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GRADUATE STUDENTS


Amira Ainis

Education: MA, California State University, Los Angeles (2012); BA, Humboldt State University (2007)
Focus Area: Archaeology (Advisor: Jon Erlandson)

Research interests include coastal and island archaeology, environmental archaeology, hunter-gatherer and maritime adaptations, zooarchaeology, shell midden analysis, nutritional ecology, and historical ecology, with much of my research including aspects of marine ecology and biology. I have worked predominantly on the California Channel Islands (San Nicolas, San Miguel, and Santa Rosa Islands) and northwest California, though I have also worked in the Eastern Cape, South Africa and American Samoa, and am developing research interests in Baja California. My current research focuses on the trans-Holocene record of human occupation on the California Channel Islands through the analysis of two cave sites on San Miguel Island. I am interested in resource procurement patterns, human impacts on kelp forest and nearshore environments, and human management strategies for marine resources. Using an historical ecology perspective allows me to examine the interactions between people and the coastal landscapes they inhabited and examine how these interactions varied across islands and between regions, and how they changed through time.

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E-mail: aainis@uoregon.edu

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Monya Anderson

Education: B.A. Anthropology, Purdue University (2010); M.Sc. Biological Anthropology, University of Oregon (2012)
Focus Area: Biological Anthropology (Advisor: Stephen Frost)
Monya is a Ph.D. student in the biological anthropology program. Her research interests include primate evolution, geometric morphometrics, osteology, and primate skeletal morphology and variation in Old World monkeys. She has done research at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Chicago Field Museum, Ditsong (Transvaal) Museum in Pretoria, University of the Witswatersrand in Johannesburg, and the South African Museum in Cape Town.
Office Location: Condon 369
E-mail: monya@uoregon.edu

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Marnie Atkins

Education:
Focus Area: Cultural Anthropology (Advisor: Terry O’Nell)
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E-mail: matkins@uoregon.edu

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Klaree Booseklaree boose

Education:
Focus Area: Biological Anthropology (Advisor: Frances White)
Klaree Boose is a second year Master’s student in Biological Anthropology. She attended The Ohio State University for her undergraduate work and graduated with Bachelor of Science degrees in Zoology and Primate Cognition (with research distinction). In addition, she worked for several years as the project Manager for Ohio State University’s Chimpanzee Center where research was conducted on tool use, social learning, vocalizations, and theory of mind. Her current research interests include the evolution of social systems in primates; conflict between male and female behavioral strategies and subsequent resolution mechanisms; the function and expression of aggressive behavior in males and the evolution of competition repression behavior. She will be traveling to the Lomako forest in the DRC to conduct fieldwork on wild bonobos.
Office Location: Condon 302
E-mail: boose@uoregon.edu

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Annie CarusoAnnie Caruso photo

Education: B.A. Anthropology, B.A. Religious Studies, University of Oregon (2004); M.A. Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago (2007)
Focus Area: Archaeology (Advisors: Scott Fitzpatrick and Philip Scher)
Annie Caruso’s research interests include the decolonization of archaeological practices and Critical Heritage Studies (CHS), which is an interdisciplinary field that aims to democratize heritage management and bring academic research practices and subaltern interests into better alignment. Annie’s current research involves an ethnographic analysis of archaeological practices in the southern Caribbean. For her dissertation, Annie will conduct a series of critical ethnographic analyses of Caribbean archaeological practices and discourse – specifically the investigation of any neocolonial archaeological practices past and present, efforts to decolonize those practices, and recommendations for future reforms.
Office Location: Susan Campbell 154 B
Email: acaruso@uoregon.edu

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Molly Caspersonmolly casperson

Education: B.S., Montana State University-Bozeman (2004)
Focus Area
: Archaeology (Advisor: Madonna Moss)
Molly is a Ph.D. student in the archaeology program. Her current research is focused on the archaeology of southern coastal Alaska. Part of this research involves working with local communities who have contemporary and ancestral ties to the regional cultural landscape. Molly has a background in cultural resource management (CRM) and is currently involved in public land management in Alaska and Oregon. CRM-related interests include historic preservation law, museum collections care and management, tribal collaboration and consultation, and archaeological ethics. Other focus areas include the North Pacific Rim and High Arctic and topics of study include the Holocene, maritime adaptations, North American migrations, paleoecology, and zooarchaeology.
Office Location: Condon 268
E-mail: mcaspers@uoregon.edu

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Tara Cepontara cepon

Education: B.A., Marquette University (2007); M.S., University of Oregon (2009)
Focus Area: Biological Anthropology (Advisor: Josh Snodgrass)
Tara is a Ph.D. student in the biological anthropology program. Her research interests include the effects of market integration and climatic adaptation on health. She is specifically interested in how the nutrition transition and changing parasite loads contribute to the development of autoimmune disorders. Other interests include endocrine and cardiovascular health, psychosocial stress, skeletal biology and physical activity. She is involved with ongoing research among the Yakut of Siberia, as well as the Shuar Health and Life History Project.
Office Location: Center for Medical Education and Research, Sacred Heart Medical Center
E-mail: tcepon@uoregon.edu
Website: http://tjcepon.wordpress.com/

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Rucha Chandvankar

Education: B.A. Psychology, Kishinchand Chellaram College (2004); M.S.W., College of Social Work, Mumbai (2006)
Focus Area: Cultural Anthropology (Advisor: Lamia Karim)
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Meagan E. Clark

Meagan Clark
Education: A.S., Central Piedmont Community College (2008); B.A. North Carolina State University, Minors: Criminology, Plant Biology (2012)
Focus Area: Archaeology (Advisor: Scott Fitzpatrick)
I am a first year master’s student in the archaeology program with a primary focus in zooarchaology. My general research interests include maritime adaptations, geographic information systems, island archaeology, and migration and colonization. Past research has involved the analysis of faunal remains from the Caribbean islands, but I am also interested in looking at faunal assemblages from Pacific coastal sites. A recent project involved examining size differences in Nerita tessellata for indications of overharvesting at the Caribbean site
of “Coconut Walk” in Nevis and St. Kitts, West Indies where I did fieldwork.
Office Location: 365/6
E-mail: clark2@uoregon.edu

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Alese Colehour

Education: B.A., Biology, Macalester College (2009), MSc Biological Anthropology, UO (2014)
Focus Area: Biological Anthropology (Advisor: Larry Sugiyama and Josh Snodgrass)
I’m interested in microbial dynamics of human-mediated ecosystems. Using high-throughput sequencing, I research microbial composition of the human microbiome and the built environment as they relate to immunological biomarkers and lifestyle. I am currently working with the Shuar Life History Project in the Ecuadorian Amazon as well as the Institute of Ecology and Evolution (UO).


Twitter: @MicrobeMagick

Website: MicrobeMagic

E-mail: alese@uoregon.edu

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Ryan Covey

Education: B.S. Anthropology, The Ohio State University (2005); MSc Primate Conservation, Oxford Brookes University (2010)
Focus Area: Biological Anthropology (Advisor: Frances White)
I am a first year PhD student in Biological Anthropology. My primary area of study is primate conservation. For my master’s thesis, I conducted two types of population surveys at the Taï Monkey Project in 2009. I used line-transect distance sampling and occupancy modeling to survey primates within the research grid; during this time I also conducted a bushmeat study by recording all meat sold at a local bushmeat market. When I returned to Côte d’Ivoire in 2010, I continued my bushmeat study, as well as analyzed group dynamics of sooty mangabeys. Additionally, primate behavior is a major interest of mine. I studied prehensile tail use in white-faced capuchins in Costa Rica for 2 months and am fascinated by bonobo promiscuity. I look forward to working in Lomako with wild bonobos and studying their behavior, as well as working on conservation projects to benefit wild populations.
Office Location: Condon 365/6
E-mail: rcovey@uoregon.edu

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James Daria

Education: MA Latin American Studies, The University of Chicago 2010.
Focus Area: Cultural Anthropology (Advisor: Lynn Stephen)
James is a graduate student in cultural anthropology studying migration, agrarian history, and social movements in Mexico and the US.
Office Location: Condon 365/6
E-mail: jdaria@uoregon.edu

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Jaime Dexter

Education: BS, Anthropology, University of Oregon (2003); MS, Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Oregon (2010)
Focus Area: Archaeology (Advisor: Gyoung-Ah Lee)
Jaime is a first year doctoral student in Archaeology. Her research interests include paleoethnobotany, palynology, plant genetics, and environmental archaeology. Her master’s research focused on subsistence strategies of hunter-gatherer populations in the northwestern Great Basin. She is specifically interested in utilizing cross-disciplinary approaches to recognize and address prehistoric environmental impacts.
Office Location: Condon 268
E-mail: jdextere@uoregon.edu

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Andrea R. Eller

Education: M.S., University of Oregon (2012); B.A., Sociology, Middle Tennessee State University (2007)
Focus Area: Biological Anthropology (Advisor: Frances White)
As a doctoral student, I am interested in comparative primate evolution mostly from an osteological perspective. Current research projects focus on asymmetry within Old World monkeys as a morphological predictor of developmental stability and overall health, and examination of growth trajectories and developmental pace in Macaca mulatta under varying captive conditions. I am Assistant Curator of the UO Comparative Primate Collection housed in in Dr White’s Primate Osteology Laboratory, which includes collection maintenance, managing students and volunteers, and supervising multiple research projects currently underway on the Collection. I also conduct ongoing behavioral research at the Oregon National Primate Research Center, and I presented work in the Bones and Behavior Symposium at the American Association of Physical Anthropologists’ Annual Conference in 2013.
Office Location: Condon 304
Spring 2014 Office Hours: W 11-1
Office Phone: (541) 346-8539
E-mail: are@uoregon.edu
Curriculum vitae
Dr. White’s Website

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Theresa Gildner

Education: B.S., Biology, University of Notre Dame (2011); M.S., University of Oregon (2013)
Focus Area: Biological Anthropology (Advisor: Josh Snodgrass)

Theresa is a Ph.D. student in the biological anthropology program. Her research interests include the effects of human behavior and the environment on infectious disease, especially parasitic infection. She is currently investigating how market integration affects hormone levels and immune function. In addition, she is interested in understanding how these interactions can be used to design more effective disease intervention programs. She is involved with ongoing research as a member of the Shuar Health and Life History Project, the WHO Study on global AGEing and adult health (SAGE), and the Oregon Arts in Healthcare Research Consortium.

Office Location: Center for Medical Education and Research, Sacred Heart Medical Center
E-mail: tgildner@uoregon.edu

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Tobin Hansen

Education: B.A. Accountancy, English, Finance, Corban University (2000); M.A. Latin American Studies, Oregon State University (2007)
Focus Area: Cultural Anthropology (Advisor: Lynn Stephen)
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Patrick Hayden

Education:
Focus Area: Cultural Anthropology (Advisor: Philip Scher)
Office Location: Condon 365/366
E-mail: phayden@uoregon.edu

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Mu-Lung Hsu

Mu-Lung
Education: B.A., National Taiwan University (2005); M.A., Northern Illinois University (2011)
Focus Area: Cultural Anthropology (Advisor: Lamia Karim)
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E-mail: mhsu@uoregon.edu

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Joseph Henry

Education:
Focus Area: Cultural Anthropology (Advisor: Sandra Morgen)

Office Location: Condon 365/366
E-mail: josephh@uoregon.edu

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Habeom Kim

Education: B.A., University of California, Berkeley (2011)
Focus Area: Archaeology (Advisor: Gyoung-Ah Lee)
I am a first year Master’s student in Archaeology. I am interested in the study of early societies in East Asia – including China, Japan, and Korea, and particularly in the dynamics of human-environment relationships in the region’s past. Topics such as paleoethnobotanical research, foodways of complex hunter-gatherers, the origins of agriculture in East Asia, and the sociopolitical contexts of East Asian archaeology are also my interests as well. In the past, I have participated in field excavations in California, China, and Japan.
E-mail: hkim@uoregon.edu

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Samantha KingSamantha King

Education: B.A., Washington University in St. Louis (2005)
Focus Area: Cultural Anthropology (Advisor: Philip Scher)
Samantha is a graduate student in cultural anthropology at the University of Oregon. Her research is broadly concerned with the intersection of political ecology, discourse, and gender in the Windward Islands of the Eastern Caribbean. Specifically, she is interested in the interplay between ideas and practices of sustainable development and existing systems of food production and consumption as well as how such interactions influence and influenced by gender. Her current research on the island of Dominica focuses on women’s networks of food production and their relationship to sustainable development. This research seeks to understand and contextualize the sustainable development processes at work in Dominica and the ways in which such initiatives are changing and are changed by Dominican society, particularly as represented through the lives of women engaged in the agricultural economy.
Office Location: Condon 365/366
E-mail: skk@uoregon.edu
Website: http://pages.uoregon.edu/skk

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Maureece Levinreecie levin

Education: B.A., Whitman College (2003); M.A., University of Oregon (2009)
Focus Area: Archaeology (Advisor: William Ayres)
Maureece is a doctoral candidate in the archaeology program. She is interested in prehistoric food production systems and their relationship to social and environmental change in the tropical Pacific Islands. Her dissertation research focuses on the prehistoric and early historic use of managed agroforests and gardens in Pohnpei, Micronesia. This involves paleoethnobotanical work (both plant macroremains and microremains) as well as intensive archaeological survey.
Office Location: Condon 365
E-mail: mlevin@uoregon.edu

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Melissa Liebertmelissa liebert

Education: B.A., Psychology, Northwestern University (2006)
Focus Area
: Biological Anthropology (Advisor: Larry Sugiyama)
Melissa is a Ph.D. student in the Biological Anthropology program. She conducts fieldwork in Ecuador with The Shuar Health and Life History Project to examine evolutionary adaptations and health patterns from a biocultural perspective. Her research focuses on behavioral endocrinology, with a specific interest in the psychosocial stress response of children. She is interested in how stress influences children’s physiological and psychological health, as well as their behavioral and emotional development. Her current research also examines how economic and cultural changes associated with market integration affect cardiovascular and immune health.
Office Location: Condon 369
E-mail: Liebert@uoregon.edu

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Maurice Rafael Magañamaurice magana

Education:
Focus Area: Cultural Anthropology (Advisor: Lynn Stephen)
Maurice is a Ph.D. student in sociocultural anthropology. His interests include social movements, social networking, alliance and coalition building, transborder organizing, “meshworks”, Latin American immigration to the U.S., and immigrant organizing. His Master’s paper (2008) was entitled “Articulating Social Networks in a Mexican Social Movement: The Case of the Asamblea Popular de los Pueblos de Oaxaca (APPO).”  He is currently involved in a collaborative oral history project, which under the auspices of his advisor Lynn Stephen, seeks to illuminate the experiences of a diverse group of Latino immigrants and migrants in Lane County, Oregon. One result of the project will be a museum exhibit.
Curriculum Vitae
Office Location: Condon 365/366
E-mail: mmagana@uoregon.edu

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Angela Montagueangela montague

Education: B.A., Anthropology, University of Oregon (2005); M.A., Cultural Anthropology, University of Oregon (2008)
Focus Area: Cultural Anthropology (Advisor: Carol Silverman)
Angela Montague is a PhD candidate in the cultural anthropology program at the University of Oregon. She is interested in globalization, tourism, cultural production and representation, as well as the teaching of anthropology and gender studies. Angela’s dissertation research is focused on how urban Tamasheq speakers (Tuareg) in Mali, West Africa, negotiate representations of Tuareg culture at the regional, national and international levels. She will seek to understand how and when Tuareg culture enters into national policy through an examination of development projects aimed at rural/nomadic populations and on the ways that national and international politics intersect with art, tourism, performance, and development. Her research continues to take shape through collaboration with Tuareg in Mali as she seeks to utilize feminist and decolonizing methodologies in her fieldwork.
Office Location: Condon 365/366
E-mail: angelam@uoregon.edu

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Gennie Thi Nguyengennie nguyen

Education: B.A., Anthropology, Ball State University (2007); M.A., University of Oregon (2009)
Focus Area: Cultural Anthropology (Advisor: Sandi Morgen)
Gennie’s research focuses on memory, globalization, gender, overseas Vietnamese culture and intergenerational trauma, and the anthropology of violence. Her master’s paper is titled, “Losing everything for the third time: The construction of roles, expectations, and experiences of Vietnamese women during the Vietnamese Civil War and Hurricane Katrina.”
Office Location: Condon 365/366
E-mail: gnguyen@uoregon.edu

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Christina W. O’Bryan

Education: B.A., Harvard University (2003); M.A., University of Oregon (2005)
Focus Area: Cultural Anthropology (Advisor: Lynn Stephen)
Christina W. O’Bryan is presently writing her dissertation after a year and a half of field work researching social and spatial mobility among Afghan women in Vancouver B.C. In addition to her focus on Afghan immigrants and refugees in British Columbia, Chris’s wider interests include gender issues, globalization, and multiculturalisms. Part of her dissertation will include the use of Geographic Information Systems to articulate some aspects of social relationships among Afghan women in the Vancouver area.
Office Location: Condon 365/366
E-mail: cwobryan@uoregon.edu

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John O’ConnorJohn_OConnor_03

Education: B.A. Anthropology, University of Hawai’i, Manoa (2012); M.A. Anthropology, University of Hawai’i, Manoa (2013)
Focus Area: Archaeology (Advisor: Terry Hunt)
John is an archaeology student working in Polynesia. His predominant interests are Pacific migrations, evolutionary theory, ocean-adaptive technologies, and networking systems. Through studies of subsistence practices and landscape modification, John aims to explore community patterning among initial colonizing populations and the relationship between social structure and habitat suitability in the unique ecological systems of Oceanic islands. His methodological interests include remote sensing data acquisition and stable isotope analysis as efforts to maximize data collection while limiting destruction of the archaeological record. In addition to ongoing work on the islands of Oʻahu and Kauaʻi, John is continuing research with a multidimensional approach to artifact analysis for the assessment of inter-assemblage class similarity and early cultural transmission networks throughout East Polynesia.
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email: E-mail: joconnor@uoregon.edu

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Rupa Pillairupa pillai

Education: B.A., University of Texas at Austin (2006); M.A., University of Chicago (2007)
Focus Area: Cultural Anthropology (Advisor: Lamia Karim)
I am a graduate student in cultural anthropology interested in gender, ethnicity, and hybridity within Diasporic Hinduism. My recent research project “Hinduism’s Alternate Route: Caribbean Hinduism in New York City,” examines the variety of Hindu worship within the Indo-Caribbean community in Richmond Hills and Ozone Park. I explore how Hinduism is mobilized both as a tool for community and ethnic identity formation and as a way to create/maintain ties with the Caribbean and India.
Office Location: Condon 365/366
E-mail: rpillai@uoregon.edu

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Kathleen Piovesan

Education:
Focus Area: Cultural Anthropology (Advisor: Sandra Morgen)
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E-mail: piovesan@uoregon.edu

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Jessie Plueard

Education:
Focus Area: Archaeology (Advisor: Brian O’Neill)
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E-mail: jplueard@uoregon.edu

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Aaron PoteatePoteate_photo

Education: B.A. Anthropology, North Carolina State University (2009); M.A. Anthropology, North Carolina State University (2013)
Focus Area: Archaeology (Advisor: Scott Fitzpatrick)
Aaron is a doctoral student in archaeology with an interest in atoll adaptations in the Pacific. His dissertation research is focused on Mwoakilloa and Pingelap Atolls in the Federated States of Micronesia. His master’s research focused on marine subsistence strategies of the pre-Columbian inhabitants of Nevis (Caribbean) with an emphasis on zooarchaeological methods. Aaron’s current research explores human impacts on atoll development, long-term subsistence changes, migration, and regional trade networks. He has worked on the islands of Carriacou (Grenada), Palau, Mustique (St. Vincent and the Grenadines), and Mwoakilloa Atoll (Federated States of Micronesia).
Office Location: Condon 365/366
Email: apoteate@uoregon.edu

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Iván Sandoval-Cervantes

Education: B.A. in Anthropology, Universidad de las Americas, Puebla; M.Sc. in Philosophy of Social Science, London School of Economics and Political Science
Focus Area: Cultural Anthropology (Advisor: Lynn Stephen)
Iván Sandoval-Cervantes is a graduate student in cultural anthropology. He is interested in the political economy of rural communities in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. His current research focuses on the connections between Mexico’s land reform, migration and local agrarian conflicts in Oaxaca. Iván also has strong interests in anthropological theory and analytical philosophy.
Office Location: Condon 365/366
E-mail: ivans@uoregon.edu

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Evan Simons

Education: B.A., Anthropology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2010); M.A., Anthropology, New Mexico State University (2012)
Focus Area: Biological Anthropology (Advisor: Stephen Frost)
Evan is a Ph.D. student in biological anthropology. His research interests include: cercopithecoid evolution, ontogeny and phylogeny, heterochrony, geometric morphometrics, and primate cranial evolution. Using the tools of geometric morphometrics, Evan is interested in investigating patterns of cranial growth and development in many Old World monkey taxa to determine if cranial shape evolution is related to changes in the relative rate and timing of developmental stages.
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E-mail: esimons@uoregon.edu

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Noah Simons running gels in a Chinese genetics lab.

Noah Simons

Education: B.A., University of Iowa (2010); M.S., Central Washington University (2012)
Focus Area: Biological Anthropology (Advisor: Nelson Ting)
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E-mail: nsimons@uoregon.edu

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Anna Sloan

Education: B.A., Anthropology, New York University (2008)
Focus Area: Archaeology (Advisor: Madonna Moss)
Anna is a first year graduate student interested in the prehistoric archaeology of the Northwest Coast of North America. Her research interests include human/environmental dynamics during the Holocene, zooarchaeology, gendered approaches to archaeology, and indigenous justice movements. She spent the summer of 2011 in Northwestern Alaska working on two field projects in the Bering Land Bridge National Preserve.
Office Location: Condon 365/366
E-mail: asloan3@uoregon.edu

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Erica Squires (formerly Midttveit)erica squires

Education:
Focus Area: Biological Anthropology (Advisor: Josh Snodgrass)
Erica is a PhD student interested in lifestyle and behavioral influences on neuroendocrine and immune system function. Her laboratory research involves performing ELISAs for multiple biomarkers. She is currently involved in ongoing research projects such as the Latino Acculturation Study and the Couples Project in collaboration with the Oregon Social Learning Center. Erica is currently working on a pilot study about the development of hormonal stress response in infants and stress during pregnancy. She works as a doula in Lane County, OR (http://www.wix.com/emidttveit/erica-doula), gaining an understanding of the unique stressors related to pregnancy, childbirth, and raising infants.
Office Location: Center for Medical Education and Research, Sacred Heart Medical Center
E-mail: midttvei@uoregon.edu

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Jessica StoneJessica Stone

Education: B.A., Eckerd College (2009); M.A., North Carolina State University (2011)
Focus Area: Archaeology (Advisor: Scott Fitzpatrick)
Jessica is a Ph.D. student in bioarchaeology with interests in migration and mobility in island and coastal regions, historical ecology, and island and coastal archaeology. Her dissertation research involves utilizing ancient DNA and stable isotope analyses to investigate migration and colonization of Palau in western Micronesia. She has also conducted fieldwork on the islands of Carriacou (Grenada) and Nevis in the Caribbean, as well as southern Peru.
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E-mail: jstone3@uoregon.edu

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Jonathan Turbin

Education: MA, Anthropology, Brandeis University (2011); MPA/MA, International Relations, Syracuse University (2005); BA, Philosophy, Politics and Law, State University of New York at Binghamton (2002)
Focus Area: Cultural Anthropology (Advisor: Philip Scher)
Jonathan is a first-year doctoral student focusing on historical memory and heritage. His particular research interests include how memories of the African American slave trade are embedded in roles, aesthetics and rituals in Atlantic World sites, as well as how these memories compete with dominant historical narratives. How history is “performed” is another area of significant interest. To date Jonathan has conducted fieldwork on monuments and museums in Barbados as well as perceptions of post-colonialism in Cote d’Ivoire.
Office: Condon 365/366
E-mail: jgt@uoregon.edu

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Rory Walsh

Education: B.A., Washington University in St. Louis (2005); M.A., University of Oregon (2010)
Focus Area: Archaeology (Advisor: Gyoung-Ah Lee)
Rory is a graduate student in the archaeology program in the University of Oregon Department of Anthropology. Rory’s undergraduate work was conducted in both archaeology and East Asian Studies. Her coursework included the archaeology of Northern China from the Neolithic to the Han dynasty, the prehistoric and early historic periods of Korea and Japan, and some training in the art history and archaeology of the Near East and Mediterranean regions. Her senior thesis discussed human sacrificial practices at the late Shang dynasty site of Anyang. She is proficient in Mandarin Chinese, and has traveled to Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the People’s Republic of China. Her primary research interests include early East Asian states, the archaeology of the Yellow River basin, paleoenvironment (including paleoethnobotany and faunal analysis), mortuary archaeology, and the transmission of art and iconography across East Asia. Rory’s field experience includes work on an early 20th century urban site in Indianapolis, Indiana (see the Ransom Place Archaeology link), a survey recovering the remains of the Neolithic Hongshan culture near Chifeng, Inner Mongolia, China, and the Yiluo Project, a regional study that tracks the development of the first Chinese states in Henan, China. Rory hopes to use her degree to teach at the university level, and continue to build relationships between archaeologists on both sides of the Pacific.
Office Location: Condon 365D
E-mail: walsh@uoregon.edu

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Lauren Willislauren willis

Education: B.A., University of Florida (2002); M.A., Southern Methodist University (2008)
Focus Area: Archaeology (Advisor: Jon Erlandson)
Lauren is a doctoral student in the University of Oregon archaeology program. Her research interests include coastal archaeology, subsistence, mobility, settlement patterns, and experimental archaeology. She currently work on Santa Rosa Island, CA, with an emphasis on the relationship between land use and subsistence practices throughout the Holocene.
Office Location: Coastal/Human Ecology Lab (Millrace 112)
E-mail: lmw@uoregon.edu

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Latham Wood

Education:
Focus Area: Cultural Anthropology (Advisor: Aletta Biersack)
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E-mail: lathamw@uoregon.edu

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Alexis Yalon

Education: B.A. Women’s Studies, Psychology, Emory University (2010)
Focus Area: Cultural Anthropology (Advisor: Aletta Biersack)
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