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Graduate Alumni

PhD  - Doctor of Philosophy

MA    - Master of Arts
 

 

2020

Name

Degree

Semester

Dissertation Title

Astroth, Kirk

MA

Spring

Measuring the Properties of Rock Varnish on Petroglyphs: A Comparison of Three Methods of Analysis Used on Dated Graffiti and Ancient Petroglyphs at Three Sites in Arizona

Bellorado, Benjamin

PhD

Spring

Leaving Footprints in the ANcient US Southwest: Visible Indicators of Group Affiliation and Social Position in the Chaco and Post-Chaco Eras

Bridgeman, Lauren

MA

Spring

Snake Butte: A Study of Cultural Landscapes and Indigenous Archaeology

Castillo, Victor

PhD

Summer

Conquest and Religious Change at Chiantla Viejo, Guatemala: The Transition of a Highland Maya Community to Spanish Colonial Rule

Claw, Mariah

MA

Spring

Miss Navajo Nation: A Discursive Analysis of Gender, Power, and Settler Colonialism

Duncan, Austin Wiley PhD Fall The Social Life of TBI

Eklund, Elizabeth

PhD

Spring

Where the Water Turns: Water and Cultural Memory in the Sierra Madre Foothills

Fox, M

PhD

Spring

Reconstruction of hominin paleoclimates and applying the analysis of biomarkers to Paleolithic research in the Zinling Mountains of Central China

Hilton, Amanda PhD Summer Selling or Saving Cultural Heritage? Sicilian Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

Molinares, Stephen

MA

Spring

Playing the Game: A Study of Hohokam Ballcourt Structures Using Performance Theory

Moses, Victoria

PhD

Spring

The Zooarchaeology of Early Rome: Meat Production, Distribution, and Consumption in Public and Private Spaces (9th-5th cent. BCE)

Palomo, Juan Manuel

PhD

Summer

Local Community and Foreign Groups: Political Changes in the Ancient Maya Center of Ceibal, Guatemala

Phelps, Dani

PhD

Spring

Intentionally Forgetting: An Anthropological Examination of the Burial of Tutankhamun in the Valley of the Kings, Egypt

Pickering, Evelyn

PhD

Spring

Reaching Environmental Sovereignty through Cultural Resilience: The Blackfeet Water Compact

Stein, Kristoffer

MA

Spring

Heritage, Identity, and the Santa Cruz River, Tucson

Winter, Matthew

PhD

Summer

Navigating the Built Environment: Architecture and Social Connectedness in the Southen Levant, 330 BCE - 250 CE

Yarrington, Jonna

PhD

Summer

A Time to Every Purpose: Kinship, Privilege, and Succession on a Disappearing Island (2020)

 

2019

Name

Degree

Semester

Dissertation Title

Burham, Melissa

PhD

Spring

Defining Ancient Maya Communities: The Social Spatial, and Ritual Organization of Outlying Temple Groups at Ceibal, Guatemala

Byrd, Rachel

PhD

Spring

Biodistance Evidence for Migration and Gene Flow in the North American Southwest, 2100 BC-AD1700

Fladd, Samantha

PhD

Spring

Access, Accumulation, and Action: Social Identity at Homol'ovi

MacLellan, Jessica

PhD

Spring

Households, Ritual, and the Origins of Social Complexity: Excavations at the Karinel Group, Ceibal, Guatemala

Miller, Kerith (Keri)

PhD

Spring

The Role of Aramaic in the Ethnic and Religious Identity of the Syrian Orthodox

Schott, Amy

PhD

Spring

Eolian Landscape History and Prehistoric Dune Farming in Petrified Forest National Park: A Geoarchaeological Approach to Understanding the Long-Term Use of a Marginal Landscape

Singletary, Britt

PhD

Spring

Who Cares? How Caregivers Influence Communicative and Cognitive Development during Early Childhood

 

2018

Name

Degree

Semester

Dissertation Title

Akarsu, Hayal

PhD

Spring

Reforming the Police: Violence, Security, and the Social in Turkey

Feldman, Lindsey

PhD

Spring

Forging Selfhood: Masculinity, Identity, and Work in Arizona's Inmate Wildfire Program

Mathwich, Nicole

PhD

Spring

Landscapes of Resilience: O'odham Landscape Use in the Colonial Pimeria Alta

Mead, Kent

MA

Spring

Low-Cost UAV Photogrammetry: An Application for Archaeological Survey in the Upper Gila River Watershed, New Mexico

Nelson, Jessica

PhD

Spring

Pataxó Hãhãhãe: Race, Indigeneity and Language Revitalization in the Brazilian Northeast

Rosenbaum, Rachel

MA

Spring

"It's quite a sensitive issue": Grappling with Antxiety and Ambivalence towards Syrian Refugees in Beirut, Lebanon

Sezate, Adam

MA

Spring

A Rare Conversation, A Proactive Approach in Cultural Resources Management in Pima County

Soto, Gabriella

PhD

Spring

The Border Enforcement "Funnel Effect": A Material Culture Approach to Border Security on the Arizona-Sonora Border, 2000-Present

Soza, Danielle

MA

Spring

Points of View: Landscape Persistence in Northeastern AZ

Mandache, Luminita-Ande

PhD

Spring

Utopian Projects and the Troubled Paradise: Grassroots Discourses and Strategies of Change at the Periphery of Fortaleza, Brazil

 

2017

Name

Degree

Semester

Dissertation Title

Bailey, Kassi Sue

MA

Spring

Investigations of the taphonomic context of a microfaunal assemblage: Emergence of pest-host and commensal relationships at Aşıklı Höyük, Turkey

Barker, Claire

PhD

Spring

Inconspicuous Identity: Using Corrugated Pottery to Explore Social Identity within the Homol’ovi Settlement Cluster, A.D. 1260-1400

Curry, Benjamin

PhD

Spring

An Environmental and Archeological History of Ranching at Rancho Refugio - Wilder Ranch

Grace, Samantha

PhD

Spring

The Citizen Life Course: Age Identity in Ecuador's Educational Revolution

Hayes, Lauren

PhD

Spring

Shaping the Ideal Worker: Power, Gender, and Responsibility on the Production Line in Appalachian Kentucky

Hedquist, Saul

PhD

Spring

A Colorful Past: Turquoise and Social Identity in the Late Prehispanic Western Pueblo Region, A.D. 1275–1400

Lanoë, François B.

PhD

Spring

The Lion’s Share: Human Paleoecological Integration in Subarctic Eastern Beringia

MacFarland, Kathryn Anne

PhD

Spring

Religious and Ritualized Landscapes of Iron Age North Central Eurasia

Murray, Wendi Field

PhD

Spring

We Agree as One People: Co-residence, Convergence, and Community Transformation among the Arikara in North Dakota

Renkert, Sarah Rachelle

MA

Spring

Community-Owned Tourism: Pushing the Paradigms of Alternative Tourisms?

Ryan, Stacy Lynn

MA

Spring

Variation in Projectile Point Design and Obsidian Use in Southeastern Arizona and Southwestern New Mexico, A.D. 1200-1450

Shin, Priscilla

PhD

Spring

A Colorful Past: Turquoise and Social Identity in the Late Prehispanic Western Pueblo Region, A.D. 1275–1400

Spears, Michael

MA

Spring

Program Plan and Preservation Plan for the Pueblo of Acoma Historic Preservation Office

Steiner, Robin

PhD

Spring

Between Oil Pasts and Utopian Dreams: Making State and Economy in Oman’s Citizen Labor Industry

Stoll, Marijke

PhD

Spring

The Seriousness of Play: What Ballcourts Tell Us About Sociopolitical Negotiation in Nejapa and the Eastern Sierra Sur, Oaxaca, Mexico

Taber, Peter

PhD

Spring

Rational Enchantment: Instituting Ecuadorian Biodiversity

White, William

PhD

Spring

The River Street Neighborhood: An Multi-Racial Urban Region of Refuge in Boise, Idaho

Yutzy, Christopher

PhD

Spring

From Insurgent to Participatory Citizens: (Re)Making Politics in Northeastern Brazil

2016

Name Degree Semester Dissertation Title
Borck, Lewis PhD Spring Lost Voices Found: An Archaeology of Contentious Politics: Case Studies in the Greater Southwest, A.D. 1100 – 1450
Coskun, Ufuk PhD Spring Job Searching among College-educated Americans: Managing Emotion Work, Social Networks, and Middle Class Identity
Crocker, Rebecca PhD Spring “Sadness Is a Great Pain for the Body”: The Emotional Trauma and Embodied Impacts of Migration from Mexico to Tucson, Arizona
Higgins, Richard MA Spring Pre-Classic Hohokam Obsidian in the Tucson Basin: Examing Patterns in Procurement and Use
Kelly, Kim PhD Spring Making Bodies Commensurate: The Social Construction of Humans, Animals, and Microbes as Objects of Scientific Study
Magrath, Priscilla PhD Spring Moral Landscapes of Health Governance in West Java, Indonesia
Reinecke, Robin PhD Spring Naming the Dead: Identification and Ambiguity along the U.S.-Mexico Border
Sheehan, Megan PhD Spring Everyday Visibility: Race, Migration, and National Identity in Santiago, Chile
Storey, Angela PhD Spring Infrastructure and Informality: Contesting the Neoliberal Politics of Participation and Belonging in Cape Town, South Africa

2015

Name Degree Semester Dissertation Title
Anderson, Donald PhD Spring In Cisio Scribere: Labor, Knowledge, and Politics of Cabdriving in Mexico City and San Francisco
Armin, Julie PhD Spring Organizing Care: U.S. Health Policy, Social Inequality, and the Work of Cancer Treatment
Barros, Luis Silva PhD Spring Is Participatory Governance Necessary? A Case Study of Alternative Education Initiatives in Gu-Vo Community, Tohono O'odham Nation 2011-14
Battaglia, Mario MA Spring  
Boyer, Micah PhD Spring Questioning Assumptions about Decision-Making in West African Households: Examples from Longitudinal Studies in Benin and Mali
Brogden, Mette PhD Spring Refugee Odysseys: an ethnography of refugee resettlement in the U.S. after 9-11
Chu, Joon-Beom PhD Spring Barring the Unsound: Knowledge, Language, and Agency in the Evaluation of Law Students in Mock Trial Competitions
Clark, Amy PhD Spring Spatial structure and the temporality of assemblage formation: a comparative study of seven open air Middle Paleolithic sites in France
Dungan, Kathryn PhD Fall Religious Architecture and Borderland Histories: Great Kivas in the Prehispanic Central Southwest, 1000 to 1400 CE
Eaves, Emery PhD Spring TMD Revisited: Appreciating the Work of Illness, the balancing of risks, and the construction of moral identities involves in dealing with chronic pain
Giomi, Evan MA Spring  
Hart, Sharlot MA Fall  
Heacock, Erika MA Spring  
Holst, Joshua Ryan PhD Spring Development and Conflict at the Ecological Margins: Grassroots Approaches to Democracy and Natural Resources
Laluk, Nicholas PhD Spring Historical-Period Apache Occupation of the Chiricahua Mountains in Southeastern Arizona: An Exercise in Collaboration
Martin, Stephanie MA  Spring  
Martinez-Taguena, Natalia PhD Spring And the Giants Keep Singing: Comcaac Anthropology of Meaningful Places
Mayfield, Tracie PhD Spring Historical-Archaeological Analysis of the Nineteenth-Century British Plantation Settlement at Lamanai, Belize (1837-1868)
Miljour, Heather MA Fall  
Osborne, Dana PhD Spring Negotiating the Hierarchy of Languages in Ilocandia: The Social and Cognitive Implications of Massive Multilingualism in the Philippines
Pailes, Matthew PhD Spring Political Landscapes Of Late Prehispanic Sonora: A View From The Moctezuma Valley
Pathak, Gauri Sanjeev PhD Spring Polycystic ovary syndrome in contemporary India: An ethnographic study of globalization, disorder, and the body
Prescott, Megan PhD Spring The New Heroes: The localized production and migration of Filipino nurses out of the Philippines
Price Steinbrecher, Barry MA Spring  
Rahman, Ashiqur PhD Spring Governance Matters: Power, Corruption, Social Exclusion, Climate Change in Bangladesh
Raskin, Sarah PhD Spring Decayed, Missing, and Filled: Subjectivity and the Dental Safety Net in Central Appalachia
Renteria-Valencia, Rodrigo F. PhD Spring Hunting Cartographies: Individualism, Morality and Wildlife Conservation among the Comcaac
Schoon, Danielle PhD Fall Becoming Roma: Gypsy Identity, Civic Engagement, and Urban Renewal in Turkey
Silverman, Gila Phd Fall Complexities and Contradictions: Prayer, healing, belief and identity among liberal American Jews