Recent graduate student publications

Author: Arts and Letters

Ph.D. students in Notre Dame’s graduate program in anthropology have had great success in publishing their research — often in collaboration with each other and with faculty — in some of the discipline’s top journals. They are also contributing book chapters and encyclopedia entries to a variety of significant new works in the field.

“We have high-caliber graduate students, which is evident from their success in publishing in different high-impact venues,” said Vania Smith-Oka, an associate professor and director of graduate studies. “One of the key parts of our graduate program is the opportunity to collaborate with faculty members—in data collection and field research, as well as data analysis and co-publishing. In this way, our students learn the practices of anthropology through an apprenticeship model that will prepare them well for the job market and their academic careers.”

Recent publications include (Ph.D. student names listed in bold):

  • “Adiposity, CVD Risk Factors, and Testosterone: Variation by Partnering Status and Residence with Children in U.S. Men” by Rieti Gengo, Lee Gettler, James McKenna, Rahul Oka, and Mallika Sarma. Published in Evolution, Medicine, & Public Health, 2016.

  • “Deception in Alloanimal Behavior” by Jeffrey Peterson. Published in Semiotics 2015: Virtual Identities, 2016.

  • “Ethnoprimatology and Conservation: Applying Insights and Developing Practice” by Amanda Cortez, Agustín Fuentes, and Jeffrey Peterson. Published in Ethnoprimatology: Primate Conservation in the 21st Century (Springer), 2016.

  • “Holistic Healing: A Case for Integrating Trauma Recovery and Peacebuilding” by Kristina Hook. To be published in Unhealed Trauma: Engaging Healing and Peacebuilding in Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2017.

  • “Isotope Forensics as an Investigative Tool in Forensic Anthropology” by Julia Prince-Buitenhuys with Eric Bartelink,  Lesley Chesson, Amy T. McKinnon, and Brett Tipple. Published in Handbook of Missing Persons (Springer), 2016.

  • “Of Primates’ Bodies: Forms of Human-Other Primate Intercorporeality” by Amanda Cortez and Agustín Fuentes. To be published in Strange Intimacies: Encountering the Animal Body (Palgrave Macmillan), 2017.

  • “The Other Scholars” by Amanda Cortez, Isis Persephone D’Shaun, Maryam Rokhideh, and Mallika Sarma. Published in Anthropology News, 2016.

  • “Peace, Conflict, and Happiness” by Richard Marcantonio. To be published in the International Journal on World Peace, 2017.

  • “Primates in World Religions” by Jeffrey Peterson. Published in The International Encyclopedia of Primatology, v. III P-Z, 2017.

  • “Reflexivity, Responsibility, and Reciprocity: Guiding Principles for Ethical Peace Research” by Angela Lederach. Published in International Journal of Conflict Engagement and Resolution, 2016.

  • “Sacred Monkeys?: An Ethnographic Perspective on Macaque Sacredness in Balinese Hinduism” by Jeffrey Peterson, with E.P. Riley. Published in Ethnoprimatology: A Practical Guide to Research on the Human-Nonhuman Primate Interface (Cambridge University Press), 2017.

  • “Semiotic Communication in Nonhuman Primates” by Jeffrey Peterson. Published in Making Sense of Language: Readings in Culture and Communication (Oxford University Press), 2017.

  • “South African Springtime, Rwandan Winter: Why April 1994 Illuminates the Limitations of Political Analyses in Predicting Genocide” by Kristina Hook, with Arthur Gilbert. Published in Air and Space Power Journal, 2015.

  • “Treating Disorders of the Subtle Winds in Tibetan Buddhism” by Todd Marek, with Charles Jamyang Oliphant of Rossie. Published in The Sourcebook of Buddhism & Medicine (Columbia University Press), 2017.

  • “Tri Hita Karana” by Jeffrey Peterson. Published in The International Encyclopedia of Primatology, v. III P-Z, 2017.