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Department of Anthropology

Graduate Students

Our graduate students work closely with faculty conducting research and exploring issues in archaeology as well as cultural, linguistic and biological/biocultural anthropology. Meet our doctoral and masters candidates.

Ph.D. students

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Andrea Acosta

Roman Bioarchaeology, Stable Isotope Analysis, Paleopathology, Osteology, kinship analysis, origins of the Roman city-state,
migration in the Late Iron Age Italy

B.A., Anthropology and Classical Antiquity, University of Kansas, 2014; M.A., Anthropology, University of West Florida, 2014

Andrea's CV [pdf]

Andrew Agha

Origins of colonial agriculture; Historical Archaeology; African Diaspora; African American archaeology; Seventeenth century English historical research

B.S. Anthropology, College of Charleston, 1998; M.A. Anthropology, University of South Carolina-Columbia, 2004

Andrew's Website

 

Mattie Atwell

Human Osteology, trauma and disease, forensic anthropology, paleopathology, skeletal health disparities, structural violence

B.A. Anthropology - University of South Carolina-Columbia (2013)

Mattie's Website

 

Emily Brennan

Bioarchaeology; paleopathology; paleodemography; stable isotope analysis; biocultural perspectives of health, disease, and death; forensic anthropology

 M.A., Anthropology, George Washington University, 2013; B.S., Anthropology (minor in Archaeology), University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2009

Emily's CV [pdf]

Laura Clifford

Historical Archaeology, African Diaspora, Edgefield Ceramics, Pottery Technology, Public outreach, archaeology education, and Cultural Resources Management.

M.A., Education, University of Kentucky, 2005; M.A., Public Archaeology, University of South Florida, 1990; B.S., Anthropology, Oregon State University, 1986

 

Laura's CV  [pdf]

Laura's Website

Jessica Cooper

Woodland Southeast, Feminist Archaeology, lithics

 B.A. George Mason University 2011, M.A. University of South Carolina 2017

 Jessica's CV [pdf]

Amber Domingue

African Diaspora, Afro-Caribbean Spanish, Haitian Creyole, self-valuation of Black women

B.A., Spanish, Xavier University of Louisiana, 2017: B.S., Psychological Science, Xavier University of Louisiana, 2017

Amber's CV [pdf]

 

Allison Ham

Bioarchaeology, paleoepidemiology, paleodemography, infectious disease, historical archaeology

M.A., Anthropology – George Mason University (2018); B.A, Archaeology – College of Wooster (2014)

Allison's CV [pdf]

Tiffany Jones

African American English, Performance and Identity, Oral Traditions and Verbal Arts, Visual Anthropology (Ethnographic Film and Theater), Scholar-Activist Research

M.A. Linguistics (Concentrations in Linguistic Anthropology and Sociolinguistics), University of South Carolina, Fall 2016; M.A. English (Concentration in Rhetoric and Composition), Georgia State University, Aug. 2008; B.A. Information Systems (minor in Writing), Georgia Southern University, Dec. 2003


 

Tiffany's CV [pdf]

Tiffany's Website

Brandi Joy

Historic Archaeology, ceramic analysis, iron conservation/electrolysis; pre- and post-emancipation plantation foodways

 M.A., University of South Carolina, 2016; B.A. in Anthropology with honors and B.S, in Psychology with honors, University of Florida, 2006

Brandi's CV [pdf]

James Preston Kerns

Emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, the opioid epidemic in the Southeastern U.S., globalization and developing economies, social determinants of illness

M.A., University of South Carolina, 2016; B.A. University of South Carolina, 2014

James' CV [pdf]

Brian Mabelitini

Historical Archaeology, Conflict Archaeology, GIS

M.A., Historical Archaeology, University of West Florida, 2011 B.A., Anthropology, University of Kentucky, 2006

Brian's CV [pdf]

Anais Parada

   

 

Nina Schreiner

Colonialism, Ethnogenesis, Decolonizing Methodologies, Public Archaeology, Historical
Archaeology of the Mid-Atlantic

 M.A. Social Sciences, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, 2017; B.A., Anthropology and History, University of Pittsburgh, 2012

Nina's CV [pdf]

Liz Wakefield

Human Osteology; Life Histories; Stable Isotopes; Mass Spectrometry; Paleoepidemiology; Paleodemography; Bioarchaeology; African Diaspora

B.A. Maritime Studies, University of West Florida, 2007; M.A. Anthropology, University of South Carolina-Columbia, 2015

Liz's CV [pdf]

Kristina Zarenko

Osteology, paleopathology, health and stress, metabolic disease, taphonomy, forensic anthropology, ethics

M.A. with distinction, Anthropology, California State University Chico, 2014: B.A., Magna Cum Laude, Anthropology and International Relations, The George Washington University, Washington, DC, 2011

Kristina's CV [pdf]

Masters students

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John Dodge

Prehistoric and protohistoric archaeology of the
American Southeast, Mississippian culture, and Ceramic technology.
 B.A, Anthropology, University of South Carolina, 2018.  John's CV [pdf]

Gavin Fisher

Cultural anthropology, religion, sexuality, gender, LGBTQ rights movements, Taiwan, China B.A, English Literature and Religious Studies, University of British Columbia, 2011; Certificate in Journalism, Langara College, 2014 Gavin's CV[pdf]

Morgan Fluker

Environmental Archaeology; Paleoethnobotany; Public Archaeology; Agriculture; Prehistoric Archaeology

B.S., Anthropology – Kansas State University (2018)

Morgan's CV [pdf]

Robert Lyerly

Prehistoric Archaeology, North American Archaeology, Stone tools/lithic analysis, Hunter-gatherer dynamics and movement in the Southeast.

B.A. in Archaeology & History – University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (2018)

Robert's CV [pdf]

Samantha McDorman

Southeastern Archaeology, Stamped Ceramics, Archaeological Databases, Non-Traditional Archives, Digitization

B.A., Anthropology – University of South Carolina (2018)

Samantha's CV [pdf]

Fallon Puckett

Cultural Anthropology, Activism,
Visual Methods, Religious Studies,
Community Collaboration, East and Southeast Asia. 
 B.A. Anthropology, Western
Washington University,
2018  
Fallon's CV [pdf]




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