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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]

Morgan Carroll 

Cultural Anthropology, Anthropology of Food, Queer Anthropology, and Appalachian Studies, Political Economy   M.A., Public Anthropology, American University, 2023; M.S.W., University of South Carolina, 2020; B.A., Psychology, Sewanee: The University of the South, 2018  Morgan's CV [pdf]

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]

John Fisher

Coming Soon    

Aimee Herring

Linguistic Anthropology, Migration, Language and Belonging, Baltic Studies  M.Ed., Teaching, Learning and Advocacy, College of Charleston, 2014; Graduate Certificate, Arts Management, College of Charleston, 2009; B.A., English, College of William and Mary  Aimee's CV [pdf]

Margaret Hicks

Cultural Anthropology, Memory, African Diaspora of the Southeastern U.S., Foodways, Identity  MPhil, Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge, 2022; B.A., Anthropology and International Relations, 2020  Coming Soon

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]

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



Madeleine Blaze 

Historical Archaeology of the Southeast, Public Archaeology, GIS
Education: B.A., Anthropology, University of South Carolina, 2021 CV: Coming Soon

Lily Gladis

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

Caroline Hall 

Historic Archaeology; Feminist Archaeology; Decolonizing Methodologies; Colonialism. B.A., Anthropology, University of South Carolina, 2019  

JJ Lindler

Southeastern Archaeology; Public Archaeology; Lithic Studies; Pre-Contact Archaeology; Surface Collections Research; Pre-Clovis Studies; Community Engagement. B.A., Anthropology & History, University of South Carolina, 2021 JJ's CV [pdf]

Sophia Rodriguez 

Linguistic anthropology; transnational migration; Indigenous, Creole and Minority languages, language documentation and revitalization  B.A., French, Luther College, 2022 Sophia's CV [pdf]

Sara Rogers 

Bio-archaeology; Southeastern archaeology, Prehistoric and Pre-contact studies, traditional herbal medicine, folklore  B.A in Religious studies, B.A in Anthropology, two Associate Degree’s in Science and Art History, University of South Carolina 2017-2021 Sara'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 

Gender and Sexuality, Affective Labor, Digital Ethnography, Body Politics and Body Economy, Post-socialism, Pornography Studies, China, Japan  B.A., Jilin University 
M.A., Seoul National University 
Yichi's CV [pdf]


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