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Neşe Kaya Özkan's picture
Neşe Kaya Özkan
Graduate Associate
Office: Haury 120
I am a second year Ph.D. student in Linguistic Anthropology program at the University of Arizona. Prior to joining the School of Anthropology, I completed my BA degree in Foreign Language Education at Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey in 2008. I received my first MA degree at the same...
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Nicholas Kessler's picture
Nicholas Kessler
Office: 300A Bryant Bannister Building (LTRR)
I joined the PhD program at Arizona in 2013 with an Agnese N. Haury Fellowship in Archaeological Dendrochronology through the Laboratory of Tree Ring Research. My academic home is in anthropology but my background is highly interdisciplinary, and my intellectual interests range widely through the...
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Jordan Krummel's picture
Jordan Krummel
I am a doctoral candidate in bioarchaeology. I recieved my M.A. in Anthropology from Tulane University in 2013, with a thesis focusing on the historic cemeteries of New Orleans and their use as cultural spaces. My research focuses on developing experimentally-based archaeothanatological approaches...
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Jin Li's picture
Jin Li
PhD. student
Office: Haury 317 (Linganth Lab)
I entered the linguistic anthropology PhD program at the University of Arizona in 2015. I completed my M.A. in linguistics at the University of Colorado-Boulder, where I investigated Chinese regional identity in self-representation through conversational and discourse analyses.    My current...
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Erana Jae Loveless's picture
Erana Jae Loveless
Doctoral Candidate
Office: Haury 125
Major: Archaeology Minor: Ecological anthropology Area of Study: The Northern Rocky Mountains (Canada and Montana), Northern Australia Method: Dendrochronology, GIS, Archaeology, Ethnography Laboratories: Fire and...
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Jessica MacLellan's picture
Jessica MacLellan
Office: Haury 408A
I am a Ph.D. candidate focusing on Mesoamerican archaeology. In my dissertation research, I investigate the role of household ritual in the development of ancient Maya society. Over the past few years, I excavated an early residential area at the site of Ceibal, in Guatemala.
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Luminita-Anda Mandache's picture
Luminita-Anda Mandache
I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Socio-cultural Anthropology at the School of Anthropology, University of Arizona. My dissertation research focuses on the strategies of collective problem solving that people put in place in a context of scarcity, and the ways in which such solutions challenge/are...
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Stephanie Martin's picture
Stephanie Martin
PhD student in the Mediterranean Archaeology concentration From Baltimore, Maryland, I spent my undergrad outside of Philadelphia at Bryn Mawr College where I graduated with a B.A. from the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology with minors in Geology and Latin. I have excavated in...
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Nicole M. Mathwich's picture
Nicole M. Mathwich
I am a Ph.D. candidate in Archaeology. Currently, I am researching the introduction of domesticated animals during the mission period in the Pimeria Alta, now Southern Arizona.  I explore the shifting relationships between humans, landscapes, and animals during the colonial period and the...
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Jonathan McLeod's picture
Jonathan McLeod
The purpose of my research to contribute to our knowledge of how we as a species can create new social, economic, and livelihood systems in light of global climate change and severe ecological degradation, including what it means to "develop" or to be "modern". I proceed, cautiously, under the...
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Caitlin McPherson
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Kent Mead's picture
Kent Mead
I am a student in the Applied Archaeology Master’s Program. Originally from Ohio, I have spent the past eight years in the Southwest, mostly in New Mexico.  I graduated with an A.A.S. in Archaeology from Hocking College in 2000 and received a B.A. in Archaeology from Kent State University in 2005....
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Kerith Miller's picture
Kerith Miller
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Victoria Moses's picture
Victoria Moses
Victoria (Vicki) Moses is part of the Archaeology of the Mediterranean World concentration at the UA. She has conducted fieldwork in Rome, Arcadia, and Sardinia, as well as central Ghana and Northern Michigan. Her focus is on faunal analysis in the Mediterranean.
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Rebecca Mountain's picture
Rebecca Mountain
I am a Ph.D. candidate in the archaeology program, with a specific focus on bioarchaeology. My dissertation research focuses on the evolution of osteoporosis and skeletal fragility in modern humans, as well as possible selective pressures driving the gracilization of the human skeleton. I am also...
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Jessica Fae Nelson
PhD Candidate
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Raul Ortiz
Born and raised in Guatemala City. I completed a BA and a Licenciatura in archaeology from Universidad del Valle de Guatemala. I have worked in the three major regions of Guatemala: the Pacific Coast, the highlands, and the lowlands.
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Juan Manuel Palomo Mijangos
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Saffo Papantonopoulou's picture
Saffo Papantonopoulou
Anthropology and Middle East Studies Dual PhD
My research is focused on the history and urban geography of Thessaloniki. Thessaloniki is currently the second capital of Greece, but was previously the second capital of the Ottoman empire. I am interested in tracing Thessaloniki's transformation from an Ottoman port city to a Greek city. In my...
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Danielle Phelps
Danielle Phelps is currently a Ph.D. Candidate in the Mediterranean Archaeology Program in the School of Anthropology. She received her M.A. in Art History with a focus in Ancient Egyptian Art and Archaeology from the University of Memphis in 2009. Her M.A. thesis focused on an art histoical...
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Evelyn Pickering's picture
Evelyn Pickering
Evelyn Pickering is currently seeking her PhD in Sociocultural Anthropology with a focus in Applied Anthropology at the University of Arizona.  
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Mairead K. Poulin's picture
Mairead K. Poulin
Office: Haury 402
Mairead Poulin is a first-year student in the Archaeology program. Her research interests center on the ways that communities of the past and present engage with ancestral iconography and artistic design in daily life. Her work has been focused on the prehistoric North American Southwest, but she...
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Sydney Pullen
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Jessica Ray's picture
Jessica Ray
Second Year Joint PhD Student, Anthropology and Linguistics. I am interested broadly in the intersections of race, gender, and language. My language-related interests include phonetics, phonology, African American English, and Hip Hop linguistics.
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Marcy Reiser's picture
Marcy Reiser
Marcy Reiser is from Denver, Colorado and went to University of California-Santa Cruz for her undergraduate studies where she received a BA in anthropology and women’s studies. She spent a couple of years toiling away at  a political science degree at the New School for Social Research in NYC...
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Sarah Renkert's picture
Sarah Renkert
Sarah Renkert graduated with highest distinction from Indiana University, where she studied Spanish, International Studies, and Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Before coming to graduate school, she had the opportunity to teach and work with non-profits in Peru, Ecuador, Arizona, China, and...
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Rebecca Renteria
Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant
Office: Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research (Bannister 300A-8)
Rebecca's research focuses on methods of identification of ethnicity in the archaeological and historical records during the late 19th and early 20th centuries in the American Southwest. Ethnicity, or cultural association, can be expressed explicitly through architecture style or other material...
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William Robertson's picture
William Robertson
PhD Candidate
In the broadest sense, I am interested in the interplay of culture, science, and medicine. More specifically, my research involves questions concerning how biomedical education, training, specialization, and practice are co-constitutive with sex/gender and sexuality. Building on my previous...
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Emilio Rodriguez-Alvarez
  I attended USC (University of Santiago de Compostela) for my BA and MA in Research in Archaeology, and the University of Reading (United Kingdom) for my second MA in Archaeology. After two years working as a researcher in Santiago de Compostela, and one at ASU as a visiting scholar, with the...
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Rachel Rosenbaum
Graduate Associate
Rachel is a student in the PHD track program in Sociocultural Anthropology. Her research interests geographically focus in the Middle East, specifically Lebanon. For her Master's research, Rachel conducted fieldwork in Beirut, investigating historically shifting border policies between Syria and...
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