Ph.D. Job Placement

Students receiving a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Yale go on to teaching and research positions around the world, at a wide variety of institutions–both academic and non-academic. This page lists the dissertation topic, graduation date, and current employment (if known) of Yale Anthropology Ph.D. alumni who received their degrees in the past decade. If our information about you is incomplete or out of date, please send a note to the department chair and we will update!
Dissertation Year Division Current Position
Tram Luong The Optics of Hatred: Visualizing the Vietnamese Other in Cambodia 2023 Sociocultural

Faculty Member (assistant professor equivalent) in Art and Media and Social Studies, Fulbright University Vietnam

Rundong Ning Rearticulating Work: Entrepreneurship and Work-Based Identity in Contemporary Congo-Brazzaville 2023 Sociocultural

Postdoctoral Fellow in the Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Hong Kong

Carlye Chaney Environmental Exposures from the Local to the Global: A Comparison of the Experiences and Consequences of Exposure Among the Qom of Formosa, Argentina, and Residents of New Haven, Connecticut 2023 Biological

Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Missouri, Columbia

Nicholas Brown 2023 Archaeology
Vanessa Koh On the Ground: Land, Sovereignty, and Terraformation in Singapore 2023 Sociocultural & School of the Environment

Postdoctoral Fellow, Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism and the Humanities, Princeton University

Amanda Leiss Paleoenvironmental context of Early Stone Age Archaeology: An Analysis of the Gona Fauna Between ~3 and 1 Ma 2022 Biological

Adjunct Professor, Anthropology, Southern Connecticut State University

Tri Phuong The Politics of Play: Digital Youth, New Media, and Social Movement in Contemporary Vietnam 2021 Sociocultural

Assistant Professor, Pacific and Asian Studies, University of Victoria, BC, Canada

Jessica Cerdeña Onward: An Ethnography of Latina Migrant Motherhood During the COVID-19 Pandemic 2021 Medical Anthropology (MD/PhD)

Resident in Family Medicine, Middlesex Healthcare System

Aalyia Sadruddin After-After-Lives: Aging, Care, and Dignity in Postgenocide Rwanda 2021 Sociocultural and Medical

Assistant Professor of Sociocultural Anthropology at Wellesley College

Qingzhu Wang Copper Mining and Bronze Production in Shandong Province: A New Perspective on the Political Economy of the Shang State 2021 Archaeology

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures and the Tang Center for Early China, Columbia University

Elizabeth Berk Viral Subjects: Stigma, Civil Society Activism, and the Making of HIV/AIDS in Lebanon 2021 Sociocultural & Medical

Lecturer, Anthropology, Southern Methodist University

Heidi K. Lam Animating Heritage: Affective Experiences, Institutional Networks, and Themed Consumption in the Japanese Cultural Industries 2021 Sociocultural

Researcher, ReD Associates

George Bayuga How to Make a Nun: Gender and the Infrastructure of the Catholic Church in China 2021 Sociocultural

Assistant Professor, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

Amy Leigh Johnson State Re-Making: Federalism, Environment, and the Aesthetics of Belonging in Nepal 2021 Sociocultural & School of the Environment

Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Georgia College of Arts and Sciences

Emily Nguyen Urban Dreams and Agrarian Renovations: Examining the Politics and Practices of Peri-Urban Land Conversion in Hanoi, Vietnam 2021 Sociocultural

Qualitative Research Expert, World Food Programme Headquarters, Rome

Chandana Anusha The Living Coast: Port Development and Ecological Transformations in the Gulf of Kutch, Western India 2021 Sociocultural

Princeton Mellon / Princeton Institute for International & Regional Studies Fellow, Princeton University

Meredith Mclaughlin Moral Claims: Ethics and the Pursuit of Welfare in Rural Rajasthan, India 2021 Sociocultural

Joint fellowship between Homerton College and The Healthcare Improvement Studies (THIS) Institute, University of Cambridge.

Hatice Erten At Least Three Children: Politics of Reproduction, Health and Care in Pronatalist Turkey 2020 Sociocultural and Medical

Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Jacob Rinck The Future of Political Economy: International Labor Migration, Agrarian Change and Shifting Developmental Visions in Nepal 2020 Sociocultural

Postdoctoral Fellow, Asian Research Institute, National University of Singapore

Michelle Young Interregional interaction, social complexity and the Chavin horizon at Atalla, Huancavelica, Peru 2020 Archaeology

Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Vanderbilt University

Kyle Wiley Intergenerational Consequences of Interpersonal Violence: The Role of Fetal Programming 2020 Biological

Postdoc at UCLA Biobehavioral Sciences

Alyssa Paredes Plantation Peripheries: The Multiple Makings of Asia’s Banana Republic 2020 Sociocultural

Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Michigan

Keahnan Washington There Has to Be Reciprocity': Love-Politics, Expertise, and the Reimagination of Political Possibility with Formerly-Incarcerated Organizers in New Orleans 2020 Sociocultural & AFAM

Lecturer in the Marks Family Center for Excellence in Writing, University of Pennsylvania

Kristen McLean Fatherhood and Futurity: Youth, Masculinity, and Contingency in Post-crisis Sierra Leone 2020 Biological

Assistant Professor, International Studies, College of Charleston

Amelia Sancilio Is Accelerated Senescence a Cost of Reproduction? An Analysis of Life History Trade-offs in Post-menopausal Polish Women 2019 Biological

Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Northwestern University

Elaine Guevara Genomics of Primate Longevity 2019 Biological

Assistant Professor at University of North Carolina Wilmington

Myles Lennon Affective Energy: Intersectional Solar Transitions in a Late Liberal Metropolis 2019 Sociocultural & Forestry and Environmental Studies

Assistant Professor, Environment and Society and Anthropology, Brown University

Louisa Cortesi Living in Unquiet Waters: Knowledge and Technologies in North Bihar 2019 Sociocultural

Assistant professor, International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University

Kendall Arslanian Early Life In Samoa: Nutritional And Genetic Predictors Of Infant Body Composition And An Analysis Of Maternal Attitudes Toward Breastfeeding 2019 Biological

Program Manager, American Academy of Pediatrics

Tanambelo Vassili Reinaldo Rasolondrainy Resilience and Niche Construction in the face of Climate Variability, Southwest Madagascar 2019 Archaeology

Postdoctoral Scholar, Penn State University, Chief Advisor, Centre de Documentation et de Recherche sur l’Art et la Tradition Orale de Madagascar

Elliot Prasse-Freeman Resisting (without) Rights - Activists, Subalterns, and Political Ontologies in Burma 2018 Sociocultural

Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore

Sayd Randle Replumbing the City:Water and Space in Los Angeles 2018 Sociocultural

Assistant Professor of Urban Studies, College of Integrative Studies, Singapore Management University

Sahana Ghosh Borderland orders: Gendered Geographies of Mobility and Security Across the India-Bangladesh borderlands 2018 Sociocultural

Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore

Colin Thomas Las Minas Archaeometallurgical Project 2018 Archaeology

AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow, National Science Foundation

Dorsa Amir Adaptive Variation in Risk & Time Preferences: An Evolutionary and Cross-Cultural Perspective 2018 Biological

Postdoctoral Scholar, Social Origins Lab in the Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley

Daniela Wolin Everyday Stress, Exceptional Suffering: Bioarchaeology of Violence and Personhood in Late Shang, China 2018 Archaeology

Post-doctoral Researcher, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Samar Al-Bulushi Citizen-Suspect: Publics, Politics, and the Transnational Security State in East Africa 2018 Sociocultural

Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, UC Irvine

Gabriela Morales Decolonizing Medicine: Care and the Politics of Well-Being in Plurinational Bolivia 2018 Sociocultural

Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Scripps College

Andrew Womack Crafting Community: Exploring Identity and Interaction through Ceramics in Early Bronze Age Gansu, China 2018 Archaeology

Assistant Professor, Asian Studies, Anthropology, Furman University

Rose Keimig Growing Old in China's New Nursing Homes 2018 Sociocultural

UX Researcher, Target

Jessica Newman Making the Mere Celibataire: NGOs, Activism, and Single Motherhood in Morocco 2017 Sociocultural

Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Temple University

Erin Burke Broad Engagement of the Neuroendocrinology of Parenting: Evidence from Male Same-Sex Parents 2017 Biological

Senior Manager, Head of Partnership Development at Variant Bio

Aniket Pankaj Aga Genetically Modified Democracy: The Sdence and Politics of Transgenic Agriculture in Contemporary India 2017 Sociocultural

Assistant Professor of Geography, State University of New York, Buffalo

Hosna Sheikholeslami Thinking through Translation: Translators, Publishers, and the Formation of Publics in Contemporary Iran 2017 Sociocultural

Assistant Professor, Anthropology and Sociology, Denison University

Elizabeth Miles Men of No Value: Contemporary Japanese Manhood and the Economies of Intimacy 2017 FAS

Faculty Member (assistant professor equivalent) in Social Science

Sierra Bell Apocalyptic Politics: Liberty and Truth in Tea Party America 2017 Sociocultural

Adjunct Faculty, Department of Anthropology, Southern Connecticut State University

Maria Sidorkina Kholivar: New Projects of Belonging on the Russian Periphery 2017 Sociocultural

Assistant Professor, Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies, University of Texas at Austin

Jessamy Doman The paleontology and paleoecology of the late Miocene Mpesida Beds and Lukeino Formation, Tugen Hills succession, Baringo, Kenya 2017 Archaeology

Anthropologist, Kenyon International Emergency Services

Qiubei Amy Zhang Matter Transformed: Remaking Waste in Postreform China 2017 Sociocultural & Forestry and Environmental Studies

Assistant Professor, New York University

Ryan Jobson Fueling Sovereignty: Energy, Infrastructure, and State Building in Trinidad and Tobago 2017 Sociocultural

Neubauer Family Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Chicago

Andrew Carruthers Specters of Affinity: Clandestine Movement and Commensurate in the Indonesia-Malaysia Borderlands 2016 Sociocultural

Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania

Adrienne Jordan Cohen Improvising the Urban:Dance, Mobility, and Political Transformation in the Republic of Guinea 2016 Sociocultural

Assistant Professor, Colorado State University

Ivan Ghezzi Chankillo as a Fortification and Late Early Horizon (400-100 BC) Warfare in Casma, Peru 2016 Archaeology

Director of the Museo Nacional de Arqueología, Antropología e Historia del Peru

Kristina Douglass An Archaeological Investigation of Settlement and Resource Exploitation Patterns in the Velondriake Marine Protected Area, Southwest Madagascar, ca. 900 BC to AD 1900 2016 Archaeology

Associate Professor of Climate, Columbia Climate School

Yu Luo Ethnic by Design: Branding a Buyi Cultural Landscape in Late-Socialist Southwest China 2016 Sociocultural

Assistant Professor, Sociology and Anthropology, University of Puget Sound

Ainur Begim Investing for the Long Term: Temporal Politics of Retirement Planning in Financialized Central Asia 2016 Sociocultural

Associate Professor, Department of International Business Faculty of Economics and Management, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Sarah LeBaron von Baeyer National Worlds, Transnational Lives: Nikkei-Brazilian Migrants in and of Japan and Brazil 2015 Sociocultural

Cultural Anthropologist, Variant Bio

Michael Degani The City Electric: Infrastructure and Ingenuity in Postsocialist Tanzania 2015 Sociocultural

Assistant Professor of Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge, U.K.

Dana Graef Isles of Green: Environmentalism and Agrarian Change in Costa Rica and Cuba 2015 Sociocultural

Research-in-Action Fellow at The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC)

Oscar Prieto Gramalote: Domestic Life, Economy and Ritual Practices of a Prehispanic Maritime Community 2015 Archaeology

Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Florida

Timothy Webster Genomic of a Primate Radiation: Speciation and Diversification in the Macaques 2015

Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Utah

Lucia Cantero Specters of the Market: Consumer-Citizenship and the Visual Politics of Race and Inequality in Brazil 2015 Sociocultural

Assistant Professor, University of San Francisco

Vikramaditya Thakur Unsettling Modernity: Resistance and Forced Resettlement Due to Dam in Western India 2014 Sociocultural

Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Delaware

David Kneas Substance & Sedimentation: A Historical Ethnography of Landscape in the Ecuadorian Andes 2014 Archaeology

Associate Professor, Department of Geography, University of South Carolina

Sarah Osterhoudt The Forest in the Field: The Cultural Dimensions of Agroforestry Landscapes in Madagascar 2014 Sociocultural

Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Indiana University Bloomington

Ana Lara Bodies & Souls: LGBT Citizenship and the Catholic State 2014 Sociocultural

Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Oregon

Ryan Clasby Exploring Long Term Cultural Developments and Interregional Interaction in the Eastern Slopes of the Andes: A Case study from the site of Huayurco, Jaén Region, Peru 2014 Archaeology

Instructor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Western Illinois University

C. Anne Claus Drawing Near: Conservation By Proximity In Okinawa's Coral Reefs 2014 Sociocultural

Associate Professor (with tenure), Department of Anthropology, American University

Atreyee Majumder Being Human in Howrah: On Historical Sensation and Public Life in an Industrial Hinterland 2014 Sociocultural

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, National Law School of India University University

Abigail Dumes Divided Bodies: The Practice and Politics of Lyme Disease in the United States 2014 Sociocultural

Assistant Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies

Joshua Rubin Confronting an Art of Uncertainty: Rugby, Race and Masculinity in South Africa 2013 Sociocultural

Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Bates College

Susanna Fioratta States of Insecurity: Migration, Remittances, and Islamic Reform in Guinea, West Africa 2013 Sociocultural

Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Bryn Mawr College

Shaila Seshia Galvin State of Nature: Agriculture, Development and the Making of Organic Uttarakhand 2013 Sociocultural

Associate Professor, Anthropology and Sociology, The Graduate Institute Geneva

Isaac Gagne Private Religion and Public Morality: Understanding Cultural Secularism in Late Capitalist Japan 2013 Sociocultural

Assistant Professor, Department of Japanese Studies, University of Hong Kong

Darian Parker Topological Densities: An Existential Psychoanalytic Ethnography of a Title 1 School in New York City 2013 Sociocultural

Guest Professor, West African Dance, The Juilliard School, Founder & CEO, Parker Academics, LLC, Adjunct Professor, School of Professional Studies, New York University

Radhika Govindrajan Beastly Intimacies: Human-Animal Relations in India's Central Himalayas 2013 Sociocultural

Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Washington

Stephen Chester Origin and Early Evolutionary History of Primates: Systematics and Paleobiology of Primitive Plesiadapiforms 2013 Biological

Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Brooklyn College, CUNY

Hande Ozkan-Zollo Cultivating the Nation in Nature: Forestry and Nation-Building in Turkey 2013 Sociocultural

Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Transylvania University

Sheridan M. Booker Spanish Dance and Transformations in the Cuban Public Sphere:Race, Ethnicity, and the Performance of New Socio-Economic Differences, 1988-2008 2012 Sociocultural

Director, Beyond Identity Scholar Activist Program, The City College of New York, Founder & Director WURArts Consulting

Nathaniel M. Smith Right Wing Activism in Japan and the Politics of Futility 2012 Sociocultural

Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology and East Asian Studies, University of Arizona

Emily Goble Early Paleontology of the Chemeron Formation, Tugen Hills, Kenya, with Emphasis on Faunal Shifts and Precessional Climatic Forcing 2012

Associate Curator of Anthropology, Arizona Museum of Natural History

Kelly Hughes Spatial Representations of Objects by Non-human Primates: Evidence from Rhesus Macaques (Macaca mulatta) and Brown Capuchins (Cebus apella) 2012 Biological

Research Scientist III, Sage Program, Minnesota Department of Health

Minhua Ling City Cowherds: Migrant Youth Coming of Age in Urban China 2012 Sociocultural

Associate Professor, the Department of Anthropology and Sociology, Geneva Graduate Institute

Alexander Antonites Political and Economic Interactions in the Hinterland of the Mapungubwe Polity, c. AD 1200-1300, South Africa 2012 Archaeology

Senior Lecturer, Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Pretoria

Jason S. Nesbitt Excavations at Caballo Muerto: An Investigation into the Origins of the Cupisnique Culture 2012 Archaeology

Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Tulane University

Douglas Park Climate Change, Human Response and the Origins of Urbanism at Timbuktu: Archaeological Investigations into the Prehistoric Urbanism of the Timbuktu Region on the Niger Bend, Mali, West Africa 2011 Archaeology

Principal Consultant at ERM: Environmental Resources Management

Alethea Murray Sargent Learning to Be Homeless: Culture, Identity, and Consent Among Sheltered Homeless Women in Boston 2011 Sociocultural

Assistant District Attorney, San Francisco District Attorney’s Office

Katie Marie Binetti Early Pliocene hominid paleoenvironments in the Tugen Hills, Kenya 2011 Biological

Senior Lecturer and Undergraduate Program Director, Department of Anthropology, Baylor University

Myra Jones-Taylor Blank Slates: Boundary-work and Neoliberalism in New Haven Childcare Policy 2011 Sociocultural

Chief Policy Impact Officer, The Urban Institute

Christina H. Moon Material Intimacies: The Labors of Creativity in the Global Fashion Industry 2011 Sociocultural

Associate Professor, Art and Design History & Theory, Parsons School of Design

Yuichi Matsumoto The Prehistoric Ceremonial Center of Campanayuq Rumi: Interregional Interactions in the South-central Highlands of Peru 2010 Archaeology

Professor, Yamagata University

Nana Okura Gagné "Salarymen” in Crisis?: The Collapse of Dominant Ideologies and Shifting Identities of Salarymen in Metropolitan Japan 2010 Sociocultural

Associate Professor, Department of Japanese Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Durba Chattaraj Roadscapes: Everyday Life Along the Rural-Urban Continuum in 21st Century India 2010 Sociocultural

Director of Writing and Assistant Professor, Anthropology Department, Ashoka University

Omolade Adunbi Belonging to the (S)oil: Multinational Oil Corporations, NGOs and Community Conflict in Postcolonial Nigeria 2010 Sociocultural

Associate Professor, Department of Afroamerican and African Studies, University of Michigan

Annie Harper The Idea of Islamabad: Unity, Purity and Civility in Pakistan's Capital City 2010 Yale School of Medicine

Associate Research Scientist, Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine

Ajay Gandhi Taming the Residual Workers, Animals and Others in Old Delhi 2010 Sociocultural

Assistant Professor, Leiden University College, Leiden University

Csilla Kalocsai Corporate Hungary: Recrafting Youth, Work, and Subjectivity in Global Capitalism 2010 Sociocultural

Assistant Professor, Psychiatry Department, University of Toronto

Nazima Kadir The Autonomous Life? : Paradoxes of Hierachy, Authority, and Urban Identity in the Amsterdam Squatters Movement 2010 Sociocultural

Lead senior user researcher, service designer, vice president for JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Brenda Khayanga Kombo The Policing of Intimate Partnerships in Yaoundé, Cameroon 2010 Sociocultural

Norbert Elias Fellow, Center for Interdisciplinary Research, Bielefeld University