 2006


 

Edward Zegarra  Edward Zegarra

   PhD student
   Archaeologist
   ezegarr1@binghamton.edu
   Year admitted: 2010
   Advisor: William H. Isbell

 
Research Interests

Edward Zegarra's research focuses on the Middle Horizon Period (ca. AD 600-1100) of prehistoric Peru and the Wari Empire. His current work on his M.A. thesis seeks to determine the relationship between Wari vessel types and their practical or symbolic functions by applying statistical analysis (SAS) to a vast ceramic database from the site of Conchopata. His theoretical interests include: political economy, ideology, the development of societal complexity, and heritage management and legislation.

Conference Presentations

SAA 77th Annual Meeting; Roof Burning: A Wari Residential Abandonment Practice

Grants/Awards

Clark Fellowship 2010-2015


  

Yang Zhan  Yang Zhan

   PhD student
   Sociocultural Anthropologist
   yzhan1@binghamton.edu
   Year admitted: 2008
   Advisor: Carmen Ferradas

Research Interests

State-society relations, social production of moral emotions, socialism and postsocialism, China.

Publications

Book Review for Service Encounters: Class, Gender, and the Market for Social Distinction in Urban China. In Bijiao: China in Comparative Perspective Book Review. London School of Economics. June 2011.

美国政治的普遍主义与特殊主义 (The Universalism and Particularism in American Politics), In 中国社会科学报 (Chinese Social Science Review), November 20, 2009, Reprint in 国际社会科学杂志 (International Social Science Journal), March 2010.

霍克海默:黑格尔的信徒 (Horkheimer: The Disciple of Hegel). in Zhan Yang, Zhang Fang and Zhu Baoyuan, 后尼采系列:批判理论与汉语神学 (Series on Post-Nietzche: The Critical Theory and Chinese Theology), Hong Kong: Logos and Pneuma Press, 2007. reprinted in 基督教文化学刊 (Academic Journal of Christian Culture), Renmin University Press, 2010.

脆弱性、有备程度和组织失效:灾害的社会学研究 (Vulnerability, Preparedness, and Organizational Failure: Social Scientific Study of Disasters). Co-authored with Xiaoxi Tong. 国外理论动态 (Foreign Theoretical Trends), No. 12, December, pp 22-24, 2008.

告别哲学家:关于理查德罗蒂教授的回忆 (Farewell to Philosophers: Memory of Profesor Richard Rorty), 中国社会科学院报 (Chinese Academy of Social Science Review). No. 13, November 20th, 2008.

美学和启蒙:门德尔松的美学思想 (Aesthetics and Enlightenment: the Aesthetics of Moses Mendelssohn), in 立场(Position), No. 2, February, 2008.

女性公共领域是否可能:以弗雷泽对哈贝马斯的批判为例 (How is a Feminine Public Sphere Possible? The Case of Nancy Fraser's Critique of Juergen Habermas). 天津社会科学 (Tianjin Social Sciences), No. 6, November, pp.107-110, 2006.

Conference presentations

"Figuring Out: Statistical Imagination of China's Economy", paper presented at 108th American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting - THE END/S OF ANTHROPOLOGY, December 2-6 2009, Philadelphia, USA.

Grants and Awards

2010 Summer      Departmental Travel Award, Binghamton University
2009 Fall            Binghamton Foundation Travel Award
2008­­-2011       Binghamton University Departmental Graduate Scholarship


 

Yukun Zeng  Yukun Zeng

   PhD student
   Linguistic Anthropologist
   yzeng11@binghamton.edu  
   Year Admitted: 2012
   Advisor: Douglas Glick
  

Research interests
Linguistic anthropology, Language ideologies, Reading, Semiotics, Censorship, Digital Anthropology, STS, Science Popularization, China.

Current Projects
1)  How the metapragmatics about how to read ancient Chinese texts is recontextualized in contemporary Chinese education
2)  Internet censorship and surveillance, the ideology of censorship, the semiotics of censorship, the genealogy of escapers from/against censorship (Solzhenitsyn, Snowden and etc.) and their effects
3)  A STS study about unit/dimension/quality
4)  Language ideologies and metaculture of China
5)  How to revise Foucauldian governmentality-oriented method to better describe contemporary China 6) Rhizomean theoretical reading

https://binghamton.academia.edu/ZengYukun


 

 

Connect with Binghamton:
Twitter icon links to Binghamton University's Twitter page YouTube icon links to Binghamton University's YouTube page Facebook icon links to Binghamton University's Facebook page Instagram

Last Updated: 9/18/14