Alumni News

Over the past four decades, the Department of Anthropology has successfully transformed hundreds of B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. students into valued alumni. These graduates have gone on to successful careers in academia, public service, and the private sector.

As of October 2018, USF has conferred 523 graduate degrees in Applied Anthropology (188 PhD and 335 MA). MA graduates typically obtain jobs in anthropology-related professions, in the private consulting sector, for government programs (often in health-care fields) or in the public sector (museums, teaching, public education, social services etc.). PhD graduates move into academia, research positions for government agencies, or in a variety of other areas.


Spring 2019 GRADUATES

photos of gradutes with their advisors

Clockwise: Dr. Tykot with Ashley Maxwell, Dr. Whiteford with Dana Ketcher, and Dr. Wells with Anthony Tricarico


Ryan Logan, Advisor: Heide Castañeda
Dana Ketcher, Advisors: Linda Whiteford and Heide Castañeda
Anthony Tricarico, Advisor: Christian Wells
Ashley Maxwell, Advisor: Robert Tykot

Cheyenne Wagi (MA/MPH), Advisor: David Himmelgreen


Dr. Dana Ketcher, a Spring 2019 graduate, recently had an article published on May 20, 2019 in the Psychology, Health & Nedicine Journal:  "Social Networks of Caregivers of Patients with Primary Malignant Brain Tumor"

Kristina Baines 

Congratulations to Kristina Baines who Received the Course Hero-Woodrow Wilson Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching

Kaniqua Robinson

Dr. Kaniqua Robinson, a December 2018 graduate, has accepted a position as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Africana Studies at the University of Pittsburgh effective August 2019.

Lori Collins and Travis Doering

Congratulations to Lori Collins (Ph.D., 2007) and Travis Doering (Ph.D., 2007), Research Associate Professors and co-Directors of the Digital Heritage & Humanities Collection in the University of South Florida Libraries, on their work with Google Arts & Culture to form the Open Heritage Alliance, which will establish best practices and formal standards around 3D formats, approaches, ethics, digital preservation, and access.


Cover of Policing Pathology book

Congratulations to USF Anthropology alum Nolan Kline (MA 2010, PhD 2015) on his book, "Pathogenic Policing: Immigration Enforcement and Health in the U.S. South." The book, based on his dissertation, is now available through Rutgers University Press. Read More



Fall 2018 Graduates

Dr. Robinson and Dr. Jackson wearing their regalia at graduation

Dr. Kaniqua Robinson and her advisor Dr. Antoinette Jackson. Congratulations to all of our graduates!


Kaniqua Robinson, Advisor: Antoinette Jackson

Donna Barth, Advisor: Nancy Romero-Daza

Spencer Bockover, Advisor: Tara Deubel

Gennifer Goad, Advisor: Erin Kimmerle

Rene Herrera, Advisor: Elizabeth Miller

John Pendygraft, Co-Advisors: Daniel Lende and Elizabeth Bird

Emily Weisenberger, Advisor: Antoinette Jackson

Justin Winn, Advisor: Rebecca Zarger

Janelle Christensen

Cover of Eldercare, Health, and Ecosyndemics in a Perilous World

Alumna Janelle Christensen (PhD, 2012) published her book, "Eldercare, Health, and Ecosyndemics in a Perilous World"! Read More


Cecilia Vindrola-Padros, Ginger A. Johnson, and Anne E. Pfister

Cover of the book Healthcare in Motion

USF Anthropology PhD graduates Cecilia Vindrola-Padros, Ginger A. Johnson, and Anne E. Pfister contributed to a new edited book "HEALTHCARE IN MOTION: Immobilities in Health Service Delivery and Access." Read More

Summer 2018 Graduates

Summer 2018

Congratulations to all of our Summer 2018 graduates! We are so proud of your accomplishments and wish you the best in your future careers.

Faisal Alkhuzaim, Dr. Himmelgreen
Gino Collura, Dr. Lende
Vivian Gornik, Dr. Bird
Cynthia Pace, Dr. Himmelgreen
Airia Papadopoulos, Dr. Baer
Jodie Sweezey, Dr. Bird

Christine Bergmann, Dr. Tykot
Kaleigh Hoyt, Dr. Lende
Seiichi Villalona, Dr. Castañeda