Ph.D. Recipients

  • JUNE 2017

    Chris Cochran
    Quantum Consciousness and the Search for a New Paradigm: How Science can Be Spiritual

    Lizzy Hare
    Making Histories with Science: Paleoecology and Conservation in the American Midwest

    Colin Hoag
    Scratching About (Fato-Fato): Erosion, Governance, and the Commidification of Water in Lesotho

  • JUNE 2016

    Celina Callahan-Kapoor
    Disidentification with Diabetes: Diabetic Publics in the U.S./Mexico Borderlands

    Aaron Montoya
    Performing Citizens and Subjects: Dance and Resistance in Twenty-First Century Mozambique

  • DECEMBER 2015

    Sarah Chee
    Borders of Belonging: Nationalism, North Korean Defectors, and the Spiritual Project for a Unified Korea

  • SEPTEMBER 2015

    Anneke Janzen
    Lecturer, Department of Anthropology, UCSC
    Mobility and Herd Management Strategies of Early Pastoralists in South-Central Kenya, 3000-1200 BP

  • JUNE 2015

    Patricia Alvarez
    Moral Fibers: The Making of (Trans)National Fashions in Post-Authoritarian Peru

    Anna Higgins
    Labor of Care: Spectacular Fetuses, Healthy, Smart Babies, and Cosmopolitan Pregnancy in Middle Class Beijing

  • DECEMBER 2014

    Christian Palmer
    The Production of Place, Urban Development, and Public Spaces in an Emerging Tourist Economy in Northeastern Brazil

  • JUNE 2014

    Nellie Chu
    Postdoctoral Researcher in Entrepreneurial Citizenship, CETREN
    Global Supply Chains of Desires and Risks: The Crafting of Migrant Entrepreneurship in Guangzhou, China

    Jonathan Brent Crosson
    Assistant Professor, Department of Religious Studies, University of Texas at Austin
    Catching Power: Race, Altered Solidarities, and Science in Trinidad

    Rosa Elena Ficek
    Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for the Humanities, Wesleyan University
    The Pan American Highway: An Ethnography of Latin American Integration

    Amy Garza
    Places of Sanctuary: Religious Revivalism and the Politics of Immigration in New Mexico

    Micha Rahder
    Assistant Professor, Department of Geography and Anthropology, Lousiana State University
    Satellites and Senses of Place: Remote Monitoring of Guatemala's Maya Biosphere Reserve

    Carla-Ann Takaki-Richardson
    Research Associate and Managing Editor of Gastronomica, UCSC
    The Long After: Disaster and Information Politics in Post-Quake Kobe, Japan

    Jessica Watson
    Conjuring Blight in an Urban Landscape: Market Farms and Aerosol Murals in Oakland, CA

  • SEPTEMBER 2013

    Xochitl Chavez
    Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Music, UC Riverside
    Migrating Performative Traditions: The Guelaguetza Festival in Oaxacalifornia

    William Girard
    Enacting Pentecostalism: Spirit-Filled Development and the Honduran Coup d'Etat

    Naomi Rodriguez
    Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
    Remaking Families: Child Welfare at the U.S.-Mexico Border

    Daniel Solomon
    Adjunct Faculty, De Anza College
    Menace and Management: Power in the Human-Monkey Social Worlds of Delhi and Shimla

  • JUNE 2013

    Sarah Bakker
    Lecturer, Department of Anthropology, San Francisco State University
    Fragments of a Liturgical World: Syriac Christianity and the Dutch Multiculturalism Debates

    Heather Swanson
    Assistant Professor, School of Culture and Society, Aarhus University
    Caught in Comparisons: Japanese Salmon in an Uneven World

  • SEPTEMBER 2012

    Roosbelinda Cardenas
    Visiting Assistant Professor of Latin American Studies, Hampshire College
    Articulations of Blackness: Journeys of an Emplaced Politics in Colombia

    Conal Ho
    Program Director and Digital Publications Manager, Humanities Institute, Duke University
    Living in Liminality: Chinese Migrancy in Ghana

  • JUNE 2012

    Jason Alley
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Consortium for Faculty Diversity, Bucknell University
    When You're 64: Publics, Aging and Community in San Francisco

    Lauren Zephro
    Forensic Services Supervisor, Santa Cruz County Sherrif's Office
    Determining the Timing and Mechanism of Fracture in Bovine Bone

  • MARCH 2012

    Cristie Boone
    Senior Archaeologist, Albion Environmental
    Integrating Zooarchaeology and Modeling: Trans-Holocene Fishing In Monterey Bay, California

    Tia-Nicole Leak
    Social Science Analyst, US Department of Health and Human Services
    Testing Virginity: HIV/AIDS, Modernity & Ethnicity In Post-Apartheid South Africa

  • JUNE 2011

    Melissa Hackman
    Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow, Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Emory College
    Born-Again Masculinity: "Ex-Gay" and Pentecostal Identities in Post-Apartheid South Africa

    Zeb Rifaqat
    The Governance Game: Contradictory Discourses of Power, Politics, and Change in Pakistan

    Jason Rodriguez
    Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Sociology, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
    Translating Desires in Bodhgaya: Buddhism and Development in the Land of Buddha's Enlightenment

    Aviva Sinervo
    Lecturer, Department of Anthropology, San Francisco State University
    Lecturer, Department of Anthropology, UCSC
    Appeals of Childhood: Child Vendors, Volunteer Tourists, and Visions of Aid in Cusco, Peru

    Bettina Stoetzer
    Assistant Professor, Department of Global Studies and Language, University of Chicago
    At the Forest Edges of the City: Nature, Race and National Belonging in Berlin

    Noah Tamarkin
    Assistant Professor, Department of Comparative Studies, Ohio State University
    (Lost) Tribes to Citizens: Lemba 'Black Jews' Engage the South African State

    James Todd
    Vice President of Student Services, Modesto Junior College
    The Anatomy of a Race: Labor, Salvation and the Intimacy of Spectacle in NASCAR® Nation

  • MARCH 2011

    Chelsey Juarez
    Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, NC State
    Geolocation: A Pathway to Identification for Deceased Undocumented Border Crossers

  • JUNE 2010

    Heath Cabot
    Faculty, Department of Anthropology, College of the Atlantic
    Translating Law and Lives: Asylum and Legal Aid in Athens

    Cris Hughes 
    Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Joanie McCollom
    History On Its Side: Narratives of "Malaysia" and Beyond

    Marissa Ramsier
    Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Humboldt State University
    The Evolutionary Ecology of Primate Auditory Sensitivity

  • MARCH 2010

    Jeff Smith
    Moonlighter's Paradise: From the Land of Iron and Steel to the Land of Irony and Stealing

    Bregje van Eekelen
    Assistant Professor, Erasmus School of History, Culture, Communication, Erasmus University
    The Social Life of Ideas: Economies of Knowledge

  • DECEMBER 2009

    Ruby Rodriguez
    The Role of Religious Institutions in the Incorporation of Latin American and Latino/a Immigrants and Migrants in the North American Midwest

  • SEPTEMBER 2009

    Jeremy Campbell
    Associate Professor of Anthropology and Coordinator for the Sustainability Studies Program at Roger Williams University
    The Social Life of an Amazonian Highway: Speculation, Mobility, and Development Politics in Brazil

    Riet Delsing
    Independent Researcher, Association for Social Anthropology in Oceana
    Articulating Rapa Nui: Polynesian Cultural Politics in a Latin American Nation-State

  • JUNE 2009

    Sarah Peelo
    Principal, Albion Environmental
    Creating Community in Spanish California: An Investigation of California Plainwares

    Charlotte Sunseri
    Assistant Professor and Gradaute Coordinator, Department of Anthropology, San Jose State University
    Spatial Economies of Precontact Exchange in the Greater Monterey Bay Area, California

    Jun Sunseri
    Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, UC Berkeley
    Nowhere to Run, Everywhere to Hide: Multi-scalar Identity Practices at Casitas Viejas

    Kanokwan (Gaye) Tharawan
    Private Dance Floor in Public Space: Contested Sexualities Among Thai Women

  • DECEMBER 2008

    Patrik Lundh
    Education Researcher, Center for Technology and Learning, SRI International
    Cultivating Rights: Russia's Rights Defenders and the Interstices of Formal and Informal Morality
  • SEPTEMBER 2008

    Jon Anjaria
    Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Brandeis University
    Unruly Streets: Everyday Practices and Promises of Globality in Mumbai

    Yen-ling Tsai
    Associate Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, NCTU, Taiwan
    Strangers Who Are Not Foreign: Intimate Exclusion and Racialized Boundary in Urban Indonesia

  • JUNE 2008

    Eunice Blavascunas
    Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Environmental Studies, Whitman College
    The Peasant and Communist Past in the Making of an Ecological Region: Podlasie, Poland 

    John Marlovits
    Lecturer, Department of Anthropology, San Jose State University
    Fugues of Depression: An Ethnography of Affect and Mental Illness in Seattle 

    Jessica O'Reilly
    Assistant Professor, Department of International Studies, Indiana University, Bloomington
    Policy and Practice in Antarctica

  • JUNE 2007

    David Machledt
    Senior Policy Analyst, National Health Law Program
    Moving Risk: Binational Bureaucracies, Tuberculosis, and the "Foreign Born" at the United States/Mexico Border
  • DECEMBER 2006

    Alejandra Kramer
    Lecturer, UCSC Anthropology Department
    When the Political is Personal: Right Wing Women Politicians Negotiate Power in Democratic Chile
  • SEPTEMBER 2006

    Sasha Welland
    Associate Professor, Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies, University of Washington
    Experimental Beijing: Contemporary Art Worlds in China's Capital
  • JUNE 2006

    Tyler Rooker 
    Research Fellow, China Policy Institute, University of Nottingham
    Zhongguancun: The Silicon Valley of China 

    Russell Rodriguez
    Apprenticeship Program Manager, Alliance for California Traditional Arts
    Cultural Production, Legitimation, and the Politics of Aesthetics: Mariachi Transmission Practice, and Performance in the United States 

    Bahiyyih Watson
    Technogenic Turns: The Production of a Public Sphere in 21st Century Urban Morocco 

    Vicki Wedel
    Associate Professor of Anatomy and Dental Medicine, Western University of Health Sciences
    Patterns of Bone Remodeling Among Enslaved and Freed Historical African Americans

  • MARCH 2006

    Megan Moodie
    Culture of Freedom? The Gendered Intimacies of Modernization in Rajasthan, India

  • JUNE 2005

    Afsaneh Kalantary
    Exilic Yearnings and Diasporic Homes: An Ethnography of Memory, Place, Race and Gender among Iranian Exiles in Berlin, Germany

    Roshanak Kheshti
    Resoundingly Different: Desire and Alterity in the U.S. World Beat Culture Industry

  • SEPTEMBER 2004

    Shiho Satsuka
    Traveling Nature, Imaging the Globe: Japanese Tourism in the Canadian Rockies

  • JUNE 2004

    Debra Bolter
    Anatomical Growth Patterns in Colobine Monkeys and Implications for Primate Evolution 

    Kristen Cheney
    The Pillars of the Nation: 
    Child Citizens and Ugandan National Development 

    Kale Fajardo
    Filipino Cross Currents: 
    Seafaring, Masculinities, and Globalization

  • MARCH 2004

    Associate professor of Gender studies, Uppsala University, Sweden
    Progressive Women, Traditional Men: The Politics of Knowledge and Gendered Stories of Development in the Northern Periphery of the EU
  • DECEMBER 2003

    Cynthia Gabriel
    Being Born in a Nation that is Dying: Childbirth and the Medical System in Postsocialist Russia

    Leah Mundell
    Community in the Making: Faith-Based Organizations in the Battles for Philadelphia's Public Schools

  • SEPTEMBER 2003

    Alejandra Castaneda
    Politics of Citizenship: Mexican Migrants in the United States

    Lieba Faier
    On Being Oyomesan: Filipina Migrants and Their Japanese Families in Central Kiso

  • JUNE 2003

    Tim Choy
    Politics by Example: An Ethnography of Environmental Emergences in Post-Colonial Hong Kong

    Mae Lee
    Post-Civil Rights Politics and Protagonists: Corporate Diversity in Silicon Valley

    Ivelisse Rivera Bonilla
    Divided City: The Proliferation of Gated Communities in San Juan

  • MARCH 2003

    Clayton Hurd
    Belonging in School: The Politics of Race, Class, and Citizenship in the Pajaro Valley Unified School District

    Steven Kurzman
    Performing Able-Bodiedness: Amputees and Prosthetics in America

  • DECEMBER 2002

    Anna Lorrie Anderson
    Of One Accord: Garifuna Collective Action and the Social Transformation of the Guatemalan Peace Process in Labuga (1996-1998)

  • SEPTEMBER 2001

    Scott Morgensen
    Metropolitan Desires, Utopian Practices: Contesting Race, Sex, and Other Colonial Legacies in US Queer Communities

    Robin Whitaker
    Talking Politics: Gender and Political Culture in the Northern Ireland Peace Process

  • JUNE 2001

    Cathy Clayton
    "If We Are Not Different, We Will Cease to Exist": Culture and Identity in Transition-Era Macau

    Lyn Jeffery
    Selling Selves: Meanings of the Market in the People's Republic of China

  • DECEMBER 2000

    Henry Goldschmidt
    Peoples Apart: Religion and Other Jewish Differences in Crown Heights

    Renee Rothman
    Aikido Sensibilities: The Sociosomatics of Connection and Its Role in The Constitution of Community at North Bay Aikido in Santa Cruz, California

  • SEPTEMBER 2000

    Cori Hayden
    When Nature Goes Public: An Ethnography of Bio-Prospecting in Mexico

  • JUNE 2000

    Benjamin Chesluk
    Money Jungle: Race and Real Estate in the "New Times Square"

    Debra Klein
    Yoruba Bàtá: Politics of Pop Tradition in Erin-Osun and Overseas

  • MARCH 2000

    Lena Sawyer
    Black and Swedish: Racialization and the Cultural Politics of Belonging in Stockholm, Sweden

    Michelle Rosenthal
    Violent Pasts, Democratic Futures: Engendering Cultural Citizenship in the New South Africa 

  • JUNE 1999

    Isar Godreau
    Missing the Mix: San Anton and the Racial Dynamics of "Nationalism" in Puerto Rico

    Krista Harper
    From Green Dissidents to Green Skeptics: Environmental Activists and Post-Social Political Ecology in Hungary

    Galen Joseph
    Civilizing the Nation: Argentine Narratives of Education, Race and Democracy

  • SEPTEMBER 1998

    Kristin Bright
    The Traveling Tonic: Tradition, Commodity, and the Body in Unani (Greco-Roman) Medicine in India

  • JUNE 1998

    Katherine Spilde
    Acts of Sovereignty, Acts of Identity: Negotiating Interdependence Through Tribal Government Gaming on the White Earth Indian Reservation

  • JUNE 1997

    Kamari Clarke
    Genealogies of Reclaimed Nobility: The Geotemporality of Yoruba Belonging

    Deborah Connolly
    Mothering in the Margins: An Ethnography of Homeless Mothers in a Northwest Community