Meet Our Graduate Students

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Albee, Elizabeth
Year entered: 2018
Degree sought: MA
Research Interests: Historic Archaeology; Prehistoric Archaeology; Historic Preservation; Ireland; North America; Indigenous Rights; Identity; Language/Applied Linguistics; Colonialism; Landscape and Environment; Bioarchaeology

Nick Belluzzo

Belluzzo, Nick
Year entered: 2015
Degree sought: PhD
Research Interests: Geographic information systems (GIS); remote sensing; computational archaeology; landscape analysis; Hawai'i; Oceania; community archaeology; historic preservation

Stephanie Bergman

Bergman, Stephanie
Year entered: 2010
Degree sought: PhD
Research Interests: Caribbean and Atlantic World

Lauren Bridges

Bridges, Lauren
Year entered: 2015
Degree sought: PhD
Research interests: Historical Archaeology, Atlantic Studies, Spanish Colonialism, 19th Century Studies, Identity and Agency, Public Archaeology, CRM, Quantitative Analysis

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Brown, Brittany
Year Entered: 2011
Degree sought:: PhD
Research Interests: Mortuary practices, Antebellum and Post-emancipation era in America and the Caribbean, the construction of Black space, Black identity.
Regional Specialization: African American Southeast and Carribean

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Davis, Cathrine
Year entered: 2018
Degree sought: PhD
Research Interests: Historical Archaeology; Historic Sigillography and Lead Seal Analysis; Material Culture; French Atlantic; Archaeology of the North American Fur Trade; European and North American Economic History; Archaeology of Consumption; French Colonial Archaeology; Military and Battlefield Archaeology; Public Archaeology

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Ellis, Jennifer
Year entered: 2016
Degree sought: PhD
Research interests: Research interests: Australia, New Zealand, Indigenous Rights, Identity, Post-Colonialism, Cultural Production, Power and Agency, 20th and 21st Century American Music, Ethnomusicology

T Evans

Evans, Tomos
Year entered: 2017
Degree sought: MA/ PhD
Research interests: West African history and archaeology, African art history, African cultural heritage studies, African Diaspora studies, archival research, GIS, postcolonial theory, zooarchaeology.

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Fitzsimons, Chandler
Year entered: 2017
Degree sought: MA / PhD
Research interests: historical archaeology; community-based archaeology; intersectionality and identity; frontiers; northern New Mexico; oral history; Geographic Information Systems

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Gailing, Skyler
Year entered: 2018
Degree sought: MA/PhD
Research Interests: Indigenous rights; epidemiology; sovereignty; phenomenology; performance; museum studies; post-processual archaeology; symbolic interactionism; ethnohistory; activism

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Gunter Bassett, Madeleine
Year entered: 2014
Degree sought: PhD
Research interests: Geoarchaeology, historical ecology, mobility/migration

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Hoffman, Haley
Year entered: 2018
Degree sought: MA
Research Interests: Historical Archaeology, 17th-18th century Virginia, Colonialism, Dutch influence, Ceramic analysis, Ethics, Preservation and Museum studies

Amanda Johnson

Johnson, Amanda
Year entered: 2010
Degree sought: PhD
Resrach interests: The Irish Diaspora, specifically during the 19th century; Issues of ethnicity and identity; Foodways and alcohol studies; 19th century immigration.
Regional specialization: New England and the Mid-Atlantic

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Kuizon, Jaclyn
Year entered: 2008
Degree sought: PhD
Research interests: Contemporary indigenous artists and the negotiation of identity, power and autonomy within originally Western institutions such as the Fine Arts market
Regional specialzation: American Southwest and Dominican Republic

Erika Laanela

Laanela, Erika
Year entered: 2003
Degree sought: PhD
Research interests: Historical archaeology, marine archaeology, the Atlantic World, British and Spanish colonialism, naval history, heritage conservation policy and legislation, collections management.

O. Lasisi

Lasisi, Olanrewaju
Year entered: 2016
Degree sought: MA/PhD
Research interests: Historical Archaeology, West Africa, Earthworks/Defensive ditches, Medieval Africa, pre-Atlantic and early modern Atlantic West African Sacred landscapes, urbanisation, Colonialism, belief systems, settlement pattern, ethno-archaeology,comparative colonialism.

Summer Moore

Moore, Summer
Degree sought: PhD
Year Entered: 2013
Research Interests: Historical anthropology, household archaeology, gender, identity, power, craft production, trade, Hawai'i, Polynesia, Oceania, North America, American Southwest.

Mallory Moran

Moran, Mallory
Year entered: 2013
Degree sought: PhD
Research interests: Native Americans of Northeastern North America; Colonialism and the History of Science; Cultural Landscapes and Spatial Analysis; Historical Linguistics; Technology and Anthropology

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Nieves, Josue
Year entered: 2013
Degree sought: PhD
Research interests: Historical Archaeology, Native American Studies, Contact Period History, Ethnohistory, Colonialism, Landscapes, Spatial Analysis, Household Archaeology

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Ohman, Alexis
Year entered: 2014
Degree sought: PhD
Research interests: Zooarchaeology (esp. fish and mollusks); plantation archaeology; foodways; Caribbean

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Planto, Rebekah
Year entered: 2018
Degree sought: PhD
Research Interests: Historical Archaeology; colonialism; early modern Britain and the Atlantic world; landscape; memory; identity; museology; practice and politics of archaeology

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Reid, Chardé
Year entered: 2017
Degree sought: MA / PhD
Research interests: African Diaspora studies, community-based archaeology, historic archaeology, cultural heritage studies, African American material and expressive culture, race and racism, women and gender studies, digital storytelling, materiality, memory and identity, GIS and spatial analysis, heritage landscapes, ethics and politics of archaeology, funerary archaeology, historic preservation.

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Schwartz, Erin
Year entered: 2013
Degree sought: PhD
Research interests: Colonial and antebellum South, flotation and small artifact analysis, ideology, gender and identity, the construction of community, public archaeology

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Winsett, Shea
Year entered: 2008
Degree sought: PhD
Research interests: African Diaspora, Identity