Name and Description Email Address

Yakein Abdelmagid
YEAR: 4

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Neoliberalism and Immaterial Labor, Aesthetics and Politics, Precarity in Egypt.

Kelly Alexander
YEAR: 1

kelly.alexander@duke.edu

Joella Bitter
YEAR: 2

RESEARCH INTERESTS: 

Sound/noise, reconstruction, political ecology/economy, materiality and sensation, time/space, postcolonial/social theory, Uganda/Africa

Layla Brown
YEAR: 6 ABD

DISSERTATION TITLE: Raising Voices, Building History: Afro-Venezuelan Women as Test Case for the Promise of the Bolivarian Revolution

Yasmin Cho
YEAR: 6 ABD

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Territoriality and transnationalism, everyday life of anthropology and space; China, Tibet, Northern India

Mackenzie Cramblit
YEAR: 3

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Land and property; conservation, development, natural heritage; technology and renewable energy; Science and Technology Studies; Scotland, UK

Christopher Daley
YEAR: 1

cjd43@duke.edu
   
   

Anna Dowell
YEAR: 2

RESEARCH INTERESTS:                        

Evangelical Protestantism, citizenship, political imaginaries, neoliberalism, Middle East/Egypt

   

Can Evren
YEAR: 2

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Modern athletic culture, USA

Stephanie Friede
YEAR: 4

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Globalization / Neoliberalism and Politics of Memory, Environmental Anthropology; Latin America, Spain               

Patrick Galbraith
YEAR: 4

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Alternative Forms of Intimacy Emerging in Contemporary Japanese Capitalism; Japan

Yidong Gong
YEAR: 3

RESEARCH INTERESTS: China, East Africa, ethics, humanitarianism, medicine

Jay Hammond
YEAR: 3

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Oxycontin abuse, music, political economy of pharmaceuticals

   

Ana Huang
YEAR: 3

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Queer women's activism in China, affect and temporality, collective imaginaries

Carla Hung
YEAR: 2

RESEARCH INTERESTS: 

Migration, performativity, humanitarianism, North Africa, Italy

Zach Levine
YEAR: 1

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

Ameem Lutfi
YEAR: 5 ABD

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Politics, local understandings, post-colonialism, Pakistan

Fatma Mentes
YEAR: 1

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

Alyssa Miller
YEAR: 5 ABD

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Islam, migration, Iraq/Egypt

Lorien R. Olive
YEAR: 9 ABD

DISSERTATION TITLE: The Exceptional City: Guayaquileno Autonomy, Urban Regeneration and Political Subjectivity in Ecuador

Spencer Orey
YEAR: 5 ABD

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Media, humanitarianism, West Africa, Mali/Morocco

Erin D. Parish
YEAR: 7 ABD

DISSERTATION TITLE: Remaking Home: The Politics and Practice of Return in Colombia.
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Space/place/power, anthropology and history, anthropology of the Americas

Matthew Sebastian YEAR: 1

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

Samuel Shearer
YEAR: 5 ABD

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Politics of Development, Urban Planning and Infrastructure Building; Central Africa

Ju Hyung Shim
YEAR: 10 ABD

DISSERTATION TITLE: Brothers Reunion: Post-Cold War Nationalism and Post-Socialist Internationalism in the Borderland of Viet Nam
Tamar Shirinian
YEAR: 6 ABD

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Cultural production, feminist theory, Armenia and Armenian Diaspora in Los Angeles

Brian Smithson
YEAR: 4

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Media, religious encounter, West Africa

Christina Tekie
YEAR: 2

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

US-Ethiopia, deportees, and subjective identity

Elena Turevon
YEAR: 4

DISSERTATION TITLE: When Mountains Fall Apart: Life on the Brink in the Peruvian Andes.

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Climate change, the Andes, social imagination

 

Jason Woerner
YEAR: 3

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Working class motorcycle gangs in Bangkok

Louis Yako
YEAR: 3

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Middle East / Iraq, Higher Education, Iraqi Academics and Intellectuals

Serkan Yolacan
YEAR: 5 ABD

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Islamic Culture, Azerbaijan

Cagri Yoltar-Durukan
YEAR: 6 ABD

RESEARCH INTERESTS: State ethnography, theories on sovereignty, governmentality, subjectivity, post-colonial theory; Middle East/Turkey.

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    • Cultural Anthropology graduate student, Brian Smithson conducts summer field research in Benin.

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    • Graduate student, Elena Turevon, with mountaineer extraordinaire Robert Flores and archaeologist Rafael Segura in Ancash, Peru.

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    • Graduate student, Fari Nzinga, writes fieldnotes while conducting exploratory fieldwork in New Orleans. 

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    • Graduate student Stephanie Friede, conducting summer field research in Southern Mexico about the emergence of wind energy on the Isthmus of Tehuantepec.

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    • Graduate student, Stephanie Friede, conducts summer field research at the Nordic Folklife Center in Denmark. 

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    • Carla Hung is studying Eritrean asylum seekers who are protesting compulsory fingerprinting that would limit their freedom of movement through Europe.

       
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    • Graduate student, Arianne Dorval accompanying a group of Marseille-based undocumented migrants on their way to see a play based on their life stories . 

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