Abigail Aiyepola, ND

PhD Program - Biocultural Anthropology
Advisor: Dr. Lisa Price

Research: Reproductive justice; Global health framework; Epigenetic mechanisms; Intergenerational transmission of trauma; Learning, technology, intervention; Human rights framework; Translational research; Public health / Public policy; Social movements; Trauma-Informed; Rites of passage; Maternal-fetal medicine
Area: West Africa, South America, United States

BA – Africana Studies (University of Maryland, Baltimore County)
BS – Interdisciplinary Studies (University of Maryland, Baltimore County)
Licensed Midwifery (Bastyr University)
Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine (Bastyr University)

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Kylee Barnes

MA Program - Biocultural Anthropology
Advisor: Dr. Melissa Cheyney and Dr. Kenneth Maes

Research: Medical Anthropology; Reproductive and Birth Justice; Social Justice; Maternal and Child Health; Fat Stigma

Area: United States

BA - Oregon State University (Anthropology)

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Amanda Bompensa

MA Program - Biocultural
Advisor: Dr. Kenneth Maes

Research: Community Accountability & Transformative Justice, Survivor Empowerment, Embodiment, Ancestral Trauma Healing, Community Health Workers

Area: Oregon

Rider University (BA)

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Savanna Buehlman-Barbeau

MS Program - Archaeology
Advisor:  Dr. Leah Minc

Research: Ceramics; Pastoral Nomadism; Trade; Conceptualized Landscapes; Settlement Patterns; Intra/Extra-Regional Complexities and Relationships; GIS; INAA Analysis

Area: Mesopotamia; Middle East and Caucasus Region

BA - University of Wisconsin-Madison (Anthropology)

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Rebecca Rene Buell

MA Program - Cultural/Linguistic Anthropology
Advisor: Dr. Joan Gross

Research:  Education; Multi-Species Ethnography; Ecology; Online Ethnography; Anthropogenic Forests; Amazonian Plant Medicines/Ancestral Healing, Ethnobotany

Area:  Amazonia

M.Ed - University of California Santa Barbara (Secondary Science Education)
BA - Antioch College (Cultural and Interdisciplinary Studies)

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Samuel Raymond Burns

MS Program - Archaeology
Advisor: Dr. Loren Davis

Research:  Pleistocene migrations into the Americas; lithic analysis; geoarchaeology; 3D modelling and morphometric analysis; public archaeology; pedagogy and education

Area: Intermountain West; Pacific Coast; Sudan

BA - University of Michigan, Philosophy and Ancient Civilizations and Biblical Studies
MPhil - University of Cambridge, Egyptology.

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Beathriz Cervantes

MA Program - Cultural/Linguistic
Advisor: Dr. Kenny Maes

Research: Religion, Sexual Health, Human Sexuality, Community Health Workers, Latinx, LGBTQ+,  Sex Education, Adolescents, Medical anthropology, Cultural anthropology.

AA – Golden West College,  Social and Behavioral Sciences
BA – Cal State University of Long Beach, History & Anthropology

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Cristòf Del Aquelarre Errante

PhD Program - Biocultural,Cultural/Linguistic
Advisor:  Dr. Melissa Cheyney

Research:  Medical and Neurological Anthropology; Cross-cultural Neuropathology; End of Life Care/Medicine; Psychiatric Medicine; Depression studies; Suicide studies; Mental Health Counselling (cross-cultural); Research and Public Health Ethics (IRB); Birthing and Death Doula

Area: Pacific Northwest; Northern Spain

BS - University of Utah, Anthropology-Health Emphasis
BS - University of Utah, Health, Society, Policy
Master of Public Health, Oregon State University, Global Health and Medical Anthropology
International Doula
Traditional Health Worker
DONA International, Birth Doula
CNA-Utah, Certified Nursing Assistant

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Emily Dubie

MA Program - Biocultural Anthropology
Advisor: Dr. Melissa Cheyney and Dr. Nancy Rosenberger

Research: Medical anthropology, evolutionary pediatrics focusing on breastfeeding and child rearing practices, maternal and infant health

Area: Northern Japan and the United States

BA – Boise State University (Anthropology)

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Nadia English-Williams, ND

PhD Program - Biocultural Anthropology
Advisor: Dr. Melissa Cheyney

Research: Medical anthropology, Black maternal morbidity and mortality, reproductive Justice obstetric practices, culture of black birth.
Area: United States

BA – Spelman College, Spanish/ Premedical Studies
ND – National College of Natural Medicine, Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine

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Nicholas Fisher

PhD Program - Cultural/Linguistic

MA Program - Biocultural and Cultural/Linguistic Anthropology - Graduated 2018
Advisor: Dr. Kenny Maes

Research: Anthropology of Work and Labor; Political Anthropology; Barefoot Anthropology; Labor Union Organizing; Agnotology; Mutual Aid; Narrative Power; Neoliberalism; Multispecies Ethnography
Area: Pacific Northwest US; Andean Ecuador

BA – Northern Arizona University (Anthropology)
MA – Oregon State University Applied Anthropology

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Tamara Gann

MA Program - Cultural/Linguistic Anthropology
Advisors: Dr. Joan Gross and Dr. Natchee Barnd

Research: Geography, landscape studies, ethnic studies, oral history
Area: Pacific Northwest

BA – Oregon State University, Anthropology

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Alicia C. Gonzales

MA Program - Archaeology
Advisor: Dr. Leah Minc

Research: Bioarchaeology; Paleopathology; Ethnoarchaeology; CRM; GIS
Area: Mesoamerica, Latin America, California, Jordan

BA – University of California, Davis (Anthropology and Spanish)
BS – Cal State University Fresno (GIS and Cartography)

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Alex Gregory

MS Program - Archaeology
Advisor: Dr. Loren Davis

Research:  Human Behavioral Organization; Prehistoric Lifeways; Quantitative Spatio-temporal Analytics; GIS and R Statistical Applications
Area: Northern Great Basin

BA - Archaeological Studies State University of New York at Potsdam
BA - Mathematics from the State University of New York at Potsdam

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Patricia C. Halleran

PHD Program - Cultural/Linguistic Anthropology
Advisor: Dr. Drew Gerkey

Research: Environmental Anthropology; Energy Justice; Unconventional Fossil Fuel Development (Fracking); Environmental Justice Movements; Indigenous Rights and Resistance; Decolonization; Settler Colonial Studies; Risk and Uncertainty; Rural Studies; Political Ecology; Post-Carbon Futures.

Area: Pacific Northwest and Interior West of the U.S.

BS – Southern Oregon University (Anthropology and Native American Studies)
MA – Oregon State University (Applied Anthropology)

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Christopher Kargel

PhD Program - Biocultural Anthropology
Advisor: Dr. Melissa Cheyney

Research: Medical Anthropology, Traditional Medicine
Area: New Zealand

BA –University of California, San Diego (Biology, International Studies)
MPH – Touro University California (Global Health)
DO – Touro University California (Family Medicine)

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Molly Kirkpatrick

MA Program - Archeology
Advisor: Dr. Loren Davis

Research: Archaeology, Geoarchaeology, Pacific Northwest Archaeology, Peopling of the New World
Area: Central Oregon Coast

BS – Oregon State University (Anthropology)

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Ali Lape

MA Program - Biocultural Anthropology
Advisor: Dr. Melissa Cheyney and Dr. Kenneth Maes

Research: Reproductive Justice, High-Risk Home Birth, Midwife, Doula, Disaster Anthropology
Area: Oregon

BS – Anthropology Biocultural Option OSU

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Kirsten Lopez

MA Program - Archaeology
Advisor: Dr. Loren Davis

Research: Textiles; Archaeological landscapes; Cultural landscapes; Paleoethnobotany; Geochemistry; Paleoarchaic; Late Pleistocene; Early Holocene
Area: Northern Great Basin

BA – University of Oregon (Anthropology)

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Denise Lucason

MA Program - Archaeology
Advisor: Dr. Leah Minc

Research: Historic Archaeology- Civil War era Military Forts of the Pacific Northwest

Area: Pacific Northwest

BA – Oregon State University (Anthropology)

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Elisabeth McCumber

MA Program - Cultural/Linguistic
Advisor: Dr. Joan Gross

Research: Narrative

BA - BA, Southern Oregon University, English Literature

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LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elisabethmccumber/
ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Elisabeth_Mccumber

Berit G. Nelsen

PhD Program - Cultural/Linguistic Anthropology
Advisor: Dr. Lisa Price

Research: Gender; Ethnobiology, Agriculture Anthropology
Area: United States

BSc – Cornell University (Development Sociology and Communications)
MA – University of Reading, UK (Social Development and Sustainable Livelihoods)

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Ana Carolina Nunes

PhD Program - Cultural/Linguistic Anthropology
Advisor: Dr. Emily Yates-Doerr

Research: Digital technologies and society, AI; STS; Brazil.
Area: Brazil

BA – Universidade Federal de Goiás (social sciences)
MA – Universidade Federal de Goiás (sociocultural anthropology)

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Academia: https://oregonstate.academia.edu/AnaCarolinadeAssisNunes
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ana-carolina-nunes-78ab131bb/

Melissa M. Parks

PhD Program - Cultural/Linguistic Anthropology
Advisor: Dr. Joan Gross

Research: Agrifood systems; climate change; small farmers; posthumanism; embodiment
Area: Pacific Northwest United States

MA - Oregon State University (Applied Anthropology)
BA - Ohio State University (Anthropology)

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Kirsten Paulson

MA Program - Archaeology
Advisor: Dr. Loren Davis

Research: Peopleing of the New World
Area: Western North America

BS - Oregon State University (Anthropology)

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LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kirsten-paulson-81b1a8146/

Jessie Pike

MA Program - Cultural/Linguistic
Advisor: Dr. Bryan Tilt

Research: Language; Indigenous Populations; Ethnicity; Education
Area: Taiwan and China

BA - Carthage College (Asian Studies, Chinese, and Spanish)

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Jeremias Pink

PhD Program - Archaeology
Advisor: Dr. Leah Minc

Research: Economic Anthropology, Social Complexity, Geochemistry, Remote Sensing, Trail Running, Triathlon, Dogs
Area: Oaxaca, Southern Idaho

BA – Idaho State University (Anthropology)
MA – Oregon State University (Applied Anthropology)

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Mariana Ribeiro Porto

PhD Program - Cultural/Linguistic Anthropology
Advisor: Dr. Shaozeng Zhang

Research: Education; Ethnography; Science Education, Fishing Communities, Human Dimensions in Natural Resources, Marine Conservation and Resource Management; Local Knowledge; Interdisciplinary Approaches
Area: Brazil

MS – Universidade Federal de Pernambuco - Brazil  (Science Education)
BS – Universidade Federal de Pernambuco - Brazil / Monash University - Australia  (Biological Science)

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Risako Sakai

PhD Program - Cultural/Linguistic Anthropology
Advisor: Dr. Drew Gerkey

Research: Environmental and Ecological Anthropology; Marine Conservation and Resource Management; Marine Protected Areas (MPAs); Political Ecology; Decolonization; Indigenous methodologies; Indigeneity; Uchinānchu; Transdisciplinary Approaches; Applied and Engaged Anthropology

Area: French Polynesia, Oceania, Okinawa/Loochoo

MA - University of Memphis (Applied Anthropology)
BA - University of Kitakyushu (International Relations)

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Jill Stein

PhD Program - Cultural/Linguistic Anthropology
Advisor: Dr. Fina Carpena-Mendez

Research: museum anthropology, indigenous ways of knowing, tribal/non-tribal collaborations, organization change

MA - Indiana University, Bloomington (Folklore and Ethnomusicology, minor in Anthropology)
BA - University of California, Los Angeles (English Literature)

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Loren White

MS Program - Geoarchaelogy
Advisor: Dr. Loren Davis

Research: Geoarchaelogy

Area: Western North America

BS - Western Washington University (Geology)

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