MA Applied Anthropology Current Students

Sarah BrewerSarah Brewer
Research Interests: Cultural resource management, cultural landscapes, prehistory and early colonization of the central coast of California
Cody BakerCody Baker
Research Interests: Applied Anthropology
Brandy ClarkBrandy Clark,
Research Interests: Cultural resource management, traditional ecological knowledge, land management policy.
Keduescha ColegroveKeduescha Colegrove
Research Interests: Cultural resource management; heritage preservation; preservation planning utilizing traditional values
Carolyn CooleyCarolyn Cooley
Research Interests: Cultural response to climate change; motherhood and mothering; U.S. social movements and countercultures; feminist anthropology; Native sovereignty, cultural survival and land rights
Manisha DavesarManisha Davesar
Research Interests: Forensic anthropology; trauma; decomposition; pathology; forensic identification; social contexts
MapAmy Deuink
Research Interests: Ethnography; libraries; user experience; critical information literacy; higher education; 21st century libraries
Casey DobbinsCasey Dobbins
Research Interests: Poetics; linguistic anthropology; literature; aesthetics; eating disorder narratives; psychocentrism; patholigization of women; feminist studies; Virginia Woolf; modernism; critical theory.
Edward FernandezEdward Fernandez
Research Interests: Policy; city planning; resource distribution; economic/social inequality; community development; food justice/sovereignty.
Tina FultonTina Fulton
Research Interests: Cultural Resources Management; coordination with Native American tribes and various agencies; California and Oregon coastal archaeology, worked bone artifacts and faunal bone analysis.
Megan FunckMegan Funck
Research Interests: Ethnography; anthropology of travel and tourism; development; globalization; cultures and languages of South Asia
Michelle HartMichelle Hart
Research Interests: California and Great Basin historic and prehistoric archaeology; Mojave and Colorado Desert region; landscape archaeology; lithic and ground stone technology; hunter-gatherer subsistence strategies and environmental adaptations; Ethnobotany and Native ecological knowledge; Native American rock art in California and the western Great Basin; CRM law and practice; Native American consultation in CRM contexts; historic preservation.
Liz HodgesLiz Hodges
Research Interests: Archaeology of the Northwest Coast and California, cultural resource management, traditional ecological knowledge, GIS.
Pamela HollandPamela Holland
Research Interests: Experimental archaeology, arctic and sub-arctic cultures, hunting methods, food preservation methods, gathering for medicinal and dietary use, animal domestication
Jenna HorvatJenna Horvat
Research Interests: Bioarchaeology; health; nutrition; diet; human osteology
Annelise Ihle Annelise Ihle
Research Interests: Indigenous studies (pre-Columbian), indigenous representation in educational curricula.
MapEmily Koss
Research Interests: Evolution of religion; hunter-gatherer religion; cultural and behavioral ecology; primate cognition
Kayla Krueger Kayla M. Krueger
Research Interests: Bioarcheology, Forensic Anthropology, Forensic Science, Osteology, Ritual use of human remains.
Bekah La Due Bekah La Due
Research Interests: Cultural and medical anthropology; ethnography; Post 9/11 American veterans; veteran transition and reintegration experiences; military sociolinguistics; female veteran identity; veteran specific nonprofit development; military hero complex; motherhood and mothering along with early childhood diet and nutrition.
Melvin LeeMelvin Lee
Research Interests: Mass Incarceration; re-entry; globalism; structural violence; conflict; peace building; colonialism; white supremacy; self-care; epigenetics and inequality.
Berlin LoaBerlin Loa
Research Interests: Diaspora and immigrant communities, cultural memory and material artifacts, museum collections, transnational narratives (diaspora and exile), border culture, displacement and sovereignty, urban immigrant culture, literary anthropology, literature and imagery as cultural memory, folklore and storytelling, oral traditions.
Jarrett Lowery Jarrett Lowery
Research Interests: American West expansion and settlement, North American protohistoric period, cultural syncretism, and hunter-gatherer adaptations in California, Oregon, and the Great Basin.
Laurelyn Memmott Laurelyn Memmott
Research Interests: Mesoamerican archaeology; conflict archaeology; trade; geoarchaeology; lithics
Courtney Montgomery Courtney Montgomery
Research Interests: Forensic anthropology, human osteology, pathology, trauma analysis, skeletal identification, bio-archaeology, Viking studies.
Stanton Morse Stanton Morse
Research Interests: Last Glacial Maximum distributions and peopling of the Americas; Incipient agriculture and surplus; Mesoamerican Archaeology; Olmec art and architecture; Lowland Maya settlement patterns; Epigraphy; War, conflict, and society; Native American Belief Systems; Maritime archaeology; Cultural Resource Management; Geographic Information Systems
Kristen NawnKristen Nawn
Research Interests: Forensic anthropology; forensic taphonomy; skeletal identification and trauma analysis
Jordyn Neely Jordyn Neely
Research Interests: Archaeology, CRM, Lithics, Paleo-Indian/ Archaic archaeology, Peopling of the Americas, Land Use & Migration, Bioarcheology, Evolutionary Psychology, Feminism & Gender Inequality, Gender Equality in cultural sub-groups, Rural Culture, the San Luis Valley (of Southern Colorado), the Anthropology of Modern Agriculture.
Michelle Newcomb Michelle L. Newcomb
Research Interests: Cultural resource management; invertebrate faunal analysis; ichthyology; coastal Californian Chumash subsistence; practical archaeology methodology; laboratory and data management methods; archaeology law & ethics; technical & subsistence writing; Hazard Waste Operations and Emergency Response.
Robert Newcomb Robert C. Newcomb
Research Interests: Cultural resource management; archaeology; GIS, remote sensing, and UAV applications in archaeological surveys and excavation; lithic tool analysis and assemblages.
Map Mindi Nguyen
Research Interests: Socio-cultural anthropology, cultural ecology, implicit bias, institutional and structural organization, institutional and structural behavior, medical anthropology, international development, international education, and cross-cultural adaptation
Gabriella Oglietti Gabriella N. Oglietti
Research Interests: Archaeology; remote sensing; GIS; cultural resource management; settlement patterns; preservation.
Carrie Pritchard Carrie Pritchard
Research Interests: Bioarchaeology; human osteology; migrations; biodistance; nutrition; stable isotopes; DNA.
Samantha Reid Samantha Reid
Research Interests: Indigenous food sovereignty; evolutionary medicine; South African culture; social & environmental justice; decolonization strategies of colonized nations; advocacy.
Hope Schear Hope Schear
Research Interests: Archaeology (historical, Viking/Celtic, Andean); cultural resources management; geographic information systems
Jacqulyn Scheer Jacqulyn Scheer
Research Interests: Forensic anthropology; trauma; pathology; bone nutrition and health; taphonomy; forensics education, outreach, and research institutes.
Henry Solares Henry Solares
Research Interests: Domestic violence; sexualized violence; policy; policing; gender; race; sexuality; Mesoamerica; post-colonial studies.
Dana Taggart Dana Taggart
Research Interests: Archaeology, marine/underwater archaeology, bioarchaeology, osteology, mythology & folklore, cultural resource management, and methodology as effected by climate change.
Walter Tovar SaldaƱa Walter A. Tovar SaldaƱa
Research Interests: Holistic anthropology, biocultural anthropology, human behavioral ecology, water management, public anthropology, anthropological pedagogy, anthropology of violence, underwater archaeology, computational archaeology, culture resource management, archaeology, Mesoamerica.
Jordan Walsh Jordan Walsh
Research Interests: Community Organization; Social justice; Educational Anthropology; Consumerism and waste management; Folklore
Kaya Wiggins Kaya Wiggins
Research Interests: Cultural resources management; archaeology of the Central Coast of California; prehistory; protohistoric period; Chumash culture; Salinan culture; Olivella (Callianax biplicata) shell bead economies and classification; colonization of California by Native peoples.
Dorota Zabnicka Dorota Zabnicka
Research Interests: Biological anthropology; forensic anthropology; identification of subadults; facial reconstruction; development and nutrition; osteological growth, and pathologies.