Dissertation Writers

Name Research Interests
Auerbach, Jess Post-conflict societies, nation-building, Mozambique and Angola
Bautista, Stefanie Middle Horizon (600 - 1000 C.E.) and Early Intermediate Period (100 B.C.E – 650 C.E.) in Peru
Becks, Fanya Native American Archaeology, Craft Production, California history, ethics, intellectual property
Bozcali, Firat The political economy and geography of state-formation in the Turkish border zones
Can, Samil The recent rise of informal economies among indigent migrant populations in the urban areas of Turkey and the Middle East
Chart, Hilary Experiences of flexible/insecure labor in urban Africa, the economic imaginaries of microenterprise projects and entrepreneurship education, and business as a cultural production
Der, Lindsay Social inequality and power relations, human-animal relationships, private property
Doherty, Jacob The environmental politics of cities in both the US and Africa, focusing on waste, social exclusion, and middle class environmentalisms
Droney, Damien Medical regulation and popular engagements with science in West Africa
Escallon, Maria The intersections between heritage, cultural diversity, public policy making and development
Feged, Alejandro Behavioral ecology of malaria in the Colombian Amazon Basin
Gardiner, Mark Economic, environmental and energy planning in southern Africa
Ghani, Aysha Questions of subjectivity and subject formation, incommensurability, accusation, historical crisis, continuity and rupture, ideology, psychoanaltic theory and the law
Greenleaf, Maron Market-making, land-use, politics, and social movements in Brazil
Howery, Cherkea The economic, political, and cultural impact of the heritage industry on society and the consequences of preservation initiatives.
Ipek Can, Yasemin The implications of neoliberalization in the urban landscape in relation to other significant political issues such as modernity, nationalism, secularism and gender
Liuzza, Claudia Cultural diversity, the complexity of human communication and human behaviors, in relation with interdisciplinary topics such as a sense of heritage, heritage interpretation and cultural consciousness in different contexts of contemporary and ancient societies
Lu, Vivian Chenxue Mercantile work and capitalism, the Global South, secessionism, cultural stereotypes, creativity, imagined futures
Mickel, Allison The way archaeologists write archaeology, and in investigating what role this process and this product plays in the way archaeological interpretations are created
Pepi, Eda Migration, mobility and trafficking, religion and gender, and environmental refugees
Ready, Elspeth Human behavioural ecology, environmental and economic anthropology and archaeology, ethnoarchaeology, zooarchaeology, subsistence, foraging, food sharing, food security
Rice, Jenna Dawn charity, philanthropy, obligation, debt, economy, the state, ethics, genealogy, narrative, Islam, Lebanon, Bilad al-Sham
Richlin, Johanna Religion and immigration, Evangelical Christianity, Brazil and the U.S.
Simpson, Ian Roderick The relationship between market and religion, focusing on early Muslim urban communities in Syria-Palestine.
Takabvirwa, Kathryn The negotiation of power, meaning, and membership between individuals and the state; the notion of “representation” of the (post-colonial African) state; as well as resistance, identity and labeling – particularly in the governance of migration
Wetsel, Amanda Narratives of identity, ethnicity, gender and art, and how those narratives are presented and contested in museums in Central Asia
Wilcox, Timothy Proto-historic period (1500-1750) of the Navajo or Dine’, an Athabaskan tribe of the Four Corners area