Ava Downing

Graduate Student Email: avadowning@ufl.edu CV Education Ph.D. M.A. Anthropology, University of Florida, In Progress B.S. Political Science, University of South Carolina, 2019 Subfield Cultural Chair Dr. Richard Stepp Dr. Catherine Tucker Research Interests My core research interest is in studying human-environment interactions centered in food plant cultivation practices and their long-term effects on biodiversity, ecosystem and […]

Charles Barstow

Graduate Student Email: c.barstow@ufl.edu Education Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Florida, In Progress M.A. Gastronomy: Food in the World, University of Gastronomic Sciences of Pollenzo, 2017 B.A. Anthropology, Connecticut College, 2012 Subfield Cultural Anthropology Chair Dr. John Richard Stepp Research Interests Ecological and environmental anthropology; ethnobiology; biocultural diversity; pastoralism and transhumance; mountain peoples; agroecology; agrobiodiversity and endangered […]

Anne Marie Medema

  Graduate Student Email: amedema@ufl.edu Education Ph.D. M.A. Anthropology, University of Florida, In Progress B.A. Biology, Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2017 Subfield Cultural Anthropology Chair   Research Interests Ethnobotany; environmental anthropology; traditional ecological knowledge; conservation Selected Publications    

Lorena Romero Leal

  Graduate Student Email: k.romeroleal@ufl.edu Education Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Florida, In Progress M.A. Latin American Studies, Leiden University, 2018 (Cum Laude) B.A. Anthropology, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, 2016 B.A. Sociology, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, 2014 Subfield Cultural Anthropology Latin American Studies Chair Dr. Catherine Tucker Research Interests Latin American Studies, Gender and Feminist studies, Amazon […]

Matthew Albrecht

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. Jeffrey C. Johnson Research Interests My research focuses on the impacts of climate change on human […]

Shambhavi Bhushan

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 […]

Camille Baylis

Graduate Student Email: gbaylis@ufl.edu Education Ph.D. M.A. Anthropology, In Progress B.A. Anthropology, Centre College, 2015 B.A. International Studies, Centre College, 2015 Subfield Cultural Anthropology Chair Dr. Pete Collings Research Interests Cultural anthropology; Community-led conservation movements; Human ecology; Resilience and adaptability strategies; Climate change and perceptions of vulnerability; Social-ecological systems Selected Publications   Grants, Fellowships, and Awards […]

Corinne Futch

Graduate Student Email: corinnefutch@ufl.edu Education Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Florida, In Progress M.A. Women’s Studies, University of Florida, 2019 B.A. Linguistics, University of Florida, 2017 Subfield Cultural Anthropology Chair Dr. Adrienne Strong Dr. Lance Gravlee  Research Interests Global health; medical anthropology; health disparities; LGBTQ+ health; mental health; policy; discrimination and health; physiological effects of stigma; collaborative […]

John Hood

Graduate Student Email: jhood1@ufl.edu Education Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Florida, In Progress M.A. Anthropology, Northern Illinois University, 2019 B.A. Anthropology, Northern Illinois University, 2019 Subfield Cultural Anthropology Chair Dr. Jeffrey C. Johnson Research Interests Human-environment interactions, refugees, disasters, drivers of human migration, South Asian studies, Southeast Asian studies, Bangladesh, Northeast India, Burma/Myanmar, Indonesia, political anthropology, environmental […]

Shreemoyee Sil

Graduate Student Email: s.sil@ufl.edu CV:  Education Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Florida, In Progress M.A. Sociology, Presidency University, Kolkata, India, 2019 B.A. Sociology, St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata, India, 2017 Subfield Cultural Anthropology Chair Dr. Adrienne Strong Research Interests My research includes the ethnography of everyday lives of pediatric cancer patients belonging to middle- and lower-income families in […]