Recent Doctoral Dissertations and MA Theses
Wang, Wenjing (2018) Lingjiatan Social Organization in the Yuxi Valley China: A Comparative Perspective. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh.
Zickefoose, Amanda (2017) Sustainable Practices and Sustainability Ideology on Small Farms in North-Central West Virginia. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh.
Wakefield-Murphy, Robyn (2017) The Bioarchaeology of Gendered Social Processes Among Pre- and Post-Contact Native Americans: An Analysis of Mortuary Patterns, Health, and Activity in the Ohio Valley. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh.
Venegas, Maria (2017) Alienated Affliction: The Politics of Grisi Siknis Experience in Nicaragua. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh.
Vargas Ruiz, Juan Carlos (2017) Complex Societies, Leadership Strategies and Agricultural Intensification in the Llanos of Casanare, Colombia. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh.
Sturm, Camilla (2017) Structure and Evolution of Economic Networks in Neolithic Walled Towns of the Jianghan Plain: A Geochemical Perspective. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh.
Sharapov, Denis V. (2017) Bronze Age Settlement Patterns and the Developments of Complex Societies in the Southern Ural Steppes (3500-1400 BC). Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh.
Robinson, Amanda S. (2017) Animal Socialities: Healing and Affect in Japanese Animal Cafés. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh.
Puzo, Ieva (2017) The Local LIves of Global Science: Foreign Scientists in Japan's Research Institutions. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh.
Khalikova, Venera (2017) Institutionalized Alternative Medicine in North India: plurality, legitimacy, and nationalist discourses. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh.
Guler-Biyikli, Senem (2017) Sacred Secular Relics: World Trade Center Steel in Off-Site 9/11 Memorials in the United States. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh.
Chan, Zi Lin Carol (2017) Gendered Moral Economies of Transnational Migration: Mobilizing Shame and Faith in Migrant-Origin Villages of Central Java, Indonesia. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh.
Bridges, Nora (2017) The Therapeutic Ecologies of Napo Runa Wellbeing. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh.
Li, Tao (2016) Economic Differentiation in Hongshan Core Zone Communities (Northeastern China): A Geochemical Perspective. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh.
Li, Dongdong (2016) The Emergence of Walled Towns and Social Complexity in the Taojiahu-Xiaocheng Region of Jianghan Plain China. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh.
Leeper, Bobbie J. (2016) Evaluation of Current Methods of Soft Tissue Removal From Bone. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh.
Kesterke, Matthew J. (2016) The Effects of In-utero Thyroxine Exposure On Mandibular Shape in Mice. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh.
Fajardo, Sebastian (2016) Prehispanic and Colonial Settlement Patterns of the Sogamoso Valley. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh.
Wentworth Fournier, Chelsea (2015) Feasting and Food Security: Negotiating Infant and Child Feeding in Urban and Peri-Urban Vanuatu.Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh.
Lin, Hao-Li (2015) Vanua as Environment: Conservation, Farming, and Development in Waitabu, Fiji. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh.
Johnson, James (2015) Community Matters? Investigating Social Complexity Through Centralization And Differentiation In Bronze Age Pastoral Societies Of The Southern Urals, Russian Federation, 2100 – 900 BC. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh.
Ikehara Tsukayama, Hugo C. (2015) Leadership, Crisis And Political Change: The End Of The Formative Period In The Nepeña Valley, Peru. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh.
Herckis, Lauren R. (2015) Cultural Variation in the Maya City of Palenque. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh.
Harmansah, Rabia (2015) Performing Social Forgetting in a Post-Conflict Landscape: The Case of Cyprus. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh.
Garrido Escobar, Francisco Javier (2015) Mining and the Inca Road in Prehistoric Atacama Desert, Chile. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh.
de St. Maurice, Gregory (2015) The Kyoto Brand: Protecting Agricultural and Culinary Heritage. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh.
Clark, Julia (2015) Modeling Late Prehistoric and Early Historic Pastoral Adaptations in Northern Mongolia's Darkhad Depression. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh.
Argüello García, Pedro María (2015) Subsistence Economy And Chiefdom Emergence in the Muisca Area. A Study of the Valle De Tena. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh.
Williams, James T. (2014) Staple Economies and Social Integration in Northeast China: Regional Organization in Zhangwu, Liaoning, China.Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh.
Sung, Shih-Hsiang (2014) The Flowing Materiality of Crystal: A Global Commodity Chain of Fengshui Objects From Brazil, China to Taiwan. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh.
Romano, Francisco (2014) Changing Bases of Power: The Transition From Regional Classic to Recent in the Alto Magdalena (Colombia). Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh.
Roman, Michael (2014) Migration, Transnationality, and Climate Change in the Republic of Kiribati. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh.
Pesantes Villa, Maria Amalia (2014) Out of sight out of mind: intercultural health technicians in the Peruvian Amazon. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh.
Ornellas, Melody Li (2014) When a Wife is a Visitor: Mainland Chinese Marriage Migration, Citizenship, and Activism in Hong Kong. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh.
Giraldo Tenorio, Hernando Javier (2014) Sources of Power and the Development of Sociopolitical Complexity in Malagana, Southwestern Colombia. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh.
Berrey, Charles A. (2014) Organization and Growth among Early Complex Societies in Central Pacific Panama. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh.
Ventresca Miller, Alicia (2013) Social Organization And Interaction In Bronze Age Eurasia: A Bioarchaeological And Statistical Approach To The Study Of Communities. Doctoral Dissertation, University Of Pittsburgh.
Tulbure, Narcis (2013) Chary Opportunists: Money, Values, And Change In Postsocialist Romania. Doctoral Dissertation, University Of Pittsburgh.
Sözer, Hande (2013) Managing (In)Visibility By A Double Minority: Dissimulation And Identity Maintenance Among Alevi Bulgarian Turks. Doctoral Dissertation, University Of Pittsburgh.
Sol Castillo, Ricardo Felipe (2013) Religious Organization And Political Structure In Prehispanic Southern Costa Rica.Doctoral Dissertation, University Of Pittsburgh.
Roman-Lacayo, Manuel/A (2013) Social And Environmental Risk And The Development Of Social Complexity In Precolumbian Masaya, Nicaragua. Doctoral Dissertation, University Of Pittsburgh.
Rak, Kimberly (2013) Seeing Green: Gendered Relationship Expectations And Sexual Risk Among Economically Underserved Adolescents In Braddock, Pennsylvania. Doctoral Dissertation, University Of Pittsburgh.
Ming, Kevin (2013) Slow Separations: Everyday Sex Work In Southern China. Doctoral Dissertation, University Of Pittsburgh.
McCarthy, Rory G. (2013) The Sikh Diaspora In Australia: Migration, Multiculturalism And The Imagining Of Home. Doctoral Dissertation, University Of Pittsburgh.
Lopez Bravo, Roberto (2013) State Interventionism In The Late Classic Maya Palenque Polity: Household And Community Archaeology At El Lacandon. Doctoral Dissertation, University Of Pittsburgh.
Lee, Yi-Tze (2013) Divided Dreams On Limited Land: Cultural Experiences Of Agricultural Bio-Energy Project And Organic Farming Transition In Taiwan. Doctoral Dissertation, University Of Pittsburgh.
Hoggarth, Julie A. (2013) Social Reorganization and Household Adaptation in the Aftermath of Collapse at Baking Pot, Belize. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh.
Guerra-Reyes, Lucia (2013) Safe motherhood and maternal mortality reduction strategies: a cross cultural perspective. Master Essay, University of Pittsburgh.
Guerra-Reyes, Lucia (2013) Changing Birth in The Andes: Safe Motherhood, Culture and Policy in Peru. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh.
Gamez Diaz, Laura (2013) Cosmology And Society: Household Ritual Among The Terminal Classic Maya People Of Yaxha (Ca. A.D. 850-950), Guatemala. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh.
Marcone, Giancarlo (2012) Political Strategies And Domestic Economy Of The Lote B Rural Elite In The Prehispanic Lurín Valley, Peru. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh.
Macia, Laura (2012) Dealing With Grievances: The Latino Experience In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh.
Hooe, Todd (2012) “Little Kingdoms”: Adat And Inequality In The Kei Islands, Eastern Indonesia. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh.
Hamm, Megan (2012) Activism, Sex Work, And Womanhood In North India. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh.
Frenopoulo, Christian (2012) The Referential Functions Of Agency: Health Workers In Medical Missions To Madiha (Kulina) Indians In The Brazilian Amazon. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh.
DePaoli, Lisa Coffield (2012) "No Podemos Comer Billetes": Climate Change And Development In Southern Ecuador. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh.
Campbell, Roberto (2012) Socioeconomic differentiation, leadership, and residential patterning at an Araucanian chiefly center (Isla Mocha, AD 1000-1700). Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh.
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 Taylor. 2011.
Transfers and the Private Lives of Public Servants in Japan: Teachers in Nagasaki’s Outer Islands. Blaine Phillip Connor. 2010.
Oapan Nawa Folktales: Links to the Pre-Hispanic Past in a Contemporary Indian Community of Mexico. Joanne Michel de Guerrero. 2010.
Prehispanic Social Organization in the Jamastrán Valley, Southeastern Honduras. Eva L. Martinez. 2010.
Craft Specialization and the Emergence of the Chiefly Central Place Community of HE-4 (El Hatillo), Central Panama. Adam Clayton Joseph Menzies. 2009.
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 Panama. Scott Palumbo. 2009.
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 Center. Timothy D. Sullivan. 2009.
Social Change in Pre-Columbian San Ramon de Alajuela, Costa Rica, and Its Relation with Adjacent Regions. Mauricio Murillo Herrera. 2009.
Fashioning Change: The Cultural Economy of Clothing in Contemporary China. Jianhua (Andrew) Zhao. 2008.
Time and Process in an Early Village Settlement System on the Bolivian Southern Altiplano. Jason (Jake) R. Fox. 2007.
Social and Economic Development of a Specialized Community in Chengue, Parque Tairona, Colombia. Alejandro Dever. 2007.
Tracing the Red Thread: An Ethnography of Chinese-U.S. Transnational Adoption. Frayda Cohen. 2007.
Ritual and Status: Mortuary Display at the Household Level at the Middle Horizon Wari Site of Conchopata, Peru. Charlene D. Milliken. 2006.
“Crafting” Hongshan Communities? Household Archeology In The Chiefing Region Of Eastern Inner Mongolia, PRC. Christian Eric Peterson. 2006.
Subsistence, Environment Fluctuation and Social Change: A Case Study in South Central Inner Mongolia. Gregory G. Indrisano. 2006.
Power and Competition in the Upper Egyptian Predynastic: A View from the Predynastic Settlement at el-Mahâsna, Egypt. David Allen Anderson. 2006.
Dusk Without Sunset: Actively Aging in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Xiaohui Yang. 2006.
The Utility of Cladistic Analysis of Nonmetric Skeletal Traits for Biodistance Analysis. James Christopher Reed. 2006.
Risky Business: Cultural Conceptions of HIV/AIDS in Indonesia. Piper Crisovan. 2006.
The Mahaney Site (UB 666) -- Habitation or Special Purpose Site?. Catherine M. Serventi. 2006.
Taxonomy of the Genus Perodicticus. David Paul Stump. 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.
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.
Female Choice, Male Dominance, and the Evolution of Low Voice Pitch in Men. David Andrew Putz. 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Japanese Adult Learning: Karaoke Naraigoto. Hideo Watanabe. 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.
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.
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 '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