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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 foods; gastronomy; philosophy of ecology; combined qualitative and quantitative research methods; participatory research; environmental colonialism


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Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

 

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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


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Research Interests

Ethnobotany; environmental anthropology; traditional ecological knowledge; conservation


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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 region, Political Ecology, Economic Anthropology, Environmental Anthropology, extractive economies


Selected Publications

Romero, Karen (2019). “Representations of witnesses as victims and of the FARC guerrilla as victimizer in four books of kidnapping in Colombia”. ÍSTMICA. Revista de la Facultad de Filosofía y Letras. 24, 67-91. https://doi.org/10.15359/istmica.24.5

Romero, Karen (2018). “Representations of the Amazon in four kidnapping´s testimonial-literature books in Colombia”. Hallazgos 15 (30), 45 – 76. https://doi.org/10.15332/1794-3841.2018.0030.02 8

Romero, Karen (2017). “Production conditions of a boom in kidnapping testimonial literature”. Revista Colombiana de Sociología, 40 (1), 161 – 186. https://doi.org/10.15446/rcs.v40n1.61957

Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

  • Fulbright Scholarship for PhD studies 2020 – 2024. Colombian Ministry of Science – U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
  • Latin American Scholarship, University of Florida, 2020

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 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: 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


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Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

  • Elizabeth Eddy Fellowship, University of Florida, 2019
  • Grinter Fellowship, University of Florida, 2018-2019
  • Ruegamer Award, University of Florida, 2018-2019
  • John. C. Young Award, Centre College, 2015
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Research Interests

Global health; medical anthropology; health disparities; LGBTQ+ health; mental health; policy; discrimination and health; physiological effects of stigma; collaborative ethnography; rural health; disability studies; feminist and queer of color critique theories; qualitative and quantitative research methods


Selected Publications

KAAN, E., FUTCH, C., FERNÁNDEZ FUERTES, R., MUJCINOVIC, S., & ÁLVAREZ DE LA FUENTE, E.   (2018). Adaptation to syntactic structures in native and nonnative sentence comprehension. Applied Psycholinguistics.

Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

  • Elizabeth Eddy Fellowship, University of Florida (2023)
  • Charles T. Woods Student Grant, Center for Gender, Sexualities, and Women’s Studies Research, University of Florida (2020)
  • Elizabeth Eddy Endowment, University of Florida (2020)
  • Grinter Doctoral Fellowship, University of Florida (2019-2022)
  • Vada Yeomans Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, University of Florida (2017-2019)
  • University Scholar, University of Florida (2017)

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 anthropology, cognitive anthropology, anthropology of development, diaspora studies, peace and conflict studies


Selected Publications

Hood, John Hillory. 2019. “Cultural Models of Democracy Among Burmese Residents in the United States.” Journal of Cultural Cognitive Science (33). DOI: 10.1007/s41809-019-00033-5.


Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

  • Graduate Assistantship, University of Florida, 2019–2021
  • Elizabeth Eddy Endowment, University of Florida, 2020
  • Board of Education Summer Fellowship, University of Florida, 2019
  • Graduate Assistantship, Northern Illinois University, 2016-2019
  • Best Paper, Northern Illinois University Southeast Asia Conference, 2015
  • Dean’s Award, Department of Anthropology, Northern Illinois University, 2015
  • Best Paper, Northern Illinois University Southeast Asia Conference, 2014
  • Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship, Northern Illinois University, 2013-2015
  • Summer Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship, Northern Illinois University, 2014-2015
  • Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, 2014
  • V.I.P. Scholarship, Northern Illinois University, 2013-2015

Graduate Student
Email: s.sil@ufl.edu


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

Medical Anthropology, Anthropology of Childhood


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