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
Kirsten Bruce

Kirsten Bruce

Archaeology/Bioarchaeology - Thesis Supervisor: Andrew Nelson

Research Interests / Specializations: Investigations of cancer and disease in the Chachapoya population using CT & X-ray images
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: An Examination of the presence and activities of Paleo-Indians regarding the colonization of northern Ontario
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