Recent PhD Placements

Mallika Sarma

Mallika Sarma
Dissertation title: "Acclimating to the Extreme: Energy Expenditure, Neurendocrine Systems, & Group Dynamics In Novel & Challenging Environments"
Committee: Lee Gettler, Agustín Fuentes, Cara Ocobock, and James McKenna
Defense date: 5/5/20
Graduation date: 8/2/20
Placement: Postdoctoral research position, John Hopkins University in the Human Spaceflight Lab


de Wet, Emily
Dissertation title: "Oh I love the Vibe": Alternative Township Geographies in Cape Town
Committee: Catherine Bolten, Alex Chávez, Susan Blum, and Gabriel Torres
Defense date: 3/19/20
Graduation date: 5/16/20

Kristina Hook

Kristina Hook
Dissertation title: "When the Ukrainain World Was Destroyed": Genocidal Narrative Convergence and Stakeholder Interactions During National Crises
Committee: Ernesto Verdeja, Agustín Fuentes, Rahul Oka, Vania Smith-Oka, and Serhii Plokhii
Defense date: 3/19/20
Graduation date: 5/16/20
Placement: Research Assistant Professor and inaugural Executive Director of the Better Evidence Project, part of the Center for Peacemaking Practice at George Mason University’s Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution

Rieti Gengo

Rieti G. Gengo
Dissertation title: Biosociality and Political Economy of Waiting at Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya
Committee: Rahul Oka, Lee Gettler, Agustín Fuentes, and James McKenna
Defense date: 7/1/19
Graduation date: 8/4/19
Placement: Postdoctoral Teaching Scholar (2019-2020), Department of Anthropology, University of Notre Dame

Amanda Cortez Resized

Amanda Daniela Cortez
Dissertation title: Framing Women and Animals: Visibility, Multispecies Care, and Photography Tourism in Cusco
Committee: Christopher Ball, Agustín Fuentes, María Elena García, and Natalie Porter
Defense date: 5/8/19
Graduation date: 8/4/19
Placement: Postdoctoral Researcher – Ethics of Studying Indigenous Ancient DNA, University of Connecticut
Project Title: “The Ethics of Studying Indigenous North American Ancient DNA: Moving from Theories to Practices.”
Project PIs: Chip Colwell and Deborah Bolnick, Jessica Bardill, Ripan Malhi, Jessica Kolopenuk, George Nicholas, and Laura Weyrich.

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Angela Lederach
Dissertation title: "Feel the Grass Grow": The Practices and Politics of Slow Peace in Colombia
Committee: Catherine Bolten, Agustín Fuentes, Ann Mische, Manuel Salamanca
Defense date: 4/26/19
Graduation date: 8/4/19
Placement: Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology, Creighton University


Richard (Drew) Marcantonio
Dissertation title: Environmental Violence in the Earth System and the Human Niche
Committee: Catherin Bolten, Agustín Fuentes
Defense date: 3/5/21
Graduation date: 5/22/21
Placement: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame


Jeff 2019

Jeffrey V. Peterson
Dissertation title: Social Traditions and Social Networks among Long-Tailed Macaques in Indonesia
Committee: Agustín Fuentes, Susan Blum, Christopher Ball, James McKenna, Erin P. Riley
Defense date: 3/25/2019
Graduation date: 5/18/2019
Placement: Assistant Teaching Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Notre Dame