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Baird, Melissa

  • Ph.D. 2009
  • Dissertation title: “The Politics of Place: Heritage, Identity, and the Epistemologies of Cultural Landscapes”
  • Advisor: Madonna Moss
  • Current position: Asst. Professor, Michigan Tech

Blackwell, Aaron

  • Ph.D. 2009
  • Dissertation title: “Life History Trade-Offs in Growth and Immune Function: The Behavioral and Immunological Ecology of the Shuar of Amazonian Ecuador, an Indigenous Population in the Midst of Rapid Economic and Ecological Change”
  • Advisor: Lawrence Sugiyama
  • Current position: Asst. Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara

Braje, Todd

  • Ph.D. 2007
  • Dissertation title: “Archaeology, Human Impacts, and Historical Ecology on San Miguel Island, California”
  • Advisor: Jon Erlandson
  • Current position: Associate Professor, San Diego State University

Brewster, Mel

  • Ph.D. 2003
  • Dissertation title: “Numu views of Numu cultures and history: cultural stewardship issues and a Punown view of Gosiute and Shoshone archaeology in the northeast Great Basin”
  • Advisor:
  • Current position: Skull Valley Goshute Tribal Historic Preservation Officer, Utah

Bundy, Barbara

  • Ph.D. 2005
  • Dissertation title: “Preventing Looting and Vandalism of Archaeological Sites in the Pacific Northwest”
  • Advisor: Madonna Moss
  • Current position: Archaeologist, Anchor QEA

Byram, Scott 

  • Ph.D. 2002
  • Dissertation title:”Brush fences and basket traps: the archaeology and ethnohistory of tidewater weir fishing on the Oregon Coast”
  • Advisor:
  • Current Position: Archaeologist, Byram Archaeology Consulting, LLC.

Casserino, Christopher

  • Ph.D. 2009
  • Dissertation title: “Bioarchaeology of Violence and Site Abandonment at Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, Mexico”
  • Advisor: John Lukacs
  • Current position: Archaeologist, Spokane Tribe of Indians

Cepon-Robins, Tara

  • Ph.D. 2015
  • Dissertation title: “Social Change, Parasite Exposure, and Immune Dysregulation Among Shuar Forager-Horticulturalists of Amazonia: A Biocultural Case-Study in Evolutionary Medicine”
  • Advisor: Josh Snodgrass
  • Current position: Asst. Professor, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

Cheyney, Melissa

  • Ph.D. 2005
  • Dissertation title: “In Transition: A Biocultural Analysis of Homebirth Midwifery in the United States”
  • Advisor: Geraldine Moreno-Black
  • Current position: Associate Professor, Oregon State University

Culleton, Brendan

  • Ph.D. 2012
  • Dissertation title: “Human Ecology, Agricultlural Intensification and Landscape Transformation in the Ancient Maya Polity of Uxbenka, Southern Belize”
  • Advisor: Douglas Kennett
  • Current position: Research Associate, Penn State University

Dartt-Newton, Deana

  • Ph.D. 2009
  • Dissertation title: “Negotiating the Master Narrative: Museums and the Indian-Californio Community of California’s Central Coast”
  • Advisor: Brian Kloptek & Lynn Stephen
  • Current position: Native-American Art Curator, The Portland Art Museum

Dunbar, Donald C. 

  • Ph.D. 1980
  • Dissertation title: “Functional anatomy of the hindlimb of the crab-eating macaque, Macaca fascicularis (Raffles, 1821)”
  • Advisor: Paul E. Simonds
  • Current Position: Professor, University of Puerto Rico

Edwards, Ian

  • Ph.D. 2012
  • Dissertation title: “The Social Life of Wild-Things: Negotiated Wildlife in Mali, West Africa”
  • Advisor: Frances White
  • Courtesy Instructor, University of Oregon

Erickson, Jennifer

  • Ph.D. 2010
  • Dissertation title: “Citizenship, Refugees, and the State: Bosnians, Southern Sudanese, and Social Service Providers in Fargo, North Dakota”
  • Advisor: Carol Silverman
  • Current position: Asst. Professor, Ball State University

Fechner, Mary

  • Ph.D. 1999
  • Dissertation title: “Portrait of Nash Harbor : prehistory, history and lifeways of an Alaskan community”
  • Advisor:
  • Current position: Research Proposal Development Specialist, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Fentress, Jeff 

  • Ph.D. 2002
  • Dissertation title: “The Archaeology of Butte Valley, Siskiyou County”
  • Advisor: Madonna Moss
  • Current position: NAGPRA Coordinator/Staff Archaeologist, San Francisco State University

Fisher, Josuha

  • Ph.D. 2010
  • Dissertation title: “No Alternative: Participation, Inequality, and the Meanings”
  • Advisor: Lynn Stephen
  • Current position: Asst. Professor, Western Washington University

Fitzpatrick, Scott

  • Ph.D. 2003
  • Dissertation title: “Stones of the Butterfly: An Archaeological Investigation of Yapese Stone Money Quarries in Palau, Western Micronesia”
  • Advisor: William Ayres
  • Current position: Professor, University of Oregon

Francisconi, Michael Joseph 

  • Ph.D. 1995
  • Dissertation title: “Economic Trends and Everyday Life on the Navajo Nation 1868 to 1995: The History of The Informal Economy of The Dine'”
  • Advisor: Vernon Dorjahn
  • Current position: Professor, University of Montana Western

Fulton, Kathryn

  • Ph.D. 2008
  • Dissertation title: “Personhood, discourse, emotion, and environment”
  • Advisor: Carol Silverman
  • Current position: Associate Professor, South Puget Sound Community College

Greer, Aaron

  • Ph.D. 2011
  • Dissertation title: “Imagined Futures: Interpretation, Imagination, and Discipline in Hindu Trinidad”
  • Advisor: Phil Scher
  • Current position: Asst. Professor, Pacific University

Griffin, Dennis

  • Ph.D. 1998
  • Dissertation title: “Portrait of Nash Harbor : prehistory, history and lifeways of an Alaskan community”
  • Advisor:
  • Current position: State Archaeologist, Oregon State Historic Preservation Office

Gualtieri, Michael

  • Ph.D. 2006
  • Dissertation title: “The Role of Moral Outrage in the Northern Paiute Wars of the Mid-19th Century”
  • Advisor: Lawrence Sugiyama
  • Current position: Part-time Instructor, Portland Community College

Guerron-Montero, Carla

  • Ph.D. 2002
  • Dissertation title: “‘Like an Alien in We Own Land:’ International Tourism, Gender and Identity in Afro-Antillean Panama”
  • Advisor: Philip Young
  • Current position: Associate Professor, University of Delaware

Guthrie, Emily

  • Ph.D. 2011
  • Dissertation title: “Functional Morphology of the Postcranium of Theropithecus of brumpti (Primates Cercopithecidae)”
  • Advisor: Stephen Frost
  • Current position: Asst. Director of Operations, Human Subjects Division, University of Washington

Handwerker, W. Penn 

  • Ph.D. 1971
  • Dissertation title: “The Liberian Internal Market System”
  • Advisor: Alfred Dorjahn
  • Current position: Professor, University of Connecticut

Hannibal, Darcy

  • Ph.D. 2008
  • Dissertation title: “Evolution of the cercopithecine cheek pouch: tests of socioecological models in rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta)”
  • Advisor: Frances White
  • Current position: Lab Manager, Animal Behavior Lab, California National Primate Research Center

Hill, Tami

  • Ph.D. 2009
  • Dissertation title: “Fragile Community: Trauma, Truth, Transformation and the Social Construction of Suffering among Latin Americans and the Staff of a United States Torture Treatment Center”
  • Advisors: Phil Young & Lynn Stephen
  • Current position: PT Credit Instructor, Lane Community College

Jacka, Jerry

  • Ph.D.  2003
  • Dissertation title: “God, Gold, and the Ground: Place-Based Political Ecology in a New Guinea Borderland”
  • Advisor: Aletta Biersack
  • Current position: Asst. Professor, University of Colorado, Boulder

Levin, Maureece 

  • Ph.D.  2015
  • Dissertation title: “Food Production, Environment, and Culture in the Tropical Pacfiic: Evidence of Prehistoric and Historic Plant Cultivation in Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia”
  • Advisor: William Ayers
  • Current position: Post Doctoral Fellow, Stanford University, Archaeology Center

Lewis, David

  • Ph.D. 2009
  • Dissertation title: “Termination of the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon: Politics, Community, Identity”
  • Advisor: Lynn Stephen
  • Current position: Tribal Museum Curator and Cultural Liaison, Grande Ronde Museum and Archives

Liebert, Melissa 

  • Ph.D. 2016
  • Dissertation title: “Stress and Culture Change among Indigenous Shuar from Amazonian Ecuador Integrating Evolutionary, Developmental, and Biocultural Perspectives”
  • Advisor: Lawrence Sugiyama
  • Current position: Post-doctoral Scholor, University of Oregon

Losey, Robert

  • Ph.D. 2003
  • Dissertation title: “Communities and Catastrophe: Tillamook Response to the AD 1700 Earthquake and Tsunami, Northern Oregon Coast”
  • Advisor: Madonna Moss
  • Current position: Associate Professor, University of Alberta

Madimenos, Felicia

  • Ph.D. 2011
  • Dissertation title: “Reproductive Trade-Offs in Skeletal Health and Physical Activity Among the Indigenous Shuar of Ecuadorian Amazonia: A Life History Approach”
  • Advisor: Josh Snodgrass
  • Current position: Asst. Professor, Queens College (CUNY)

Malone, Nicholas

  • Ph.D. 2007
  • Dissertation title: “The Socioecology of the Critically Endangered Javan Gibbon (Hylobates moloch): Assessing the Impact of Anthropogenic Disturbance on Primate Social Systems”
  • Advisor: Frances White
  • Current position: Senior Lecturer, University of Aukland

McLaughlin, Jeanne

  • Ph.D. 2009
  • Dissertation title: “An Evaluation of Oregon’s System of Identifying Unidentified Human Remains and Using Technology to Improve the Efficiency of Law Enforcement and the Medical Examiner in Identifying Human Remains”
  • Advisor: John Lukacs
  • Current position: Adjunct Instructor, University of Oregon

Mclnnis, Heather

  • Ph.D. 2006
  • Dissertation Title: “Middle Holocene Culture and Climate on the South Coast of Peru: Archaeological Investigation of the Pampa Colorada”
  • Advisor: Madonna Moss
  • Current position: Project Director, The American Association for the Advancement of Science Research Competitiveness Program (RCP)

Midttveit, Erica

  • Ph.D. 2016
  • Dissertation Title: “Measuring Stress in Captive Bonobos: A Look to the Past and Future to Improve Methods”
  • Advisor: Frances White
  • Current position: Senior Applications Scientist, Hewlett-Packard

Montague, Angela

  • Ph.D. 2014
  • Dissertation title: “Contested Nation, Global Space: Tourism and the Politics of Tuareg Heritage in Mali”
  • Advisor: Carol Silverman
  • Current position: Adjunct Instructor, University of Oregon

O’Bryan, Christina

  • Ph.D. 2014
  • Dissertation title: “Gender, Mobility, and Self: Afghan Women in Vancouver, BC”
  • Advisor: Lynn Stephen
  • Current position: Adjunct Instructor, University of Oregon

O’Grady, Patrick

  • Ph.D. 2006
  • Dissertation title: “Before Winter Comes: Archaeological Investigations of Settlement and Subsistence in Harney Valley, Harney County Oregon”
  • Advisor: Melvin Aikens
  • Current position: Archaeologist, Museum of Natural & Cultural History, University of Oregon

Pěničková, Daniela

  • Ph.D. 2005
  • Dissertation title: “Delocalized Knowledges: Conceptualizing Problem Gambling in a Native American Reservation Community”
  • Advisor: Theresa O’Nell
  • Current position: Adjunct Instructor, Anglo-American University, Prague

Potter, Amiee 

  • Ph.D. 2004
  • Dissertation title: “The genetic affinities of the prehistoric people of San Clemente Island, California : an analysis of ancient DNA 
  • Advisor:  
  • Current position: Adjunct Assistant Professor, Portland State University 

Rick, Torben

  • Ph.D. 2004
  • Dissertation title: “Daily activities, community dynamics, and historical ecology on California’s Northern Channel Islands”
  • Advisor:
  • Current position: Curator, Human Ecology and Archaeobiology, Smithonian National Museum of Natural History

Roach, Paul

  • Ph.D. 2006
  • Dissertation title: “Evolutionary Theory and Birth Order Effects on Big Five Personality Traits Among the Shuar of Amazonian Ecuador: The First Cross-Cultural Test”
  • Advisor: Lawrence Sugiyama
  • Current position: Faculty, Century College

Robbins, Gwendolyn

  • Ph.D. 2007
  • Dissertation title: “Population Dynamics, Growth and Development in Chalcolithic Sites of the Deccan Plateau, India”
  • Advisor: John Lukacs
  • Current position: Associate Professor, Appalachian State University

Rohwer, Shayna

  • Ph.D. 2010
  • Dissertation title: “Information, Kinship, and Community: Perceptions of Doula Support by Teen Mothers Through an Evolutionary Lens”
  • Advisor: Lawrence Sugiyama
  • Current position: Doula, The Juneau Community Doula Network

Sandoval-Cervantes, Iván

  • Ph.D. 2016
  • Dissertation title: “The Intersections of Transnational and Internal Indigenous Migration: Gender, Kinship, and Care”
  • Advisor: Lynn Stephen
  • Current position:

Stephenson, Garry

  • Ph.D. 2006
  • Dissertation title: “Success, Failure and the Management Ecology of Oregon’s Farmers’ Markets”
  • Advisor: Geraldine Moreno-Black
  • Current position: Director, Center for Small Farms & Community Food Systems and Coordinator, Small Farms Program

Tasa, Guy 

  • Ph.D. 1997
  • Dissertation title: “Skeletal and dental variation of Pacific Coast Athapaskans : implications for Oregon prehistory and peopling of the New World”
  • Advisor:
  • Current Position: Research Associate, Museum of Natural & Cultural History, University of Oregon

Tiedje, Kristina

  • Ph.D. 2004
  • Dissertation title: “Mapping nature, constructing culture: the cultural politics of place in the Huasteca, Mexico”
  • Advisor:
  • Current position: Research-Teaching Professor, Université Lumière Lyon 2, France

Tveskov, Mark

  • Ph.D. 2000
  • Dissertation title: “The Coos and Coquille : a Northwest coast historical anthropology”
  • Advisor:
  • Current position: Professor, Southern Oregon University

Vallianatos, Helen

  • Ph.D. 2004
  • Dissertation title: “Food, gender & power : poor & pregnant in New Delhi, India”
  • Advisor:
  • Current position: Associate Dean of Students & Associate Prof/Assoc Chair UG, University of Alberta

Vellanoweth, Rene

  • Ph.D. 2001
  • Dissertation title: “Coastal archaeology of southern California: accounts from the Holocene”
  • Advisor:
  • Current position: Professor, California State University, Los Angeles

Walker, Cameron

  • Ph.D. 2006
  • Dissertation title: “The Bioarchaeology of Newly Discovered Burial Caves in the Sierra”
  • Advisor: John Lukacs
  • Current position: Professor, California State University, Fullerton

Waller, Michel

  • Ph.D. 2011
  • Dissertation title: “The Ranging Behavior of Bonobos in the Lomako Forest”
  •  Advisor: Frances White
  • Current position: Assistant Professor, Central Oregon Community College

Wasson, George B. 

  • Ph.D. 1994
  • Dissertation title: “Growing Up Indian: An Emic Perspective”
  • Advisor: Jon Erlandson
  • Current position: Deceased

Willis, Lauren

  • Ph.D. 2014
  • Dissertation title: “The Taphonomy of Archaeological Fish Remains: Experimental Approaches to Understanding the Effects of Natural and Cultural Processes on the Presence and Identification of Cut Marks”
  • Advisor: Jon Erlandson
  • Current position: Program and Exhibitions Developer, Museum of Natural & Cultural History, University of Oregon

Winterhoff, Ernest

  • Ph.D. 2007
  • Dissertation title: “The Political Economy of Ancient Samoa: Basalt Adze Production and Linkages to Social Status”
  • Advisor: William Ayers
  • Current position:

Wozniak, Joan 

  • Ph.D. 2003
  • Dissertation title: “Exploring Landscapes on Easter Island (Rapanui) with Geoarchaeological Studies: Settlement, Subsistence, and Environmental Change”
  • Advisor:
  • Current position: Courtesy Research Associate, University of Oregon 

Younker, Jason

  • Ph.D. 2003
  • Dissertation title: “Coquille/ Kó’ Kwell, A Southern Oregon Coast Indian Tribe: Revisiting History, Ingenuity, and Identity”
  • Advisor:
  • Current position: Asst VP & Advisor to the President, University of Oregon