Grad Student Kudos

We would like to take the time to congratulate and highlight the great work that our graduate students do. 2018 has been a year of awards and accomplishments and is showing no sign of slowing down. Check out what's been happening in Anthropology!

Soon to be PhD, Angela Garcia, has been selected for a prestigious postdoctoral fellowship with the Center for Evolutionary Medicine at Arizona State University ( Garcia will work with Drs. Kenneth Buetow, Benjamin Trumble, and Randy Neese to continue her research examining how social factors affect hormonal profiles, immune function, and health in Honduran women on the island of Utila.



Katie Brown and Mallory Melton both have articles coming out in the next issue of American Antiquity, archaeology's flagship journal. Katie's article is titled Crafting Identity: Acquisition, Production, Use, and Recycling of Soapstone during the Mission Period in Alta California and Mallory's article is titled Cropping in an Age of Captive Taking: Exploring Evidence for Uncertainty and Food Insecurity in the Seventeenth-Century North Carolina Piedmont. They have been featured in the UCSB Current which details more about their research. Read about it here:


Alicia Gorman has received a fellowship from Wenner-Gren to support her dissertation fieldwork in Peru. Wenner-Gren is one of the major funding sources for international anthropological study and is devoted to innovative research in humanity's biological and cultural origins, development, and variation.




Dr. Dana Bardolph, former PhD student of Amber VanDerwarker, has been awarded a GSA Teaching Excellence Award.