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Barr, Stephanie
M.A. Student
Year Entered: 2021
Degree Sought: M.A.
Sub-field: Archaeology
Research Interests: Geoarchaeology; Microartifact Analysis; Household Archaeology

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Belluzzo, Nick
Year Entered: 2015
Degree Sought: Ph.D.
Sub-field: Archaeology
Research Interests: Landscape Archaeology; Agriculture; Chiefdoms; Food Sovereignty; Community Archaeology; Geospatial/Geostatistical Analysis; Drone- and Ground-based Photogrammetry
Regional Specialization: Hawai‘i; Polynesia; Micronesia

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Borden, Matt
Graduate Student
Year Entered: 2021
Degree Sought: M.A.
Sub-field: Archaeology
Research Interests: Prehistoric Archaeology; Social Complexity; Chiefdoms; Trade and Exchange
Regional Specialization: North America (Mid-Atlantic)

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Bridges, Lauren
Year Entered: 2015
Degree Sought: Ph.D.
Sub-field: Archaeology
Research Interests: Historical Archaeology; Narratives of Nation; Identity and Agency
Regional Specialization: Central America (El Salvador)

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Brock, Kate
Year Entered: 2022
Degree Sought: Ph.D.
Sub-field: Archaeology
Research Interests: Gender and Sexuality; Feminist Folkloristics; Material Culture; Historical Archaeology; Fiber Arts
Regional Specialization: Ireland

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Callaway, Graham
Year Entered: 2019
Degree Sought: Ph.D.
Sub-field: Archaeology
Research Interests: Archaeology of Landscapes, Food and Agriculture; GIS and Geophysics; Plantation Slavery; Community Outreach
Regional Specialization: North America (Southeast)

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Davis, Cathrine
Year Entered: 2018
Degree Sought: Ph.D.
Sub-field: Archaeology
Research Interests: Historic Sigillography; Material Culture; Seventeenth and Eighteenth-Century French and English Atlantic Worlds; Textile Trade Networks; Identity
Regional Specialization: North America (Midwest, Northeast, Chesapeake); Eastern Canada; France (Occitanie, Nouvelle-Aquitaine)

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Eggen, Shannon
Year Entered: 2022
Degree Sought: MA
Sub-field: Archaeology
Research Interests: Historical Archaeology; Plantation Archaeology; Household Archaeology; Burial Practices; 18th Century Studies
Regional Specialization: North America (Southeast); British Isles

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Ellis, Jennifer
Year Entered: 2016
Degree Sought: M.A./Ph.D.
Sub-field: Sociocultural Anthropology
Research Interests: Urban Anthropology; Political Subjectivity; Postcolonial Theory; Urban Development; Agency and Power; Ethnography
Regional Specialization: Australia

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Escue, Claudia
Year Entered: 2019
Degree Sought: M.A./Ph.D.
Sub-field: Archaeology
Research Interests: Ethnoarchaeology of Traditional Farming; Human-Environment Interactions; Geospatial Information Systems (GIS)
Regional Specialization: Polynesia

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Evans, Tomos
Year Entered: 2017
Degree Sought: Ph.D.
Sub-field: Archaeology
Research Interests: West African Archaeology, Art History and Ethnography; Yoruba Studies; Monumental Earthworks; Urbanism and Social Complexity; Colonial and Postcolonial Archives; Landscape Archaeology; Geospatial Analysis
Regional Specialization: Nigeria; United Kingdom

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Fitzsimons, Chandler
Year Entered: 2017
Degree Sought: M.A./Ph.D.
Sub-field: Archaeology
Research Interests: Historical Archaeology; Community-Based Archaeology; Intersectionality and Identity; Oral History; Geographic Information Systems
Regional Specialization: North America (Southeast, Southwest)

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Forcier, Matt
Year Entered: 2020
Degree Sought: M.A.
Sub-field: Archaeology
Research Interests: Native American Studies; African Diaspora Studies; Colonialism; Geographic Information Systems; Remote Sensing; Semiotics; Applied Archaeology
Regional Specialization: North America (Southeast)

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Gum, Victoria
Graduate Student
Year Entered: 2021
Degree Sought: M.A.
Sub-field: Archaeology
Research Interests: Historical Archaeology; Community-based Archaeology; Identity & Agency; Archaeological Ceramics
Regional Specialization: North America (Mid-Atlantic)

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Gunter Bassett, Madeleine
Year Entered: 2014
Degree Sought: Ph.D.
Sub-field: Archaeology
Research Interests: Landscape Archaeology; Mobility and Migration; Trade and Exchange; Geospatial Analysis
Regional Specialization: Horn of Africa (Djibouti); North America (Southeast)

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Henry, Ellie
Year Entered: 2022
Degree Sought: MA
Sub-field: Linguistic Anthropology
Research Interests: Native American Studies; Language Documentation and Revitalization; Indigenous Sovereignty; Museum Studies
Regional Specialization: North America (Southeast)

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Henshaw, John
Year Entered: 2020
Degree Sought: Ph.D.
Sub-field: Archaeology
Research Interests: Prehistoric Archaeology; Trade and Exchange; Geographic Information Systems; Network Analysis; Political Economy; Virginia and North Carolina
Regional Specialization: North America (Southeast)

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Hull, Emily
Year Entered: 2021
Degree Sought: M.A.
Sub-field: Archaeology
Research Interests: Lithic Analysis; Identity; Indigenous Sovereignty; Native American Histories
Regional Specialization: North America (Mid-Atlantic, Northeast)

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Johnson, Abigail
Year Entered: 2020
Degree Sought: Ph.D.
Sub-field: Archaeology
Research Interests: Archaeology of Consumerism; Zooarchaeology; Wetland Archaeology; Restorative Justice and Conflict Resolution; Community Resilience
Regional Specialization: Ireland

Amanda Johnson

Johnson, Amanda
Year Entered: 2010
Degree Sought: Ph.D.
Sub-field: Archaeology
Research Interests: Irish Diaspora Studies; Ethnicity and Identity; Foodways and Alcohol Studies; 19th-Century Immigration
Regional Specialization: North America (Mid-Atlantic, Northeast)

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Lasisi, Olanrewaju
Year Entered: 2016
Degree Sought: M.A./Ph.D.
Sub-field: Archaeology
Research Interests: : Historical Archaeology of West Africa; Power and Landscape; Sacred Landscapes; Comparative Colonialism; Archaeoastronomy; Ethnoastronomy.
Regional Specialization: Africa, African Diaspora, Nigeria.

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Little, Heather
Year Entered: 2017
Degree Sought: M.A.
Sub-field: Archaeology
Research Interests: Historical Archaeology; African Diaspora Archaeology; Homespace; Archaeological Ceramics
Regional Specialization: North America (Mid-Atlantic)

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McDonald, Lauren
Year Entered: 2019
Degree Sought: M.A.
Sub-field: Archaeology
Research Interests: Historical Archaeology; English Tobacco Pipes; Trade and Exchange
Regional Specialization: North America (Southeast)

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Mead, Allie
Ph.D. Student
Year Entered: 2019
Degree Sought: Ph.D.
Sub-field: Sociocultural Anthropology
Research Interests: Sociolinguistics; Feminism; Political Economy; Community development; Place-making; Class; Power
Regional Specialization: Wales

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Mileski, Julia
Year Entered: 2022
Degree Sought: Ph.D.
Sub-field: Sociocultural Anthropology
Research Interest: Heritage and museum studies; Intersectionality & Identity; Community development; Place-making; Memory
Regional Specialization: North America (Southeast)

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Oliveira, Diogo
Year Entered: 2021
Degree Sought: Ph.D.
Sub-field: Archaeology
Research Interests: Swahili Coast Archaeology; Trade & Exchange; Materiality; Identity & Agency; Archaeology of Contact & Colonialism
Regional Specialization: East Africa; Mozambique

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Planto, Rebekah
Year Entered: 2018
Degree Sought: Ph.D.
Sub-field: Archaeology
Research Interests: Historical Archaeology of the Atlantic World; Comparative Colonialisms; Plantation Landscapes and Practices; History of Science/Knowledge; Materiality; Identity and Personhood; Ethics and Politics of Archaeology
Regional Specialization: Britain and Ireland; North America (Mid-Atlantic)

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Reid, Chardé
Year Entered: 2017
Degree Sought: M.A./Ph.D.
Sub-field: Archaeology
Research Interests: African Diaspora Anthropology and Archaeology; Engaged and Community-Based Archaeology; Critical Heritage Studies; Black Feminist Theory; Critical Race Theory; Historical Memory; Archaeological Ethics
Regional Specialization: North America (Southeast & Mid-Atlantic)

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Roark, Courtney
Year Entered: 2022
Degree Sought: MA
Sub-field: Archaeology
Research Interests: Landscape Archaeology; Identity; Emplacement; Native American Histories; Colonialism; Geospatial Analysis; Quantitative Methods
Regional Specialization: North America (Mid-Atlantic)

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Schwartz, Erin
Year Entered: 2015
Degree Sought: Ph.D.
Sub-field: Archaeology
Research Interests: Historical Archaeology; Southern Appalachia; Industrialism and Capitalism; Gender; Architectural History; Archaeological Ceramics; Spatial Analysis; Community Engagement
Regional Specialization: North America (Southeast)

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Tripaldi, Malachi
Year Entered: 2020
Degree Sought: M.A./Ph.D.
Sub-field: Biological Anthropology
Research Interests: Oppression; African Diaspora; Archaeochemistry; Human Statistics
Regional Specialization: North America (Mid-Atlantic)

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Triplett, Taylor
Year Entered: 2018
Degree Sought: M.A./Ph.D.
Sub-field: Archaeology
Research Interests: Native American Histories; Landscape Archaeology; Emplacement; Colonialism and Decolonization; Indigenous Ceramic Studies
Regional Specialization: North America (Southeast)

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Vanhoy, Kyle
Year Entered: 2020
Degree Sought: M.A.
Sub-field: Archaeology
Research Interests: Geospatial Analysis; Slavery and Race; Landscape Archaeology; Religion; Burial Practices and Traditions
Regional Specialization: North America (Southeast)

Caroline Watson, MA Candidate

Watson, Caroline
Year Entered: 2021
Degree Sought: Ph.D.
Sub-field: Archaeology
Research Interests: Settlement Patterns; Monumentality & Ritual Architecture; Geographic Information Systems; Archaeoastronomy
Regional Specialization: Polynesia

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Watson, Monet
Year Entered: 2022
Degree Sought: M.A./Ph.D.
Sub-field: Biological Anthropology
Research Interests: Historical anthropology; African diaspora; archaeochemistry; skeletal biology
Regional Specialization: North America

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Wilson, Maia
Year Entered: 2021
Degree Sought: Ph.D.
Sub-field: Archaeology
Research Interests: Black Feminist Theory; Historical Archaeology; Repatriation Politics; African Diaspora and Indigenous Communities Relationships; Decolonization
Regional Specialization: North America (Southeast)

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Zou, Yijie (EJee)
Year Entered: 2016
Degree Sought: Ph.D.
Sub-field: Sociocultural Anthropology
Research Interests: Value, Value Forms, and Social Production; Work and Time; Entrepreneurship in Ghana; Chinese-African Exchanges Since the Global 1960s; Capitalism
Regional Specialization: Ghana; China