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Graduate Student

Mailbox: Turlington Hall Rm 1112, PO Box 117305, Gainesville, FL 32611-7305
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. Kernaghan 


Research Interests

Social Memory, Political and Legal Anthropology, Dictatorship Violence in Latin America, Human Rights, Medical Anthropology, Anthropology of the Media

Macarena Moraga’s research explores the ramifications of past violence in the present. Her Master’s thesis involved the study of the construction of social memory of the dictatorships that occurred in Chile (1973-1990) and Brazil (1964-1985) via fictionalized TV shows and among viewers who belonged to the post-dictatorship generation. Currently she is exploring the current legal and social efforts to bring accountability to medical and military personnel who collaborated in interrogation sessions in military hospitals in Rio de Janeiro during the Brazilian dictatorship.


Selected Publications

 

 


Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

 Awards

  • 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 

  • University of Florida, Latin American Studies Field Research Grant, 2015 

 

Graduate Student

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

Education

  • Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Florida, In Progress
  • M.A., Cultural Anthropology, New Mexico State University, 2014
  • B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies with Minors in Anthropology, History, and Spanish, New Mexico State University, 2012

Subfield

Cultural


Chair

Dr. Jusionyte


Research Interests

Legal and Political Anthropology, Humanitarian Aid, Migration, Transnationalism, Globalization, Trade Agreements, Human Rights, Human Trafficking, Mesoamerica Studies, Anthropology of Childhood


Selected Publications

Sexually Exploited Girls in Guatemala: Human Rights and the Legal System. In progress. An Ethnographic Perspective of Human Trafficking and Human Rights in Guatemala. ProQuest 2014

 


Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

  • Graduate School Doctoral Dissertation Award University of Florida
  • Graduate School Doctoral Research Award University of Florida
  • Center for Latin American Studies Field Research Grant University of Florida
  • Graduate School Topoff Fellowship University of Florida
  • Anthropology Department Teaching Assistantship Award University of Florida
  • Anthropology Department Teaching Assistant Fellowship New Mexico State University
  • Anthropology Department Field Research Grant New Mexico State University
  • Center for Latin America and Border Studies Research Grant New Mexico State University

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Graduate Student

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

Education

  • Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Florida (in progress)
  • M.A., Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania, 2012
  • B.A., Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania, 2012

Subfield

Biological Anthropology


Chair

Dr. Warren

Dr. Goldberger


Research Interests

Forensic anthropology; Human identification; Skeletal toxicology; Skeletal pathology; Skeletal trauma; Chemical weapons; Human rights investigation


Selected Publications

Rubin, K.M. and DeLeon, V.B. (In press). Ancestral variation in orbital rim shape: A three-dimensional pilot study. Journal of Forensic Sciences.

Winburn, A. P., Rubin, K. M., LeGarde, C. B., and Finlayson, J. E. (In press). Use of qualitative and quantitative techniques in the resolution of a small-scale medicolegal case of commingled human remains. Florida Scientist.

Rubin, K. (2013). The manifestation of cocaine-induced midline destructive lesion in bone tissue and its identification in human skeletal remains. Forensic Science International, 231, 408.e1-408.e11.


Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

  • University of Florida Graduate School Fellowship, 2012-2016
  • University of Florida, Department of Anthropology, William R. Maples Award, 2016
  • American Academy of Forensic Sciences Humanitarian and Human Rights Resource Center Grant (through support of the National Institute of Justice Forensic Technology Center of Excellence program), 2015
  • Forensic Science Foundation Lucas Grant, 2015
  • Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command Forensic Science Academy Fellowship through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, 2014

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Graduate Student

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

Education

  • Ph.D.,
  • M.A.,
  • B.A.,

Subfield

Biological


Chair

Dr. Warren


Research Interests

Skeletal Biology, Forensic Anthropology, Human Rights Violations in Latin America, Human Migration, Skeletal Indicators of Stress, Craniometric Variation


Selected Publications

 

 


Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

 

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Graduate Student

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

Education

  • Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Florida, 2018
  • M.A.,
  • B.A.,

Subfield

Cultural


Chair

Dr. Schmidt


Research Interests

Human Rights Practice and Violation in India, Latin America, and Africa; Human Rights Practice and Violation in Religions; Human Rights Violation in the Sri Lankan war; Islamic studies; Biological Anthropology/Forensic anthropology


Selected Publications

 

 


Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

 

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Graduate Student

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

Education

  • Ph.D.,
  • M.A., Anthropology, University of Florida, 2012
  • B.A.,

Subfield

Cultural Anthropology


Chair

Dr. Schmink

Dr. McCarty


Research Interests

Environmental Anthropology, Political and Historical Ecology, Ethnobiology, Traditional Ecological Knowledge, Cognition, Memory, Law, Policy and Human Rights, Latin America, Caribbean, Southeast US


Selected Publications

 

 


Grants, Fellowships, and Awards