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Graduate Student
Email: mcarver.martin@ufl.edu


Education

  • Ph.D.
  • M.A. Anthropology, University of Florida, In Progress
  • B.A. Anthropology, George Mason University, 2014

Subfield

Cultural Anthropology


Chair

Dr. Catherine Tucker


Research Interests

Farmers’ markets, food assistance and nutrition incentive programs, food systems, food security, sustainability, alternative food movements, alternative currencies, value chains, space and place, economic anthropology


Selected Publications

 


Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

  • Elizabeth Eddy Fellowship, University of Florida Department of Anthropology, 2021-2022
  • Grinter Fellowship, University of Florida Department of Anthropology, 2018-2021
  • Summa cum laude, George Mason University, 2014
  • Outstanding Anthropology Undergraduate Student Award, George Mason University, 2014

Graduate Student
Email: maxvanoostenburg@ufl.edu


Education

  • Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Florida, In Progress
  • M.A. Anthropology, Colorado State University, 2014
  • B.A. Anthropology, Michigan State University, 2011

Subfield

Cultural Anthropology


Chair

Dr. Jeffrey C. Johnson


Research Interests

Cognitive anthropology, natural resource policy, fisheries, mixed methods, Medical anthropology


Selected Publications

Russell, S., Van Oostenburg, M., Vizek, A. (2018). Adapting to catch shares: Perspectives of West Coast Groundfish Trawl Participants. Coastal Management (forthcoming)

Snodgrass, J. G., Dengah, H. F., Lacy, M. G., Bagwell, A., Van Oostenburg, M., & Lende, D. (2017). Online gaming involvement and its positive and negative consequences: A cognitive anthropological “cultural consensus” approach to psychiatric measurement and assessment. Computers in Human Behavior66, 291-302.

Van Oostenburg, M. (2014). Home, half a world away: The cultural logic of acculturation among Indian international students at Colorado State University (Master’s Thesis, Colorado State University).

Van Oostenburg, M. (2014). The Subjective Well-Being of International Students: A Case for the Use of Anthropological Theory and Method. Furthering Perspectives: Anthropological Views of the World Volume 7: 2013-2014, 15.


Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

  • Graduate School Funding Award, 2018-2022
  • Colorado State University Department of Anthropology Conference Travel Award, 2015

Graduate Student
Email: ayeargin@ufl.edu


Education

  • Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Florida, In Progress
  • M.A. Asian Studies, Florida State University, 2016
  • B.A.

Subfield

Cultural Anthropology


Chair

Dr. Abdoulaye Kane


Research Interests

Ethnic Identity, Gender, Migration, Chinese Diaspora, Feminist Anthropology, Ethnography, Grounded Theory


Selected Publications

 


Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

  • Critical Language Scholarship for Mandarin Chinese, U.S. Department of State, 2018
  • O. Ruth McQuown Graduate Award, University of Florida, 2018
  • Graduate Student Fellowship Award, University of Florida, 2017-2020
  • International Studies 50th Anniversary Departmental Scholarship, Florida State University, 2016
  • International Studies Departmental Assistantship, Florida State University, 2015-2016

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Graduate Student

Mailbox: Turlington Hall Rm 1112, PO Box 117305, Gainesville, FL 32611-7305
Email:    cwman425@ufl.edu

Education

  • Ph.D.,
  • M.A.,
  • B.A.,

Subfield

Cultural Anthropology


Chair

 


Research Interests

 


Selected Publications

 

 


Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

 

Graduate Student
Email: toombshannah@ufl.edu


Education

  • Ph.D. Anthropology, In Progress
  • M.A. Anthropology, University of Florida, 2018
  • B.A. Anthropology, Penn State University, 2016
  • B.A. Spanish Language, Penn State University, 2016

Subfield

Cultural Anthropology

Latin American Studies (area of interest)


Chair

Dr. Catherine May Tucker


Research Interests

My major areas of study include sociocultural anthropology (economics, environment, development), applied anthropology, visual anthropology, material culture (particularly pottery) and indigenous rights with a focus on Latin America, particularly Honduras.

My dissertation research focuses on the impacts of socioeconomic change on indigenous tradition, particularly craft production, household decision-making, market access, gender roles, and environment within indigenous Lenca communities across western Honduras. Through a mixed methods approach, I explore how changing sociopolitical and environmental conditions impact the way indigenous groups perceive their traditional livelihoods and roles and how Lenca craft producers creatively adapt in the face of development to connect with a complex and changing national market.

I believe in linking research to action, and my goal is to create data, publications, and other research results that are accessible and applicable beyond academia, potentially informing policy-making and development practice in the future.


Selected Publications

 

 


Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

  • Paul & Polly Doughty Research Award, UF Department of Anthropology, April 2019
  • Boonstra Family Research Fellowship, UF Department of Anthropology, March 2019
  • UF Anthropology Poster Competition, 2nd Place Winner, December 2019
  • Department of Anthropology and Land Use and Environmental Change Institute Spring Travel Award, February 2019
  • UF Anthropology Poster Competition, 2nd Place Winner, April 2018
  • Grinter Fellowship, UF Department of Anthropology, August 2017
  • Ruegamer Scholarship, Bank of America, August 2017
  • Undergraduate Digital Publishing Award, Penn State Department of History, April 2016
  • Ceramic Studies Award, Penn State Department of Anthropology, March 2015

Graduate Student
Email: macarenamoraga@ufl.edu


Education

  • Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Florida, In Progress
  • M.A. Latin American Studies, University of Florida, 2016
  • B.A. Anthropology, University of North Florida, 2013

Subfield

Cultural Anthropology


Chair

Dr. Richard Kernaghan 


Research Interests

Macarena Moraga is a Fulbright Scholar and PhD candidate in the Department of Anthropology and Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Florida. Her research focuses on transitional justice, memory of state violence in Brazil and Chile, ethnographies of archives, and the anthropology of the state.


Selected Publications

 

 


Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

 Awards

  • O. Ruth McQuown Scholarship Supplementary Award for a Graduate Student at the University of Florida, 2019
  • Second Prize for an Outstanding Poster Presentation at the Latin American Studies Fieldwork Festival, Center for Latin American Studies, University of Florida, 2019
  • Charles Woods Thesis Award for Best Master’s Thesis, Center for Latin American Studies, University of Florida, 2016
  • Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies (SECOLAS), Edward H. Moseley Award for Best Graduate Student Paper, March 12-15, 2015
  • Outstanding Anthropology Graduate, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work, University of North Florida, April 2014
  • University of North Florida, Latin Honors: Summa Cum Laude (every semester), 2011-2013
  • President’s Honor Roll, University of North Florida, for outstanding academic performance, having achieved a 4.0 GPA (every semester), 2011-2013
  • Award for Outstanding Poster Presentation at the Fourth Annual Sociology and Anthropology Undergraduate Student Symposium at the University of North Florida, April 12  2013

Graduate School Fellowships

  • Graduate School Fellowship, Department of Anthropology, University of Florida, 2017-2021
  •  Academic Year Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship, University of Florida, 2015-2016
  • Summer Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS), For advanced study of Brazilian Portuguese in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June-August 2015
  • Academic Year Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS), Spring 2015
  • Graduate Assistantship, Center for Latin American Studies, University of Florida , 2014

Research Grants 

  • Fulbright US Student Program (IIE), U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA)
  • Paul and Polly Doughty Research Award, Department of Anthropology, University of Florida, 2019
  • Amaya Burns Award, Department of Anthropology, University of Florida, 2018
  • Latin American Studies Field Research Grant, University of Florida, 2018
  • Latin American Studies Field Research Grant, University of Florida, 2015

 

Graduate Student
Email: sarah.meyers@ufl.edu


Education

  • Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Florida, In Progress
  • M.S. Environmental Studies Peace Corps Masters International, College of Charleston, 2016
  • B.S. Environmental and Natural Resources, Environmental Science and Economic Policy, Clemson University, 2010

Subfield

Cultural Anthropology


Chair

Dr. Adrienne Strong


Research Interests

Applied and medical anthropology, West Africa, Ghana, herbal medicine use, international development, malaria interventions and their acceptability, public health policy, knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) research surrounding malaria, adoption and diffusion of innovations, and social network analysis.

Currently, I am interested in knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) research surrounding the perceived causes, diagnostics, treatments and symptoms of malaria in West Africa, especially among herbalists. I am also interested in the evaluation of malaria interventions and those which integrate traditional medicine and Western biomedical knowledge and practices, particularly those focusing on Artemisia annua and afra for malaria


Selected Publications

Cabang, A. B., De Mukhopadhyay, K., Meyers, S., Morris, J., Zimba, P. V., & Wargovich, M. J. (2017). Therapeutic effects of the euglenoid ichthyotoxin, euglenophycin, in colon cancer. Oncotarget, 8(61), 104347

 


Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

  • University of Florida Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellow (FLAS), 2017-2018
  • University of Florida Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellow (FLAS), 2018-2019
  • Center for African Studies pre-dissertation summer travel award, 2018
  • Doughty Research Award, 2018
  • Center for African Studies travel award 2018-2019

Graduate Student
Email: osmedina@ufl.edu


Education

  • Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Florida, In Progress
  • M.A. Sustainable Development Practice, University of Florida, 2017
  • B.S. Socioeconomic Development and Environment, Zamorano University, 2008

Subfield

Cultural Anthropology


Chair

Dr. Jeffrey C. Johnson


Research Interests

Public policies, Social networks analysis, Governance, Multidimensional approach to rural and urban development, socioeconomic development and agriculture


Selected Publications

 


Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

  • Water Institute Fellow, University of Florida
  • TCD Working Group Grant – Environmental Governance, University of Florida
  • Outstanding Student – Master of Sustainable Development Practice, University of Florida
  • Vice-president -Tropical Conservation and Development student group, University of Florida
  • Academic Excellence Award, Zamorano University
  • Zamorano Citizenship Award, Zamorano University
  • Member of the Honor Society of Agriculture “Gamma Sigma Delta”, Zamorano University

 

Graduate Student
Email: aaronfleisher@ufl.edu


Education

  • Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Florida, In Progress
  • M.S. Library and Information Science, University of Illinois, 2012
  • A.B. Philosophy, University of Chicago, 2003

Subfield

Cultural Anthropology


Chair

 


Research Interests

Social Network Analysis, Methodology, Logical-Philosophical Foundations, Interdisciplary Collaboration, Homelessness, Mental Health, Psychoanalysis, Renaissance Humanism, Albania


Selected Publications

Fleisher, M.S., & Fleisher, A.M. (2017). Bullets, Bucks, and the Bottom Line: Corporate Engagement in Violence
Intervention and Economic Growth in Impoverished Neighborhoods.
Journal of Accounting and Finance, 17, (2), pp.
2010-22

 


Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

 

Graduate Student
Email: zurek1ma@ufl.edu


Education

  • Ph.D. Anthropology, In Progress
  • M.A. Anthropology, University of Florida
  • B.S. Anthropology, Central Michigan University

Subfield

Cultural Anthropology


Chair

Dr. Jeffrey C. Johnson


Research Interests

Analog Environments; Applied Anthropology; Cognitive Anthropology; Cohesion; Data Analysis in the Social Sciences; Group Dynamics; Long-Duration Space Exploration; Organizational Networks; Organizational Psychology; Psychology of Isolation; Psychology of Spaceflight; Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods; Social Network Analysis; Social Roles; Training and Performance


Selected Publications

2020 (To be submitted). “Network Positionality and Leveraging Connections within the Disasters Community: internship results from NASA Disasters Program’s Stakeholder and Geospatial Analysis” (Poster) (Working title) (Conference TBD)

2020 (Submitted). “Bridging Analog Environments: comparison of group dynamics and cohesion between the Human Exploration Research Analog (HERA) and over-wintering Antarctic stations.” XXXX Sunbelt Conference of the INSNA, Paris, France

2020 “Informal Social Roles and Crew Cohesion: findings from the Human Exploration Research Analog (HERA)” (Poster). NASA HRP IWS 2020, Galveston, TX, US

2019 “NASA Disasters Program Stakeholder Network and Geospatial Analysis Project – 11956” (Poster). Interns Fall 2019 Exit Deliverable Presentations, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, US

2019 “NASA Disasters Program Roses A.37 Projects Network Analysis” (Poster). Science Directorate Intern Showcase, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, US

2019 “NASA Disasters Program Roses A.37 Projects Network Analysis” (Poster). 2019 Annual Earth Science Applications Showcase, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC, US

2019 “Disasters Program A.37 Projects Network Analysis.” Disasters Program A.37 Kick-off Meeting, ESRI Broomfield Office, Broomfield, CO, US

2019 “Shared Cognition on Informal Social Roles and its implications for Future Manned Space Exploration: Evidence from campaigns 3 and 4 of the human exploration research analog (HERA)” XXXIX Sunbelt Conference of the INSNA, Montréal, Québec, Canada

2019 “Human Exploration Crews: Informal Social Roles, Team Viability and Conflict.” 2019 AAAS Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, US

2019 “Team Dynamics in Spaceflight Analogs: Agreement, informal social roles, and team viability in the human exploration research analog (HERA)” (Poster). NASA HRP IWS 2019, Galveston, TX, US

2018 “Grounding Research Questions: How Exploratory Text Analysis Guides Ethnographic Fieldwork in Antarctic Crews.” SfAA 78th Annual Meeting (SASci), Philadelphia, PA, US

2018 “Team Dynamics in Spaceflight Analogs” (Poster). NASA HRP IWS 2018, Galveston, TX, US

2017 “Team Dynamics in Spaceflight Analogs: Shared Mental Models, Informal Social Roles, and Team Viability and Conflict in the Human Exploration Research Analog (HERA).” XXXVII Sunbelt Conference of the INSNA, Beijing, China

 


Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

  • Summer Travel Award from the Department of Anthropology and the Land Use and Environmental Change Institute, 2017
  • Yazdi Fellowship, 2016-2017