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Randall McGuire

Randall McGuire

We live in a material world that shapes our actions, thought and being even as we change it. My archaeology explores the impact of things on the most diverse realms of human life. I study how objects join with human needs and want to remake society and culture from ancient times to the present.

Megan Bond Hinrichsen

Megan Bond Hinrichsen

I am currently studying the social and health impacts of microfinance (the provision of small loans to individuals or groups that often cannot access formal banking institutions) in Quito, Ecuador for my PhD dissertation in medical anthropology.

Oscar Escudero

Oscar Escudero

I am currently a graduate student in the Anthropology Department at Northern Arizona University. My primary focus of study is Linguistic Anthropology, specifically literacy as a social practice. My thesis research involves the study of conversations that occur in bathroom stall through graffiti.

Katherine Jaster

Katherine Jaster

As a recent graduate in anthropology, I am passionate about world cultures, particularly material culture. I volunteered at my university's anthropology museum where I further developed my love of both artifacts and the museum setting. I would love to turn this experience into a full-time career!

Stacey Tecot

Stacey Tecot

I'm a biological anthropologist, focusing on non-human primate behavior (lemurs), ecology, and hormones. My work is noninvasive, and investigates the behavioral and physiological changes that species undergo in response to environmental changes. I'm interested in the evolution of shared infant care.

Svenja Weise

Svenja Weise

I am a biological anthropologist and archaeologist. My research interests are sex differences in mortality patterns in historical times, the evolution of longevity, and the improvement of methods to estimate age at death from skeletal material. I spend most of my time travelling to analyze skeletal

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