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

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de Wet, Emily
Dissertation title: "Oh I love the Vibe": Alternative Township Geographies in Cape Town
Committee: Catherine Bolten, Alex Chávez, Susan Blum, and Gabril 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: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Anthropology, University of Notre Dame

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 Fellow, Department of Anthropology, University of Notre Dame

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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

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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