Graduate Students

Gbemisola Abiola
Research Interests: post (post) colonial studies, African literature, African political thought, war studies, and critical terrorism studies
gabiola@g.harvard.edu
 
Marty Alexander
Research Interests: United States, Hong Kong, southern China; biomedical research and ethics; local laboratory practices; the production of biomedical discourses; and public understandings of science.
lalexand@fas.harvard.edu
 
Aurora Allshouse
Archaeology
 
Citlalli Alvarez
Research Interests: United States, disaster, citizenship, illegality, migrant subjectivity, policing, gender and sexuality, legal and political anthropology 
 
Myriam Amri
Research Interests: Tunisia, money, debt, urban ecologies, natural resources, subjectivities, political economy, postcolonialism
 
Ethan Balgley
Research Interests: United States, Los Angeles; medical anthropology; superutilizers, homelessness, discourses of healthcare policy and reform ethan_balgley@hms.harvard.edu | website
 
Margaretha Blignaut
Research Interests: Knowledge production, heritage politics, post-genomic era, Roma, Turkey
mblignaut@g.harvard.edu
 
Cynthia Browne
Research Interests: Germany: art, urbanism, and riparian landscapes; industrial nature and structural change; phenomenology (Husserl, Merleau-Ponty), linguistic pragmatics.
cbrowne@fas.harvard.edu
 
Eda Cakmakci
Research Interests: social anthropology, cultural history, Turkey.
edacakmakci@g.harvard.edu
 
Wade Campbell
Research Interests: Southwest US, Navajo (Diné) archaeology; Spanish/indigenous colonial contacts; pericolonialism & borderland communities; ethnicity & migration; diet & subsistence practices; pastoralism; landscape archaeology; indigenous archaeology.
campbell01@g.harvard.edu
 
Michelle Choi
Research Interests: Korean peninsula, nationalism, future.
michellechoi@g.harvard.edu
 
Vivien Chung
Research Interests: South Korea, design, gender and sexuality, fashion industry, marketing, language and politics.
vivienchung@fas.harvard.edu
 
Paul Clarke
Research Interests: Gun violence in American & South African cities, race and biopolitics, materiality, urban anthropology, settler colonialism, private security.
paul_clarke@g.harvard.edu
 
Jonathan Clindaniel
Research Interests: Computational Archaeology, Inka Khipus, semiotics.
jclindaniel@fas.harvard.edu | website
 
Joe Cronin
Research Interests: Value, Temporality, Credit and Debt, Anthropology of Labor, Post-Fordism, Latin America, Economic Citizenship, Belonging, Political Economy
jcronin@g.harvard.edu | website
 
Margaret Czerwienski
Research Interests: Nigeria, biopolitics; how do pharmaceutical treatment modalities link individual bodies and local communities to global political economic processes, and how do these networked interconnections shift local, national, and global histories, narratives, and experiences of mental anguish and suffering?
mczerwienski@g.harvard.edu
 
Jessica Dickson
Research Interests: South Africa; media anthropology, cinema and the film industry, post-colonial science fiction and futurism, political economy, subjectivity, race and gender, tourism.
jessicadickson@fas.harvard.edu
 
Jarrett Drake
Research Interests: United States (Rust Belt), archives, memory work, human rights, justice, accountability, state violence, policing, and incarceration.
 
Max Durayappah-Harrison
Research Interests: Japan; agriculture, impacts of globalization, collaborative visual anthropology.
harrison01@fas.harvard.edu
 
Zoe Eddy
Research Interests: Supernatural belief systems, ritual and religion, animal studies, food studies, gender and identity, material culture, LARPing, collaborative anthropology, historical archaeology, cross-comparative analysis; Japan, the United Kingdom, island communities.
zeddy@fas.harvard.edu
 
Kanishka Elupula
Research Interests: India, U.S., political anthropology
kanishkaelupula@fas.harvard.edu
 
Gangsim Eom
Research Interests: Anthropology of development; techno-politics; identity and social belonging; labor and industrialization; infrastructure; Indonesia; Southeast Asia; South Korea.
geom@g.harvard.edu
 
Nakay R. Flotte
Research Interests: Mexico-Guatemala borderlands, migration, security, gender and sexuality.
rflotte@fas.harvard.edu
 
Christian Free
Social Anthropology/AAAS
 
Shuang Lu Frost
Research Interests: Digital technology, sharing economy, urban infrastructure, governance, political economy, China.
shuanglu@fas.harvard.edu | website
 
Aparna Gopalan
Research Interests: western India, agrarian studies, postcolonialism, anthropology of the ‘economic,’ development & neoliberalism, debt & poverty, value & finance, labor & land.
 
Dalyn Grindle
Archaeology
 
Alexis Hartford
Research Interests: Mesoamerica; ritual and religion, ceramics, residue analysis, community outreach.
ahartford@fas.harvard.edu
 
Parker Hatley
Research Interests: Political ecology; organized crime; political anthropology; visual anthropology; Central America
 
Samantha Hawkins
Research Interests: Visual anthropology, violence, inner city experience, social marginalization, memorialization, power structures, identity, material culture, and the United States.
shawkins@g.harvard.edu
 
Annikki Herranen-Tabibi
Research Interests: Finland; The medical, political and historical anthropology of care in the Finnish Sámi region; European and Circumpolar anthropology; belonging, citizenship and sovereignty; welfare state transformations; demography.
herranen@fas.harvard.edu
 
Reza Idria
Research Interests: Indonesia, the aftermath of disasters, Aceh, politics, truth and reconciliation, Sharia and cultural resistance.
rezaidria@fas.harvard.edu
 
Yookyeong Im
Research Interests: South Korea, international law, human rights discourses and institutions, gender and sexuality.
yookyeong_im@g.harvard.edu
 
Bronwyn Isaacs
Research Interests: Consumer markets, labor and value, political anthropology, nationalism, religion, ethics and morality, food and consumption, the anthropology of performance, the body, gender, advertising, aesthetics, media, propaganda, visual anthropology, sensory ethnography, Thailand and South East Asia.
bronwynisaacs@fas.harvard.edu | website
 
Sebastian Jackson
Social Anthropology/AAAS
sebastianjackson@g.harvard.edu
 
Eric Johnson
Research Interests: North Atlantic, Iceland, New England; Historical anthropology, archaeology of class in colonial contexts, political economy, materiality of mercantilism vs. liberalism, inter-household inequality, settlement landscapes, core sampling and survey archaeology.
ericjohnson@g.harvard.edu
 
Ilkim Karakus
Research Interests: Turkey; body politics, resistance, ethics.
ikarakus@g.harvard.edu
 
George Karandinos
Research Interests: US inner cities, Puerto Rico, Colombia; violence, addiction, War on Drugs.
george_karandinos@hms.harvard.edu
 
Damina Khaira
Research Interests: SouthEast Asia, Borneo; indigeneity, identity politics, heritage.
dkhaira@fas.harvard.edu
 
Dina Khatib
Research Interests: conflict and war, urban development, space and place, architectural design, nationalism, memorialization, trauma, citizenship, borders, postcolonialism, Lebanon, Israel/Palestine.
dinakhatib@fas.harvard.edu
 
Bethany Kibler
Research Interests: U.S. & Middle East; U.S. Military, Gender and Sexuality.
bkibler@fas.harvard.edu
 
Lilia Kilburn
Research Interests: Vocality and sound technologies, media and communication disorder, labor and capital, kinship and intimacy, Cameroon.
 
Alexander Mee-Woong Kim
Research Interests: Siberia, Central Asia, and North America; ancient DNA and population genomics; admixture, migration, and demography; hunter-gatherer mortuary behavior; “complex” foragers; ceramics without farming; caste systems and hereditary slavery
 
Jada Ko
Research Interests: Western China; emergence of social hierarchies and complex societies; zooarchaeology; Media Anthropology.
wingtungjadako@fas.harvard.edu
 
Ekin Kurtic
Research Interests: anthropology of infrastructure, environmental history, political ecology, anthropology of bureaucracy, and Turkey.
ekinkurtic@fas.harvard.edu
 
Wonyun Lee
Research Interests: Psychiatric anthropology, medical anthropology, cultural psychiatry, South Korea, misogyny, feminism, online movements, hate crime.
lwydnjd@gmail.com
 
Sara Loomis
Research Interests: Archaeology, Mesoamerica, West Mexico, Teotihuacan, Ceramics, Childhood
sloomis@g.harvard.edu
 
Matthew Magnani
Research Interests: East Africa; Hunter-gatherer/pastoralist ethnoarchaeology, experimental archaeology, indigeneity and (digital) cultural heritage.
matthewmagnani@g.harvard.edu | website
 
Mohit Mandal
Research Interests: South Asia; Gulf; transnational migration; religion; citizenship
mandal@g.harvard.edu
 
Amulya Mandava
Research Interests: South Asia; marriage, caste, political economy.
amulya_mandava@mail.harvard.edu
 
Solsire Cusicanqui Marsano
Research Interests: Peru; Andean Archaeology, Cajamarca, Mochica, Peru; identity, technology, style; archaeology and heritage management.
scusicanquimarsano@g.harvard.edu
 
Jessica McNiel
Research Interests: paleoanthropology; lithic technology; experimental archaeology; archaeology of South Africa, East Africa, Sahul; human evolution; modern human origins and behavioral variability; Middle Stone Age technology; Middle to Later Stone Age transitions; raw materials properties; raw material sourcing
jlmcneil@g.harvard.edu
 
Tyler Michael
Research Interests: Southwest US, Contact and Colonialism, Religion, Political Economy, Gender, Materiality, Iconography, Landscape Archaeology, Revitalization Movements, Reflexive Archaeology, Collaborative Archaeology
 
Noha Mokhtar
Research Interests: Egypt, kinship, domesticity, architecture, design and art
 
Anna Neumann
Joint African and African-American Studies
annaneumann@fas.harvard.edu
 
Abigail Niebuhr
Research Interests: South Africa; xenophobia and the issue of xenophobic violence in post-apartheid South Africa
abigailniebuhr@g.harvard.edu
 
Joe Nunez
Research Interests: US-Mexican border, Sovereignty, Law, Citizenship, Heuristics, Folklore and Social Theory
 
Chrystel Oloukoï
Research Interests: African studies, Johannesburg, Lagos, night studies, the politics of leisure, sexuality, crime and security at night, neoliberalism, urban citizenship, infrastructure, urban anthropology
 
Katherine Peeler
Research Interests: Pediatric end-of-life care, the asylum experience, human trafficking, resilience, medical anthropology
 
Vipas Prachyaporn
Research Interests: Southeast Asia, Laos; Artisanship, personhood, nationalism, post-socialism.
vprachy@fas.harvard.edu
 
Renugan Raidoo
Research Interests: South Africa; gated communities, histories of enclaving, urban anthropology, anthropology of space and place, crime and security, democracy and citizenship.
rraidoo@g.harvard.edu
 
Eric Reinhart
Research Interests: U.S.; Urban and medical anthropology.
reinhar@fas.harvard.edu
 
Kate Rose
Research Interests: Ancient Egypt and Near East; Urbanism and settlement design, spatial analysis, domestic ritual practice versus state religious ideology.
katherinerose@fas.harvard.edu
 
Daria Savchenko
Research interests: robots and robotics, China, education, digital technology, governmentality, nation building
 
Melina Seabrook
Research Interests: the human-animal relationship, the movement and management of animals as urban centers develop.
melina.seabrook@g.harvard.edu
 
Benjamin Shaffer
Research Interests: China; media/visual anthropology, art communities.
benny.shaffer@gmail.com
 
Miari Stephens
Research Interests: Afro-Latin American; Hispanic Caribbean; politics of beauty as they intersect with race, gender, and class; politics of hair; beauty as expression, art form.
miari@g.harvard.edu
 
Galen Stolee
Research Interests: Indonesia, Silicon Valley, anthropology of media, popular culture, visual ethnography, masculinities, mind-machine interfaces, pornography, digital nomads, dogs
stolee@g.harvard.edu
 
Xin Su
Research Interests: Bronze Age in China, East Asia, lithic craft production and social organization, man-land relationship, petrography and geoarchaeology
xsu@g.harvard.edu
 
Adriaan Steyn
Social Anthropology/AAAS
 
Susan Taylor
Research Interests: Japan; urban markets, cultural geography, and virtual spaces. I am interested in configurations between knowledge and places, specifically constructions of nationalistic and bibliographic knowledge in used book districts in Tokyo and Seoul.
susanpaigetaylor@g.harvard.edu
 
Keye Tersmette
Research Interests: Oman; Middle East politics; popular conceptions of the state; youth (un)employment
keyetersmette@g.harvard.edu
 
Michael Thomas
AM Medical Anthropology
thomas@fas.harvard.edu
 
Rachel Thompson
Research Interests: Indonesia, Netherlands; colonialism, trade, political ecology/economy
rthompson@fas.harvard.edu
 
Randa Wahbe
Research Interests: Palestine, expressions of sovereignty, settler-colonialism, necropolitics, body commodification
wahbe@g.harvard.edu
 
Alex Warburton
Research Interests: Kazakhstan and Turkic Central Asia; semiotic and linguistic anthropology; voice and the body; transnational infrastructure projects
warburton@g.harvard.edu
 
Katherine Warren
Research Interests: medical anthropology, United States, race and gender, public health, addiction, suicide, epidemics
 
Sadie Weber
Research Interests: South America, Pastoralism, zooarchaeology, archaeobotany.
sweber@fas.harvard.edu
 
Courtney T. Wittenkind
Research Interests: Spatial politics, landscape and the environment, materiality, visual and collaborative ethnography, Southeast Asia, Burma/Myanmar.
courtney_wittekind@g.harvard.edu
 
Dilan Yildirim
Research Interests: Turkey; Kurdish political movements, structural violence & memory, marginality, landscape and subjectivity, politics of culture.
dyildir@fas.harvard.edu
 
Armanc Yildiz
Research Interests: Germany and Europe; sexuality, race, labor, political economy, colonialism, migration, the anthropology of Europe. 
 
Sara Zaia
Research Interests: Archaeology of Egypt and Nubia, Predynastic Egypt, navigation and trades, ships and shipcraft, ancient technologies, Digital Humanities, computer graphics, 3D and virtual reconstruction, field archaeology, field survey, landscape archaeology; GIS,photogrammetry, web design, experimental archaeology.
sara_zaia@g.harvard.edu | website
 
Chengrui Zhang
Research Interests: Neolithic China, East Asia, regional cultural interactions and social development, human-animal relationship, stable isotope analysis, and environmental archaeology
 
Shanni Zhao
Research Interests: China, affective labor and capitalism, gender and sexuality, citizenship and belonging, post-socialism.
shannizhao@g.harvard.edu
 
Yevgeniy Zhuravel
Research Interests: Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, post-socialism, transition to capitalism, class formation, race and class, race and colonialism in popular culture, modes of nationalism
zhuravel@g.harvard.edu
 
Kristen Zipperer
Research Interests: South Asia, borders, sovereignty, law, media
zipperer@g.harvard.edu