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Alumni


Shelly Annette Biesel

Degree date: May 2023
Dissertation/thesis title: Dissertation: Confronting Legacies of Loss: Negotiating Intergenerational Inequalities in Afro-Brazilian Traditional Communities
M.A. Thesis Title:
Natures and Wars: Neoliberal Discourse and the Contested Future of East Kentucky
https://ir.library.louisville.edu/etd/108/
Major Professor(s): Don Nelson

KC Jones

Degree date: May 2023
Dissertation/thesis title: Hunter-Gatherer Behavioral and Settlement Ecology of the Interior Coastal Plain, Georgia
Major Professor(s): Victor Thompson
Research areas:

Melanie Narciso

Degree date: May 2023
Dissertation/thesis title: Fermenting Memories, Metabolizing Change: Persistence of Fermented Fish in Changing Landscapes
Major Professor(s): Virginia Nazarea

Victoria Nuccio

Degree date: May 2023
Dissertation/thesis title: Thesis: GOING WITH THE FLOW: HUMAN-ENVIRONMENTAL INTERACTIONS AT THE LATE NEOLITHIC HERPÁLY SITE OF CSÖKMŐ-KÁPOSZTÁS-DOMB

McKenna Waite

Degree date: May 2023
Dissertation/thesis title: Stable Isotope Signatures In Elk Teeth, Cervus elaphus canadensis, Implications For Paleoenvironment And Archaeology

Edgar Alarcón

Degree date: Dec 2022
Dissertation/thesis title: Local Practice Between Empires: The Bioarchaeology of El Japón
(San Gregorio Atlapulco, Mexico),
1550-1650CE
Major Professor(s): Laurie Reitsema
Current Position: Archaeologist, Osage Nation Tribal Historic Preservation Office

Megan Anne Conger

Degree date: Dec 2022
Dissertation/thesis title: Dissertation: “Re-evaluating timeframes for Indigenous and European interaction in southern Ontario, AD 1550-1650"
Major Professor(s): Jennifer Birch
Research areas:
Current Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Center for Applied Isotope Studies (UGA)

David Hecht

Degree date: Dec 2022
Dissertation/thesis title: Citadels of Conservation: Mapping More than human Worlds of Environmental Protection in Bhutan
Major Professor(s): J. Peter Brosius
Research areas:

Linda Kosen

Degree date: Dec 2022
Dissertation/thesis title: Ways of Knowing, Ways of Being: The Role of Relational Citizen Science in the Conservation and Care of Laysan Albatross in the Hawaiian Islands

Jonathan Micon

Degree date: Dec 2022
Dissertation/thesis title: Reconsidering the Depopulation of the St. Lawrence River Valley Using a Radiocarbon and Material-Based Perspective
Major Professor(s): Jennifer Birch
Current Position: Tribal Liaison, Yellowstone National Park, National Parks Service

Mary E. Porter Freeman

Degree date: Dec 2022

John McGreevy

Degree date: May 2022
Dissertation/thesis title: "When the rain falls": adaptation to compound disasters and climate unpredictability in natural resource dependent communities of rural Haiti
Major Professor(s): Don Nelson
Research areas:
Current Position: Socioeconomic Monitoring Coordinator, National Park Service

Jonathan Hallemeier

Degree date: Dec 2021
Dissertation/thesis title: Conflict, Uncertainty, and Collaboration in Multiple Use Land Management Planning for a Southern Appalachian National Forest
Major Professor(s): Don Nelson
Research areas:
Current Position: ORISE Postdoctoral Fellow

Jacob Weger

Degree date: Dec 2021
Dissertation/thesis title: Deltas in Motion: Politics of Translation and the Governance of Climate Change Adaptation in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam
Major Professor(s): J. Peter Brosius
Research areas:
Current Position: Lecturer in Environmental Studies, Seton Hall University, New Jersey

Aaron Lenihan

Degree date: May 2021
Dissertation/thesis title: How does evolved psychology shape legal behavior? Evidence from a cognitive experiment and an ethnographic case study of cannabis law in Uruguay
Major Professor(s): Bram Tucker
Current Position: Researcher 2, Institute for Social Research, University of New Mexico

Isabelle Holland Lulewicz

Degree date: May 2020
Dissertation/thesis title: Localized Histories of Calusa Ecology and Economy, Southwestern Florida, AD 1000 – 1500
Major Professor(s): Victor Thompson
Research areas:
Current Position: Assistant Professor, The Pennsylvania State University

Justin Cramb

Degree date: May 2020
Dissertation/thesis title: Manihiki and Rakahanga: The Historical Ecology of a Dual-Atoll Cluster
Major Professor(s): Victor Thompson
Research areas:
Current Position: Term Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Zooarchaeology Laboratory at the University of Alaska Fairbanks

Brandon Ritchison

Degree date: May 2019
Dissertation/thesis title: Dissertation: The Downstream Effects of Abandonment: 14th Century AD Immigration and Settlement Response on the Georgia Coast, USA
Current Position: Assistant Professor, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Stefan Brannan

Degree date: Jul 2018
Dissertation/thesis title: The Settlement Archaeology of Singer-Moye, a Large 14th-Century Town in the Chattahoochee Valley
Major Professor(s): Stephen Kowalewski
Research areas:
Current Position: Associate Director of Archaeology at New South Associates, Inc.

Jake Holland Lulewicz

Degree date: Jul 2018
Dissertation/thesis title: Network Histories of Southern Appalachia, AD 600-1600
Major Professor(s): Jennifer Birch
Research areas:
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Penn State

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