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Hayal Akarsu's picture
Hayal Akarsu
hayal@email.arizona.edu
My dissertation, Reforming the Police: Violence, Security, and the Social in Turkey, analyzes the introduction of new conceptions and practices of security and policing in Turkey as the proliferation of police-related crises once again brings police reform to the global spotlight. Drawing on 18...
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Felix Ampadu
Graduate Research Associate (BARA)
felixampadu@email.arizona.edu
Office: Geronimo 302
I am a Ph.D. student in Sociocultural Anthropology and a Research Associate with the Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology. I graduated in September 2016, from Aarhus University in Denmark with a Master’s degree in Anthropology of Education and Globalization, where I studied on a Danish state...
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Leslie Aragon
lda@email.arizona.edu
Office: Haury 402
I am an archaeology Ph.D. student, originally from Phoenix, AZ, where I completed my BA in Anthropology at ASU in 2009. I received my MA degree in Anthropology (Applied Archaeology) from the University of Arizona in 2013 with a thesis that explored the use of an ontological approach to the...
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Kirk Astroth
kastroth@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 5203435855
Having grown up in Utah, I spent a lot of time in southern Utah hiking into slot canyons to see ancient habitation sites and rock art. I am fascinated with southwest archaeology and hope to contribute to our knowledge of the cultures that lived here before European contact. While I have pursued...
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Kassi Bailey
ksbailey@email.arizona.edu
Kassi Bailey is from Cincinnati, Ohio where she received her Bachelor’s degrees in Anthropology and Archaeology at the University of Cincinnati in 2012. As an undergraduate, Kassi has participated on field projects such as the Southern Albania Neolithic Archaeological Project (SANAP) and the Upper...
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Rebecca Bedwell
Graduate Student
rebeccabedwell@email.arizona.edu
I am a PhD student in sociocultural anthropology, with a concentration in medical anthropology. I received my BA in Anthropology and Spanish from Indiana University, Bloomington in 2014, and my MA in Anthropology from the University of Arizona in 2017. My research interests include medical...
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Benjamin Bellorado
Research Assistant at the School of Anthopology and The Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research
bbellorado@email.arizona.edu
Office: SW Archaeology Lab, Room 402, Haury Anthropology Building, University of Arizona
Ben Bellorado (Archaeology). I was born and raised in Jackson, WY, but have been living in the Four Corners states for almost 15 years. I graduated in 2002 with a B.A. from Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO and in 2007 with his M.A. from Northern Arizona University. I have worked for several...
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Lucas Bond Reis
Graduate Student
lucasbond@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 789-1441
I am an archaeology Ph.D. student. I studied History in my undergraduate (2011) and masters (2015) at Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC), Florianópolis (Santa Catarina - Brazil). I'm research associate at Laboratório de Estudos Interdisciplinares em Arqueologia (LEIA - UFSC) and I have...
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Lauren Bridgeman
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Emma Bunkley
Ph.D. Candidate
emmabunkley@email.arizona.edu
Ph.D. Candidate in Medical Anthropology Broadly, I am interested in the relationship between social experience and embodiment. My dissertation project examines Senegalese women’s experiences of health and disease to better understand complex changing social networks in the face of noncommunicable/...
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Rachael Byrd
rmbyrd@email.arizona.edu
My anthropological focus involves bioarchaeology of prehistoric human skeletal remains from the southwest United States and northern Sonora. I earned my B.A. degree in Anthropology from Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO in 2007. After working for four years as an Ophthalmic Technician, I decided to...
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Phil Cash Cash
cashcash@email.arizona.edu
Greetings!  I am a Cayuse and Nez Perce indigenous person.  I grew up on the Umatilla "rez" in northeastern Oregon and am a speaker of Nez Perce, an endangered language. Recently, in 2005, I was a recipient of a Documenting Endangered Languages (DEL) fellowship from the National Science Foundation...
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Victor Castillo
vjcastillo@email.arizona.edu
Office: Haury 408A
I am an international student from Guatemala. My research interests revolve around the study of the social processes that created the settings for community survival in contexts of colonialism.  In particular,  I am interested in understanding the transitional period between pre-Hispanic and...
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Mariah Claw
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William Cotter
williamcotter@email.arizona.edu
I am a doctoral candidate in the joint PhD program in Anthropology & Linguistics. Prior to joining the Department of Linguistics and School of Anthropology, I completed a Master’s of Arts in Sociolinguistics of the Arab World at the University of Essex. My Master’s research examined Arabic...
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Joseph Dupris
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Florence Durney
fdurney@email.arizona.edu
Doctoral Candidate in Sociocultural Anthropology           
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Elizabeth Eklund
felisbieti@email.arizona.edu
Elizabeth Eklund is from California.  Born in San Diego, she received her B.S. in environmental sciences from the University of California, Berkeley, minoring in anthropology and environmental economics and policy. She went on to receive a master of science in environmental sciences from the...
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Nicolas Espinosa Menendez
nicolas@email.arizona.edu
I am both a PhD candidate in sociocultural anthropology, and a humble person. I was raised as a weberian sociologist, but because of the nature of the fieldwork I was conducting in a region from my country, Colombia, -La Sierra de La Macarena- the dark side of the force tempted me. Hence, I am a a...
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Lindsey Raisa Feldman
lf2133@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-904-0156
Hi there. I'm Lindsey, and I am in the process of receiving my PhD in sociocultural anthropology, with a minor in history and social memory. I received my MA in sociocultural anthropology in May of 2013 here at the U of A.  For a full biography, including my Master's research, CV, publications, and...
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Samantha Fladd
sgfladd@email.arizona.edu
I am a PhD candidate focusing on the archaeology of the Puebloan Southwest.  My regions of focus are  the Homol’ovi Settlement Cluster of northeast Arizona and Chaco Canyon in northwestern New Mexico. The large, contiguous structures of these regions allow me to investigate the population dynamics...
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Mathew Fox
mathewf@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520.621.2585
My research is largely interested in understanding the relationship that climatic variability shares with hominin evolution, ecosystem dynamics, and changes in Paleolithic technology. More specifically, I aim to understand how our ancestor, Homo erectus, left Africa, migrated across Eurasia, and...
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Brittany Franck
bfranck@email.arizona.edu
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Kathleen Giles
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Evan Giomi
Graduate Associate
egiomi@email.arizona.edu
I am an archaeology PhD candidate. I earned my BA in Anthropology from New College of Florida in 2013, and my MA in Archaeology at the University of Arizona in 2015. My Masters thesis examined possible interregional connections between the Pueblos of the Rio Abajo and those located in other regions...
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Gitanjali Gnanadesikan
PhD Student
gitag@email.arizona.edu
I am a biologist who is interested in cogntive development and evolution. I work with Evan MacLean in the Arizona Canine Cognition Center studying cognitive development and evolution.
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Bryan James Gordon
linguist@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520.626.5546
Office: Haury 317
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Kelsey Hanson
Graduate Associate
kehanson@email.arizona.edu
Office: Southwest Archaeology Lab
Kelsey Hanson ia an anthropological archaeologist with broad interests in religion, ritual, and cultural landscapes in North America. She is currently engaging with these topics through the study of caves, using concepts of performance to consider the role of secrecy in religious traditions.She is...
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Eric Heffter
ericheffter@email.arizona.edu
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Amanda Hilton
ajhilton@email.arizona.edu
I completed my undergraduate education at Colby College, where I majored in both anthropology and religious studies. I am interested in ecological anthropology and the anthropology of food: foodsheds, food systems, food justice, and food sovereignty, as well as broader discourses surrounding social...
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