Ph.D. Alumni

 

2019

2019 Ph.D. Alumni
Student Name Dissertation Title (Ph.D. Chair)
Paul Capobianco  Migration and Identity: Japan's Changing Relationship with Otherness (Khandelwal/Ryang)                   
Alejandro Muzzio Tourism, Development, Representation, and Struggle on the North Coast of Honduras (Chibnik/Schnell)
   

2018

2018 Ph.D. Alumni
Student Name  Dissertation Title (Ph.D. Chair)
Theodore Marks Bedtime For the Middle Stone Age: Land Use, Strategic Foraging, and Lithic Technology at the End of the Pleistocene in the Namib Desert, Namibia (Enloe)
Meredith Wismer Hunt, Gather, Garden: Faunal Exploitation During the Adoption of Agriculture in the Tallgrass Prairie (Hill)
   

2017

2017 Ph.D. Alumni
Student Name    Dissertation Title (Ph.D. Chair)
Toby Avalos Discerning Hominid Taxonomic Variation in the Southern Chinese, Peninsular Southeast Asian, and Sundaic Pleistocene Dental Record (Ciochon)
Christian Haunton Remaining Faithful in the Outhouse: An Introduction to the Utopian Archaeology of the Amana Colonies (Storey)
   

2016

2016 Ph.D. Alumni
Student Name   Dissertation Title (Ph.D. Chair)
Jill Davis Royal Realness: Drag Pageantry in the US (Lewin)
Miranda Karban      The Ontogeny of Occipital Bone Convexity in a Longitudinal Sample of Extant Humans (Franciscus)
Shelby Putt   Human Brain Activity During Stone Tool Production: Tracing the Evolution of Cognition and Language (Franciscus)
Jennifer Trivedi Biloxi's Recovery from Katrina: Long-Term Influences and Inequalities (Chibnik)
   

2015

2015 Ph.D. Alumni
Student Name Dissertation Title (Ph.D. Chair)
Susanna Donaldson Farmers and Farmworkers: Negotiating Labor and Identity in Rural Northeast Tennessee (Chibnik)
Christina Nicholas The Ontogeny of Nasal Floor Shape Variation in Homo and the Influence of Facial Size, the Anterior Dentition, and Patterns of Midfacial Integration (Franciscus)
Tony Pomales "ESTAMOS DE PIE Y EN LUCHA"/"WE ARE STANDING AND FIGHTING": Aging, Inequality and Activism among Sex Workers in Neoliberal Costa Rica (Prussing)
Michelle Quill Making it Matter: International Non-Governmental Organizations and Humanitarian Intervention in Bangladesh (Lewin)
Sarah Trabert Plural Communities on the Plains: Dismal River People and the Puebloan Diaspora (Beck)
   

2014

2014 Ph.D. Alumni
Student Name Dissertation Title (Ph.D. Chair)
Keelin Baine Mortuary Ritual and Social Change in Neolithic and Bronze Age Ireland (Hill/Lillios)
Brandi Jansen Growing Local Food: Direct Market Agriculture in Iowa (Chibnik)
Jonathan Thomas Emerging Economies: Late Neolithic and Copper Age Beads and Pendants of the Portugese Estremadura (Lillios)
   

2013

2013 Ph.D. Alumni
Student Name Dissertation Title (Ph.D. Chair)
Erica Begun-Veenstra  Detecting Ethnicity at Teotihuacan through Archaeology: The West Mexican Presence at Structure N1W5:19 (Glenn Storey)
Cindee Calton Teaching Respect: Language, Identity, and Ideology in American Sign Language Classes in the United States (Graham)
Jenna Grant Technology, Clarity, and Uncertainty: An Ethnography of Biomedical Imaging in Phnom Penh (Erica Prussing)
Hannah Marsh Beyond Thick Versus Thin: Mapping Cranial Vault Thickness Patterns in Recent Homo Sapiens (Russell Ciochon)
Cristina L. Ortiz Making Meatville: Belonging and Migration in a Midwest Meatpacking Town (Meena Khandelwal)
Clare Tolmie Animals for Food, Animals for Tools: Fauna as a Source of Raw Material at Abri Cellier and the Grotte Du Renne, Arcy-Sur-Cure (James Enloe)
Alissa M. Whitmore Small Finds and the Social Environment of the Roman Public (Glenn Storey)
   

2012

2012 Ph.D. Alumni
Student Name Dissertation Title (Ph.D. Chair)
Cerisa Reynolds Meat at the Origins of Agriculture: Faunal Use and Resource Pressure at the Origins of Agriculture in the Northern U.S. Southwest (James Enloe)
Kenda Stewart In or Out of Bounds?: The Cultural and Political Implications of Palestinian Women’s Soccer in Israel  (Virginia Dominguez/Michael Chibnik)
Anna Waterman Marked in Life and Death: Identifying Biological Markers of Social Differentiation in Late Prehistoric Portugal (Katina Lillios/Robert Franciscus)
Chad S. Uran The Aesthetics and Politics of Ojibwe Language Revitalization (Rudi Colloredo-Mansfeld/Scott Schnell)
   

2011

2011 Ph.D. Alumni
Student Name Dissertation Title (Ph.D. Chair)
Rachel Horner Brackett Savoring Ideology: An Ethnography of Production and Consumption in Slow Food’s Italy (Erica Prussing)
Scott D. Maddux A Quantitative Assessment of Infraorbital Morphology in Homo: Testing for Character Independence and Evolutionary Significance in the Human Midface (Robert Franciscus)
Jerry L. Wever Dancing the Habanera Beats (In Country Music): Empire Rollover and Postcolonial Creolizations in St. Lucia (Laura Graham)
Brandyce Case Haub Together We Stand Apart:  Island and Mainland Puerto Rican Independentistas (Virginia Dominguez/Michael Chibnik)
Jason Thompson Views to the Past: Faunal and Geophysical Analysis of the Open-Air Upper Paleolithic Site of Verberie (James Enloe)
Alexander Woods The Effects of Lithic Raw Material Quality on Aurignacian Blade Production at Abri Cellier (James Enloe)
   

2010

2010 Ph.D. Alumni
Student Name Dissertation Title (Ph.D. Chair)
Steven Miller The Patterning and Determinants of Craniofacial Robusticity in Extant Homo Sapiens (Robert Franciscus)
Sarah Ono From Redfield to Redford: Hollywood and Understandings of Contemporary American Community (Laura Graham)
Daniel Proctor Three-Dimensional Morphometrics of the Proximal Metatarsal Articular Surfaces of Gorilla, Pan, Hylobates, and Shod and Unshod Humans (Russell Ciochon)
Lavanya Proctor Discourses on Language, Class, Gender, Education, and Social Mobility in Three Schools in New Delhi, India (Meena Khandelwal/Virginia Dominguez)
   

2009

2009 Ph.D. Alumni
Student Name Dissertation Title (Ph.D. Chair)
Nathan Holton Modeling of Masticatory Biomechanics in Living Humans as a Baseline for Testing Functional Hypotheses in Neandertals (Robert Franciscus)
Alexis R. Matza The Boston “T” Party: Masculinity, Testosterone Therapy, and Embodiment Among Aging Men and Transgender Men (Ellen Lewin)
Tomomi Naka In the World but Not of the World:  Virtuous Economic Practices among Lancaster Mennonites (Michael Chibnik)
Joshua Polanski Morphological Integration of the Cranium During Ontogeny in Homo Sapiens and Pan Troglodytes (Robert Franciscus)
Judith Siebert Ethnic Identities in the German-Chilean Lake District (Laura Graham)
Andria Timmer Integration through Education: NGO Action to Redress Roma/Gypsy Exclusion from the Hungarian Education System (Virginia Dominguez)
   

2007

2007 Ph.D. Alumni
Student Name Dissertation Title (Ph.D. Chair)
Stephen Tulley A Culture of Chocolate:  Commercial Cacao Processing in Oaxaca, Mexico (Michael Chibnik)
Gudrun Putz Willett Crises of Self and Other: Russian-Speaking Migrants in the Netherlands and European Union (Rudi Colloredo-Mansfeld/Florence Babb)
Benjamin M. Willett Ethnic Tourism and Indigenous Activism: Power and Social Change in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala (Rudi Colloredo-Mansfeld)
   

2006

2006 Ph.D. Alumni
Student Name Dissertation Title (Ph.D. Chair)
Erik Paul Filean Domestic Cattle and Economic Change in the Roman Period Lower Rhineland: The Civitas Batavorum Volumes I & II (Glenn Storey)
Carolyn A. Hough Disruption and Development: Kanyalengs in the Gambia (Ellen Lewin)
Grant S. McCall Lithic Technological Perspectives on Early Hominid Site Use and Mobility Strategies (James Enloe)
Samantha Leigh Solimeo Living with Parkinson’s Disease:  Narratives and the Practice of Embodiment Among Elder Iowans (Mac Marshall)
Jessica L. White Functional Morphology and Evolution of the Adapiform Dentition, with Particular Emphasis on the Asian Sivaladapidae (Russell Ciochon)
   

2005

2005 Ph.D. Alumni
Student Name Dissertation Title (Ph.D. Chair)
Catherine M. Douillet A Contradictory Callaloo: Ethnic Divisions and Mixing in Trinidad (Douglas Midgett)
Katherine Boris Dernbach Popular Religion: A Cultural and Historical Study of Catholicism and Spirit Possession in Chuuk, Micronesia (Mac Marshall)
   

2004

2004 Ph.D. Alumni
Student Name Dissertation Title (Ph.D. Chair)
Bryan Eldredge The Role of Discourse in the Formation and Maintenance of Deaf Identity and the Deaf-World (Laura Graham)
Christina Taylor Beard-Moose Public Indians, Private Cherokees: Indigenous Identity at them Intersection of Tourism, Acculturation, and Cultural Continuity (Florence Babb)
Wolseth, Jon Taking on Violence: Gangs, Faith, and Poverty Among Youth in a Working-Class Colonia in Honduras (Florence Babb)
   

2003

2003 Ph.D. Alumni
Student Name Dissertation Title (Ph.D. Chair)
Kari Olson Methods of Control:  An Anthropological Analysis of Fertility Regulating Technologies in Urban China (Mac Marshall)
   

2002

2002 Ph.D. Alumni
Student Name Dissertation Title (Ph.D. Chair)
Michael Dunne Change and Continuity in Prehistoric Foodways: A Paleoethnobotanical Analysis of the Middle to Late Woodland Transition at the Gast Farm Site (13LA12) in Southeast Iowa (Mary Whelan)
Gudrun Haraldsdottir Cooperation and Conflicting Interests: An Ethnography of Fishing and Fish Trading on the Shores of Lake Malawi (Paul Durrenberger)
Douglas Hertzler Agrarian Cultures of Solidarity: Campesino Unions and the Struggle for Land and Community Development in Santa Cruz, Bolivia (Michael Chibnik)
Velana Huntington Bodies in Contexts: Holistic Ideals of Health, Healing, and Wellness in an American Orisha Community (Margery Wolf)
Rebecca Johnson Change in Woodland Diet and Vessel Form at the Gast Farm Site in Southeast Iowa (Mary Whelan/William Green)
Emily Lee A Story of Strategies: Negotiating State and Society in Chengdu, China (Margery Wolf)
Michelle L. Ramirez Suffering, Modernity and Morality: Menopause in Urban Oaxaca, Mexico (Ellen Lewin)
William Whittaker Zooarchaeological Analysis of the Roman Frontier Economy in the Eastern Netherlands (James Enloe and Glenn Storey)
   

2001

2001 Ph.D. Alumni
Student Name Dissertation Title (Ph.D. Chair)
Margaret Cassity Bradford Caribbean Perspectives on Settlement Patterns: The Windward Island Study (James Enloe)
Jacqueline Marie Comito Remembering Nana and Papu: The Poetics of Pasta, Pane and Peppers Among an Iowan Calabrian Family (Laura Graham)
Brigittine M. French Language Ideologies and Collective Identities in Post-Conflict Guatemala (Laura Graham)
Karen Elizabeth Haslett Crossing Linguistic Borders in an Iowan Town: Language Ideologies and the Education of Latino/A Students (Nora England)
Margot Neverett  A Zooarchaeological Analysis of the Middle to Late Woodland Transition at the Gast Farm Site (13LA12) in Southeastern Iowa (Mary Whelan)
Jolene Marie Stritecky Looking Through a Moral Lens: Morality, Violence, and Empathyin The Solomon Islands (Virginia Dominguez)
   

2000

2000 Ph.D. Alumni
Student Name Dissertation Title (Ph.D. Chair)
Paula Jean Ford Narratives of Social Healing: Cultural Politics and the Nicaraguan Women’s Movement (Florence Babb)
Sharon Rorbakken Bar Belles: An Exploration of Gender Identity (Margery Wolf)
   

1999

1999 Ph.D. Alumni
Student Name Dissertation Title (Ph.D. Chair)
1999  
Balmurli Natrajan Ailing Artisans, Dubious Development: Potters in Central India (Virginia Dominguez)
Anastasia Papathanasiou A Bioarchaeological Analysis of Health, Subsistence, and Funerary Behavior in the Eastern Mediterranean Basin: A Case Study from Alepotrypa Cave, Greece (Mary Whelan)
   

1998

1998 Ph.D. Alumni
Student Name Dissertation Title (Ph.D. Chair)
Marcela Mendoza Politics and Leadership Among the Toba of Northern Argentina  (Michael Chibnik)
   

1997

1997 Ph.D. Alumni
Student Name Dissertation Title (Ph.D. Chair)
Linda Allen Enid “Atoll”: A Marshallese Migrant Community in the Midwestern United States (Mac Marshall)
Maureen McCue Women in Transition, Health Care in Translation: Nicaraguan Women and the Challenge of Cervical Cancer Prevention (Mac Marshall/Robert Wallace)
Randy Ziegenhorn Networking the Farm: The Social Structure of Cooperation and Competition in Iowa Agriculture (Paul Durrenberger)
   

1996

1996 Ph.D. Alumni
Student Name Dissertation Title (Ph.D. Chair)
Rockey L. Sexton Cajuns, Germans, and Les Americanins: A Historical Anthropology of Cultural and Demographic Transformations in Southwest Louisiana, 1880 to Present (Mac Marshall/Douglas Midgett)
   

1994

1994 Ph.D. Alumni
Student Name Dissertation Title (Ph.D. Chair)
Stanley H. Hunnisett Suicide, Alcohol, and Rapid Change in a Subarctic Indian Society: An Ethnography of Change 1920-1990 (June Helm/Mac Marshall) (Posthumous Ph.D.)
Katerina Semendeferi Evolution of the Hominoid Prefrontal Cortex: A Quantitive and Image Analysis of Areas 13 and 10 (Russell Ciochon/Gary Van Hoesen
   

1993

1993 Ph.D. Alumni
Student Name Dissertation Title (Ph.D. Chair)
Mary Jean Baker Cornell Hindu Women’s Physiology and the Socially Constructed Reality of Their Everyday Lives (Mac Marshall/Toni Tripp-Reimer)
Richard A. Nisbett The Functional Ecology of Howling Monkey Positional Behavior (Russell Ciochon)
   

1992

1992 Ph.D. Alumni
Student Name Dissertation Title (Ph.D. Chair)
Maria Elena Mujica Women’s Grassroots Organizations: Communal Kitchens in Lima, Peru (Florence Babb)
Kendall Thu Norwegian Farm Strategies and the State: Implications for a Global Pattern (Paul Durrenberger)
   

1991

1991 Ph.D. Alumni
Student Name Dissertation Title (Ph.D. Chair)
Susan Garzon Language Variation and Viability in a Bilingual Mayan Community (Nora England)
   

1989

1989 Ph.D. Alumni
Student Name Dissertation Title (Ph.D. Chair)
Susan Leigh Flinspach An Evaluation of Basque Language Status Planning (Nora England)
Francis A O’Connor The Intensification of Artisan Production and Sociocultural Change in San Pedro de Cajas, Tarma, Junin, Peru (Douglas Midgett)
   

1998

1998 Ph.D. Alumni
Student Name Dissertation Title (Ph.D. Chair)
Christopher A. Reichl Japanese Newcomers in Brazil: A Social Model of Migration (Douglas Midgett)
   

1987

1987 Ph.D. Alumni
Student Name Dissertation Title (Ph.D. Chair)
Russell Charles Rogers Something About Nothing: Death, Meaning and Identity (Mac Marshall)
   

1986

1986 Ph.D. Alumni
Student Name Dissertation Title (Ph.D. Chair)
Royce Delbert Kurtz Economic and Political History of the Sauk and Mesquakie: 1780’s-1845 (June Helm)
   

1985

1985 Ph.D. Alumni
Student Name Dissertation Title (Ph.D. Chair)
Pamela Cressey The Alexandria, Virginia City-Site/Archaeology in an Afro-American Neighborhood, 1930-1910 (Thomas Charlton)
   

1984

1984 Ph.D. Alumni
Student Name Dissertation Title (Ph.D. Chair)
Stephen Craig Lensink A Quantitative Model of Central-Place Foraging among Prehistoric Hunter-Gatherers (Duane Anderson)
Margie Lou Staab Peisker: An Examination of Middle Woodland Site Function in the Lower Illinois Valley (Marshall McKusick)
   

1983

1983 Ph.D. Alumni
Student Name Dissertation Title (Ph.D. Chair)
Barbara Darling Ito Entrepreneurial Woman in Urban Japan: The Role of Personal Networks (Mac Marshall)
   

1982

1982 Ph.D. Alumni
Student Name Dissertation Title (Ph.D. Chair)
Nicola Tanenbaum Agricultural Decision Making among the Shan of Maehongson Province, Northwestern Thailand (Paul Durrenberger)
Marilyn Rose On the Move: A Study of Migration and Ethnic Persistence among Mennonites from East Freeman, South Dakota (Mac Marshall)
   

1977

1977 Ph.D. Alumni
Student Name Dissertation Title (Ph.D. Chair)
Mark Borthwick Aging and Social Change on Lukunor Atoll, Micronesia (Mac Marshall)
Paul Freund Social Change among the Kasua, Southern Highlands Papua New Guinea (June Helm)
   

1975

1975 Ph.D. Alumni
Student Name Dissertation Title (Ph.D. Chair)
Jack Barnes An Ecological Study of Environmental Utilization among the Mountain Lapps of Arctic Sweden (June Helm)
   

1974

1974 Ph.D. Alumni
Student Name Dissertation Title (Ph.D. Chair)
Terry Alliband Suburbanization and Survival: An Anthropological Study of West Branch, Iowa (Mac Marshall)
   

1972

1972 Ph.D. Alumni
Student Name Dissertation Title (Ph.D. Chair)
Virginia Lawson Object Categorization and Nominal Classification in Some  Northern Athapaskan Languages: A Generative Semantic Analysis (June Helm)
   

1971

1971 Ph.D. Alumni
Student Name Dissertation Title (Ph.D. Chair)
Stanley Witkowski A Universalist Account of Kinship Semantics (June Helm)