Ph.D. Recipients

  • August 2023

    Gillian Bogart
    Edge Effects: Salt Making Worlds of Timor
    Postdoctoral Scholar, Center for Southeast Asian Coastal Interactions (SEACoast), UCSC 

    Alison Hanson
    “This University Is Not Made for Someone Like Me”: A Survivor-Centered Study of Campus Sexual Violence
    CalOES Prevention Coordinator, UC Berkeley
  • June 2023

    Lachlan Summers
    Mexico City is Two Hours from Mexico City
    Postdoctoral Scholar, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science 

    Brian Walter
    Sedimented Futures: Heritage and the Racial Politics of Flood Infrastructure in the South Carolina Lowcountry
    Assistant Professor of Anthropology, James Madison University
  • December 2022

    Joseph R. Klein
    The World for a Coral: Fortune and Belonging on the Reefs of Southeast Sulawesi
    Postdoctoral Scholar, Center for Southeast Asian Coastal Interactions, UCSC

    Monica Mikhail
    "Forget Bolivia, Remember God": Service and the Politics of Belonging among Bolivian Coptic Christians
    Director of Programs, The Berkeley Institute
  • June 2022

    April Reber
    The 'Extremist' Next Door: Normalcy and Democratic Legitimacy in Germany

    Daniel Schniedewind
    Complicit Ecologies: Landscape as Violence in Hudson's Valley

  • March 2022

    Rachel Cypher
    Belonging in the Pampas: Ecologies of Conquest and Survival in Argentina's Heartland
  • December 2021

    Robert B. Davenport
    Ethnobiologies of Ruin and Resurgence: Labor, Ecology and Land System Transformations off the Transamazon Highway, Brazil
  • June 2021

    Krisha J. Hernández
    Agents of Pollination: Native and Indigenous Lives & Bodies, and US Agricultural Technosciences

    Suraiya Anita Jetha
    Plass Til Alle: Intimacy, Biological Relation, and Nation in Norway

    Caroline Kao
    Startup Capitalism: Gendered Transformations of Home, Work, and Value in Silicon Valley

    Jessica Madison-Pískatá
    “In any Crystalline Land”: Human and Mineral Worlds in Eastern Mongolia

  • December 2020

    Salvador Chava Contreras
    Toxic Landscapes in Sacred Wixaritari Territory: Chemicals and Food as Environmental Epigenetic Triggers in a Metabolic Epidemic in Mexico

    Danielle Dadiego
    Beads, Bullets, and Brokerage: Exploring Economic Agency in Eighteenth-Century West

  • June 2020

    Cristina Verdugo
    Ritual and Politics: Exploring Sacrifice at Midnight Terror Cave, Belize

    Eden Washburn
    Life in the Andean Northern Highlands: An examination of population dynamics, human mobility and dietary change

  • June 2019

    Jon Nyquist
    Fire and the creation of landscape regimes: Wildness and interconnections in West Australian forests

    Kristine Lawson
    Acoustic Relations: The Sounds of Pipelines, Plant Medicine, and Sustainability in Vancouver, BC
    Resource Development and Communications Coordinator, First United

    Elisa Huerta
    Buscando la armonía: Performance, Embodiment and Indigeneity in la danza azteca
    Director, Multicultural Community Center, UC Berkeley

  • December 2018

    Katy Overstreet
    A well-cared for cow produces more milk: the biotechnics of (dis)assembling cow bodies in Wisconsin dairy worlds
    Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Animal Science at Aarhus University
  • August 2018

    Sarah Kelman
    Walking the Sufi Path: Ethical Entanglements in Entrepreneurial Malaysia

    Kim Cameron-Dominguez
    How Did We Get Here? Black Professional Women, Place-Making and Belonging in Portland, Oregon
    Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Lewis & Clark College

    Jeffrey Omari
    Democracy and Digital Technology: Internet Governance and Social In/Exclusion in Rio de Janeiro
    Visiting Assistant Professor, Gonzaga University

  • June 2018

    Kali Rubaii
    Counterinsurgency and the Ethical Life of Material Things in Iraq’s Anbar Province
    Assistant Professor of Anthropolgy, Purdue University

    Chester Liwosz
    Ontological Considerations at Two Mojave Desert Petroglyph Labyrinths
    Project Archaeologist, Mesa Prieta Petroglyph Project

    Pierre Duplessis
    Gathering the Kalahari, Tracking Landscapes in Motion
    International Postdoctoral Fellow,  Independent Research Fund Denmark

    Rebecca Feinberg
    Bottling the Past, Planting the Future: Immigrants in Italian Wine Production
    Instructor, Food Studies, University of the Pacific

    Alix Johnson
    Compromising Connections: Imperial legacies, intimate encounters, and intermediary politics in icelandic information infrastructure
    Tenure-track position, University of Florida

    Stephie MacCallum
    Derailed: Aging Railroad Infrastructure and Precarious Mobility in Buenos Aires
    User Researcher, EarnIn

  • March 2018

          Emma Britton
          The Mineralogical and Chemical Variability of Casas Grandes Polychromes Throughout the International Four Corners

  • December 2017

    Hatib Kadir
    Gifts, Belonging, and Emerging Realities among "other Molucans" during the aftermath of sectarian conflict. 
    Lecturer at the department of Anthropology, Faculty of Cultural Sciences, Universitas Brawijaya

    Zachary Caple
    Holocene in Fragments: A Critical Landscape Ecology of Phosphorus in Florida
    Provost's Postdoctoral Scholar, University of South Florida

  • JUNE 2017

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

    Lizzy Hare
    Making Histories with Science: Paleoecology and Conservation in the American Midwest
    Policy Analyst, California Department of Social Services

    Colin Hoag
    Scratching About (Fato-Fato): Erosion, Governance, and the Commodification of Water in Lesotho
    Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Smith College

  • JUNE 2016

    Celina Callahan-Kapoor
    Disidentification with Diabetes: Diabetic Publics in the U.S./Mexico Borderlands
    Senior Lecturer, Vanderbilt University, Center for Medicine, Health, and Society

    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
    Postdoctoral Scholar, UCI Center for Critical Korean Studies

  • SEPTEMBER 2015

    Anneke Janzen
    Mobility and Herd Management Strategies of Early Pastoralists in South-Central Kenya, 3000-1200 BP
    Tenure track position, University Tennessee, Knoxville

  • JUNE 2015

    Patricia Alvarez
    Moral Fibers: The Making of (Trans)National Fashions in Post-Authoritarian Peru
    Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Brandeis

    Anna Higgins
    Labor of Care: Spectacular Fetuses, Healthy, Smart Babies, and Cosmopolitan Pregnancy in Middle Class Beijing
    UX and Design Researcher/Consultant

  • DECEMBER 2014

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

  • JUNE 2014

    Nellie Chu
    Global Supply Chains of Desires and Risks: The Crafting of Migrant Entrepreneurship in Guangzhou, China
    Postdoctoral Fellow in International and Comparative Labor, Cornell University

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

    Rosa Elena Ficek
    The Pan American Highway: An Ethnography of Latin American Integration
    Fellow in Garden and Landscape Studies at Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Harvard University

    Amy Garza
    Places of Sanctuary: Religious Revivalism and the Politics of Immigration in New Mexico
    Assistant Professor of Mexican American Studies & Mexican American Studies Program Head, Our Lady of the Lake University

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

    Carla-Ann Takaki-Richardson
    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
    Global Programs & Partnership Director, Wings of Hope

  • SEPTEMBER 2013

    Xochitl Chavez
    Migrating Performative Traditions: The Guelaguetza Festival in Oaxacalifornia
    Assistant Professor, UC Riverside

    William Girard
    Enacting Pentecostalism: Spirit-Filled Development and the Honduran Coup d'Etat
    Visiting Lecturer in Religion, Amherst College

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

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

  • JUNE 2013

    Sarah Bakker
    Fragments of a Liturgical World: Syriac Christianity and the Dutch Multiculturalism Debates
    Visiting Research Scholar, Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

    Heather Swanson
    Caught in Comparisons: Japanese Salmon in an Uneven World
    Associate Professor, Aarhus University

  • SEPTEMBER 2012

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

    Conal Ho
    Living in Liminality: Chinese Migrancy in Ghana
    Senior IRB Specialist, Duke University

  • JUNE 2012

    Jason Alley
    When You're 64: Publics, Aging and Community in San Francisco
    Visiting Assistant Professor, Beloit College

    Lauren Zephro
    Determining the Timing and Mechanism of Fracture in Bovine Bone
    Forensic Services Director, Santa Cruz Sheriff's Dept

  • MARCH 2012

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

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

  • JUNE 2011

    Melissa Hackman
    Born-Again Masculinity: "Ex-Gay" and Pentecostal Identities in Post-Apartheid South Africa
    Sociology and Development Studies Librarian, Emory College

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

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

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

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

    Noah Tamarkin
    (Lost) Tribes to Citizens: Lemba 'Black Jews' Engage the South African State
    Associate Professor, Anthropology and Science & Technology Studies, Cornell University

    James Todd
    The Anatomy of a Race: Labor, Salvation and the Intimacy of Spectacle in NASCAR® Nation
    Assistant Superintendent / Vice President of Instruction and Planning, San Joaquin Delta College

  • MARCH 2011

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

  • JUNE 2010

    Heath Cabot
    Translating Law and Lives: Asylum and Legal Aid in Athens
    Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh

    Cris Hughes 
    Biological variation among modern Maya of Guatemala: Discerning population structure and related sociohistoric factors
    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
    The Evolutionary Ecology of Primate Auditory Sensitivity
    Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Anthropology, Humboldt State University

  • MARCH 2010

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

    Bregje van Eekelen
    The Social Life of Ideas: Economies of Knowledge
    Professor, Design, Culture and Society at Delft Technical University

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

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

  • JUNE 2009

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

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

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

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

  • DECEMBER 2008

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

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

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

  • JUNE 2008

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

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

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

  • JUNE 2007

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

    Alejandra Kramer
    When the Political is Personal: Right Wing Women Politicians Negotiate Power in Democratic Chile
    Lecturer, UC Santa Cruz
  • SEPTEMBER 2006

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

    Tyler Rooker 
    Zhongguancun: The Silicon Valley of China
    China Investment Manager, Gemdale USA Corporation

    Russell Rodriguez
    Cultural Production, Legitimation, and the Politics of Aesthetics: Mariachi Transmission Practice, and Performance in the United States 
    Assistant Professor, UC Santa Cruz

    Bahiyyih Watson
    Technogenic Turns: The Production of a Public Sphere in 21st Century Urban Morocco 
    Adjunct Professor, Valencia College

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

  • MARCH 2006

    Megan Moodie
    Culture of Freedom? The Gendered Intimacies of Modernization in Rajasthan, India
    Associate Professor, UC Santa Cruz

  • JUNE 2005

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

    Roshanak Kheshti
    Resoundingly Different: Desire and Alterity in the U.S. World Beat Culture Industry
    Associate Professor & Director of Graduate Studies, UC San Diego

  • SEPTEMBER 2004

    Shiho Satsuka
    Traveling Nature, Imaging the Globe: Japanese Tourism in the Canadian Rockies
    Associate Professor, University of Toronto

  • JUNE 2004

    Debra Bolter
    Anatomical Growth Patterns in Colobine Monkeys and Implications for Primate Evolution
    Professor, Modesto Junior College

    Kristen Cheney
    The Pillars of the Nation: 
    Child Citizens and Ugandan National Development 
    Associate Professor, Erasmus University Rotterdam

    Kale Fajardo
    Filipino Cross Currents: 
    Seafaring, Masculinities, and Globalization
    Associate Professor of American Studies and Asian American Studies, University of Minnesota

  • MARCH 2004

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

    Cynthia Gabriel
    Being Born in a Nation that is Dying: Childbirth and the Medical System in Postsocialist Russia
    Lecturer, Eatern Michigan University

    Leah Mundell
    Community in the Making: Faith-Based Organizations in the Battles for Philadelphia's Public Schools
    Lecturer, Northern Arizona University

  • SEPTEMBER 2003

    Alejandra Castaneda
    Politics of Citizenship: Mexican Migrants in the United States
    Research Associate, Coordinator, Observatory on Immigration Policy and Legislation (El Colegio de la Frontera Norte)

    Lieba Faier
    On Being Oyomesan: Filipina Migrants and Their Japanese Families in Central Kiso
    Associate Professor, UC Los Angeles

  • JUNE 2003

    Tim Choy
    Politics by Example: An Ethnography of Environmental Emergences in Post-Colonial Hong Kong
    Associate Professor, UC Davis

    Mae Lee
    Post-Civil Rights Politics and Protagonists: Corporate Diversity in Silicon Valley
    Instructor, DeAnza College

    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
    Senior Program Director, Public Service Research and Graduate Engaged Scholarship, Stanford 

    Steven Kurzman
    Performing Able-Bodiedness: Amputees and Prosthetics in America
    Principal User Experience Designer

  • DECEMBER 2002

    Anna Lorrie Anderson
    Of One Accord: Garifuna Collective Action and the Social Transformation of the Guatemalan Peace Process in Labuga (1996-1998)
    Director Of Research And Evaluation, Rural Coalition

  • SEPTEMBER 2001

    Scott Morgensen
    Metropolitan Desires, Utopian Practices: Contesting Race, Sex, and Other Colonial Legacies in US Queer Communities
    Associate Professor in Gender Studies and the Graduate Program in Cultural Studies, Graduate Coordinator for Gender Studies, Queen's University

    Robin Whitaker
    Talking Politics: Gender and Political Culture in the Northern Ireland Peace Process
    Associate Professor, Memorial University of Newfoundland

  • JUNE 2001

    Cathy Clayton
    "If We Are Not Different, We Will Cease to Exist": Culture and Identity in Transition-Era Macau
    Associate Professor and Chair of the Asian Studies Program, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa

    Lyn Jeffery
    Selling Selves: Meanings of the Market in the People's Republic of China
    Distinguished Fellow, Institute for the Future

  • DECEMBER 2000

    Henry Goldschmidt
    Peoples Apart: Religion and Other Jewish Differences in Crown Heights
    Director of Programs, Interfaith Center of New York

    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
    Associate Professor, UC Berkeley

  • JUNE 2000

    Benjamin Chesluk
    Money Jungle: Race and Real Estate in the "New Times Square"
    Senior Researcher for Ethnographic Research, American Board of Internal Medicine

    Debra Klein
    Yoruba Bàtá: Politics of Pop Tradition in Erin-Osun and Overseas
    Professor,  Gavilan College

  • MARCH 2000

    Lena Sawyer
    Black and Swedish: Racialization and the Cultural Politics of Belonging in Stockholm, Sweden
    Senior lecturer, University of Gothenburg, 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
    Researcher, Institute of Interdisciplinary Research at the University of Puerto Rico at Cayey

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

    Galen Joseph
    Civilizing the Nation: Argentine Narratives of Education, Race and Democracy
    Associate Professor, UC San Francisco

  • SEPTEMBER 1998

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

  • JUNE 1998

    Katherine Spilde
    Acts of Sovereignty, Acts of Identity: Negotiating Interdependence Through Tribal Government Gaming on the White Earth Indian Reservation
    Associate Professor, San Diego State University

  • JUNE 1997

    Kamari Clarke
    Genealogies of Reclaimed Nobility: The Geotemporality of Yoruba Belonging
    Professor, International and Global Studies, Carleton University

    Deborah Connolly
    Mothering in the Margins: An Ethnography of Homeless Mothers in a Northwest Community
    Commissioner of Health and Human Services - City of Newton