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Congratulations to our Fall 2021 Graduates!


Congratulations to the Class of 2021! We wish all of our Fall 2021 graduates success in their future endeavors!

This fall, we have six graduate students earning their PhD's. Congratulations to Russell Cutts, Walker Depuy, Jonathan Hallemeier, Sammantha Holder, Aaron Lenihan, and Jacob Weger!

Russell Cutts, Doctor of Philosophy, Anthropology

  • Dissertation: Campfire or Wildfire? Advancing Techniques Determining Anthropogenic Fire in the Archaeological Record.

Walker Depuy, Doctor of Philosophy, Integrative Conservation

  • Dissertation: Rights-Based Conservation, REDD+, and Relationality in East Kalimantan, Indonesia

Jonathan Hallemeier, Doctor of Philosophy, Integrative Conservation

  • Dissertation: Conflict, Uncertainty, and Collaboration in Multiple Use Land Management Planning for a Southern Appalachian National Forest

Sammantha Holder, Doctor of Philosophy, Anthropology

  • Dissertation: Investigating the Differential Impact of European Imperialism on 19th century French and Russian Soldier Bodies

Aaron Lenihan, Doctor of Philosophy, Anthropology

  • Dissertation:  How does evolved psychology shape legal behavior? Evidence from a cognitive experiment and an ethnographic case study

Jacob Weger, Doctor of Philosophy, Anthropology

  • Dissertation: Deltas in Motion: Politics of Translation and the Governance of Climate Change Adaptation in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam



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