Marty Gonzalez has generously agreed to be our departmental liaison to our alumni group. Currently, we are wanting to set up a social networking opportunity through our website, connecting our current students to our alumni. If you would like to participate, please send your information either to the anthropology department via Mitra Baghdadi, or to Marty Gonzalez at firstname.lastname@example.org. We need: your name, graduation year, focus in anthropology (if you have/had one), your current position, and your contact information (phone number, work address, email contact).
Clarus Backes — Anthropology M.A., Archaeology
Andrea Bardsley — Anthropology M.A., Archaeology
Carmi Bleviss — Applied Anthropology M.A.
Adrienne Bouard — Applied Anthropology M.A.
Ileana Bradford — Anthropology M.A., Archaeology
Sarah Cote– Applied Anthropology M.A. PreviousEducation: Anthropology B.A., CSULB
Research Interests: Program Evaluation, After School Programs, Children and Youth, Urban Anthropology, Poverty and Inequality
Research sites/internships: Los Angeles Community Development Commission, LongBeach Historical Society, Institute for Urban Research and Development, Bethune Transitional Center
Thesis title or subject: Using the Participants’ Perspective: An Evaluation of an After-School Program (working title)
James Daniels — Anthropology M.A., Archaeology
Rachel Emerine — Anthropology M.A., Linguistics
Thesis Title or Subject: Language Shift and Maintenance of the Nagu Language in the Solomon Islands
Previous Education: Anthropology B.A., Intercultural Studies B.A., Applied Linguistics Minor, Biola University (2007)
Research Interests: Linguistic Anthropology, endagered languages and language communities, language shipt and maintenance, language revitalization, language ideology, Pacific Islands
Research Sites/Internships: Nagu language, Santa Cruz, Solomon Islands site of research (2008), A Cambodian Church and Community in Long Beach (2007),Walagu Village in Papua New Guinea (2006)
Katherine Eskew — Anthropology M.A., Archaeology
Roman Gratreaks — Anthropology M.A., Linguistics
Previous Education: Anthropology, California State University, Northridge (2004), Liberal Arts, Los Angeles Valley College (2000)
Research Interests: linguistic anthropology, Uto-Aztecan, Uralic, orthography, ethnobotany, medical anthropology, biological anthropology, technological anthropology
Research sites/internships: Summer and Fall internship under Dr. Pamela Bunte, CSU Long Beach, Numic language documentation, field work, ethnography. Long Beach, CA and the Navajo Nation Reservation, Arizona (2007). Under Dr. Christina von Mayrhauser, CSU Northridge with Finlandia Foundation at Pasadena Museum of History, the Finnish Folk Art Museum and the 2006 Scandinavian Festival at California Lutheran University (2004-2006).
Thesis title or subject: Literacy and Divergence in Paiute Ideologies of Language, Identity and Politics. Applied Project: language revitalization through a Paiute-language literacy work
Krystal E. Long — Applied Anthropology M.A.
Previous Education: Anthropology B.A., General Business, International Business, Chinese and Music Minors, Appalachian State University (2004)
Research Interests: Western Expatriate Communities in China, transnational communities
Research Sites/Internships: NSF/Central Washington University: Environment and Perception in China (Beijing and Xi’an 2004), California Strategic Language Institute: Mandarin (Internship 2008)
Thesis Title or Subject: Voluntary Exiles: Place, Identity and Community Creation in China
Gabriela Lopez — Anthropology M.A.
Ann Wright Pitts — Anthropology M.A.
Previous Education: BFA, UT Austin
Research Interests: Transnational migration, drug and alcohol recover policies in education, the merging of design, culture and commerce in a globalized marketplace
Research Sites/Internships: Beach Cities Health District: helped identify and recommend ways to reach out and extend services to the Latino community in Redondo Beach, CA
Thesis Title or Subject: Latin American Nannies: New Economic Providers at Home and Abroad
Laurie Rose — Applied Anthropology M.A.
Amy Tupa — Anthropology M.A., Archaeology