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Department of Anthropology

Graduate Students

Our graduate students work closely with faculty conducting research and exploring issues in archaeology as well as cultural, linguistic and biological/biocultural anthropology. Meet our doctoral and masters candidates.

Ph.D. Students


Research Interests



Andrea Acosta

Roman Bioarchaeology; Stable Isotope Analysis; Paleopathology; Osteology; Kinship Analysis; Origins of the Roman City-State; Migration in the Late Iron Age Italy B.A., Anthropology, B.A., Classical Antiquity, University of Kansas, 2014; M.A., Anthropology, University of West Florida, 2014 Andrea's CV [pdf]

Emily Brennan

Bioarchaeology; Paleopathology; Paleodemography; Stable Isotope Analysis; Biocultural Perspectives of Health, Disease, and Death; Forensic Anthropology M.A., Anthropology, George Washington University, 2013; B.S., Anthropology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2009 Emily's CV [pdf]  

Morgan Carroll 

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Jessica Cooper

Woodland Southeast; Feminist Archaeology; Lithics M.A., Anthropology, University of South Carolina, 2017; B.A., Anthropology, George Mason University, 2011  Jessica's CV [pdf]

Larissa Daniels-Hill

Life History Theory; Life Course Theory; Black Feminist Theory; Racism; Social Inequality; Paleopathology; Bioethics; Early Life Stress M.A., Anthropology, George Mason University, 2021; B.A., Anthropology, B.A., Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Northern Colorado, 2018; A.A., Criminal Justice, Pikes Peak Community College, 2016 Larissa's CV [pdf]

Amber Teresa Domingue

Raciolinguistic Ideologies; Constructions of Identity; Migration and Immigration; Bilingualism; Cross-Cultural Communication; African Diaspora of (Spanish-speaking) Caribbean to U.S. M.A., Anthropology, University of South Carolina, 2019; B.A., Spanish, B.S., Psychological Science, Xavier University of Louisiana, 2017 Amber's CV [pdf]


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Aimee Herring

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Margaret Hicks

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Blake Hite

Cultural Anthropology; Urban American Indians; Cultural Revitalization; Lumbees M.A., Anthropology, University of South Carolina, 2022; B.A., Anthropology, B.A., American Indian and Indigenous Studies, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, 2020 Blake's CV [pdf]

Brian Mabelitini

Historical Archaeology; Conflict Archaeology; GIS M.A., Historical Archaeology, University of West Florida, 2011; B.A., Anthropology, University of Kentucky, 2006 Brian's CV [pdf]

Nina Schreiner

Colonialism; Ethnogenesis; Decolonizing Methodologies; Public Archaeology; Historical Archaeology of the Mid-Atlantic  M.A., Social Sciences, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, 2017; B.A., Anthropology, B.A., History, University of Pittsburgh, 2012 Nina's CV [pdf]

Liz Wakefield

Human Osteology; Life Histories; Stable Isotopes; Mass Spectrometry; Paleoepidemiology; Paleodemography; Bioarchaeology; African Diaspora M.A., Anthropology, University of South Carolina, 2015; B.A., Maritime Studies, University of West Florida, 2007 Liz's CV [pdf]

M.A. Students


Research Interests



Paul Bernstein 

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Madeline Blaze 

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John Dodge

Prehistoric and Protohistoric Archaeology of the American Southeast; Mississippian Culture; Ceramic Technology B.A., Anthropology, University of South Carolina, 2018 John's CV [pdf]

Lily Gladis

Archaeology; Museum Studies; and Colonial History B.A., Anthropology, University of Minnesota, 2021 Lily's CV [pdf]

Caroline Hall 

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Sarah Hudock-Jeffrey 

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JJ Lindler

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Sam McDorman

Southeastern Archaeology; Stamped Ceramics; Archaeological Databases; Non-Traditional Archives; Digitization B.A., Anthropology, University of South Carolina, 2018 Sam's CV [pdf]

Sophia Rodriguez 

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Sara Rogers 

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Noah Safari

North American Pre-Contact Studies; Mesoamerican Pre-Contact Studies; Historical Archaeology; Landscape Archaeology; Archives; Special Collections; Geographic Information Systems; Vernacular Architecture Professional Certificate, Michigan State University, 2022; B.A., Anthropology, University of South Carolina, 2019; A.S., Sport Management, Mitchell College, 2002 Noah's CV [pdf]

Angelina Towery-Tomasura

Collections-Based Research; Community Engagement; Displacement; Folklore; Historical Archaeology; Landscapes of Memory; Memory; Museum Management; Public Archaeology; Religion/Ritual/Spirituality B.A., Anthropology, B.A., Sociology, Washington College, 2017 Angelina's CV [pdf]

Yichi Zhang 

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