PhD Graduate Students

Ricki-Lynn Achilles

Ricki-Lynn Achilles

Sociocultural Anthropology - Thesis Supervisor: Tania Granadillo

Research Interests / Specializations: Language revitalization, emotions, reconcilliation, endangered languages, identity
Danielle Alcock

Danielle Alcock

Sociocultural Anthropology - Thesis Supervisors: Regna Darnell, Gerald McKinley

Research Interests / Specializations: Community Based Research on Traditional ecological knowledge and Elderly Care in First Nations Communities
Beth Compton

Beth Compton

Archaeology/Bioarchaeology - Thesis Supervisors: Neal Ferris, Lisa Hodgetts

Research Interests / Specializations: Examining the user needs for digital representations of physical archaeological objects
Nathan Dawthorne

Nathan Dawthorne

Sociocultural Anthropology - Thesis Supervisor: Regna Darnell

Research Interests / Specializations: Narratives of Male Sex Work in London Ontario
Patrick Galler

Patrick Galler

Sociocultural Anthropology - Thesis Supervisor: Kim Clark

Research Interests / Specializations: Processes of Becoming: An Ethnography of Embodiment, Identity and Performance in Boxing
Lauren Gilhooly

Lauren Gilhooly

Archaeology/Bioarchaeology - Thesis Supervisors: Ian Colquhoun, Charles Trick

Research Interests / Specializations: Impact of tourist presence on long-tailed macaque behaviour and the implications for malaria transmission
Becky Goodwin

Becky Goodwin

Archaeology/Bioarchaeology - Thesis Supervisor: Lisa Hodgetts

Research Interests / Specializations: The construction of gender identity (particularly women's identity) among Inuit and their ancestors in the Canadian Arctic
Federica Guccini

Federica Guccini

Sociocultural Anthropology - Thesis Supervisor: Karen Pennesi

Research Interests / Specializations: Hakka language and identity in Mauritius
Amanda James

Amanda James

Archaeology/Bioarchaeology - Thesis Supervisor: Andrea Waters-Rist

Research Interests / Specializations: The effect of diet on Fluorosis in late Roman populations of the Somma-Vesuvius region
Arwen Johns

Arwen Johns

Sociocultural Anthropology - Thesis Supervisors: Jean-Francois Millaire, Adriana Premat

Research Interests / Specializations: Peru, food, gastronationalism, representations of indigenous heritage, national identities, tourism, memory and nostalgia
Beatriz Juarez Rodriguez

Beatriz Juarez Rodriguez

Sociocultural Anthropology - Thesis Supervisor: Kim Clark

Research Interests / Specializations: Blackness, Gender and the State: Afro Women's Organizations in Contemporary Venezuela and Ecuador
Casey Kirkpatrick

Casey Kirkpatrick

Archaeology/Bioarchaeology - Theis Supervisor: Eldon Molto

Research Interests / Specializations: Comparing the Accuracy of Region-specific and Universal Dental Aging Standards in Egypt
Bruce Lawrence

Bruce Lawrence

Sociocultural Anthropology - Thesis Supervisor: Karen Pennesi

Research Interests / Specializations: Investigating English language in Korea
Kelly Linton

Kelly Linton

Sociocultural Anthropology - Thesis Supervisor: Andrew Walsh

Research Interests / Specializations: Place-based knowledge and Sites of Exchange - Innovation and Adaptation in Southern Ontario Agriculture
John Moody

John Moody

Archaeology/Bioarchaeology - Thesis Supervisor: Lisa Hodgetts

Research Interests / Specializations: An analysis of Early Thule Ceramics
Diana Moreiras Reynaga

Diana Moreiras Reynaga

Archaeology/Bioarchaeology - Thesis Supervisors: Jean-Francois Millaire, Fred Longstaffe

Research Interests / Specializations: Mesoamerican archaeology and bioarchaeology; interaction and use (environmental, cultural, symbolic) of Theobroma cacao (chocolate) and maize by pre-Columbian peoples; pre-Columbian palaeodiets and mobility via stable isotopes; Aztec (Mexica) society and religion; the archaeology of children and childhood
Alex Nelson

Alex Nelson

Sociocultural Anthropology - Thesis Supervisors: Bipasha Baruah, Regna Darnell

Research Interests / Specializations: Coping and Survival Strategies Deployed by Homeless Single Mothers: Negotiating Homelessness, Motherhood and Identity in Victoria, BC, and London, Ontario
David Norris

David Norris

Archaeology/Bioarchaeology - Thesis Supervisor: Chris Ellis

Research Interests / Specializations: 3D morphometric analysis of Paleoindian projectile points from the western Great Lakes region in an attempt to address issues of migration and colonization during the early Holocene period
Driton Nushaj

Driton Nushaj

Sociocultural Anthropology - Thesis Supervisor: Regna Darnell

Research Interests / Specializations: Indigenous ontologies
Bimadoshka Pucan

Bimadoshka Pucan

Sociocultural Anthropology - Thesis Supervisors: Regna Darnell, LLoy Wylie

Research Interests / Specializations: Aligning Anishinaabeg Health Practices and Western Methods
MD Rashedul Alam

MD Rashedul Alam

Sociocultural Anthropology - Thesis Supervisor: Dan Jorgensen

Research Interests / Specializations: Bangladesh, Anthropology of Mining, Grassroots Resistance, Statelessness, Border Enclaves, Political Geography
Amedeo Sghinolfi

Amedeo Sghinolfi

Archaeology/Bioarchaeology - Thesis Supervisor: Jean-Francois Millaire

Research Interests / Specializations: Archaeological Survey in the Viru Valley chaupiyunga, Peru to document settlement patterns & the nature of interaction between coastal & highland peoples through time
Taylor Smith

Taylor Smith

Archaeology/Bioarchaeology - Thesis Supervisors: Andrea Waters-Rist, Fred Longstaffe

Research Interests / Specializations: Stable isotope and trace element analyses in the study of breastfeeding and infant feeding practices
Jennifer Spinney

Jennifer Spinney

Sociocultural Anthropology - Thesis Supervisor: Karen Pennesi

Research Interests / Specializations: Weather and Society: how people understand & experience severe weather in Canada; how people use these understandings to assess risk and decision-making; weather warning - effects & consequences of communication
Amy St. John

Amy St. John

Archaeology/Bioarchaeology - Thesis Supervisor: Neal Ferris

Research Interests / Specializations: The Use of Micro Computed Tomography in Archaeological Ceramic Studies
Joanna Suckling

Joanna Suckling

Archaeology/Bioarchaeology - Thesis Supervisor: Andrew Nelson

Research Interests / Specializations: Non-destructive analysis of mummy bundles from the Central Coast of Peru
Amanda Suko

Amanda Suko

Archaeology/Bioarchaeology - Thesis Supervisor: Neal Ferris

Research Interests / Specializations: Conceptualizing material borderlands: An archaeological examination of community-building, identity formation, and syncretism of domestic practices in the Arkona cluster sites, Ontario, Canada
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Candie Thomas

Candie Thomas

Archaeology/Bioarchaeology -Thesis Supervisor: Neal Ferris

Research Interests / Specializations: Archaeological Ethnography of Traditional Ceramic Production, Use and Meaning Among the AmaZulu of the Mnweni Valley, South Africa
Renee Willmon

Renee Willmon

Archaeology/Bioarchaeology - Thesis Supervisors: Andrew Nelson, Olivier Dutour

Research Interests / Specializations: 3D Paleopathology of Tuberculosis
Jennifer Willoughby

Jennifer Willoughby

Archaeology/Bioarchaeology - Thesis Supervisor: Andrew Nelson

Research Interests / Specializations: Paleo-oncology: Identifying neoplastic disease in mummified remains
Mingyuan Zhang

Mingyuan Zhang

Sociocultural Anthropology - Thesis Supervisor: Andrew Walsh

Research Interests / Specializations: Globalization, Commodities, Gender, Education, Infrastructure, Corruption, Madagascar, China and Africa Thesis Topic: The Meaning of "Being Chinese" in Madagascar