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nur abdalla  

 Nur Abdalla

Education: BA, Anthropology and Japanese

University of Memphis, 2014

Research Interests: Cultural heritage preservation, education, applied archaeology, museums, community development

Contact: nsbdalla@memphis.edu

 
 Taylor Arnold  

Taylor Arnold

Education: BA, Anthropology and Sociology

University of Arkansas, 2011

Research Interests: Im/migrant health, medical pluralism, health disparity, Latin America

Contact: tjrnold1@memphis.edu

 
Jessica Baker  

Jessica Baker

Education: BS, Interdisciplinary Studies

University of South Alabama, 2013

Research Interests: Community Health, Immigrant integration into U.S. healthcare systems, substance abuse

Contact: jnbaker3@memphis.edu

 
 Cole Bradley  

Cole Bradley

Education: BA, Anthropology and Sociology

University of Memphis, 2012

Research Interests:  Business, design, and marketing anthropology

Contact: knbradly@memphis.edu

 
 Alicia Clark  

Alicia Clark

Education: BA, Anthropology

State University of New York Geneseo, 2012

Research Interests: Medical anthropology, immigrant and refugee health, women's health and reproduction, digital anthropology

Contact: aclark11@memphis.edu

 
 Theo Davies  

Theo Davies

Education: BA, Anthropology

University of Memphis, 2011

Research Interests:  Community development, nutrition, youth health

Contact: tsdavies@memphis.edu

 
 Marie Dennan  

Marie Dennan

Education: BA, International Studies

University of Memphis, 2010

Research Interests: Community development, community gardening, policy, grassroots movements, non-profit

Contact: mdennan@memphis.edu

 
 Jenessa Gebers  

Jenessa Gebers

Education: Honors BA, Psychology

Christian Brothers University, 2010

Research Interests: Human rights, water and sanitation access, international health disparities, nutrition and food access, sustainable development

Contact: jmgebers@memphis.edu

 
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Lauren Haley

Education: BA, Anthropology

East Carolina University, 2011

Research Interests: Mental Health and Chronic Illness

Contact: lehaley@memphis.edu

 
Kody Kirby  

 Kody Kirby

Education: BA, Applied Cultural Anthropology

Ball State University, 2014

Research Interests: Environmental justice and conservation, food production and food security, sustainable development

Contact: kckirby@memphis.edu

 
colleen mccartney  

Colleen McCartney

Education: BA, Anthropology

Texas Tech University, 2014

Research Interests: Museums, cultural heritage, cultural preservation

Contact: cmccrtny@memphis.edu

 
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Kevin Newton

Education: BA, Psychology and Philosophy

University of Memphis, 2012

Research Interests: Business/design anthropology

Contact: kmnewton@memphis.edu

 
 steven payne  

Steve Payne

Education: BA, Anthropology and Creative Writing

Florida State University, 2004

Research Interests: Work, labor unions, community organizing, political ecology

Contact: sjpayne1@memphis.edu

 
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Liz Purkrabek

 
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Sanne Roijmans

Education: BBA, Concept and Destination Development, Branding, and Communication

NHTV University of Applied Sciences, Breda, The Netherlands, 2011

Research Interests: Business and design anthropology, community-based development, sustainable tourism

Contact: srijmans@memphis.edu

 
Leslie Salama  

Leslie Salama

Education: BA; AS, Anthropology; Therapeutic Massage

University of Memphis, 2014; Asheville Buncombe Technical Community College, 2011

Research Interests: Reproductive justice, immigration and global health, anthropology of birth

Contact: lccolema@memphis.edu

 
 Terry Sanders-Evans  

Terry Sanders-Evans

Education: BA, African & African American Studies

University of Memphis

Research Interests: Medical anthropology

Contact: tlsnders@memphis.edu

 

 Kristen Schebler

 

Kristen Schebler

Education: BA, Anthropology

Purdue University, 2010

Research Interests:  Green urban development, environmental justice, community connections to space and place

Contact: klschblr@memphis.edu

 

Kyle Simpson

 

Kyle Simpson

Education: BA, Anthropology

University of Memphis, 2013

Research Interests: Protected area conservation, tourism development, indigenous land rights, natural resource access, identity politics, Central America 

Contact: jksmpson@memphis.edu

 
deanna stark  

Deanna Stark

Education: BM; MA; PhD, Music Education, Historical Musicology

Memphis State University, 1987; University of Memphis, 1992, 2001

Research Interests: Gender, identity, museum studies, LGBT issues

Contact: dmstark@memphis.edu

 

 
 Carolyn Trimble  

Carolyn Trimble

Education:  University of Memphis

Research Interests:  Cultural heritage preservation, museum studies, community development

Contact: ctrimble@memphis.edu

 
 laura van booven  

Laura Van Booven

Education: BA, Anthropology 

Southeast Missouri State University, 2014

Research Interests: Environmental Anthropology, water conservation

Contact: lmvnbven@memphis.edu 

 
kendra vaughn  

Kendra Vaughn

Education: BFA; BA, Photography; Anthropology

Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, 2013

Research Interests: Program Evaluation, infectious diseases

Contact: kjvaughn@memphis.edu

 

 
 Julia Warren  

Julia Warren

Education: BA, Anthropology

Illinois Wesleyan University, 2011

Research Interests:  Violence against women

Contact: jmwrren2@memphis.edu

 
 Kay Zagrodny  

Kay Zagrodny

Education: BA, Anthropology

St. Mary's College of Maryland, 2012

Research Interests: Economic anthropology, consumer and financial decision-making, value creation

Contact: kzgrodny@memphis.edu

 

For a list of former graduate students please visit the archive.

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