NameField Research LocationDissertationCurrent LocationGraduation YearRank
Burge AbiralTurkeyAt the Threshold of Possibility: Cultivating Ecological Relationality in Neoliberal Turkey Ohio State University2023Postdoctoral Scholar
Zeynel GulTurkeySilicosis Trails: Law, Medicine and the Corrosion of the Laboring Body in TurkeyUniversity of Illinois, Chicago2023Postdoctoral Fellow
Sanaullah KhanPakistanMilitarizing the Psyche: Security, Kinship and Psychiatry in PakistanBrandeis University2023Lecturer
Mikaela ChaseIndia“Ideality and Impossibility in the Contemporary Practice of the Jain Fast until Death”University of Wisconsin-Madison2022Sri Anantnath Chair in Jain Studies and Assistant Professor
Gregoire Hervouet-Zeiber“Finding Oneself in Civilian Life”: Ex-Combatants in Putin’s RussiaMcGill University2020Postdoctoral Fellow
Mariam BanahiEurope, South Central Asia“Between War & The World: Afghans, Borders, and the ‘Crisis’ of Migration in Hamburg”Mountain School of Milton Academy, VT2020Postdoctoral Fellow
Arpan RoyPalestine“The Ethics of Fragmentary Life: Dom Romanies and the Kinship Bond in Jerusalem”American Center of Research, Jordan2021National Endowment for the Humanities Postdoctoral Fellow
Ghazal AsifPakistan“Marvi’s Sisters: Hindu Belonging and the Muslim State in Pakistan”LUMS University2021Postdoctoral Fellow
Emma McGlennenAfricaWorking for Another World: Geographies of Labor, Aspiration, and Kinship in the Northwest African CorridorManchester, UK2020Postdoctoral Fellow
Swayam BagariaIndiaImmortal Bodies: Between Widow Burning and HinduismHarvard Divinity School2020Postdoctoral Fellow of Hindu Studies
Onder CelikMiddle EastLife Underground: Hunting for Armenian Treasure in a Post-Genocide LandscapeGermany2020Postdoctoral Fellow
Forum Transregionale Studien
Paul KohlbryPalestinePlots and Deeds: Property and Formations of Land Defense in the West BankBrown University2019Palestinian Studies Postdoctoral Research Associate
Victor KumarUSA“Poetics, Creativity, and the Embeddedness of American Acupuncture”Earlham College, Indiana2019Visiting Professor in Anthropology and Sociology
David PlatzerUSA“Autism at Work: Labor, Reason, and the Value of Difference”Berggruen Institute2018Postdoctoral Fellow
Fouad HalbouniEgypt“Between Promise and Disappointment” Coptic Youth Movements and the Sectarian Question after the Egyptian Revolution”Arab Fund for Arts and Culture, Creative and Critical Writings2018Grant Recipient (History and Memory Cultural Forums)
James Mac SkeltonIraq“Iraqis’ Cancer Journies: War, Displacement, and Therapeutic Geographies”American University in Iraq, Sulaimani (United Nationals Assistance Mission for Iraq and DFID Projects)2018Lead Researcher
Pooja SatyogiIndia“Intimate Public Spaces: Policing ‘Domestic Cruelty’ in Women’s Cells, Delhi”School of Law, Governance and Citizenship, Ambedkar University; Lady Shri Ram College for Women2017Assistant Professor
Juan Felipe Moreno GarciaColombia“Living in Times of Fumigation: The Aero-Chemical State in Southwestern Colombia”NYU Shanghai2017Postdoctoral Fellow
Maya RatnamIndia“Dwelling in the Forest: nature, Society and Power in Tribal Central India”Ahmedabad University2017Assistant Professor
Bridget KustinBangladesh“Islamic (Micro)finance and the Possibility of Social Justice”Said Business School, Oxford University2017Economic Anthropologist and Senior Research Fellow
Megha SehdevIndia“Interim Artifacts of Law: Interruption and Absorption in Indian Domestic Violence Cases”University of Toronto, Mississagua
(deceased, 2023)
Caroline M. BlockUSA“Rabbis, Rabbis, and Maharats: Aspiration, Innovation, and Orthodoxy in American Women’s Talmud Programs”Pillsbury Law Firm2017Associate
Amy KraussMexico“Temporalities of Exception: Abortion Law, Feminist Advocacy, and the Clinical Intervention in Mexico City”University of Chicago, Pozer Center for Human Rights
2016Postdoctoral Fellow
Serra HakyemezTurkey“Lives and Times of Militancy: Terrorism Trials, State Violence and Kurdish Political Prisoners in Post-1980 Turkey”University of Minnesota-Twin Cities2016Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Global Studies
Aditi SarafIndia“Ellipses of Exchange: Freedom, Mobility and the Moral Economy in Kashmir”Utrecht University2016Assistant Professor
Andrew BrandelGermany“City of Letters: The Making of Literary Life in Berlin”University of Chicago2016Associate Instructional Professor
Brian TilleyDubai“Ethics of Activity: South Asian Shia Working Life in Dubai”American Medical Association2016Product Research Lead
Bican PolatUSA and Turkey“The Emotional Bond: The Psychiatric Normalization of Early Relationships in Late ModernityDepartment of Philosophy at Bogazici University (Istanbul, Turkey)2016Postdoctoral Researcher
Chitra VenkataramiIndia“Drawn into Life: Mapping, Development, and Ecological Vision in Urban India”National University of Singapore, Sociology2015Assistant Professor
Joseph Andrew BushKurdistan“A Threadbare Prayer Mat”: Sufi Poetry and the Textures of Everyday Life in Kurdistan”NYU Abu Dhabi2014Senior Lecturer
Rodney W. SappingtonUSA“Investigating Possibilities and Probabilities of Biomedical Informatics (BMI): Beyond Biology and Information” Acesio2014Clinical Data Scientist and Founder
Anaid Citlalli Reyes-KippMexico“Adoption Bureaucracies: Expert Knowledge, Documents and Race in the Making of Adoptive Families in Central Mexico”Georgia State University School of Law2014J. D. Candidate
Vaibhav SariaIndia“The Perfumed Semen: The Labour of Loving In Rural Orissa, India”Simon Fraser University
2014Assistant Professor of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies
Amrita IbrahimIndia“Truth on Our Lips, India in Our Hearts”: Television News, Affective Publics, and the Production of Publicity in Delhi”Georgetown University2013Assistant Teaching Professor
James R. WilliamsSouth Africa“Nightwatching: Male Migrant Networks and the Sustenance of Brotherhood in Cape Town”Zayed University2013Assistant Professor
Neena MahadevSri Lanka“Buddhist Nationalism and Christian Evangelism: Re-articulations of Enmity and Belonging in Postwar Sri Lanka” YaleNUS2013Assistant Professor
Andres DapuezMexico“Promissory Prestations: A Yucatec Village Between Ritual Exchange and Development Cash Transfers”National Scientific and Technical Research Council, CONICET2013Faculty Member and Researcher
Roger BegrichIndia“Obligation, Alcohol, and the Regulation of Adivasi Lives in Jharkhand, India”MICA2013Part Time Faculty
Hester BetlemIndia“When custom is a crime: Law, Life and the Goodness in rural South India”Acturus2012Qualitative Research Strategist
Thomas CousinsSouth Africa“Labor, Life, and Love in the Timber Plantations of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa”Oxford University2012Associate Professor in the Social Anthropology of Africa
Lindsey ReynoldsSouth Africa“Vulnerability, Eligibility, and the “OVC”: The local lives of policies and categories in South Africa”Stellenbosch University, South Africa; Brown University, Visiting Scholar Population Studies and Training Center2012Research Fellow
Sylvain PerdigonLebanon“Between the Womb and the Hour: Ethics and Semiotics of Relatedness in Palestinian Refugee Camps in Tyre, Lebanon”American University in Beirut2011Assistant Professor
Valeria ProcupezArgentina“The Work of Dwelling: Living Together in Squatter Housing Cooperatives in Buenos Aires (Argentina)”Johns Hopkins University2011Lecturer
Samantha GottliebUSA“Manufactured Uncertainty: The HPV Vaccine and the Object Multiple”Adjunct Professor, California State University, East Bay2010Research Associate
Lauren HeidbrinkUSA“Negotiating (il)legality: Unaccompanied Migrant Youth at the Intersection of Family and the State”California State University – Long Beach2010Assistant Professor
David SchragGermany“The Object of Bildung: Post-Unification Remainder and the Reforming of German Education”University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign, International Forum for U.S. Studies Program Coordinator2010Administrator
Abigail Baim-LanceSouth Africa“In-Forming Care: A Study of HIV/AIDS Care-giving Interventions in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa”Institute for Implementation Science in Population Health2010Researcher
John Charles Ross ParsonsZimbabwe“Some Day This Will All Be Over: Growing up with HIV in Eastern Urban Zimbabwe”Africa University in Mutare, Zimbabwe2010Senior Lecturer
Isaias Rojas-PerezPeru“Fragments of Soul. Law, Transitional Justice and Mourning in Post-war Peru”State University of New Jersey-Newark2010Associate Professor
Sidharthan MaunaguruSri Lanka“Brokering Transnational Marriages:Displacements, Circulations, Futures”Assistant Professor, National University Singapore2010Assistant Professor
Todd MeyersUSA“Things Under The Tongue: Pharmacotherapy, Its Intersections And Its Afterlife In Urban America”NYU Shanghai2009Associate Professor
Bhrigupati SinghIndia“Gods and Grains: Lives of desire in Rural Central India”Brown University2009Assistant Professor
Christopher KolbUSA“The Lives of Race and Destiny: The Drug War, Nothingness, and the Cultural Violence of Neoliberalism in the Crack Landscape”Spalding University Louisville, KY2009Associate Professor
Young-Gyung PaikKorea“Technologies of ‘the Korean Family’: Population Crisis and the Politics of Reproduction in Contemporary South Korea”Jeju University2009Professor
Don SelbyThailand“The Politics and Morality of Human Rights in Thailand”College of Staten Island, CUNY2009Assistant Professor
Simone TaubenbergerIndia“Exam Time: Educational Distress
Psychological Intervention and the Middle
Classes in Post Liberalization Delhi”
Magee Women’s Research Institute
2008Community Opioid Researcher
Sameena MullaUSA“The Institutionalization of Suffering: Time and Technique In Legal and Medical Sexual Assault Interventions in Baltimore Maryland”Marquette University, Wisconsin2008Associate Professor
Boris NikolovEgypt“Care of the Poor and Ecclesiastical Government: An Ethnography of the Social Services of the coptic Orthodox Church in Cairo, Egypt”Towson University2008Adjunct Faculty
Anna FournierUkraine“Between Freedom and Order:
Citizenship, Education, and the Quest for
Rights in Ukraine”
University of Manitoba, Canada2007Associate Professor
Richard BaxstromMalaysia“Wrecking Balls, Recognition, Reform: The Ambivalent Experience of Law, Justice and Place in Ureban Malaysia”The University of Edinburgh2006Professor of Anthropology
Hussein AgramaEgypt“Law Courts and Fatwa Councils in Modern Egypt: An Ethnography of Islamic Legal Practice”University of Chicago2005Associate Professor of Anthropology
Mulki Al-SharmaniEgypt“Refugees & Citizens: The Somali Diaspora in Cairo”Academy of Finland, University of Helsinki
2004Research Fellow and Lecturer in Theology
Aaron GoodfellowUSA“Inqueeries”: Tracing the Reproduction Legacies of Gay Men”Emory University Psychoanalytic Institute
George BacaUSA“The Culture of Post-Civil Rights Racial Politics in a Southern Military Town”Dong-A University, South Korea and John Jay College, City University of New York2003Faculty Member and Researcher
Bettina Ng’wenoColumbia“The State of Question: Afro-Colombians, Ethnic Territories and Governing in the Andes”University of California, Davis2002Associate Professor of African American Studies
Carlota McAllisterGuatemala“Good People: Revolution, Community, and Concienia in a Maya-K’iche’ Village in Guatemala”York University2002Associate Professor of Anthropology
Eric RiceBrazil“Freezing Culture in the Tropics: Racing Resistance in Bahian Candombl” Johns Hopkins University School of Education2002Assistant Clinical Professor
Espelencia BaptisteMauritius“The nation deferred: Language, ethnicity and the reproduction of social inequalities in Mauritian primary schools”Kalamazoo College2002Associate Professor of Anthropology and Sociology
Frederick KlaitsBotswana“Housing the Spirit, Hearing the Voice: Care, Kinship, and Faith in Botswana during the time of AIDS”University of Buffalo2001Associate Professor of Anthropology
Iveris MartinezUSA“Aging in Exile: Mental Health, Family, and the Meanings of History for Cuban Elders in South Florida”California State University-Long Beach2001Archstone Foundation Endowed Chair in Gerontology and Director, Center for Successful Aging
Wendy WalkerMadagascar“Defending the Environment, Conserving Social Life: Global Visions & Local Values in South Madagascar”Asian Development Bank
2001Technical Advisor, Social Development Thematic Group
Christine Du BoisUSA“Race, Ethnicity, and Mass Media: Identities and Concerns About Reputation Among Chesapeake-Area West Indians”Independent Scholar
2000Non-Fiction Writer
Elizabeth FerryMexico“Veins of Value: Patrimony and the Reproduction of Power in a Mexican Mining Cooperative”Brandeis University2000Professor of Anthropology
Hanan SabeaTanzania“Moments and Processes: Redefining The Building of a new Society in Tanzania”American University in Cairo
2000Associate Professor of Anthropology, Sociology, and Egyptology
Jason AntrosioColumbia“Todo Moderno: Appropriations of Modernization in the Columbian Andes”Hartwick2000Professor of Anthropology
Paul NadasdyCanada“Hunters and Bureaucrats: Power, Knowledge, and the Restructuring of Aboriginal-State Relations in the Southwest Yukon, Canada”Cornell University
2000Professor of Anthropology
Sarah HillUSA, Mexico“Domesticated Responsibility: The Making of the US-Mexico Border Environment”Western Michigan University2000Associate Professor of Anthropology and Environmental Studies
Wendy RichardsonCanada“Reproducing the Nation: Motherhood In 20th Century Quebec” 2000
Charles HirschkindEgypt“Technologies of Islamic Piety: Cassette-Sermons and the Ethics of Listening”University of California, Berkeley1999Associate Professor of Anthropology
Christopher McIntyreSpain“The Spatial Control of Meaning through the Mapping and Marketing of Patrimony In Catalonia, Spain” Green Harbor Financial
1999Owner, Financial Planner and Wealth Manager
Roger MagazineMexico“Stateless Contexts: Street Children and Soccer Fans in Mexico City”Universidad Iberoamericana1999Professor of Social Anthropology
Rosana GuberArgentina“From chicos to veteranos: Argentine Uses of Memory and the Nation in the Making of Malvinas Postwar Identities”Instituto de Desarrollo Económica y Social, Argentina
1999Professor of Anthropology
Elizabeth DunnPoland“Privatization and Personhood: Transforming Work in Postsocialist Poland”Indiana University-Bloomington1998Professor of Geography
Ella RayJamaica“Standing in the Lion’s Shadow: Jamaican Rastafari Women Reconstructing Their African Identity”Metropolitan State College of Denver1998Associate Professor of Anthropology
Monica Schoch-SpanaUSA“Reactor Control and Environmental Management: A Cultural Account of Agency in the U.S. Nuclear Weapons Complex”JHSPH Center for Health Security
1998Senior Scholar, Visiting Faculty
Pamela BallingerItaly, Slovenia, Croatia“Submerged Politics, Exiled Memory and Identity at the Borders of the Balkans”University of Michigan1998Professor, Fred Cuny Chair in the History of Human Rights; Director, Program in History and Anthropology
Kamran AliEgypt“Regulating Bodies, Organizing Selves: Planning the Family in Egypt”University of Texas, Austin1997Professor of Anthropology
Karen-Sue TaussigThe Netherlands“Normal and Ordinary: Human Genetics and the Production of Dutch Identities”University of Minnesota1997Associate Professor and Chair of Anthropology
Laura OaksUSA“Expert & Everyday Perceptions of Prenatal Health Risks: An Ethnography Of Cigarette Smoking & Fetal Politics In the U.S.”University of California Santa Barbara1997Professor and Chair of Feminist Studies Department
Peri FletcherMexico & USA“La Casa de Mis Suenos: Migration and Houses in a Transnational Mexican Community”Assymetry1997Writer
Sarah HautzingerBrazil“Lady Cops, Machos, and Battered Women in Brazil: Women’s Police Stations Criminalizing Spousal Violence”Colorado College1997Professor of Anthropology
Bjorn ClaesonUSA“The System Feeds on Us: An Ethnography of Poor People and Elites in a New England City”Electronics Watch1996Director
Erik MuegglerChina, Yunnan Province“Specters of Power: Ritual and Politics in an Yi Community”University of Michigan1996Professor of Anthropology
Felicity NorthcottUSA“Acting in a Manner Not Usual for Law-Abiding Individuals: Constructing Homelessness in Baltimore”International Social Service – USA
1996Director of External Partnerships and International Services
Vineeta SinhaSingapore“Theorizing the Complex Singapore Health Scene: Reconceptualizing ‘Medical Pluralism'”National Univ. of Singapore1996Head, South Asian Studies and Department of Sociology
Zong-cheng LinPeople’s Republic of China“Shuikou in Relocation: Capital-Intensive Scheme and Cultural Adaptation to Involuntary Resettlement in the Min River Basin”World Bank1996Researcher
Lanfranco BlanchettiPhilippines“Sea Harvesters, Traders and Corporations: Local and Global Dynamics in the World Seaweed-Carrageenan Economy”Asian Development Bank and Independent Consultant1995Social Development and Resettlement Specialist
Ananta GiriIndia & USA“In the Margins of Shacks: The Vision And Practice of Habitat for Humanity”Madras Institute of Development Studies1994Associate Professor in Anthropology
Viranjini MunasingheTrinidad“Calaloo or Tossed Salad? East Indians and National Identity in Trinidad”Asian Development Bank and Independent Consultant
1994Social Development and Resettlement Specialist
Catharine GoodMexico“Work & Exchange in Nahuati Society: Lost Values and the Dynamics of an Indigenous Economy”Escuela Nacional de Anthropologia y Historia1993Professor of Anthropology
Diane DorfmanChina“Spirits of Reform: Power, Wealth, & Morality in Northeastern Rural China”NWREL, Portland1993Researcher
Susan BremsBrazil“Caretakers of Blood: Fertility Transition in Rural Northeast Brazil”American Embassy USAID1993Mission Director (retired 2017)
Samuel MartinezHaiti“Labor Circulation and Peasant Social Reproduction: Haitian Migrants and Dominican Republic Sugar Plantations”University of Connecticut1991Professor of Anthropology
Charles RutheiserBelize“Culture, Schooling, and Neocolonialism in Belize”Annie E. Casey Foundation1990Senior Associate, Center for Community and Economic Opportunity
Kenneth BilbyFrench Guyana“The Remaking of the Aluku: Culture, Politics, and Maroon Ethnicity in French South America”Smithsonian Institution
1990Research Associate, Anthropology Department
Rebecca BatemanUSA“The Oklahoma Seminole and Racial Politics”Simon Fraser University1990Adjunct Faculty
Gertrude FraserVirginia“Afro-American Midwives, Biomedicine And the State: And Ethnohistorical Account of Birth and its Transformation In Rural Virginia”University of Virginia1989Associate Professor of Anthropology
Lucía DesirProvidencia“Between Loyalties: Racial, Ethnic & ‘National’ Identity in Providencia, Columbia”Mercy College1989Associate Professor of Anthropology
Pamela Feldman-SavelsbergCameroon“Then We Were Many”: Bangangté Women’s Conceptions of Health, Fertility, and Social Change in a Bamiléké Chiefdom, Cameroon”Carleton College1989Broom Professor of Social Demography and Anthropology

Deborah HeathSenegal“The Politics of Signifying Practice in Kaolack, Senegal: Hegemony and the Dialectic of Autonomy and Domination”Lewis and Clark College1988Associate Professor of Anthropology

Ira LowenthalHaiti“Marriage is 20, Children are 21: The Cultural Construction of Conjugality And the family in Rural Haiti”Men Nou Art Gallery, Haiti
Laura BentonSpain“The Role of the Informal Sector in Economic Development: Industrial Restructuring in Spain”Vanderbilt University
1986Nelson O. Tyrone Jr. Professor of History and Professor of Law

Patricia Torres-MejiaPhilippines“Before Smoking. Social Relations Involved in Tobacco Production in a Philippine Setting” Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social (CIESAS) México, DF
1986Research Professor
Deborah CaroBolivia“Those Who Divide Us: Resistance & Change Among Pastoral Ayllus in Ulla Ulla, Bolivia”Cultural Practice LLC1985Owner
Deborah RubinTanzania“People of Good Heart: Rural Response to Economic Crisis in Tanzania”Cultural Practice LLC1985Owner
Jeanne HamiltonColombia“Women in Movement: The Expansion of Education in Urban Columbia, 1950-1980” Epic O’Hana, Inc.1985Statewide Initiative Coordinator
Alice IngersonPortugal“Corporatism and Class Consciousness in Northwestern Portugal”Landscape Institute Boston Architectural College1984Historian
Rolph TrouillotDominica“The Economic Integration of a Caribbean Peasantry: The Case of Dominica”University of Chicago1984Professor of Anthropology (deceased 2012)
Scott GuggenheimPhilippines“Proletarianization and Political Change in the Northern Phillipines”World Bank, Indonesia1984Innovations for Successful Societies; lead advisor to President Ashraf Ghani
Brackette WilliamsGuyana“Cockalorums in Search of Cockaigne: Social Interaction, Status Competition, and ritual in a Rural Guyanese Community”University of Arizona1983Associate Professor in Anthropology
Claire WolfowitzSuriname“Styles of Speech in Suriname-Javanese”University of Maryland, College Park1983Researcher, Governance Institutions Group
Eugene GalbraithBrazil“Facets of Social Experience: Household, Family, and Compadrio In a Northeast Brazilian Community”Bank Central Asia
1983Deputy President Director
Paul SullivanMexico“Contemporary Yucatec Maya Apocalyptic Prophecy: The Ethnographic and Historical Context”Independent Scholar1983
Trevor PurcellCosta Rica“Conformity and Dissension: Social Inequality, Values and Mobility Among West Indian Migrants in Limon, Costa Rica”University of South Florida1982Associate Professor and Chair of Africana Studies (deceased 2007)
Charles CarnegieSt. Lucia“Human Maneuver, Option-Building, & Trade: An Essay on Caribbean Social Organization”Bates College1981Professor
Ewa HauserRhode Island“Ethnicity and Class Consciousness in a Polish American Community”University of Rochester1981Adjunct Faculty
Gary McDonoghSpain“Good Families: A Social History of Power in Industrial Barcelona”Bryn Mawr College1981Helen Hermann Chair and Professor of Growth and Structure of Cities
Sally PriceSuriname“Women and Art in an Afro-American Society”William and Mary College1981Duane A. & Virginia Dittman Professor of American Studies and Anthropology (Emerita since 2011)
Donald BillingsleyCayor“Groundnut “Cooperatives and Social Change in Cayor” Quality Audits in Education1980Founder
Robert WellerTaiwan“Unity and Diversity in Chinese Religious Ideology”Boston University1980Professor