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Department of Anthropology colleagues

Burke Museum Archaeology staff

Prospective Graduate Students I am looking for highly-motivated students with strong interests in Southeast Asian archaeology and/or public archaeology. Please send me an email if you’re interested joining our graduate program.

Prospective graduate students should browse the Department of Anthropology Graduate Admissions Website, which has information about the admission requirements, scholarships, logistics, and support, and faculty and graduate student research interests. We rank applicants to the graduate program on the basis of the strength of their research statement, fit with faculty areas of expertise, and on their track record of academic achievement as shown through letters of recommendation, grades, test scores and examples of written work.

Graduate students can be offered teaching or research positions to help support their studies as available through the Department of Anthropology. Additional support may be available through research assistant and work/study positions at the Burke Museum, and for those who need to learn a foreign language, FLAS fellowships. Because internal funding is extremely limited, we encourage applicants to apply for external support, through NSF or other foundations.

Current Students
Anthropology PhD Advisees:
  • Joss Whittaker (PhC Washington 2016) Culture and environment, contact and exchange, trade, borders and frontiers; Southeast Asia
  • Jiun-yu Liu (PhC Washington 2015) Trade and exchange, social complexity, Taiwan, South China Sea, Southeast Asia
  • Lauryl Zenobi (PhC Washington 2016) Archaeobotany, charcoal, colonization, Oceania, Southeast Asia
  • Mikhail Echavarri (BS UC Riverside 2011) Cultural identity, heritage conservation, Southeast Asia
  • Samantha Lagos (MA Auckland 2014) Human behavior and environmental change, coastal Pacific Rim

Anthropology PhD:
  • Chin-yung Chao (PhD 2008), Assistant Research Fellow, Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica. Dissertation title: A Microregional Approach to the Social Dynamics in Late Prehistoric Manatuto, East Timor, Eleventh to Eighteenth Century Taiwan
  • Chung-ching Shiung (PhD 2011), Lecturer, Department of Anthropology, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China. Dissertation title: The Implications of Social, Cultural, Economic, and Political Interactions for Ceramic Evolution on the Banda Islands, Maluku Province, Indonesia
  • Emily Peterson (PhD 2015), Curatorial Associate, Burke Museum, University of Washington. Dissertation title: Insularity and Adaptation: Investigating the role of exchange and inter-island interaction in the Banda Islands, Indonesia
  • Amy Jordan (PhD 2016), Senior Archaeologist, AECOM, Sacramento CA. Dissertation title: The Price of Spice: Archaeological Investigations of Colonial Era Nutmeg Plantations on the Banda Islands, Maluku Province, Indonesia
  • Jenn Huff (PhD 2016), Dissertation title: Understanding changes in mobility and subsistence from Pleistocene hunting and gathering to Late Holocene agriculture in the highlands of New Guinea through intensity of lithic reduction, changing site types, and paleoclimate
  • Anna Cohen (PhD 2016), Lecturer, Utah State University, Logan UT. Dissertation title: Creating an Empire: Local Political Change at Angamuco, Michoacán, Mexico
 Museology MA:
  • Katie Chobot (MA 2006)
  • Latasha Richards (MA 2007)
  • Rachel Evans (MA 2007)
  • Allison Deep (MA 2009)
  • Dena Sedar (MA 2009)
  • Brooke Shelman (MA 2009)
  • Kim Owens (MA 2009)
  • Kelsey Lutz (MA 2010)
  • Samantha Halstead (MA 2013)
Anthropology BA-honors:
  • Peter Nelson (BA 2007) Thesis title: Power and Place: The Dynamics of Non-Verbal Communication in the Human-Landscape Interrelationship at Fort Vancouver (Curtis Weinker Award for Best Honors Thesis 2007)
  • Ian Ostericher (BA 2012) Thesis title: Islam and Dutch Conquest: Archaeological Evidence of Islam from BN1, Banda Naira, Maluku, Indonesia (Curtis Weinker Award for Best Honors Thesis 2012)
  • Alexandra Jacobsen (BA 2013) Thesis title: The Menkaure Valley Temple: Past and present archaeological evidence of the Menkaure Valley Temple by Ancient Egypt Research Associates