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 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 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
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