The program continues the Association for Political and Legal Anthropology's tradition of graduate student mentorship in the field. Her interests include militarization, peacebuilding, human rights, gender, and political economy. In recent years, individual programs combining Anthropology and Art History, South Asian Languages and Civilizations, East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Slavic Languages and Literatures, Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science, and Cinema and Media Studies have been created. Stacy Topouzova (2013) is pursuing her DPhil in Law at University of Oxford. from the University of Minnesota Law School. Her dissertation explored questions of harm and evidence in relation to oil production in the northeastern corner of the Ecuadorian Amazon. Students approved to pursue the joint degree program must complete the requirements of both departments, including the distinct introductory and advanced courses stipulated by each, the departmental qualifying examination in appropriate special fields, and the language requirements, including additional foreign languages for the Linguistics Ph.D. The graduate option in Gender and Women’s Studies is an interdisciplinary program for students who meet degree requirements in Anthropology (and other participating departments and faculties), who wish to earn 6 credits of approved coursework focusing on gender and women’s studies, and issues in feminist research and methods. She is a research fellow on a Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel collaboration (with King’s College, London), researching the social, ethical, and regulatory aspects of citizen science. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. with the University of Chicago Law School or another law school is also possible, and we have facilitated joint degrees with the School of Social Services Administration at the University of Chicago. Her work focuses on the cross-cultural study of sexuality, law, gender, and personhood online and in the physical world. She studies issues of state power, political subjectivity, expert knowledge production, national security, human rights, and gender. It touches on issues of human rights mobilizations in China, politically acceptable forms of embedded activism within Mainland China, and queer consumerist discourses in lieu of “political” activism. she is researching the recent recriminalization of same-sex sexuality in Indian law and how it affects community formation and digital self-making. His dissertation looks at the border counties of Ireland and focuses on how contestations over real estate, revenue, and finance in post-austerity Ireland trace and reshape existing partition-based political formations. Enter your email address to follow us and receive notifications about new articles and features. Journal of the Association for Political and Legal Anthropology, Association for Political and Legal Anthropology, India’s Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA): Citizenship and Belonging in India, Unwelcome Guests and Hostages: Minority Claims on the State, The Darjeeling plains: Citizenship as Minority Disenfranchisement in a Border District, The Role of Anthropology in Public Debates on Climate Transformations, Brenneis on Translating Value and Emergent Academic Futures, Darian-Smith on Transnational Law in Context, Editorial Introduction: On the Gender and the Sexual Politics of Contemporary Patriarchal Ethnonationalist Authoritarianism, Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. She studies how IT sector entrepreneurs and institutions participate in influencing national politics and refashioning popular conceptions of social citizenship through philanthropic and NGO work on water in India. The program in sociocultural and linguistic anthropology offers opportunities to pursue a wide range of ethnographic and theoretical interests. She is interested in personhood, sovereignty, humanitarianism, and migration. Her research interests include social movements, indigenous rights, political ecology, and media studies. Natasha Pushkarna (2012-2013) received her PhD in Criminology, Law and Society with a Specialization in Anthropologies of Medicine, Science, and Technology from the University of California, Irvine in 2015. His research examines the socio-legal constitution of a “recovered” property market and economy in Ireland. Natalia Guzmán Solano (2016) is a doctoral student in Sociocultural Anthropology at Washington University in St. Louis. Currently, she is a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Law at the University of Hong Kong. Helena Zeweri is a doctoral candidate in Anthropology at Rice University. His dissertation focuses on the Los Angeles municipal government, its attempts to address residents’ desires to claim ownership of space, and consequences for populations who do not conform to the assumptions underlying municipal law and policy. He is currently the Managing Editor of American Anthropologist and a Junior Fellow at the Social Sciences Research Network at UC Irvine. Her dissertation examines how government infrastructural and institutional decay, caused by skewed government-oil industry relationships, impacts performance of state citizenship in Nigeria. Amelia Fiske (2014-2015) received her PhD in Anthropology at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science. Coursework and study with faculty in other departments enable the student to pursue interdisciplinary interests, language training, and other regional studies. Jessica Bray (2016) is a doctoral student in Anthropology at Rice University. However, students should declare interest in the Joint Degree Program on the initial graduate application to the Department, and should discuss this interest personally with linguistic anthropology faculty soon after arrival on campus. The student’s dissertation advisory committee consists of three or more members of the faculty; at least one must be a member of the Department of Anthropology but not of the Department of Linguistics, and at least one in Linguistics but not in Anthropology. Anthropology Master's Degree Overview. Kosi Onyeneho (2016) is a doctoral candidate in Sociocultural Anthropology at Washington University in St. Louis. Sally Engle Merry, an innovative and foundational contributor to so many areas in legal anthropology, died on September 8, 2020…. His research interests include property, municipal governance, and urban renewal in post-Katrina New Orleans. Chima Anyadike-Danes (2014) holds an MPhil in Social Anthropology from Cambridge and is a doctoral candidate in Anthropology at the University of California, Irvine. She is currently an instructor in the Department of Modern Languages, Anthropology, and Geography at Southeast Missouri State University.