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The Anthropology Department does not offer any scholarships, but scholarships are available through the CSULB Center for Scholarship Information.
Adrian Abella — Anthropology M.A., Archaeology focus
Carlos Arias — Applied Anthropology M.A. Expected Graduation Date: 2013-2014
Previous Education: BA in Anthropology from University of Alaska Anchorage Research Interests: Latin American issues (economy, religion, ect.) and sporting cultures.
Thesis title or subject: Dollarization of the Salvadoran Economy
Contact email: caarias[at]alaska.edu
Lindsay Asbury — Applied Anthropology M.A.
Emily Baily — Anthropology M.A.
Judy Bernal — Anthropology M.A.
Salvadore Boites-Zaragoza — Applied Anthropology M.A.
Joseph Bolinger — Anthropology M.A. Expected Graduation Date: 2013 Emphasis: Anthropology M.A. with a focus in Visual Anthropology Previous Education: Sociology B.S. Psychology minor, The University of Utah Research Interests: Ethnographic filmmaking, Latino immigrants Thesis title or subject: Saliendo Adelante Contact email: josephdbolinger[at]gmail.com
Candice Brennan — Anthropology M.A.
Lauren Brounley — Applied Anthropology M.A.
Paul Burger — Anthropology M.A. Expected Graduation Date: Fall 2012 Previous Education: BS Chemical Engineering, MA Philosophy Research Interests: Archaeology Thesis title or subject: Paleocoastline Modeling Contact email: paul.burger[at]csulb.edu
Richard Chavez — Anthropology M.A.
Yuhsien Cho — Anthropology M.A.
Carrie-Anne Christian — Applied Anthropology M.A.
Taryn Cohen — Applied Anthropology M.A. Expected Graduation Date: Spring 2013 Previous Education: B.A. in Anthropology from the University of South Florida Research Interests: nonprofits, urban renewal and neighborhood revitalization, community development, refugee resettlement, social networks of single mothers Contact email: tcohen[at]mail.usf.edu
Maura Cotter — Applied Anthropology M.A. Expected Graduation Date: Spring 2013 Previous Education: University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, B.A. Anthropology 2010 Research Interests: Latino immigration patterns, social justice movements, community organizing in an urban environment Contact email: cotter.maura10[at]gmail.com
Sharareh Dadsetan — Anthropology M.A.
Brian Delas Armas — Anthropology M.A.Expected Graduation Date: 2013 Previous Education: UCLA, B.A. Anthropology 2006 Research Interests: Cultures of math classrooms and learning practices, how norms change in groups, the increasing vibrancy, complexities, and voices in online communities, public space activity, anything Los Angeles, explaining institutional racism and its lingering effects, how we reuse, exchange Research sites/internships: Los Angeles Police Department, Cambodian Seniors Nutrition Program, Cambodian community in Long Beach, Cambodian Community History and Archive Project Thesis title or subject: Math at the Community College Contact email: bdelasa[at]gmail.com
Lindsay Donaldson — Applied Anthropology M.A. Expected Graduation Date: Spring 2009 Previous Education: Global Studies B.A., UC Santa Barbara Research Interests: Latin America, religion and gender studies Research sites/internships: Internship with the Rock Harbor Church Mexico Ministry Thesis title or subject: Evangelical Women on the US/Mexico Border: Public and Private Roles after Conversion Contact email: LindsayCDonaldson[at]gmail.com
Kristen Feldman — Anthropology M.A.
Kori Filipek-Ogden — Anthropology M.A. Expected Graduation Date: May 2012 Previous Education: B.A. in Anthropology, B.A. in Classics with an emphasis in Greek Civilization from California State University Long Beach Research Interests: Bioarchaeology, Paleopathology, Archaeology of Tattoos Research sites/internships: Bronze Age to Roman Period Romania, Bronze Age Greece Thesis title or subject: Long Bone Bowing Deformities in Bronze Age Transylvanian Populations Contact email: Korileafilipek[at]gmail.com
Marisela Galindo — Anthropology M.A.
Sharon Gelfer — Anthropology M.A. Linguistics focus Expected Graduation Date: Spring ’12 Previous Education: BA Linguistics – CSULB Research Interests: Russia, Adoption, Identity Performance, LGBT & Gender, Language Politics Research sites/internships: Nightlight Ensemble – Traditional Russian dance group comprised of children adopted from Russia. Thesis title or subject: The Dance: Native Heritage Preservation, Networking and Political Implications for American Adopters of Russian Orphans Contact email: sharonrosegelfer[at]gmail.com
Leighanna Hildalgo — Applied Anthropology M.A.
Karen Holmes– Anthropology M.A
Allison Hunt — Applied Anthropology M.A. Expected Graduation Date: 2014 Previous Education: California State Polytechnic University, Pomona Research Interests: Medical Anthropology, Veterans, PTSD, Alternative Treatment methods, Iceland, Feminist anthropology Research sites/internships: Pending Thesis title or subject: Female Veterans & PTSD (OIF/OEF) Contact email: hunt4ally[at]gmail.com
Sarah Jeffers — Anthropology M.A.
Patrick Kinkead — Applied Anthropology M.A.
Krystal Rae Kittle — Applied Anthropology M.A.
Jacob Kovalchik — Anthropology M.A., Archaeology Focus Expected Graduation Date: Summer 2012, Geographic Information Systems Certification expected Spring 2012. Previous Education: B.A. Anthropology with Archaeology Focus, Penn State University (2009) Research Interests: Remote Sensing in archaeology, Survey theory, Geographic Information Systems, Oceania and California archaeology. Research sites/internships: Easter Island, Chile. SCA-sponsored Forest Service Archaeology Tech, Groveland, CA Ranger District. Thesis subject: I am studying prehistoric carrying capacity of Easter Island, Chile using various remote sensing techniques including satellite imagery analysis and spectroscopy. Contact email: jnkovalchik[at]gmail.com
Nikki Kranz — Applied Anthropology M.A
Gwen Krause — Applied Anthropology M.A.
Donia Lee — Applied Anthropology M.A.
Gabriela Lopez — Anthropology M.A.
Maureen Lynch — Anthropology M.A.
Tully MacKay-Tisbert — Applied Anthropology M.A. Expected Graduation Date: 2013 Previous Education: Anthropology B.A., University of Hawai’i at Hilo Research Interests: Poverty, Homelessness, Power Relations, Social Movements Contact email: tullymackaytisbert[at]yahoo.com
Bethany “Bahati” Meadows — Applied Anthropology M.A.
Alex Montances — Applied Anthropology M.A.
Letticia Montoya — Applied Anthropology M.A.
Adam Neilson — Applied Anthropology M.A.
Rodney Nicholson — Anthropology M.A.
Katherine S. Nutter-McClintock — Applied Anthropology M.A.
Ajlana Osmanagic — Applied Anthropology M.A. Expected Graduation Date: 2013 Previous Education: English and Literature .B.A., University of Bihac, Bosnia and Herzegovina (2006) ; Anthropology B.A, University of Vermont (2009) Research Interests: education, post conflict contries and youth education, multiculturalism, international adoption; nonprofits, medical anthropology, cultural anthropology Contact email: ajlanavelagic[at]yahoo.com
Andrew Page – Anthropology M.A.
Alexandra Papagno — Applied Anthropology M.A. Expected Graduation Date: May 2012 Previous Education: American University BA in Anthropology Research Interests: Frequency-dependent sexual selection, biological anthropology, medical anthropology, human evolution, human performance, endurance running, the overlap of culture and biology Research sites/internships: Senckenberg Paleoanthropology Department, Frankfurt, Germany Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Washingon, D.C. Thesis title or subject: Frequency-dependent Sexual Selection in Humans Contact email: Alexandra.papagno[at]gmail.com
Valerie Pena — Applied Anthropology M.A.
Carla Pereira — Anthropology M.A.
Sambath Phann — Applied Anthropology M.A. Expected Graduation Date: Spring 2012 Emphasis: Educational Anthropology
Previous Education: Philosophy B.A., Sociology minor, CSULB (2008)
Research Interests: First and second generation Cambodian-Americans and their motivations for seeking higher education, first generation college students, education, acculturation, gender, and Cambodia Town.
Contact email: sphann[at]csulb.edu
Moises Plascencia — Applied Anthropology M.A. Expected Graduation Date: Spring 2012 Previous Education: B.A. in Anthropology, minor in Education from the University of California at Santa Cruz, 2010 Research Interests: Ecological anthropology, social justice, transculturation, oppression theory, critical pedagogy, community organizing & empowerment. Urban Agriculture. Research sites/internships: Currently I am conducting research in Santa Ana, CA at a community garden where I am researching the social benefits of green space. I had an internship with Community Agroecology Network, where I went to the Yucatan Pennisula for three months. I lived with a traditional Mayan community and explored how culture was being transmitted vis a vis the exterior economic pressures created from Cancun, Mexico. Thesis title or subject: The subject of my thesis is a community garden in Santa Ana, CA and what the psycho social benefits of the space. I am exploring how the area empowers the low income Latino community. Contact email: mioses800[at]gmail.com
Tony Quach — Anthropology M.A.
Michael Robertson — Anthropology M.A. Expected Graduation Date: Spring 2013 Previous Education: B.A. in Anthropology, CSULB 2010. Research Interests: Cultural anthropology, medical anthropology, psychological anthropology, cultural concepts of disability/mental illness in family context, autism/intellectual disability, program evaluation, special education, respite care/support services for people with disabilities. Research sites/internships: I have used ethnographic methods to understand and analyze the respite care utilization of parents of adults with intellectual disabilities, and derived meaningful patterns that associate certain usage habits with greater or lessor satisfaction. Thesis title or subject: Respite Efficacy for Parents of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities: An Ethnographic Perspective. Contact email: email@example.com
Maral Sahebjame — Anthropology M.A.
Chrysna Samel — Anthropology M.A.
Carolina Santillan — Anthropology M.A.
Sydney Saucier –Anthropology M.A.
Amir Shafe — Applied Anthropology M.A.
Stacie Shewmake — Anthropology M.A.
Michael Smith — Anthropology M.A.
Paola Soler — Anthropology M.A.
Jessica Steaffens — Applied Anthropology M.A
Josaphine Stevenson — Anthropology M.A. Expected Graduation Date: May 2011 Previous Education: Cultural Anthropology and Native American Studies Research Interests: Medical/Nutritional Anthropology, Food Security, Health Policy Research sites/internships: Greenlining Institute Thesis title or subject: Food Stamps, Women Infants and Children and Farmers’ Markets Contact Email: shehanna2000[at]yahoo.com
Theresa Swaney — Applied Anthropology M.A.
Candace Thiele — Anthropology M.A.
Tatiana Torres — Anthropology M.A.
Jennifer Torson — Anthropology M.A.
Gina Turcketta — Anthropology M.A. Expected Grad Date: 2012 Previous Eduaction: Art History/Anthropology, UCLA Research Interests: Monumental Architecture, Labor Analysis Contact Contact Email: Turckettag[at]yahoo.com
Adriana Vigil –Applied Anthropology M.A.
Cassandra Vitale — Applied Anthropology M.A.
Julia Wignall — Anthropology M.A.