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Ph.D. Alumni

Alumni of Rice's graduate program in anthropology have gone on to publish award-winning books and to thrive as teachers and scholars at respected academic institutions in the United States and abroad. At the same time, a significant proportion of our graduates have put their theoretical and methodological training to use in government agencies, NGOs, clinical and corporate settings. The movement of anthropological knowledge within, alongside, and beyond the academy remains a central problematic for Rice anthropology today, and our graduates have become interlocutors as well as inheritors of the department's vibrant intellectual tradition.

2014

Ala Alazzeh, Assistant Professor, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Birzeit University, Palestine

Casper Bendixsen, Research Scientist, National Farm Medicine Center, Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation.

Nessette Falu, Visiting Scholar, Department of Women's and Gender Studies, Lehigh University

Stacey Pereira, Postdoctoral Associate, Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Baylor College of Medicine

2013

Lina Dib, Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow, Program in Writing and Communication, Rice University

Laura Resendez

2012

Katia Belousova, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Lehman College, City University of New York

Nichole Payne Carelock, Postdoctoral Fellow in Anthropology and Africana Studies, University of Pennsylvania

Elise McCarthy, Corporate Responsibility Advisor, Business in the Community, Ireland

Maria Vidart, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Anthropology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2011

Mamadou Cisse, Archaeologist, Direction Nationale du Patrimoine Culturel (Mali)

Laura Jones, Postdoctoral Fellow, Living Links Center, Emory University

Anthony Potoczniak, Language Arts Instructor, St. Thomas More Catholic Student Parish, Houston, Texas

Ayla Samli, Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology at High Point University

Daniel White, Assistant Professor, Department of Global and Interdisciplinary Studies, Hosei University (Japan)

2010

Michael Adair-Kriz, Assistant Director of Research Operations, Temple University

Othon Alexandrakis, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, York University (Canada)

Ebru Kaylaap, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Communication, Istanbul Sehir University (Turkey)

Valerie Olson, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Irvine

Elitza Ranova, Professional Co-active Life Coach, International Coach Federation, Houston

2009

Cecilia Balli, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin

Hutan Hejazi Martinez, Assistant Professor, School of Social Sciences, Universidad Europea de Madrid (Spain)

Aimee Placas, Instructor, College Year in Athens, International Center for Hellenic and Mediterranean Studies (Greece)

Erkan Saka, Lecturer, Department of Public Relations, Istanbul Bilgi University (Turkey)

Ana Wandless, Research Scientist, Academy for Teacher Excellence, University of Texas at San Antonio

Timothy Wood, User Studies Engineer, Apple Inc.

2007

Nahal Naficy, Fellow, Berlin Institute for Cultural Inquiry

2006

Tarra Drevet, Program Manger, Eaton EMEA (Switzerland)

Angela Rivas, Professor of the Masters Program on CSR, Universidad Externado de Colombia

Tish Stringer, Lecturer and Film Program Manager, Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts, Rice University

2005

Ariel Espino, Founder and President, SUMA Arquitectos y Planificadores Urbanos (Panama)

Andrea Frolic, Clinical and Organizational Ethicist, Hamilton Health Services (Canada)

Brian Riedel, Assistant Director, Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality, Rice University

2004

Alioune Deme, Assistant Professor, Department of History, Université Cheikh Anta Diop (Senegal)

Jennifer Hamilton, Associate Professor of Legal Studies and Anthropology, Hampshire College

Ricardo Lima Soto, Professor, Instituto de Investigaciones Humanísticas, Universidad Rafael Landivar (Guatemala)

Kristin Peterson, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Irvine

Denise Youngblood Coleman, Executive Vice President and Editor-in-Chief, CountryWatch

2003

Andrea Aureli, Lecturer, St. John's University, Rome (Italy)

Carolyn Babula, Director of Human Resources, Clyde & Co.

Lisa Breglia, Associate Professor, Global Studies; Director of the Global Affairs Program, George Mason University

Stanford Carpenter, Chairman of the Board, Institute of Comic Studies, Chicago

Jae Chung, Professor, International Business Studies, Aalen University (Germany)

Josh Kilroy, Political Consultant, Chicago

Beverly Mitchell,  Lecturer, Undergraduate Advisor, Rice University

Andrea Pound, Software Developer, Schlumberger Information Solutions

2002

Stuart Douglas, Founder, Douglas & Co. (South Africa)

Laurel George, Adjunct Professor, College of Arts and Science, New York University

Lamia Karim, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Oregon

Christopher Pound, Web Developer. Alert Logic, Houston

Sylvia Van Ziegert, Learning Officer, Human Resources Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness, World Bank

2001

Marie-Theresa Hernández, Professor, World Cultures & Literatures Program, University of Houston

Qin Zhang

2000

Nitin Deckha, Lecturer, Justice Studies Program, University of Guelph-Humber (Canada)

Deepa Reddy, Adjunct Professor, Anthropology, University of Houston-Clear Lake

1999

Alexei Elfimov, Research Scholar, Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, Russian Academy of Sciences

Belita Leal, Researcher, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston

Mazyar Lotfalian

Mary Ann O'Donnell, Artist/Ethnographer, Shenzhen (China)

Ibrahima Thiaw, Director, Musée Theodore Monod d'Art Africain (Senegal)

1998

Tatiana Bajuk Sencar, Research Fellow, Scientific Research Centre, Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts

Jamila Bargach, Director, Dar Si-Hmad (Morocco)

Mitra Emad, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Minnesota Duluth

Myanna Lahsen, Associate Researcher, Earth System Science Center, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (Brazil)

Scott Lukas, Professor, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, Lake Tahoe Community College

Jeff Tobin, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Critical Theory and Social Justice, Occidental College

Santiago Villaveces-Izquierdo, Senior Advisor, Democracy, Conflict and Security, International IDEA (Sweden)

1997

Laura Helper-Ferris, Founder, Helper-Ferris Editorial Agency

David Syring, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Minnesota Duluth

Pamela Smart, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Art History, Department of Art History, Binghamton University

1996

Evan Davies

Judith Lentz

Elionne Walker Belden, Agent, Keller Williams Realty Metropolitan, Houston

1995

Roger Moore, Founder, Moore Archeological Consulting

Stella Grigorian, Instructional Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Houston

1994

*Brenda Jo Bright

Diana Hill

Jamer Hunt, Associate Professor of Transdisciplinary Design, Parsons the New School for Design

Elizabeth Tudor

1993

Terri Castaneda, Associate Professor and Museum Director, Department of Anthropology, California State University Sacramento

Melissa Cefkin, Anthropologist, IBM Almaden Research Center

Kim Fortun, Professor, Department of Science and Technology Studies, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Bruce Grant, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Anthropology, New York University

Jeff Petry, Founder and Managing Director, Lanna Consulting

*Tereba Togola

1992

Rachelle Doody, Professor of Neurology and Effie Marie Cain Chair in Alzheimer's Disease Research, Baylor College of Medicine

Ryan Bishop, Professor of Global Arts and Politics, Winchester Centre for Global Futures, University of Southampton (UK)

1990

Melissa Bowers

1989

Lenore Anderson

Patricia Bass, Fulbright Academic Exchange Specialist, Department of State

1988

Mehdi Abedi, Founder, Pride of Persia Rug Company

Priscilla Weeks, Environmental Anthropologist, Houston Advanced Research Center

1987

Vasumathi Duvvury

1986

Mindi Miller, Associate Professor, Department of Nursing, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

1985

Texas Anderson, Realtor, Greenwood King Properties

1983

R. Jon McGee, Professor, Department of Anthropology, Texas State University San Marcos

Dennis Supernor

1982

Deborah Harvey Delgado

* Deceased