Dissertations & MA Theses

Recent Doctoral Dissertations and MA Theses

Managing (In)visibility by a Double Minority: Dissimulation and Identity Maintenance Among Alevi Bulgarian Turks.  Hande Sözer. 2013

Social Reorganization and Household Adaptation in the Aftermath of Collapse at Baking Pot, Belize.  Julie A. Hoggarth.  2013.

Divided Dreams on Limited Land: Cultural Experiences of Agricultural Bio-energy Project and Organic Farming Transition in Taiwan.  Yi-Tze Lee.  2013.

Chary Opportunists: Money, Values, and Change in Postsocialist Romania.  Narcis Tulbure.  2013.

The Sikh Diaspora in Australia: Migration, Multiculturalism and the Imagining of Home.  Rory G. McCarthy.  2013.

Seeing Green: Gendered Relationship Expectations and Sexual Risk Among Economically Underserved Adolescents in Braddock, Pennsylvania.  Kimberely Rak.  2013.

“Little Kingdoms”: Adat and Inequality in the Kei Islands, Eastern Indonesia.  Todd Hooe.  2012.

Political Strategies and Domestic Economy of the Lote B Rural Elite in the Prehispanic Lurin Valley, Peru.  Giancarlo Marcone.  2012.

Dealing With Grievances: The Latino Experience in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Laura Macia.  2012.

Socioeconomic Differentiation, Leadership, and Residential Patterning at an Araucanian Chiefly Center (Isla Mocha, AD 1000-1700).  Roberto Campbell.  2012.

"No Podemos Comer Billetes": Climate Change and Development in Southern Ecuador.  Lisa Coffield DePaoli.  2012.

The Referential Functions of Agency: Health Workers in Medical Missions to Madiha (Kulina) Indians in the Brazilian Amazon.  Christian Frenopoulo.  2012.

Activism, Sex Work, and Womanhood in North India.  Megan Hamm.  2012.

Household Organization and Social Inequality at Bandurria, A Late Preceramic Village in Huaura, Peru.  Alejandro Jose Chu Barrera.  2011.

Kokeshi: Continued and Created Traditions/Motivations for a Japanese Folk Art Doll.  Jennifer E. McDowell.  2011.

Ideology and the Development of Social Hierarchy at the Site of Panquilma, Peruvian Central Coast.  Luis Enrique Lopez-Hurtado Orjeda.  2011.

Our Roots, Our Strength: The Jamu Industry, Women's Health and Islam in Contemporary Indonesia.  Sarah Elizabeth Krier.  2011.

An investigation of sex determination from the subadult pelvis: A morphometric analysis.  Kathleen Ann Satterlee Blake.  2011.

Carrying Out Modernity: Migration, Work, and Masculinity in China.  Xia Zhang.  2011.

Marriage Across the Taiwan Strait: Male Migrants, Marital Desire and Social Location.  Joseph Leo Cichosz.  2011.

Conditions of Social Change at El Dornajo, Southwestern Ecuador.  Sarah Ruth Taylor2011.

Transfers and the Private Lives of Public Servants in Japan: Teachers in Nagasaki’s Outer Islands.  Blaine Phillip Connor2010.

Oapan Nawa Folktales: Links to the Pre-Hispanic Past in a Contemporary Indian Community of MexicoJoanne Michel de Guerrero2010.

Communal Tradition and the Nature of Social Inequality Among the Prehispanic Households of El Hatillo (HE-4), PanamaWilliam A. Locascio2010.

Prehispanic Social Organization in the Jamastrán Valley, Southeastern HondurasEva L. Martinez2010.

Democracy “At Risk”? Governmental and Non-governmental Organizations, “At Risk” Youth, and Programming in Juiz de Fora, Brazil.  Penelope Kay Morrison2010.

Emergent Complexity on the Mongolian Steppe: Mobility, Territoriality, and the Development of Early Nomadic PolitiesJean-Luc Houle2010.

Between the Kitchen and the State: Domestic Practice and Chimú Expansion in the Jequetepeque Valley, Peru.  Robyn E. Cutright. 2009.

Craft Specialization and the Emergence of the Chiefly Central Place Community of HE-4 (El Hatillo), Central PanamaAdam Clayton Joseph Menzies2009.

The Interaction of Androgenic Hormone and Craniofacial Variation: Relationship Between Epigenetics and the Environment on the Genome with an Eye Toward Non-Syndromic Craniosynostosis.  James John Cray, Jr.2009.

The Development of Complex Society in the Volcán Barú Region of Western PanamaScott Palumbo2009.

Huaracane Social Organization: Change Over Time at the Prehispanic Community of Yahuay Alta, PerúKirk E. Costion2009.

The Social and Political Evolution of Chiapa de Corzo, Chiapas, Mexico: An Analysis of Changing Strategies of Rulership in a Middle Formative Through Early Classic Mesoamerican Political CenterTimothy D. Sullivan2009.

Social Change in Pre-Columbian San Ramon de Alajuela, Costa Rica, and Its Relation with Adjacent RegionsMauricio Murillo Herrera2009.

The Domestic Mode of Production and the Development of Sociopolitical Complexity: Evidence from the Spondylus Industry of Coastal Ecuador.  Alexander Javier Martin2009.

Bread, Sweat, and Tears? The Ascendance of Capitalist Accumulation Strategies in the Russian Republic of Karelia, 2001-2002Mark Wesley Abbott2008.

The Organization of Agricultural Production on the Southwest Periphery of the Maya Lowlands: A Settlement Patterns Study in the Upper Grijalva Basin, Chiapas, Mexico Dean H. Wheeler2008.

Donkey Friends: Travel, Voluntary Associations and the New Public Sphere in Contemporary Urban ChinaNing Zhang2008.

Fashioning Change: The Cultural Economy of Clothing in Contemporary China.  Jianhua (Andrew) Zhao2008.

Time and Process in an Early Village Settlement System on the Bolivian Southern AltiplanoJason (Jake) R. Fox2007.

Social and Economic Development of a Specialized Community in Chengue, Parque Tairona, ColombiaAlejandro Dever2007.

Tracing the Red Thread: An Ethnography of Chinese-U.S. Transnational AdoptionFrayda Cohen2007.

Identity and Development in Rural Bolivia: Negotiating Gender, Ethnicity, and Class in Development ContextsChristine Hippert2007.

Three-Dimensional Morphometric Analysis of the Craniofacial Complex in the Unaffected Relatives of Individuals with Nonsyndromic Orofacial CleftsSeth M. Weinberg2007.

Cultural Politics and Health: The Development of Intercultural Health Policies in the Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua.  Edgardo Ruiz2006.

Ritual and Status: Mortuary Display at the Household Level at the Middle Horizon Wari Site of Conchopata, PeruCharlene D. Milliken2006.

“Crafting” Hongshan Communities? Household Archeology In The Chiefing Region Of Eastern Inner Mongolia, PRC.  Christian Eric Peterson2006.

Subsistence, Environment Fluctuation and Social Change: A Case Study in South Central Inner MongoliaGregory G. Indrisano2006.

Power and Competition in the Upper Egyptian Predynastic: A View from the Predynastic Settlement at el-Mahâsna, EgyptDavid Allen Anderson2006.

Dusk Without Sunset: Actively Aging in Traditional Chinese Medicine.  Xiaohui Yang2006.

The Organization of Agricultural Production in the Emergence of Chiefdoms in the Quijos Region, Eastern Andes of Ecuador.  Andrea Cuellar2006.

The Utility of Cladistic Analysis of Nonmetric Skeletal Traits for Biodistance AnalysisJames Christopher Reed2006.

Ethnography of Voting: Nostalgia, Subjectivity, and Popular Politics in Post-Socialist Lithuania.  Neringa Klumbyte2006.

Risky Business: Cultural Conceptions of HIV/AIDS in Indonesia.  Piper Crisovan2006.

The Mahaney Site (UB 666) -- Habitation or Special Purpose Site?Catherine M. Serventi2006.

Food for the Dead, Cuisine of the Living: Mortuary Food Offerings from Pacatnamú and Farfán, Jequetepeque Valley, PerúRobyn E. Cutright2005.

Taxonomy of the Genus PerodicticusDavid Paul Stump2005.

Rice Agricultural Intensification and Sociopolitical Development in the Bronze Age, central western Korean Peninsula.  Bumcheol Kim.  2005.

A Cold Of The Heart: Japan Strives To Normalize Depression.  George Kendall Vickery.  2005.

Cayuga Iroquois Households and Gender Relations During the Contact Period: An Investigation of the Rogers Farm Site, 1660s--1680s (New York).  Kimberly Louise Williams-Shuker.  2005.

The Camutins Chiefdom: Rise and Development of Social Complexity on Marajo Island, Brazilian Amazon. Denise Pahl Schaan.  2004.

Cuban Color Classification and Identity Negotiation: Old terms in a New World. Shawn Alfonso Wells. 2004.

Natural Variation in Human Mating Strategy and the Evolutionary Significance of Mate Choice Criteria.  Helen Katherine Perilloux.  2004.

The Emergence and Development of Chiefly
Societies in the Rio Parita Valley, Panama
. Mikael Haller.  2004.

The Form, Function, and Organization of Anthropogenic Deposits at Dust Cave, Alabama.
Lara Kristine Homsey. 2004.

Does Natal Territory Quality Predict Human Dispersal Choices? A Test of Emlen's Model of Family Formation. Elizabeth R. Blum. 2004.

Pragmatic Singles: Being an Unmarried Woman in Contemporary Japan. Tamiko Ortega Noll. 2004

Regional Settlement Patterns and Political Complexity in the Cinti Valley, Bolivia. Claudia Rivera Casanovas. 2004.

Turning Numbers Against Themselves: Religion, Statistics, and Political Distance in Romania. Mihnea Vasilescu. 2004.

(Re) Producing the Nation: The Politics of Reproduction in Serbia in Serbia in the 1980's and 1990's. Rada Drezgic. 2004.

Female Choice, Male Dominance, and the Evolution of Low Voice Pitch in Men. David Andrew Putz. 2004.

A Cultural History of the Micheal and Mary Jane Brubaker Family of Somerset County, Pennsylvania, with a Focus on Women's Marriage. John Michael Krajnak. 2004.

Cranial Content Changes in Craniosynostotic Rabbits. Wendy Kay Fellows-Mayle.  2004.

Created Unequal: Multiregionalism and the Origins of Anthropological Racism. Adam Wells Davis. 2004.

Gendered Visions of the Bosnian Future: Women’s Activism and Representation in Post-War Bosnia-Herzegovina. Elissa Lynelle Helms. 2003.

Spirtual Warfare and Social Transformation in Fiji: The Life History of Loto Fiafia of Kioa. Thomas James Mullane. 2003.

Samurai Beneath Blue Tarps: Doing Homelessness, Rejecting Marginality and Preserving Nation in Ueno Park (Japan). Abby Rachael Margolis. 2003.

The Evolutionary Biology of the Apolipoprotein E Allele System with Special Reference to Alzheimer's Disease. Jessica Ann Garver. 2003

Setting Nets on Troubled Waters: Environment, Economics, and Autonomy Among Nori Cultivating Households in a Japanese Fishing Cooperative. Alyne Elizabeth Delaney. 2003.

Skeletal Maturation and Estimating Age-At-Death During the First Decade of Life. Frank D. Houghton Jr. 2003.

"Civil Society or a Nation-State?" Macedonian and Albanian Intellectuals Building the Macedonian State and Nation(s). Nevena Dicheva Dimova. 2003.

Sex Determination of the Fragmented Pelvis Using Euclidean Distance Matrix Analysis. Joan A. Bytheway. 2003.

Proximate Mechanisms of Kin Recogniton in Non-human Primates. Aislinn Kelly. 2003.

The Evolution of Hairlessness in Humans a a Means of Increased Vitamin D Biosynthesis. D. A. Putz. 2003.

The Evolution of the Bogota Chiefdom: A Household View. Michael H. Kruschek. 2003.

Multi-Scalar Analysis of Domestic Activities at Parker Farm: A Late Prehistoric Cayuga Iroquois Village. Tracy Sue Michaud Stutzman. 2002.

Late Intermediate Period Political Economy and Household Organization at Jachakala, Bolivia. Christine Beaule. 2002.

Indigenous Federations, NGOs, and the State: Development and the Politics of Culture in Ecuador's Amazon. Patrick C. Wilson. 2002

Wild Resources in the Andes: Algarrobo, Chanar and Palqui: Implications for Archaeology. Claudia Rivera-Casanovas. 2002.

Nonmetric Population Variation In The Skulls of Human Perinates. Seth M. Weinberg. 2002.

Intensive Agriculture and Political Economy of the Yaguachi Chiefdom of Guayas Basin, Coastal Ecuador. Florencio German Delgado-Espinoza. 2002.

Sedentism, Site Occupation and Settlement Organization at La Joya, A Formative Village in the Sierra De Los Tuxtlas, Veracruz, Mexico.
Valerie J. McCormack. 2002.

The Road to Health: The Experience of Tuberculosis in Southern Chile Joan Elizabeth Paluzzi. 2002.

Household and Community Organization of a Formative Period, Bolivian Settlement. Courtney Elizabeth Rose. 2001.

Emerging Cultural Markets and Private Enterprise in Urban China: Managing Change in Values, Families and Futures. David Hudgens. 2001.

Equal Education - Unequal Lives: Life Course Goals of Japanese Female Undergraduates. Judith Lynn Misko. 2001.

Women’s Economic Activities in an Industrializing Malay Village. Margaret Wolfberg Kedia. 2001.

Interisland Interaction and the Development of Chiefdoms in the Eastern Caribbean. John Gordon Crock. 2001.

Public and Private Space at Mohenjo-Daro: the Implications for Social Organization. Sara Clark. 2001.

Anasazi Settlement Patterns: the Importance of Seasonal Mobility. Charlene Milliken. 2001.

Post-Saladoid Age Pottery in the Northern Lesser Antilles: Lessons Learned from Thin Section Photography. Martin Todd Fuess. 2001.

Peasants and the State: The Political economy of a Village in Maoist and Post-Mao China.Young Kyun Yang. 2000.

The Chichén Itzá - Ek Balam Transect Project: An Intersite Perspective on the Political Organization of the Ancient Maya. James Gregory Smith. 2000.

Japanese Adult Learning: Karaoke Naraigoto. Hideo Watanabe. 2000.

Inventing Indigenous Knowledge: Archaeology, Rural Development, and the Raised Field Rehabilitation Project in Bolivia. Lynn Swartley. 2000.

Valuable Women: Gendered Strategies for Success in Korean College Culture. Elise Michelle Mellinger. 2000.

A Study of Late Classic Maya Population Growth at La Milpa, Belize. John Janson Rose. 2000.

Development of the Central Nervous System and the Evolution of the Neocortex. Elizabeth Louise Dick. 2000.

Dynamical Systems Modeling in Archaeology: A GIS Approach to Site Selection Processes in the Greater Yellowstone Region. Thomas G. Whitley. 2000.

Rural Agrarian Diversity in the Late Classic (600-950 A.D.) Naco Valley, Northwest Honduras. John Douglass. 1999.

The Functional Morphology of the Lower Cervical Spine in Non-Human Primates. Susan R. Mercer. 1999.

The Organization of Agricultural Production at a Maya Center. Settlement Patterns in the Palenque Region, Chiapas, Mexico. Rodrigo Ruben Gregorio Liendo Stuardo. 1999.

The Political Ecology of Indigenous Self-Development in Bolivia’s Multiethnic Indigenous Territory. J. Montgomery Roper. 1999.

Origins Research in Archaeology at the Turn of the Millennium and Giambattista Vico’s New Science (1744). Stephanie Koerner. 1999.

Social Differentiation at the Kerniskey Site?: A Contribution to the Study of Emerging Social Complexity. Elizabeth Ramos Roca. 1999.

Lithic Economy and Household Interdependence Among the Late Classic Maya of BelizeLithic Economy and Household Interdependence Among the Late Classic Maya of Belize. Jon VandenBosch. 1999.

The Late Formative to Classic Period Obsidian Economy at Palo Errado, Veracruz, Mexico. Charles Leonard Fredrick Knight. 1999.

Postclassic Craft Production in Morelos, Mexico: The Cotton Thread Industry in the Provinces. Ruth Fauman-Fichman. 1999.

The Organization of Staple Crop Production in Middle Formative, Late Formative, and Classic Period Farming Households at K'axob, Belize. Helen Hope Henderson. 1998.

The 'Becoming' Mother: Transitions to Motherhood in Urban China. Suzanne Kelley Gottschang. 1998

Prehispanic Intensive Agriculture, Settlement Pattern and Political Economy in the Western Venezuelan Llanos. Rafael Angel Gassón Pacheco. 1998.

Prehispanic Change in the Mesitas Community: Documenting the Development of a Chiefdom's Central Place in San Agustín, Colombia. Víctor González Fernández. 1998.

"We Just Live Here": Health Decision Making and the Myth of Community in El Alto, Bolivia. Jerome Winston Pettus Crowder. 1998

Bases of Social Hierarchy in a Muisca Central Village of the Northeastern Highland of Columbia. Ana Maria Boada Rivas. 1998.

The Effect of Time Manipulation on the Exchange of Information in the Patient-Provider Encounter. Van Yasek. 1998.

Social Support Networks of Impaired Older Adults. Marcie Caryn Nightingale. 1998.

Early Village-Based Society and Long-Term Cultural Evolution in the South-Central Andean Altiplano. Timothy McAndrews. 1998.

Sacred Confluence: Worship, History and the Politics of Change in a Himalayan Village. Lipika Mazumdar. 1998