MA Applied Anthropology Current Students

Cody BakerCody Baker
Email:cab203( at )
Research Interests: Applied Anthropology
Sarah BrewerSarah Brewer
Email:scb17( at )
Research Interests: Cultural resource management, cultural landscapes, prehistory and early colonization of the central coast of California
Tina FultonTina Fulton
Email:tmf319( at )
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.
Michelle Hart

Michelle Hart
Email:mh394( at )
Research Interests: Great Basin and California archaeology, hunter-gatherer subsistence strategies and environmental adaptations in arid environments, traditional ecological knowledge, landscape archaeology, GIS, cultural resource management, historic preservation, Mojave and Colorado Desert region

Melvin LeeMelvin Lee
Email:ml376( at )
Research Interests: Mass Incarceration; re-entry; globalism; structural violence; conflict; peace building; colonialism; white supremacy; self-care; epigenetics and inequality.
Berlin LoaBerlin Loa
Email:bl53( at )
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.


Justin Martinez
Email:jtm519( at )
Research Interests: Archaeology
Jordyn Neely Jordyn Neely
Email:jlm61( at )
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
Email:mln48( at )
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
Email:rcn22( at )
Research Interests: Cultural resource management; archaeology; GIS, remote sensing, and UAV applications in archaeological surveys and excavation; lithic tool analysis and assemblages.
Gabriella Oglietti Gabriella N. Oglietti
Email:gno5( at )
Research Interests: Archaeology; remote sensing; GIS; cultural resource management; settlement patterns; preservation.
Walter Tovar Saldaña Walter A. Tovar Saldaña
Email:wat47( at )
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.
Kaya Wiggins Kaya Wiggins
Email:kew88( at )
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.

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