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Recent Alumni

2016

  •  Peter Mancina - In the Spirit of Sanctuary: Sanctuary City Policy Advocacy and the Production of Sanctuary-Power in San Francisco, California.
  • Lauren Kohut -  Cooperation through War: Late Intermediate Period Warfare and Community Formation in the South-Central Andes 
  • Mellon Partners for Humanities Education Postdoctoral Fellow, Tougaloo College
  • Matthew Velasco - Mortuary Tradition and Social Transformation during the Late Intermediate Period (A.D. 1100-1450): A Bioarchaeological Analysis of Above-Ground Burials in the Colca Valley, Peru. Current Position: Mellon Diversity Post-doctoral Associate (2016-17), Assistant Professor (2017-), Department of Anthropology, Cornell University matthew.velasco@gmail.com 

 2015

  • Teresa Franco - Paleoecology and Sedentism of Early Coastal Hunter-Gatherers in North Chile
  • Dan O'Maley - Networking Democracy: Brazilian Internet Freedom Activism and the Influence of Participatory Democracy. Current Position: Associate Editor, Center for International Media Assistance. dan.omaley@gmail.com
  • Kasia Szremski - Shellfish, Water, and Entanglements: Inter-community Interaction and Exchange during the Late Intermediate Period (1100 – 1470 CE) in the Huanangue Valley, Peru
    - Pre-major Academic Adviser, CAS
  • Brendan Weaver - "Fruit of the Vine, Work of Human Hands”: An Archaeology and Ethnohistory of Slavery on the Jesuit Wine Haciendas of Nasca, Peru.  
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    The Robert Penn Warren Vanderbilt University Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for Collaborative Research in the Humanities at Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland

2014

  • Jeff Shenton - Schooling the Forest: Land, Legacy, and Environmental Epistemological Practice in the Upper Napo
    - Lecturer in Dept. of Anthropology and  Assistant Director of the Writing Studio, Vanderbilt University
  • Jamie Shenton - The Bodily Logics of Aspiration: Intergenerational Perspectives on Adolescence, Exchange and Production among Kichwa Womenn in the Ecuadorian Amazon
    - Lecturer of Women's and Gender Studies, Vanderbilt University

2013

  • Tomas Barrientos - The Royal Palace of Cancuen: The Structure of Lowland Maya Architecture and Politics at the End of the Late Classic Period
    - Lecturer,  University of the Valley of Guatemala
  • Jennifer Ann Vogt - The Ambitions and Ambiguities of Community: State Policy and Artisan Cooperation in Rural Peru
    - ACLS Public Fellow

2012

  • Jake Sauer - Long-Term Resilience in Cultural Systems: An Araucanian Example from Santa Sylvia, South-Central Chile
  • Jennifer Zovar - Post-Collapse Constructions of Community, Memory, and Identity: An Archaeological Analysis of Late Intermediate Period Community Formation in Bolivia’s Desaguadero Valley
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    Assistant Professor at Whatcom Community College (Bellingham, WA).
  • Danielle Kurin -  The Bioarchaeology of Collapse: Ethnogenesis and Ethnocide in Post-Imperial Andahuaylas, Peru (AD 900 - 1250)
    - Assistant Professor at University of California-Santa Barbara

2011

  • Anna Catesby Yant - Powerful Buildings: The Evolution of Non-domestic Architecture and Social Interaction in the Puuc
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    Senior Lecturer in Anthropology, Assistant Director of CASPAR and the Director of A&S Tutoring at Vanderbilt

2010

  • Molly Morgan - Fixing Residence: Formative Period Place Making at Chiquiuitan, Guatemala
  • Carrie Anne Berryman - Food, Feasts, and the Construction of Identity and Power in Ancient Tiwanaku: A Bioarchaeological Perspective

2009

  • John Tomasic - Investigating Terminal Preclassic and Classic Period Power and Wealth at K'o, Guatemala
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    Archeologist with the Kansas Historical Society in Topeka

2008

  • Michael Callaghan - Technologies of Power: Ritual Economy and Ceramic Production in the Terminal Preclassic Period Holmul Region, Guatemala
    - Adjunct Professor of Anthropology, University of Texas at Arlington
  • Avery Dickins de Girón - Balancing Inequalities and Opportunities: Globalization and Development in Q'eqchi' Maya Communities in Guatemala
    Program Coordinator, International Programs at Vanderbilt

2007

  • Alberto Esquit-Choy - Liderazgo Maya-Kaqchikel en Guatemala: del Preconflicto al Postconflicto, 1950-1985
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    Instituto de Lingüística, Universidad Rafael Landívar (Guatemala)
  • Matt O'Mansky - The Petexbatun Intersite Settlement Pattern Survey: Shifting Settlement Strategies in the Ancient Maya World
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    Professor of Archaeology, Youngstown State University
  • Brent Woodfill - Shrines of the Pasión-Verapaz Region, Guatemala: Ritual and Exchange along an Ancient Trade Route

2006

  • Carolyn Audet - Ancient Maya Political Organization: Excavations at Baking Pot, Xunantunich, and Cahal Pech
    • Assistant Director, Office of Active Citizenship and Service, Vanderbilt University
  • Hector Leonel Escobedo - History and Dynastic Politics in a Classic Maya Court: Investigations at Arroyo de Piedra, Guatemala
    • Professor of Archaeology, Universidad de San Carlos, Guatemala
  • Brigitte Kovacevich - Reconstructing Classic Maya Economic Systems: Production and Exchange at Cancuen, Guatemala
    • Assistant Professor, Southern Methodist University

2003

  • Thomas Kam Manahan - The Collapse of Complex Society and its Aftermath: A Case Study from the Classic Maya Site of Copan, Honduras
    • Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Kent State University

2002

  • Andrew Workinger - Coastal/highland interaction in prehispanic Oaxaca, Mexico: the perspective from San Francisco de Arriba
    • Adjunct Professor of Anthropology, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga

2001

  • Laura Stiver - Prehispanic Mixtec settlement and state in the Teposcolula Valley of Oaxaca, Mexico