Graduate Students

The anthropology department has a vibrant graduate student community. Graduate students regularly host brown-bag talks and colloquia, as well as engaging in research and teaching undergraduate courses.

Name Anthropology Sub-field
Easlin Anderson Sociocultural Anthropology PhD

Yige Bao
bao00061@umn.edu

Archaeology PhD
Karen Bauer Sociocultural Anthropology PhD
Yessica Berumen Martinez Archaeology PhD
Emily Briggs Archaeology PhD
Nathan Buckley Sociocultural Anthropology PhD
Berkant Caglar
cagla004@umn.edu
Sociocultural Anthropology PhD
Matt Carlson Sociocultural Anthropology PhD
Rachel Cartwright
cartw054@umn.edu
Archaeology PhD
Tessa Cicak
Teh-sa Chee-chack
she/her/hers
Biological Anthropology PhD
Miguel Angel Contreras Biological Anthropology PhD

Aspen Cooper
she/her/hers/they/them/theirs
coope677@umn.edu 

Archaeology PhD
Deniz Coral Sociocultural Anthropology PhD
Sean Devlin Archaeology PhD
Caroline Doenmez
doenm001@umn.edu
Sociocultural Anthropology PhD
Kadir Yavuz Emiroglu Sociocultural Anthropology PhD
Matthew Fanuka
fanuk001@umn.edu
Archaeology PhD
Yun Feng
feng0154@umn.edu
Sociocultural Anthropology PhD
Samantha Gogol
she/her/hers
gogol006@umn.edu
Biological Anthropology PhD
Abigail Hall
she/her/hers
Biological Anthropology PhD
Jennifer Hughes Sociocultural Anthropology PhD
Muhammad Osama Imran Sociocultural Anthropology PhD
Peter Johnson Sociocultural Anthropology PhD

Penina Kadalida
kadal002@umn.edu

Biological Anthropology PhD
Fa'aumu Kaimana
she/her/hers
Sociocultural Anthropology PhD
Somaye Khaksar
she/her/hers
Archaeology PhD
Esther Sociocultural Anthropology PhD
Risa Luther
she/her/hers
luthe067@umn.edu
Biological Anthropology PhD
Rania Madani Sociocultural Anthropology PhD
Vasilije Marojevic Archaeology PhD
Annie Melton
she/her/hers
melto041@umn.edu
Archaeology PhD
Pranav Menon Sociocultural Anthropology PhD
Milica Milic-Kolarevic  Sociocultural Anthropology PhD

Sophie Minor
she/her/hers
minor109@umn.edu

Archaeology PhD
Megan Moore Sociocultural Anthropology PhD
Maud Mouginot Biological Anthropology PhD
Samuel Muteti
mutet002@umn.edu
Biological Anthropology PhD
Arif Hayat Nairang
he/him/his
naira001@umn.edu
Sociocultural Anthropology PhD
Thanzeel Nazer  Sociocultural Anthropology PhD
Kelly Plevniak
she/her/hers
Archaeology PhD
Elan Pochedley Sociocultural Anthropology PhD
Laura Pott
pott0195@umn.edu
Biological Anthropology PhD
Stephen Savignano Sociocultural Anthropology PhD
Samantha Schwartz
she/her/hers
schw2534@umn.edu
Archaeology PhD
MaryGrace Trifilio
she/her/hers
Sociocultural Anthropology PhD
Britt Van Paepegham
vanpa012@umn.edu
Sociocultural Anthropology PhD
Madelaine Walker
she/her/hers
walke845@umn.edu
Biological Anthropology PhD
Selena Wimmergren
she/her/hers
Archaeology PhD
Annika Yates
yates104@umn.edu
Sociocultural Anthropology PhD
Wei Ye Sociocultural Anthropology PhD
Jaime Zolik
zolik006@umn.edu
Biological Anthropology PhD