PhD Graduate Students

Ricki-Lynn Achilles

Ricki-Lynn Achilles

Sociocultural Anthropology - Thesis Supervisor: Tania Granadillo

Research Interests / Specializations: Cree Language Revitalization, Racism & Reconciliation
Ibtesum Afrin

Ibtesum Afrin

Sociocultural Anthropology - Thesis Supervisor: Randa Farah

Research Interests / Specializations: The Rohingya Refugees, Displacement, Memory, Humanitarianism, Migrant Health, Diaspora, and Bangladesh
Franziska Albrecht

Franziska Albrecht

Sociocultural Anthropology - Thesis Supervisors: Greg Beckett & Andrew Walsh

Research Interests / Specializations: Forensic Anthropology, Latin America, Human Rights Violations, Investigation of Political Violence
Javier Alvarez

Javier Alvarez

Sociocultural Anthropology - Thesis Supervisor: Tania Granadillo

Research Interests / Specializations: Language Revitalization, Language ideology, Mapuche language, Indigenous education, Education policy
Kalley Armstrong

Kalley Armstrong

Sociocultural Anthropology - Thesis Supervisors: Gerald McKinley & Janice Forsyth

Research Interests / Specializations: Indigenous youth, hockey, community based research, oral history
Tamara Britton

Tamara Britton

Sociocultural Anthropology - Thesis Supervisors: Ian Colquhoun & Andrew Walsh

Research Interests / Specializations: Primate conservation & community engagement, resource-use, ethnoprimatology, conservation education
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
Jaclyn Ellis

Jaclyn Ellis

Sociocultural Anthropology - Thesis Supervisor: Gerald McKinley

Research Interests / Specializations: Participatory Research with Autistic Adults
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
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
Luis Meléndez Guerrero

Luis Meléndez Guerrero

Sociocultural Anthropology - Thesis Supervisor: Kim Clark

Research Interests / Specializations: State dynamics in extractive contexts in the Andes
Joanna Motley

Joanna Motley

Archaeology/Bioarchaeology - Thesis Supervisor: Andrew Nelson

Research Interests / Specializations: Non-destructive analysis of mummy bundles from the Central Coast of Peru
Alex Nelson

Alex Nelson

Sociocultural Anthropology - Thesis Supervisors: Bipasha Baruah, Greg Beckett

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: 3D morphometric analysis of Paleoindian projectile points from the western Great Lakes region in an attempt to address issues of migration and colonization during the early Holocene period
Ashley Piskor

Ashley Piskor

Archaeology/Bioarchaeology - Thesis Supervisor: Lisa Hodgetts

Research Interests / Specializations: Indigenous archaeology, community-based research, cultural heritage management
Matthew Resendes Medeiros

Matthew Resendes Medeiros

Sociocultural Anthropology - Thesis Supervisor: Pamela Block

Research Interests / Specializations: Brazil, Disability, Citizenship, Education, Subjectivity, Personhood, Identity, Dissent
Hana Salahuddin

Hana Salahuddin

Archaeology/Bioarchaeology - Thesis Supervisor: Andrea Waters-Rist

Research Interests / Specializations: Isotopic biomarkers for reconstructing infant feeding practices and physiological stress in modern and archaeological individuals
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: Breastfeeding & weaning practices in post-Medieval Dutch populations infered through stable isotope & trace element analyses of human teeth
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
SSC 3415
asuko@uwo.ca

Panchala Weerasinghe

Panchala Weerasinghe

Archaeology/Bioarchaeology - Thesis Supervisor: Andrea Waters-Rist

Research Interests / Specializations: Paleopathology, Metabolic diseases, Genetic and acquired anemias
Breanna Wilbanks

Breanna Wilbanks

Archaeology/Bioarchaeology - Thesis Supervisor: Neal Ferris

Research Interests / Specializations: Historical Archaeology, Gender Studies, Medical Archaeology, Folkstudies, and Religious Sites
Jennifer Willoughby

Jennifer Willoughby

Archaeology/Bioarchaeology - Thesis Supervisor: Andrew Nelson

Research Interests / Specializations: Paleo-oncology: Identifying neoplastic disease in mummified remains
Philip Woodley

Philip Woodley

Archaeology/Bioarchaeology - Thesis Supervisor: Neal Ferris

Research Interests / Specializations: The Middle Woodland Period of Southern Ontario