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Graduate Students

TJ Brown is interested in Pacific Northwest coast archaeology and the development of social-complexity. He is also interested in better understanding sampling and statistical inference in archaeology and lithic analysis.

Lisa Catto focuses on ways archaeological projects can better engage the public through outreach and interpretation, including use of social media. Her interests include cultural resource management, Northwest Coast archaeology, Native American studies, and GIS.

Ridhi D'Cruz is a socio-cultural anthropologist interested in grounding the contemporary sustainability movement (especially the Australian design philosophy - Permaculture) in Traditional/Local Ecological Knowledge using themes like food, shelter, appropriate technology, craft, music and medicine.

Yarrow Geggus is an applied socio-cultural anthropologist with interests in local ecological knowledge and natural resource management, and public education.

Bonnie Harvey is a cultural anthropology student interested in place-based education and area stewardship. Her current work is looking at service-learning and environmentally based education as a tool for creating stewardship and civic engagement in the Appalachian Region.

Emily Hopkins is studying Biological Anthropology with an emphasis on Paleoanthropology. Currently, she is focusing on the functional morphology of the human pelvis and the evolution of childbirth.

Justin Junge is studying archaeology with a focus in Arctic, sub-Arctic, and Pacific Northwest regions. His interests include prehistoric technologies, zooarchaeology, and cultural transmission.

Monica Mogilewsky is a PhD student in The School of The Environment pursuing interdisciplinary research in Anthropology and Environmental Sciences and Resources. She is interested in the impact of anthropogenic change on the survival, ecology, and behavior of lemur populations in Madagascar.

Reno Nims is studying archaeology with a focus on zooarchaeology and ancient Northwest Coast fisheries. He is also interested in studying cultural contact, coastal California, the Southwest, and the social mechanisms of sustainable human-environment relationships.

Patrick Rennaker is studying archaeology with an emphasis in zooarchaeology. He is interested in looking at ways faunal remains can be used to help reconstruct paleo-environments in the Pacific Northwest.

Shoshana Rosenberg is studying zooarchaeology. She is interested in Pacific Northwest subsistence patterns, applying zooarchaeology to environmental conservation, and issues in methodology.

Cerinda Survant focuses on the politics of representation in public institutions. Her current project examines archaeological narratives and the representation of Native Americans in protected areas, museums, and visitor centers across the Great Basin and the Southwest.

Emily Taber is studying archaeology with interests in zooarchaeology, historic archaeology, and the coastal Pacific Northwest.  She is also interested in the connections between social structure and subsistence patterns.

Roy Watters is a PhD student in The School of The Environment pursuing interdisciplinary research in Anthropology and Environmental Sciences and Management.