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Department of Anthropology

Graduate Alumni

Graduates of the Anthropology Program have pursued their passions. Some have found jobs in industries directly pertaining to their training, while others have found positions in academic institutions.

Alumni

 

Name
Graduation Year
Dissertation Director(s)
 
 
 Dissertation Title
 
 
 Placement
Meagan Conway
2019
Kelly & Cobb
A Choice to Engage: Selective Marginality and Dynamic Households on the 18th-19th Century Irish Coast  
Samantha Lee Yaussy
2019
DeWitte
The Intersections of Health and Wealth: Socioeconomic Status, Frailty, and Mortality in Industrial England Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Nevada, Reno
Brianna Farber
2018
Reynolds
Ground Truthing: The Politics and Culture of Soil and Water Conservation in Iowa Agriculture AAAS Fellowship DOE Biofuel Division
Katherine Goldberg
2018
Kelly
The Diabolical Traffic: Archaeological Explorations of the Nineteenth Century Slave Trade in Costal Guinea Non-Tenure Track Faculty, UofSC Department of Anthropology
Lisa Briggitte Randle
2018
Kelly
East Branch of the Cooper River, 1780-1820: Panopticism and Mobility Coastal Conservation League, Berkeley Co. Project Manager
Brittany S. Walter
2017
DeWitte
Paleodemographic and Biochemical Analysis of Urbanization, Famine, and Mortality  
Audrey Rachel Dawson
2016
Kelly & Cobb
Sifting Through the Sand: Adaptive Flexibility in The Middle Archaic Occupations of the Sandhills Province of South Carolina  
Seo Yeon Park
2016
Reynolds
The Cultural Politics of Affective Bureaucracy in Service Delivery to North Korean Refugees in South Korea S. Korean Ministry of Justice
William D. Stevens
2016
Kelly & De la Cova
Enslaved Labor in the Gang and Task Systems: A Case Study in Comparative Bioarchaeology of Commingled Remains Richland County Coroner’s Office, SC
Kevin Fogle
2015
Kelly
Beyond Ideals: Proslavery Reforms on a Nineteenth-Century Cotton Plantation  
Amy A. O'Brien
2015
K. Simmons
Negotiating the Intersections of Sociality, Identity, Fan Activism and Connectivity within the Twilight Community  
Jeremy T. VanderKnyff
2015
D. Simmons
Framing Death: Politics, Meaning, and Strategic Communication of Organ Donation Messages in South Carolina Associate VP, Program Value at Proactive MD in Greenville, SC
Diane Wallman
2014
Kelly
Negotiating the Plantation Structure: An Archaeological Investigation of Slavery, Subsistence and Daily Practice at Habitation Crève Coeur, Martinique, ca. 1760-1890 Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology University of South Florida
Kimberly K. Cavanagh
2013
K. Simmons
Shifting Landscapes: The Social and Economic Development of Aqaba, Jordan Associate Professor Anthropology at University of South Carolina-Beaufort under the Department of Social Sciences
Sasikumar Balasundaram
2012
Kingsolver
“Freedom From Camps”: Housing and Power in the Experience of Sri Lankan Long-Term Refugees in India Assistant Professor Department of Anthropology Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
Christy Kollath-Cattano
2012
Gibson & Leatherman
Reinterpreting Reproduction: An Ethnography Discourses, Ideologies and Practices among Midwifery Participants in South Carolina Assistant Professor of Public Health College of Charleston
Jakob Crockett
2011
Kelly
“A Democracy of Goods”: An Archaeology of Commodity Landscapes in Columbia, South Carolina 1870-1930 Federal Emergency Management Agency - Environmental and Historic Preservation Archaeologist / Historic Preservation Specialist
Romel Saulog Lacson
2011
D. Simmons
Photovoice with Persons Affected by Tuberculosis Intervening in the Bio-Political Spheres of Communicability: A Study of the Circulation of Power Behavioral Scientist Division of Global HIV and Tuberculosis, Center for Global Health, CDC
Kristen E. G. Hudgins
2010
Kingsolver &
D. Simmons
Candles, Co-Ops and Credit Funds: Exploring the Matrix of Grassroots Development Strategies in a Dominican Batey  
Steven Donald Smith
2010
Kelly
Archaeological Perspectives on Partisan Communities: Francis Marion at Snow’s Island in History, Landscape, and Memory Research Professor, Director of SCIAA at UofSC

 

Name
Graduation Year
Thesis Director
 
Thesis Title
 
Placement
Amber Teresa Domingue
2019
Feliciano-Santos
¡Tú No Eres Fácil!: Styling Black Hair and Language in a Dominican Beauty Salon PhD student, Department of Anthropology at UofSC
Abigail Geedy
2019
King  & Wagner
Creating a Place: Mulberry Site (38KE12) Interpretation and Exhibition  
Tiffany Nicole Peacock
2019
K. Simmons
African American Hair and Beauty: Examining Afrocentricity and Identity Through the Reemergence and Expression of Natural Hair in the 21st Century MA/PhD student at Florida International
Arya Novinbakht
2018
Barker & Lewis
The Walking Debt: Surviving an Outbreak of Predatory Lending Adjunct Faculty, Department of Anthropology, UofSC
Madeline M. Atwell
2017
De la Cova
Embodied Madness: Contextualizing Biological Stress Among 19th and 20th-Century Institutionalized Euro-American Women PhD student, Department of Anthropology at UofSC
Agatha Kenda Baluh
2017
Casey
The Middle Stone Age in West Africa: Lithics from the Birimi Site in Northern Ghana  
Juliane Bilotta
2017
Feliciano-Santos & Reynolds
A Critical Analysis of the Effects of Language Policy, Curriculum, and Assessment on Arabic L1 Student Performance in an ESL 1 Classroom PhD student, Education Rutgers University
Jessica Cooper
2017
Casey
A Functional Analysis of Yadkin Bifaces in the Middle Savannah River Valley PhD student, Department of Anthropology at UofSC
Joseph E. Wilkinson
2017
Casey
Modeling Early Archaic Mobility and Subsistence: Evaluating Resource Risk Across the South Carolina Landscape  
Sarah Haughenbury
2016
Weik
A Spectacle of the Odd: Construting Otherness in the Odditoriums of Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Academic Advisor, University of Arkansas at Monticello
Brandy Joy
2016
Kelly & Cobb
A Study of the Material Diversity in the Carolina Colony: Silver Bluff, Yaughan, Curriboo, and Middleburg Plantations PhD student, Department of Anthropology at UofSC
Samantha Lee Yaussy
2015
DeWitte
Frailty, Famine, and Plague: Crisis Mortality in Medieval London  
Amy M. Goldstein
2014
Cobb & King
Embodying Ritual Performance: An Iconographic Analysis of Burial 38 at the Etowah Site  
Marybeth Harte
2014
Cobb
Anthropogenic Ecological Impacts of 17th and 18th Century Chickasaw Through a Study of Faunal Remains  
Shan Huang
2014
Moskowitz
Independence at Large: Contemporary China’s Alternative Music Scenes and the Cultural Practices of Post-Socialist Urban Youth PhD student, Department of Anthropology Stanford University
Rebecca E. Sheperd
2014
Cobb & Smith
Going up the Country: A Comparison of Elite Ceramic Consumption Patterns in Charleston and the Carolina Frontier  
Brianna Dyan Farber
2013
Gibson & D. Simmons
Ruminating on Ruminants: Goats and the People Who Raise Them in South Carolina  
James Andrew Stewart
2013
Cobb
Congeries in the Backcountry  
Stacey Renae Whitacre
2013
Cobb
An Analysis of Lead Shot from Fort Motte, 2004-2012: Assessing Combat Behavior in Terms of Agency  
Michael Frederic Young
2013
Reynolds & Gibson
‘Open’ for Collective Business: The Governance of Contemporary Economic Cooperatives in a Corporate Q’eqchi’ Maya Town Director of Capacity Building PASOs/Arnold School of Public Health UofSC
Walter Allen Clifford IV
2012
Wagner
Paleoethnobotanical Analysis of 38Bk1633  
Brooke Elizabeth Kenline
2012
Kelly
Capitalist Entrepreneurs and Industrial Slavery in the Rural Antebellum South  
Micah Kristin Sorum
2012
Kingsolver
Back from Costa Rica: A Perspective on Migration from Nicaraguan Sending Communities Abt Associates Service Delivery - Analyst International Development
Jessica Bichler
2011
Gibson
Using Media-Based Representations of Reproductive Health Choices to Discuss the Real and Ideal Experiences of Latina Women  
Martha Brooke Brilliant
2011
Kelly
Colonoware, Creolization, and Interactions Between African Americans and Native Americans During the Colonial Period in the South Carolina Lowcountry  
Helena Lopez Ferguson
2011
Kelly
Reconnecting the Physical and Cultural Landscapes at the Hampton-Preston Mansion in Columbia, South Carolina  
Maggie Marie Needham
2011
Cobb
Cultural Pluralism, Migration and Ceramics: Reconsidering an Eighteenth Century Yuchi Settlement on the Savannah River (9Ef169)  
James Allan Nyman
2011
Cobb
The Ashley Series as Native American Persistence: Lowcountry Indians in the Period of European Expansion  
Seo Yeon Park
2011
Reynolds
Cultural Politics of South Korean NGOs in Neoliberal Era  
Emma Vail Waugh
2011
Moskowitz
Balancing Flavors, Constructing Identities, and Building a Community: Rethinking Diaspora and Migration Through the Foodways of a Thai Community in Washington, D. C.  
Erika Heimbrook Shofner
2010
Casey
That Belongs in a Museum: Archaeology and Audiences  
Craig Spurrier
2010
Kingsolver
Cassava, Coconut and Curry: Food and National Identity in Post-Colonial Fiji  
Sean Garett Taylor
2010
Casey
Investigation of the Effects of Timber Harvest on Artifact Locations  
Jeremy Allen Vanier
2010
Wagner
A Ceramic Vessel Function Analysis and Foodways Approach to the Late Woodland/Mississippian Interface in Kershaw County, South Carolina  
Kristen Wolf
2010
D. Simmons
The Impetus for Transitions from Relief to Development in Post-Conflict Environments: Food Security, Land Access, and Livelihood Reconstruction Among the Acholi of Northern Uganda  
Sasikumar Balasundaram
2009
Kingsolver
The Structural Violence of Sterilization: Politics of Sterilization in the Plantation Tamil Communities of Sri Lanka  
Elizabeth Bell
2009
Cahue
Maize Consumption in Pre-Tarascan Michoacán: Dental Caries in Two Classic Period Sites in Guayangreo Valley  
David Edward Rigtrup
2009
Casey
A Techno-Functional Analysis of Early Archaic Lithic Production Debris: Assessing Technological Practice and Settlement in the Middle Savannah River Valley of South Carolina  
Christopher Louis Thornock
2009
Wagner
An Analysis of Architecture and Power in the Ceremonial Centers of the South Appalachian Mississippian Built Environment  

 

 

 

 


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