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

Research Interests

Innovative biotechnologies have recently surfaced in the biomedical industry. A novel technology known as the OX513A, a genetically engineered mosquito for the prevention of dengue fever and other mosquito-borne illnesses, has made its presence known in Key West, Florida. As company and local officials attempt to gain regulatory approval and public acceptance of this groundbreaking technology, a new model for global public health is emerging. My ethnographic research attempts to delineate how the proposal for experimental trials of a genetically engineered mosquito is creating a globally transferrable technical and social model for a novel mosquito eradication and disease prevention method. The recruitment of the public and the establishment of expectations surrounding this technology in a local context are critical to its global implementation and success.

Grants and Awards

2015  Rosa Colecchio Travel Award for Dissertation Research Enhancement. Binghamton University.

2014  Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship. Making the Biotech Body: Technologies, Knowledge, and Global Markets. Social Science Research Council.

Presentations

2014  Multispecies Relations and the Globally Manufactured Mosquito: Preventing Dengue through Biogenetic Engineering in Key West 

(American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting)

2013  Creating Expertise: The Construction of Regulatory Policy for Transgenic Animals

(Master's Level Graduate Research Conference, The College at Brockport, SUNY)



 

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


 

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)


 

Kate DeRosa  Kate DeRosa

   MA/PhD student
   Biological Anthropologist
   kderosa3@binghamton.edu
   Year admitted: 2014
   Advisor: Koji Lum

Research Interests

My research interests lie in molecular anthropology, genomics, and evolutionary anthropology. I am currently working on the Genographic Project in the Laboratory of Evolutionary Anthropology and Health, focusing on mitochondrial haplogroups in highland Papua New Guinea.

Publications

Cardinale, D., DeRosa, K., Duffy, S. (2013). "Diverse Factors Drive Codon Usage Bias in Plant Viruses". Viruses, 5:162-181.

Presentations

2015  Scott, R.S., DeRosa, K., Rogers, M.A. "Cooking and sugar bioaccessibility from starch in human evolution". AAPA.

2014  DeRosa, K., Hong-Seok, H., Scott, R., & Xing, J. "Global survey of PGA indicates high CNV variability across human populations". AAPA.

2014  DeRosa, K., Hong-Seok, H., Scott, R., & Xing, J. "Global survey of PGA indicates high CNV variability across human populations". AAPA.

2013  Zhou, Z., Ward, D., Shapiro, D., Hlubik, S., DeRosa, K., Hoffman D., Vogel, E. and Scott, R."Food material properties, meat-eating, and cooking in human evolution". AAPA.


 

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


 

Maxwell Forton  Maxwell Forton

   MA/PhD student
   Archaeologist
   mforton1@binghamton.edu
   Year admitted: 2014
   Advisor: Ruth Van Dyke

Research interests

My research is focused on the archaeology of the Colorado Plateau, particularly that of the greater Chaco landscape and rock art studies. My most recent summer field season was spent surveying the new expansion lands of Petrified Forest National Park.

Conference Presentations

Pecos Conference 2015 "Petroglyphs of Mac Stod: Rock Art as an Indicator of Chacoan Influence in Petrified Forest National Park"
Society for American Archaeology 2015 "Ground Stone as a Migration Marker: Using Finger-Grooved Manos and Fully Grooved Axe-Heads to Trace Kayenta Influence at Salado Sites"

Michigan State University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum 2014 "Dig the Past: A Hands on Introduction to Archaeology"
Chacmool Conference 2013 "Ceramics of Actun Kabul: Identifying Social Interaction Spheres in Central Belize River Valleys" with Becky Shelton


 

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.


 

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
   Biocultural Anthropologist
   aguitar1@binghamton.edu
   Year Admitted: 2013
   Advisor: Doug Holmes

Links
Website: https://amandaguitar.wordpress.com/
CV: https://amandaguitar.wordpress.com/cv/

Research Interests
I am a biocultural anthropologist studying gender in the discourses of science, technology, and medicine.

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.



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 the interrelationships of nationalism, conservative politics, xenophobia, and energy security in Lithuania and the Baltics specifically, and incorporates a critical approach to practices of Europeanization, neoliberalism, and democratization in the region. Her most recent research uses civil society as the basis for understanding the politics of Lithuanian foreign policy changes in response to the Ukraine Crisis.

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

Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies
2016 – May 26-28th University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, NY

Northeast Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies Conference
2014 – March 29th. West Chester University of Pennsylvania, PA. Nuclear Energy and Policy in a Europeanizing Lithuania

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

2015 – Spring Semester: Lithuanian State Scholarship (ŠMPF): Short Term Baltic Studies, Vilnius University ($2,400)

2015 - Fall Semester: Lithuanian State Scholarship (ŠMPF): Short Term Baltic Studies, Vilnius University ($2,400)

2013 - Lithuanian State Scholarship, Education Exchanges Support Foundation (ŠMPF): Lithuanian Language Summer Course, Vilnius University ($600)

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

2011 – Dr. Madhu N. Rao Scholarship: Excellence in Geography ($700), Bridgewater State UniversityAssociation for the Advancement of Baltic Studies


Gabrielle 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


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.


 

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.


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.


 

Olivia Plante  Olivia Plante

   PhD student
   Biological Anthropologist
   oplante1@binghamton.edu  
   Year admitted: 2013
   Advisor: Douglas Holmes

Research Interests

My research interests include comparative health systems analysis and the formulative dynamics between corporate, government, and public actors in the emergence of new biotechnologies for translational medicine. In particular, I am investigating the recent return to bacteriophage therapies, amidst concerns over antibiotic resistant diseases, biological engineering, regulatory enigmas, and the historical significance of phages in the saga of East vs. West therapeutic approaches.


 

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


Paul Rufledt

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


Amanda Roome  Amanda Roome

   MA/PhD student
   Biological Anthropologist
   aroome1@binghamton.edu  
   Year admitted: 2012
   Advisor: 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, M McAuliffe, L Hill, V Al-Feghali, N Monroe, G Buffa, K Bower, I Li, S Tyurin, C Pabafikos, A Leighton, U Syed, C Koulouris, D Rios, A Maliga, S Alam, P Patel, N Cicchetti, A Nichter, K Lupo, C Malone, R Spathis, RM Garruto. 2015. Seasonality and risk of infection of Lyme disease. Fortieth annual meeting of the Human Biology Association, St. Louis, Missouri, March 25-26. American Journal of Human Biology 27(2): 284. Also in: Abstracts from the 8th Annual Binghamton Biomedical Research Conference, April 18, p. 2; Abstracts from the 2014 Binghamton University Research Days, April 24.

M McAuliffe, A Roome, I Li, V Al-Feghali, C Malone, A Hammond, P Barone, J Christophel, J Bermeo, G Blumberg, K Bower, G Buffa, L Chiu, N Kaur, C Koulouris, A Leighton, K Lupo, A Maliga, N Monroe, C Pabafikos, D Rios, U Syed, S Tyurin, S Alam, N Chicchetti, K Jones, A Nichter, P Patel, L Hill, A Ong, R Spathis, RM Garruto. 2015. Human behaviors increase rodent reservoir host and vector tick spread and risk of contact with the Lyme disease pathogen, Borrelia burgdorferi. Fortieth annual meeting of the Human Biology Association, St. Louis, Missouri, March 25-26. American Journal of Human Biology 27(2): 276.

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.


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   Michele Troutman

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

Research Interests

Generally, I am interested in lithic technology, raw material sourcing, GIS, CRM, and prehistoric archaeology. In particular, I have a background in Northeast US archaeology, but I am currently studying the Upper Paleolithic in France. For my Master's topic, I am working on a spatial distribution of lithic artifacts at Peyre Blanque, an Upper Paleolithic site.

Selected Conference Presentations

2014  "Is Archaeology Predictable? : Pennsylvania's Predictive Model" Presentation with Marissa Seidel
- Forum (Preservation) Conference/ Annual Byways to the Past Conference

2012-13  "Lithic Analysis: The Raw Materials Present in the Lithic Artifacts of the Johnston Site (36In2)"
- Society for American Archaeology Annual Meeting, Memphis, TN
- McNair Annual Conference, Milwaukee, WI
- Undergraduate Scholars Conference (Best Poster for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences), IUP

Field Work and Related Experiences

2015  Graduate Assistant, Public Archaeology Facility (BU)

2015  Volunteer at the site of Peyre Blanque, Ariege, France

2014  Teaching Assistant, Anthropology 114 (BU)

2014  ESTI Intern at PennDOT, Harrisburg, PA

2014  Forum (Preservation) Conference/ Annual Byways to the Past Conference staff member, Philadelphia, PA

2012  Student Intern at the Indiana Historical Society, Indiana, PA

2012  Volunteer Archaeological Field Worker at the Johnston Site, Blairsville, PA

2012  Volunteer at Archaeological Services, IUP, Indiana, PA

2010  Archaeology Field School (IUP), Johnston Site, Blairsville, PA

2009-10  Student Worker at Archaeological Services, IUP, Indiana, PA


 

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/


 

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

   MA/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


 

 

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