Andie Ang

(BS Life Sciences, 2008 National University of Singapore; MS Biology, 2010 National University of Singapore; PhD Doctor of Philosophy, 2017 University of Colorado Boulder). Andie’s research interests are in the social behavior and feeding ecology of Asian colobine primates, in particular the threatened and untended species. She has worked on the banded leaf monkeys in Singapore and Malaysia, and the white-handed gibbons in Thailand. Through her research, Andie hopes to...

Allison Formanack

(BA Anthropology & History, 2009 University of Nebraska; MA Anthropology, 2011 University of Colorado; PhD Anthropology, 2018 University of Colorado). Allison’s research considered the extent to which sociocultural ideas about risk, trash, and pollution contribute to material dispossession and stigmatization of vulnerable populations. Specifically, she is interested in how mobile home residents in Lincoln, Nebraska are prefigured by community leaders, political figures, and financiers as "risky" populations subject to removal...

Jennifer Leichliter

(BA Anthropology, 2008 Colorado College; MA Anthropology, 2011 University of Colorado;PhD Doctor of Philosophy, 2018 University of Colorado Boulder). Jen is interested in the paleoecological context of early hominin evolution. Her focus includes the reconstruction of faunal community structure and isotopic ecology in South Africa during the Plio-Pleistocene. Her advisor was Matt Sponheimer. Summer 2017 News Jennifer has been awarded a Summer Graduate School Fellowship to work on her dissertation...

Willi Lempert

(BA Interdisciplinary Studies, 2007 Miami University; MA Cultural Anthropology, 2010 University of Denver; PhD University of Colorado Boulder 2018). Willi works with communities and indigenous media organizations in the Kimberley region of Northwestern Australia. By following the social life of media, he seeks to understand diverse Aboriginal conceptions of indigeneity. Willi is also interested in the emerging film genre of Native American science fiction. His advisor was Jennifer Shannon. Spring...

Samantha Lindford

(MA Anthropology, 2018 University of Colorado) Samantha's research interests focused on Southwestern United States archaeology during the Pueblo III period. She is interested in the Tewa migration and the use of ceramic designs to track changes within pueblo communities. She has worked in the Southwest area since her undergraduate career. Her ultimate goal is to contribute to public knowledge regarding the vast archaeological record in the United States and emphasize...

Meryleen Mena

(BA Anthropology, 2005 Columbia University; MA Anthropology, 2010 University of Colorado; PhD Anthropology, 2018 University of Colorado). Meryleen’s research examines current human rights organizing in São Paulo, Brazil. She investigates the ramifications of police violence and how subjugated communities both embody and deal with social, economic, and political adversity. Her advisor was Donna Goldstein. Spring 2017 News Meryleen has garnered another award. CARTSS awarded her $1000 in Graduate Student Funds...
Dani Merriman

Dani Merriman

(BA Sociology/Anthropology and Studio Art, 2009 Cornell College; MA Anthropology, 2011 University of Colorado; PhD Anthropology, 2018 University of Colorado). Merriman's research focuses on the peace and reconciliation process in Colombia. She analyzes the creative ways rural Colombian communities display their victimhood to the state and general public in order to 1) demand reparations for decades of war-related violence, and 2) demonstrate the longue-duree of institutionalized violence that has systematically...

Cody Newton

(BA Anthropology, 1996 University of Wyoming; MA Anthropology, 2008 Colorado State University; PhD Doctor of Philosophy, 2018 University of Colorado Boulder). Cody studies the archaeology of the western Great Plains and middle Rocky Mountains. His dissertation research focused on the early contact period and the development of Plains Indian equestrianism. Other research foci include Paleoindian studies, early European exploration and settlement, the historic bison robe trade, and the Plains Indian...

Morgan Seamont

(BA Anthropology, 2007 Washington State University-Vancouver; MA Anthropology, 2009 University of Colorado; PhD Anthropology, 2018 University of Colorado). Morgan Seamont compled his dissertation on how transgender men are redefining masculinity, bodies and sexuality. Rejecting heteronormative and homonormative masculinities trans men are expanding the binary construction of gender by identifying as trans first and man second. Their refusal to deny their feminine socialization and history, trans men are adopting gender identities...

Heather Seltzer

(BA Anthropology, 2015, Binghamton University, SUNY, MA Anthropology, 2017 University of Colorado). Heather was an archaeology MA student interested in the archaeology of colonial encounters and response among the Rio Grande Pueblos. Heather's master's thesis compared trends in ceramic iconography from Rio Grande Pueblos from the thirteenth through eighteenth century and analyzed how Pueblo people maintained an active resistance and cultural revitalization in response to Spanish colonization. Her advisor was Catherine Cameron.

Marnie Thomson

(BA Anthropology, 2004 Washington University in St. Louis; MA Social Sciences, 2006 University of Chicago; PhD Doctor of Philosophy, 2016 University of Colorado Boulder). Thomson’s research is in cultural anthropology, with a focus on the politics of humanitarian intervention across the borders of Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Her advisor was Carole McGranahan. Summer 2017 News Marnie has accepted a position as Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology in...