PhD Program Graduates

Katya Gibel Mevorach, 1995

Associate Professor of Anthropology & American Studies
Grinnell College

1997. Azoulay., K. Black, Jewish, and interracial: It's not the color of your skin but the race of your kin, and other myths of identity. Durham: Duke Unversity Press.

2008. Mevorach, K. “When Words Have Failed and Political Rhetoric Turns Stale: Race, Racism, and Caste” in Against Stigma: Studies in Caste, Race and Justice Since Durban. Balmurli Natrajan and Paul Greenough. Delhi: Orient Longman Press.

Nadia Abu El-Haj, 1995
Professor of Anthropology
Columbia University

2001. Abu El-Haj, N. Facts on the Ground: Archaeological Practice and Territorial Self-Fashioning in Israeli Society. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

2012. Abu El-Haj, N. The Genealogical Science: Genetics, The Origins of the Jews, and The Politics of Epistemology. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.

Madelaine Adelman, 1997
Associate Professor, Justice and Social Inquiry in the School of Social Transformation
Arizona State University

2014. Adelman, M. & M. Elman, eds. Jerusalem: Conflict and Cooperation in a Contested City. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press.

Attiya Ahmad, 2009

Assistant Professor of Anthropology
George Washington University

2013  Navarro, T., B. Williams, and A. Ahmad. "Sitting at the kitchen table: Fieldnotes from women of color in anthropology," Cultural Anthropology 28(3): 443-463.

2012  Ahmad, A. “Labour’s limits: Foreign residents in the Gulf.”  In M. Kamrav and Z. Babar, eds., Migrant Labor in the Persian Gulf. New York: Columbia University Press.

2012  Ahmad, A. “Cosmopolitan Islam in a diasporic space: Foreign resident Muslim women’s halaqa in Kuwait.” In F. Osella and C. Osella, eds., Islamic Reform in South Asia. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Ayse Gul Altinay, 2001
Assistant Professor of Cultural Studies (equivalent)
Sabanci University in Istanbul, Turkey

Violence Against Women in Turkey: A Nationwide Survey (with Yeşim Arat, Punto, 2009,
2008. Yesim, Arat & Ayse Gul Altinay. Türkiye'de Kadına Yönelik Şiddet (Violence Against Women in Turkey).
        —Awarded the 2008 PEN Duygu Asena Award.
2004. Altinay, Ayse Gul. The Myth of the Military-Nation: Militarism, Gender and Education. Palgrave Macmillan.

Neta Bar, 2013

2005. Neta Bar. “Israeli Snipers in the Al-Aqsa intifada: killing, humanity, and lived experience.” Third World Quarterly 26:133-152.

Pamela Block, 1997

Associate Dean for Research, School of Health Technology & Management

Associate Professor and Director, Disability Studies Concentration Ph.D. in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

Stony Brook University

Occupying Disability: Critical Approaches to Community, Justice, and Decolonizing Disability. Editors: Block, P., Kasnitz, D., Nishida, A., Pollard, N.

Tracy M. Brown, 2000
Assistant Professor of Sociology/Anthropology/Social Work

Central Michigan University

2013. Brown, T. "Pueblo Indians and Spanish Colonial Authority in New Mexico, 1539-1820" Tucson: University of Arizona Press.

2012. Brown, T. "Intimate Ties: Families, Kinship and Marriage in Eighteenth Century Pueblo Communities," in David Wallace Adams and Crista DeLuzio, eds., On the Borders of Love and Power: Families and Kinship in the Intercultural Southwest. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Leigh Campoamoor, 2012

Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociocultural Anthropology
Lafayette College

Ya-Chung Chuang, 2000

Professor, Department of Humantiies and Social Science
National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

2013. Democracy on Trial: Social Movements and Cultural Politics in Postauthoritarian Taiwan. Hong Kong: Chinese University Press.

Richard Collier, 2004

Technical Services Archivist, John W. Hartman Center
Duke University

Heather Dell, 1999

Associate Professor of Women’s Studies
University of Illinois, Springfield

Dwayne E Dixon, 2014

Visiting Assistant Professor, Center for Asian and Middle East Studies
Duke University

Les Field, 1987

Associate Professor of Anthropology
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

2008. Fields, L. & A. Tales. Collaborative Explorations of California Indian Sovereignty and Identity.  Durham, NC:  Duke University Press. 

2007. Fields, L. and R. Fox (ed). Anthropology Put to Work. Oxford, UK: Berg Publishers.

1999. Fields, L. The Grimace of  Macho Ratón: Artisans, Identity and N
ation in Late Twentieth Century  Western Nicaragua. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Katherine Frank 1999

Affiliate Research Faculty Researcher in Department of Sociology at University of Nevada, Los Vegas

Faculty Associate at College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, ME

2013. Frank, Katherin. Plays Well in Groups:  A Journey Through the World of Group Sex.  Lanham, MD:  Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

2006. Frank, Katherine. Flesh for Fantasy:  Producing and Consuming Exotic Dance.  With R. Danielle Egan and M. Lisa Johnson.  Thunder’s Mouth Press.

2002. Frank, K. G-Strings and Sympathy:  Strip Club Regulars and Male Desire. Durham, NC:  Duke University Press.

Marla Frederick, 2000

Professor of African and African American Studies and of Religion
Harvard University

forthcoming 2016. Frederick, M. Colored Television: American Religion Gone Global. Stanford: Stanford University Press.
forthcoming 2015. Frederick, M., C. Rouse & J. Jackson. Televised Redemption:The Media Production of Black Muslims, Jews, and Christians.

2003. Frederick, M. Between Sundays: Black Women and Everyday Struggles of Faith. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Jan H. French, 2003

President, University Faculty Senate
Chair & Associate Professor of Anthropology
University of Richmond

Forthcoming. French, Jan H. “From Honor toDignity: Criminal Libel, Press Freedom, and Racist Speech in Brazil” (Vanderbilt E-Journal of Luso-Hispanic Studies).

2015. French, J. “At Play in the Field of Law: Symbolic Capital and Foreign Attorneys in LL.M. Programs,” Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies, Vol. 2, No. 1 (Winter)

2013. French, J. “Rethinking Police Violence in Brazil: Unmasking the Public Secret of Race,” Latin American Politics and Society, Volume 55, Number 4 (Winter).

Jack Friedman, 2003

Research Scientist, Center for Applied Social Research
University of Oklahoma

2012. Friedman, Jack. “Hope and the City: Thoughts on Romania’s Urban Spaces in the Context of European Integration” An article in Anuarul Institutului de Istorie 'G. Baritiu' din Cluj-Napoca, Series Humanisitica, Volume 10: 7-14.

2012. Friedman, Jack. “Thoughts on Inactivity and an Ethnography of ‘Nothing’: Comparing Meanings of ‘Inactivity’ in Romanian and American Mental Health Care” An article in North American Dialogues (the journal of the Society for the Anthropology of North America), Volume 15(1):1-8.

Micah Gilmer, 2009

Clinical Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina,
Chapel Hill
Senior Partner, Frontline Solutions |

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Brian Goldstone, 2012

Mellon Justice-in-Education Fellow, Heyman Center for the Humanities
Columbia University

Lila E. Gray, 2005

Assistant Professor, Music Department
Columbia University

Forthcoming. Gray, L. “The ‘country’ in the city, the ‘country’ as city: fado’s city.” In Aaron Fox and C. Yano Eds. Songs out of Place: Global Country. Durham: Duke University Press.

Forthcoming. Gray, L. “Fado Taxonomies, Fado Genres, Fado Fado: Toward an Anthropology of Fado Genre.” In Salwa Castelo-Branco and R. Nery Eds. Fado: Percursos e Perspectivas. Lisbon: Museu do Fado.

2007. Gray, L. “Memories of Empire, Mythologies of the Soul: Fado Performance and the Shaping of Saudade.” Ethnomusicology 51 (1): 106-130.

Giles Harrison-Conwill, 2010

Research Analyst at Altria


Jennifer Hasty, 1999

Lecturer in Anthropology and Africana Studies, University of Pennsylvania

Cinematographer, The Good Life Films

2005. Hasty, Jennifer. The Press and Political Culture in Ghana. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Jennifer Hirsch, 2000

Director for the Center for Serve-Learn-Sustain
Georgia Institute of Technology

2006. Hirsch, Jennifer & Holly Wardlow. Modern Loves: The Anthropology of Modern Romantic Courtship and Companionate Marriage. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Susan F. Hirsch, 1990

Associate Professor, Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution
George Mason University

2006. Hirsch, S. In the Moment of Greatest Calamity: Terrorism, Grief, and a Victim’s Quest for Justice.  Princeton: Princeton University Press.

1998. Hirsch, S. Pronouncing and Persevering: Gender and the Discourses of Disputing in an African Islamic Court. Series on Language and Legal Discourse. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Danny Hoffman, 2004

Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology
University of Washington

2011. Hoffman, Danny. The War Machine: Young Men and Violence in Sierra Leone and Liberia. Durham: Duke University Press.

Maro Inoue, 1999

Director, Japanese Studies Program
 & Associate Professor, Modern & Classical Languages, Literature, and Culture
University of Kentucky

2007. Inoue, Marro. Okinawa and the U.S. Military: Identity Making in the Age of Globalization. New York: Columbia University Press.

2004. Inoue, Marro.“‘We are Okinawans but of a Different Kind’: New/Old Social Movements and the U.S. Military in Okinawa.” Current Anthropology 45 (1): 85-104.

Kristina M. Jacobsen, 2012

Assistant Professor, Ethnomusicology
The University of New Mexico

Forthcoming. Jacobsen, K. Indian Cowboys: Navajo Country Music and the Politics of Language and Belonging. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.

2014. Jacobsen, K. “Radmilla’s Voice: Music Genre, Blood Quantum and Belonging on the Navajo Nation.” Cultural Anthropology 29(2).

Alvaro Jarrin, 2010

Assistant Professor, Sociology and Anthropology
College of the Holy Cross

2013.  Jarrin, A.“Favela Models: Sexual Virtue and Hopeful Narratives of Beauty in Brazil.”  In Girls’ Sexualities and the Media.  Edited by Kate Harper, Yasmina Katsulis, Vera Lopez, and Georganne Scheiner Gillis.  New York: Peter Lang.

2012. Jarrín, A. “The Rise of the Cosmetic Nation: Plastic Governmentality and Hybrid Medical Practices in Brazil.”  Medical Anthropology: Cross-Cultural Studies in Health and Illness, 31 (3): 213-228.

2011. Jarrín, A. “The New Architects of Miscegenation: the eugenic legacy within Brazilian plastic surgery (Os Novos Arquitetos da Miscegenação: o legado eugênico na cirurgia plástica brasileira).”  Revista Magistro: Revista do Programa de Pósgraduação em Letras e Ciências Humanas.  1 (1): 64-74.

Mara Kauffman, 2010

Lecturing Professor, Thompson Writing Program
Duke University

2005. Kaufman, Mara. For a Hacker's Perspective on the Social Forums. Interactivist Info Exchange. (

June Hee Kwon, 2013

Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow, East Asian Studies
New York University |

2015. Kwon, June Hee. “The Work of Waiting: Love and Money in Korean Chinese Transnational Migration.” Cultural Anthropology 30(3).

Gonzalo Lamana, 2005

Associate Professor, Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures
University of Pittsburgh

2012. Lamana, G. Pensamiento colonial critico: Textos y actos de Polo Ondegardo. Lima-Cuzco: Instituo Frances de Estudios Andinos-Centro Bartolome de Las Casas.

2010. Lamana, G. “What Makes a Story Amusing: Magic, Occidentalism and Overfetishization in a Colonial Setting."  Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies 19(1): 87-102.

2008. Lamana, G. Domination without Dominance. Inca-Spanish Encounters in Early Colonial Peru. Durham: Duke University Press.

Katherine Lambert-Pennington, 2005

Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology
University of Memphis

2013. Lambert-Pennington, Katherine, Engaged Pedagogy and Neighborhood Change in Higher Education, Diversity and Democracy, Vol 16(1): 28-29.

2012. Lambert-Pennington, Katherine, Real Blackfellas: Constructions and Meanings of Aboriginality in Urban Indigenous Australia. Transforming Anthropology 20(2): 131-145.

2010. Brondo, Keri Vacanti and Katherine Lambert-Pennington, “Coalition of Trust” or “Trust Me I Know What’s Best”: When Southern Progressivism Meets PAR-informed Engaged Scholarship. Urban Anthropology 39 (3-4): 1-41.

Louisa Lombard, 2012

Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Yale University

2013. Lombard, L.“Navigational Tools for Central African Roadblocks.” PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review. 36(1): 157-173.

2012. Lombard, L.“Rébellion et les limites de la consolidation de la paix en RCA.” Politique Africaine. 125: 189-208.

Gabriella Lukacs, 2005
Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology
University of Pittsburgh

2010. Lukacs, G. Scripted Affects, Branded Selves: Television, Subjectivity, and Capitalism in 1990s Japan. Durham: Duke University Press.

Sangeeta Luthra, 1998

Quarterly Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Anthropology
Santa Clara University

Chris McCollum 2000

Senior Researcher

Ethnographic Solutions

Susan McDonic, 2004

Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology
American University

Molly Mullin, 1993

Free Lance Editorial Consultant

2001. Mullin, M. Culture in the Marketplace: Gender, Art, and Value in the American Southwest. Durham: Duke University Press.

Lisa Neuman, 2002

Associate Professor of Anthropology and Native American Studies
University of Maine

2013. Neuman, Lisa. Indian Play: Indigenous Identities at Bacone College. Lincoln: The University of Nebraska Press.

Joanne Passaro, 1995

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Carroll University

1996. Passaro, Joanne. The Unequal Homeless: Men on the Street, Women in Their Place. London: Routledge.

Jennifer Prough, 2006
Assistant Professor, Chinese and Japanese Studies

Valparaiso University

2011. Prough, Jennifer. Straight from the Heart: Gender, Intimacy, and Cultural Production of Shojo Manga. University of Hawai’i Press.

Kaifa Roland, 2004

Associate Professor of Anthropology
University of Colorado-Boulder

2011. Roland, K. Cuban Color in Tourism and La Lucha. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Bianca C. Williams, 2009

Assistant Professor, Department of Ethnic Studies
University of Colorado, Boulder

Forthcoming. Williams, B. Exporting Happiness. Durham: Duke University Press.

Kevin Sobel-Read, 2012

Lecturer, Newcastle Law School, The University of Newcastle, Australia

2014. Sobel-Read KB, 'Global Value Chains: A Framework for Analysis', Transnational Legal Theory, 5 364-407.

2006. O’Toole LC, Sobel-Read KB, 'Pharmacist Refusals: A New Twist on the Debate Over Individual Autonomy', Gender Medicine, 3 13-17.

Ajantha Subramanian, 2000

Professor of Anthropology and South Asian Studies
Harvard University

2009. Subramanian, Ajantha. Shorelines: Space and Rights in South India. Stanford: Stanford University Press.

Clare Talwalker, 2000
Lecturer, International Area Studies Academic Program
University of California, Berkeley

2016 “Fixing Poverty” in Encountering Poverty: Thinking and Acting in an Unequal World, UC Press
2012 “What Kind of Global Citizen is the Student Volunteer?”, Journal of Global Citizenship and Equity Education, 2(2): 21-40

Aaron Thornburg, 2011
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Eastern Oregon University

Netta van Vliet, 2012
Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Religion and Women’s Studies
College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, ME

Forthcoming. van Vliet, Netta. “Humanity Lost: Alterity and the Politics of a Melancholic Anthropology.” Anthropology and Humanism.
Forthcoming. van Vliet, Netta. “An Anthropological Paradox.” Review of Police Encounters: Security and Surveillance in Gaza Under Egyptian Rule, Ilana Feldman. Anthropological Quarterly.

Margot Weiss, 2005
Associate Professor of American Studies and Anthropology
Wesleyan University

2011. Weiss, Margot. Techniques of Pleasure: BDSM and the Circuits of Sexuality. Durham: Duke University Press
        —> Awarded the Ruth Benedict Prize for ‘Outstanding Monography’ by the Association for Queer Anthropology.

Kim Wright Dixit, 2001
President and Co-Founder
The Red Pen,

Caroline Yezer, 2006
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
College of the Holy Cross

Alexei Yurchak, 1997
Associate Professor, Socio-cultural and Linguistic Anthropology
University of California, Berkeley

2006. Yurchak, Alexei. Everything was Forever, Until It Was No More. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Yongming Zhou, 1997
Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology
University of Wisconsin, Madison

2006. Zhou, Yongming. Historicizing Online Politics: Telegraphy, the Internet and Political Participation in China. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.

1999. Zhou, Yongming. Anti-Drug Crusades in Twentieth-Century China: Nationalism, History and State Building. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

2005. Zhou, Yongming. Living on the Cyber Border: "Minjian" Political Writers in Chinese Cyberspace. Current Anthropology, Vol. 46 (5): 779-803.

Joint MA/JD Program Graduates

Jason Anderman, 1997
Position: President and Co-Founder of WhichDraft; Counsel at Becton, Dickinson and Co.; Adjunct Professor, Seton Hall University

Emily Bieber, 2008
Position: Associate at Morgan Lewis


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Kelsey Cameron Murphy
Position: Attorney
Institution: Modine Manufacturing Company

Anne Dana, 2011
Position: Associate at Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP


2011. Dana, Anne. “The State of Surrogacy Laws: Determining Legal Parentage for Gay Fathers,” Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy.

Carie Little Hersh, 2002
Position: Lecturer in Sociology and Anthropology, College of Social Sciences and Humanities
Institution: Northeastern University


2002. Hersh, Carie Little. “Crossing the Line: Sex, Power, Justice, and the U.S. Navy at the Equator.” Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy 9(277): 277-324.

Micah Scher, 1993
Position: Vice President and General Counsel
Institution: Nexum, Inc

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    • June Hee Kwon studies migrant laborers among Korean Chinese.

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    • Brian Goldstone writes about Pentecostal Charismatic churches in Northern Ghana.  

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