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.


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

Nolan Kline


USF Anthropology Alum and Rollins Faculty member  Nolan Kline has received an award from Florida Campus Compact for Engaged Scholarship. 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

Racine Brown

Dr. Racine Brown in his office in the VA

Dr. Racine Brown, USF alumnus, serving his country as a Marine and now as researcher at the Tampa VA. Read More