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Graduate Student
Email:    matthewalbrecht@ufl.edu


Education

  • Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Florida, In Progress
  • M.D. P. Master’s in Development Practice (School of Geography), University of Arizona, 2015
  • B.A. Political Science, Montana State University, 2011

Subfield

Cultural Anthropology


Chair

Dr. Chris McCarty

Dr. Jeff Johnson


Research Interests

My research focuses on the impacts of climate change on human health, specifically how humans and social systems are responding to increased levels of sargassum in the coastal areas of Belize. My work aims to contribute to well-informed decision making at local and global levels.


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Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

  • Elizabeth Eddy Fellowship, 2019
  • Grinter Fellowship, 2018-2021
  • Graduate Funding Award, 2018-2022
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

Graduate Student
Email:    s.bhushan@ufl.edu


Education

  • Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Florida, In Progress
  • M.A. Sociology, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi
  • B.A. Sociology, University of Delhi

Subfield

Cultural Anthropology


Chair

Dr. Abdoulaye Kane


Research Interests

Contemporary movement of African nationals to South Asia is substantial due to constrained migration policies in Western Europe and USA. Studies reveal South-South Migration to outnumbered South to North flows. Despite numerous examinations of Africa-China mobilities, there is meager work on African migrants in South Asia. My research fills this gap by developing an ethnographic account of African migrants in New Delhi, India.

My observations reveal that in relation to other migrants from Bangladesh, Nepal, Tibet, Sri Lanka, African migrants in India are more “visible” and less “audible” due to their color and language dissimilarities. My interest explores discrimination against African nationals that manifest in the expression and activation of “Afro-phobic” stereotypes such as drug peddlers, sex workers and “Habshi” (an Arabic word for traders and slaves of Ethiopian origin given by the Mughal emperors).

In contrast to these cultural and political exclusions, my study registers migration as a ‘question of life’ reflected in Michael Jackson’s “The Wherewithal of Life”, to explore the “ethical identity” of African migrants in Delhi and the terms of their “will to live” in the face of these challenges and their own imperatives to seek and create opportunity far from home.


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Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

  • Elizabeth Eddy Doctoral Completion Award, Ph.D. University of Florida.
  • Krishna Raj fellowship award, MA, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi.

Graduate Student
Email:    ssummers11@ufl.edu


Education

  • Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Florida, In Progress
  • M.A.A. Applied Anthropology, University of Maryland College Park, 2018
  • B.A. Anthropology, Dickinson College, 2015
  • A.A. General Studies (Concentration: Sociocultural Anthropology), Montgomery College, 2013

Subfield

Biological Anthropology


Chair

Dr. Valerie Burke DeLeon


Research Interests

Forensic anthropology, postcranial skeletal morphology, ankle morphology focusing on the talus, human skeletal variation


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Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

Graduate Student
Email:    adeutsch@ufl.edu


Education

  • Ph.D.
  • M.A.
  • B.A.

Subfield

Biological Anthropology


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Graduate Student
Email:    cj.vasquez@ufl.edu


Education

  • Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Florida, In Progress
  • M.A. Anthropology, Northern Arizona University, 2005
  • B.A. Anthropology, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador,1999

Subfield

Archaeology


Chair

Dr. Augusto Oyuela-Caycedo


Research Interests

Research focus is on Historical Ecology in the Andean region (Inka, Puruwá, Pastos, and Amazonian archaeological cultures of Ecuador). Currently, I am developing my dissertation on the history of space of Colta Lake valley (Chimborazo, Ecuador), in which non-human and humans interact to produce constant changes in the environment.


Selected Publications

2018 Experiencias de una prospección arqueológica en territorio puruwá. In De Arqueología Hablan las Mujeres. Edited by María Auxiliadora Cordero, pp 145-154. Universidad Laica Eloy Alfaro de Manabí/Universidad San Francisco de Quito/Ciudad Alfaro.

2018 Submitted (peer-reviewed) Los Puruwá durante el Coloniaje de los Inkas en Colta (Chimborazo, Ecuador). In Boletín Yungas, Universidad Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, Perú.

2018 co-author with Nicolás Vásquez, Monkeys after Death in Andean Sky. In Caleidoscope of Cultural Astronomy, edited by Juan Antonio Belmonte. Network of Astronomy for School Education (NASE), Vienna.

2017 Casas pastos en el páramo y en el pie de monte occidental: Un estudio comparativo. Boletín de Antropología, Universidad de Antioquia 30(54): 126-151. (Received: 01/10/2017; approved: 06/05/2017).

2016 co-author with Florencio Delgado. Té Zulay: Una aldea precolombina a orillas del Pastaza. Review “Huellas del Sumaco”, Universidad Amazónica, Puyo, Ecuador.

2014 Poder y belleza, Catálogo de la exhibición El cuerpo y el ornamento. Carmen Fernández-Salvador y Jorge Gómez Tejada. Museo de Arte Precolombino Casa del Alabado/Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Quito.

2013 Urnas prehispánicas de las culturas Napo y Manteña. Catálogo de la exhibición El Camino de Acuña: Reliquias y relicarios de dos mundos. Carmen Fernández-Salvador. Museo de Arte Precolombino Casa del Alabado/Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Quito.

2013 ¿Hay o no monos en el cielo? On-line publication, Astronomía en la ciudad, Network for Astronomy School Education (NASE)/IAU/CSIC: http://sac.csic.es/astrosecundaria/complementario/astronomiaenlaciudad/monos_y_estrellas.pdf

2012 De estrellas y monos en la cultura Pasto. Apachita 19, Boletín de Arqueología, Ernesto Salazar Editor, COCISOH, Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Quito.

2010 Si quieren ser Inkas… que sean felices. Apachita 17, Boletín del Área de Arqueología, Ernesto Salazar, editor. Escuela de Antropología, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador, Quito.

2007 El Sol Pasto en la Construcción de Identidades, with Cristóbal Landázuri, Cuadernos de Investigación 7, pp. 215-230. Revista de la Escuela de Antropología, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador, Quito.

2005 Cuenteros en la radio: El Coyote en la Mitología Hopi del Norte de Arizona, Cuadernos de

Investigación 6, pp. 139-155, Revista de la Escuela de Antropología, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador, Quito.

2005 El Señor de Sipán en Quito. Apachita 2, Boletín del Área de Arqueología, Ernesto Salazar, editor. Escuela de Antropología, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador, Quito.

2000 Continuidad Ocupacional en la Región de Quito. Cuadernos de Investigación 5, pp. 5-26, Revista de la Escuela de Antropología, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador, Quito.


Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

  • Summer 2019 Tinker Foundation Travel Grant – CLAS to support summer 2019 fieldwork season in Colta (Chimborazo, Ecuador).
  • Spring 2019 Anthropology Department Travel Award funding
  • Fall 2018 Second prize Graduate Student Poster Competition, Department of Anthropology, University of Florida, Gainesville.
  • 2018 Department 2018-2019; Department of Anthropology and Land Use and Environmental Change Institute Travel Award 8 for conference travel in August 2018.
  • 2015 Chancellor Grants. Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Faculty Research Grant. Project: Dinámicas socio-políticas de la comunidad precolombina en la región puruwá de Colta, Chimborazo (Ecuador).

Graduate Student
Email:    facostamunoz@ufl.edu


Education

  • Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Florida (In Progress)
  • M.A. Cultural Anthropology, North Carolina State University, 2019
  • B.A. Anthropology and Linguistics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2017

Subfield

Linguistic Anthropology


Chair

Aaron Broadwell


Research Interests

Language revitalization, indigenous languages of Latin America, language ideology, language endangerment, bilingualism/ multi-lingualism, sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, ethnomusicology


Selected Publications

Ko’ox T’aano’on ich Máaya: Yucatec Maya Language Revitalization Efforts among Professional Educators in the State of Yucatán, México. (MA thesis)

“Shunguhuan Yuyai: The Battle for Kichwa Language and Culture Revitalization in Ecuador as Thinking-Feeling and Performance” (undergraduate thesis)


Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

  • 2019    Student Council at Society for Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology (SLACA, a  subset of the American Anthropological Association)
  • 2019    Board of Education Summer Fellowship Summer Program (BOE) Recipient at University of Florida for $3500
  • 2018    Susan Carter Global Endowment (HSS) at North Carolina State University $1500 for Master’s thesis fieldwork research in Yucatan, Mexico.
  • 2018    FLAS Fellowship for Yucatec Maya language program level 2 in summer of 2018 from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University for $6500.
  • 2017    FLAS Fellowship for Yucatec Maya language program level 1 in summer of 2017 from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University for $6500.
  • 2017    Federico Gil Award for best undergraduate honor thesis on a Latin American peoples subject from the Institute of the Study of the Americas at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill $250.
  • 2016    Julia Crane Award for Honor Thesis funding in summer of 2016 from the Institute of the Study of the Americas at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill $1500
  • 2016          Anthropology department honor thesis grant from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill $500.

Graduate Student
Email:    bhramdath@ufl.edu


Education

  • Ph.D.
  • M.A.
  • B.A.

Subfield

Biological Anthropology


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Graduate Student
Email:    grace.calhoun@ufl.edu


Education

  • Ph.D.
  • M.A. Anthropology, University of Florida, In Progress
  • B.S., Anthropological Sciences, The Ohio State University, 2019
  • B.S., Physics and Astrophysics, The Ohio State University, 2019

Subfield

Biological Anthropology


Chair

Dr. Daegling


Research Interests

Primate Evolution, Biomechanics, Locomotion, Functional Morphology


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Graduate Student
Email:    isisdwyer@ufl.edu


Education

  • Ph.D.
  • M.A.
  • B.A.

Subfield

Biological Anthropology


Chair

 


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