GRADUATE STUDENTS


John Blatzheim John Blatzheim , Graduate student
RESEARCH INTEREST: environmental justice activism, Marxist theory, critical race studies, medical anthropology, science and technology studies, feminist anthropology, Appalachia
CONTACT: jb92@rice.edu | profile
 
Svetlana Borodina Svetlana Borodina , Graduate Student
RESEARCH INTEREST: blindness, anthropology of senses, anthropology of work, prosthetic technologies, anthropology of policy, Post-Soviet Russia
CONTACT: Svetlana.Borodina@rice.edu | profile
 
Jessica Bray Jessica Bray , Graduate Student
RESEARCH INTEREST: surveillance, illegality, and queer and feminist anthropology with a geographic focus on South Asia and contemporary United States
CONTACT: jessbray@rice.edu | profile
 
Baird Campbell Baird Campbell , Graduate Student
RESEARCH INTEREST: Chile, Latin America, queer studies, postcolonial theory, gender, sexuality, social movements, queer temporalities, social media, memory, archive
CONTACT: bcc4@rice.edu | profile
 
Camille Cohen Camille Cohen , Graduate Student
RESEARCH INTEREST: transnational identities; art and aesthetics; the digital sphere; culture as diplomatic product; nationalism; postcolonialism; visual anthropology; neoliberalism; the European Union; material culture; Marseille; France; the Maghreb; the Euro-Mediterranean.
CONTACT: crb8@rice.edu | profile
 
Ereich Empey Ereich Empey , Graduate Student
RESEARCH INTEREST: Social Movements, North America and Europe, Aesthetics, Heritage, Identity, Agriculture and Agrarian Systems
CONTACT: ereich@rice.edu | profile
 
Mel Ford Mel Ford , Graduate Student
RESEARCH INTEREST: agriculture, foodstuffs, & agropolitics; environmental and ecological design; feminist political ecology; disasters & extreme environments; climate change & the Anthropocene; multispecies engagements; futures; landscapes & spatiality; value; Japan
CONTACT: mf39@rice.edu | profile
 
Victor Gimenez Aliaga Victor Gimenez Aliaga , Graduate Student
RESEARCH INTEREST: Political and legal anthropology; activism and social movements; anthropology of ethics; economic anthropology; public space and the city; the political imagination; neoliberalism and globalization; digital media and infrastructures; Spain and Catalonia.
CONTACT: victor.gimenez@rice.edu | profile
 
Vibha Gokhale Vibha Gokhale , Graduate Student
RESEARCH INTEREST: information economies, expertise and politics of knowledge production, digital media, open culture, identity and activism, science and technology studies
CONTACT: vibha@rice.edu | profile
 
Maureen Haver Maureen Haver , Graduate Student
RESEARCH INTEREST: adaptation; Alaska; arctic resources; carbon democracies; climate change; economics; energy policy; energy transition; energopolitics;  environment and ecology; ethics and morality; fossil fuels; infrastructure; North America;  oil and gas industry; political identity; resource extraction; sovereignty and citizenship
CONTACT: maureen.haver@gmail.com | profile
 
Marcel LaFlamme Marcel LaFlamme , Graduate Student
RESEARCH INTEREST: Anthropology of work; science and technology studies; critical military studies; perception and the senses; antiwork politics; nonwork and leisure; gender and sexuality; demography as object and method; aerial environments; the American Great Plains.
CONTACT: marcel.laflamme@rice.edu | profile
 
Charlie Lotterman Charlie Lotterman , Graduate Student
RESEARCH INTEREST: Interspecies encounters; social theory; posthumanism; sexuality; public feeling; embodiment; Central Europe
CONTACT: charlielotterman@gmail.com | profile
 
Ian Lowrie Ian Lowrie , Graduate Student
RESEARCH INTEREST: Anthropology of science and technology; computing; artificial intelligence; materialism; semiotics; history and anthropology; anthropology of religion; Russia; United States.
CONTACT: il4@rice.edu | profile
 
Magnús Örn Sigurðsson Magnús Örn Sigurðsson , Graduate Student
RESEARCH INTEREST: Climate change mitigation, technocracy, renewable energy, policy, ethics, Iceland, Scandinavia, and supranational governance (UNFCCC)
CONTACT: magnus@rice.edu | profile
 
Eliot Storer Eliot Storer , Graduate Student
RESEARCH INTEREST: anthropology of climate change; environmental management; Earth system science; human responses to climate change; energy systems; ecological awareness; glaciers; polar and alpine regions
CONTACT: es28@rice.edu | profile
 
Katie Ulrich Katie Ulrich , Graduate Student
RESEARCH INTEREST: sugar, molecular, energy, science research, scientists, sugarcane, biofuels, biotech, Brazil, STS, anthropology of science, multispecies anthropology, feminist anthropology
CONTACT: kmu@rice.edu | profile
 
Ellie Vainker Ellie Vainker , Graduate Student
RESEARCH INTEREST: NGOs, Ethics, Development, Gender and Sexuality, Public Scholarship
CONTACT: edsv@rice.edu | profile
 
Nathanael Vlachos Nathanael Vlachos , Graduate Student
RESEARCH INTEREST: Ethics; Race; South Africa; Theatre.
CONTACT: than.vlachos@rice.edu | profile
 
 Jing Wang 王菁 Jing Wang 王菁 , Graduate Student
RESEARCH INTEREST: Nationalism/cosmopolitanism/globalization, post-socialism, urban ethnic community; media, documentary production, visual anthropology; social movement, environment, energopolitics; China, Taiwan, Latin America.
CONTACT: haitun0815@gmail.com | profile
 
Yifan Wang 王一凡 Yifan Wang 王一凡 , Graduate Student
RESEARCH INTEREST: politics of aging, reproduction, hygiene, retirement and work, gender and sexuality, affect, space and sound, China
CONTACT: yifanwang@rice.edu | profile
 
Adam Webb-Orenstein Adam Webb-Orenstein , Graduate Student
RESEARCH INTEREST: media, technological innovation, economic anthropology, information, knowledge economies
CONTACT: abw4@rice.edu | profile
 
Ethan Wilensky-Lanford Ethan Wilensky-Lanford , Graduate Student
RESEARCH INTEREST: Kyrgyzstan, Central Asia, political anthropology, Islam, post-socialist societies, transnational religious movements, ethnicity, anthropology of development.
CONTACT: ethan.s.wilensky-lanford@rice.edu | profile
 
Eliza Williamson Eliza Williamson , Graduate Student
RESEARCH INTEREST: childbirth, care, policy, anthropology of ethics, anthropology of the state, anthropology of reproduction, feminist anthropology, Brazil, Latin America, humanization of birth, Zika virus, microcephaly

 
CONTACT: kew5@rice.edu | profile

 
Drew Winter Drew Winter , Graduate Student
RESEARCH INTEREST: anthropology of food, anthropology of activism, anthropology of ethics, climate change, globalization, neoliberalism, feminism, posthumanism, Michel Foucault, Denmark and Scandinavia
CONTACT: dw31@rice.edu | profile
 
Helena Zeweri Helena Zeweri , Graduate Student
RESEARCH INTEREST: Anthropology of: humanitarianism, development, and human rights; biopolitical and rehumanization projects; ethico-poliltical imaginaries; self-cultivation; migration policies and processes; transnational feminisms; Afghanistan, Australia, the US
CONTACT: Helena.Zeweri@rice.edu | profile