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.
Dr. Lauren Johnson received a Diversity Champion Award from the University of North Georgia and was recently promoted to Associate professor and Department Head of the Culture, Language, and Leadership Department. Read More
USF Anthropology Alum Dr. Carylanna Taylor has a new piece in Anthropology News on how she applies anthropology as a filmmaker. Read Article
Congratulations to recent PhD graduate Dr. Ryan Logan on his newest publication in the journal Anthropology in Action! Read Article
Dr. Rebecca Campbell-Montalvo (USF PhD 2016, now at University of Connecticut) recently published this piece based on her dissertation research in the journal "Race Ethnicity and Education" Read Article
Congratulations to two award winners at the 2019 USF Hispanic Heritage Celebration Awards Breakfast, Paola Gonzalez (MA/MPH alumna) received the USF Status of Latinos (SoL) Alumni Award and William Lucas (PhD/MPH student in Anthropology) received the Latino Graduate Fellow Award from the USF Office of Graduate Studies. Well-deserved, Paola and William, you make us proud!!
Read about Dr. Sarah Smith's (PhD 2014, now Assistant Professor of Public Health and Co-Director of the Health Disparities Institute at SUNY Old Westbury) research on birth migration to Guam, featured in the latest edition of Youth Circulations! Read more
Jennifer Webb, a graduate of our MA program in Applied Anthropology who is now a State Representative (District 69) in the Florida House of Representatives, is seeking both policy fellows and a legislative aide. She writes: “I spent three years identifying broad policy areas and solutions that unite my district regardless of party, income, etc. these four broad categories are: environment, education, mental health/substance use, and economy/workers. I am currently looking for an aide who is interested in (mental) health care/substance use policy and policy impacting local businesses and workers." read more
Spring 2019 GRADUATES
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"
Congratulations to Kristina Baines who Received the Course Hero-Woodrow Wilson Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching
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.
Fall 2018 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
Cecilia Vindrola-Padros, Ginger A. Johnson, and Anne E. Pfister
Summer 2018 Graduates
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