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Program Graduates > Alphabetical List of Alumni and Completed Dissertations

Alphabetical List of Alumni and Completed Dissertations

  • Adelona, Ebun, "The Social Relations of Health," 1998.
  • Ainger, Hilary, "From Hacienda to Production Cooperative: Historical Process and Agrarian Reform in Peru's Southern Sierra," 1991.
  • Andina, Michelle, "Is Two Better Than Too Many?: Reproductive Behavior of Rural Jamaican Women," 1993.
  • Ascher, Carol, "Power and Authority in a Rural School: A History of the Green Valley Central School System," 1974.
  • Asmi, Rehenuma, "Language in the Mirror: Language Ideologies, Schooling and Islam in Qatar," 2013.
  • Baldwin-Jones, Alice, "The Jamaican Marronage, a Social Pseudomorph: The Case of the Accompong Maroons," 2011.
  • Barclay, Albert, "The Mumias Sugar Project: A Study of Rural Development in Western Kenya," 1977.
  • Barnum, Elizabeth, "Creolization and Commodification of Art and Craft in Barbados," 1998.
  • Beaubrun, Elizabeth, "Distance Learner Ecologies of the University of the West Indies Open Campus Program," 2012.
  • Bosco, Joseph, "Rural Industrialization in a Taiwanese Township: Social and Economic Organization and Change," 1989.
  • Broad, Kenneth, "Climate, Culture, and Values: The 1997-98 El Nino Peruvian Fisheries," 1999.
  • Brookshire, Joan, "A Well-Crafted Death: The Symbolic Restructuring of Death in Contemporary American Society," 1990.
  • Brown, Mikaila Kameeda, "'I Did Not Come to Count the Cows, I Came to Drink the Milk': The Influence of an Intent to Return on the Migration Experience of Foreign Educated, Middle Class Jamaicans," 2007.
  • Bunster, Ximena, "Adaptation in Mapuche Life: Natural and Directed," 1968.
  • Burgess, Lewis, "Social Differentiation in a South Korean Periurban Populace," 2004.
  • Burke, Charlanne, "Dangerous Dependencies: The Power and Potential of Youth on Botswana," 2000.
  • Buse, William, "The Alternate Session: Memory and Membership in a Psychoanalytic Society," 1999.
  • Cairoli, Laetitia, "Garment Factory Workers in Morocco," 1997.
  • Cassell, Joan, "A Group Called Women: Recruitment and Organization in Contemporary American Feminism," 1975.
  • Chao, Grace, "Elite Status in the PRC: Its Formation and Maintenance," 2013.
  • Charlton, Audrey, "Cat Born in Oven is Not Bread: Jamaican and Barbadian Immigrants in Cuba between 1900 and 1959," 2006.
  • Chevannes, Alston, "Social and Ideological Origins of the Rastafari Movement in Jamaica," 1989.
  • Citron, Lisa, "Continuity and Change: Anthropological Perspectives on the Informal Economy in Marrakech, Morocco," 2004.
  • Civico, Aldo, "Making Sense of Paramilitary Violence in Columbia. A Cultural Account," 2008.
  • Cohen, Peter F., "Ambiguous Engagement: Invasion, Intervention and Participation in a Brazilian Squatter Settlement," 2005.
  • Cristillo, Louis, "God Has Willed It": Religiosity and Social Reproduction at a Private Muslim School in New York City," 2004.
  • Crumly, Amy, "The Historical Construction of Women's Associations in Twenty-First Century Spanish Basque Country," 2008.
  • Curtis, Richard, "The War on Drugs in Brooklyn, New York: Street-Level Drug Markets and the Tactical Narcotics Team," 1996.
  • Danna, Josephine, "An Anthropological Exploration of the Influence of a Sicilian Peasant Culture on Cognition," 1974.
  • de Wolfe, Juliette, "Parents Speak: An Ethnographic Study of Autism Parents," 2013.
  • Dei, Kojo Adonten, "Illicit Drugs and Minority Youths in a Low-Income Neighborhood," 1996.
  • Donahue, John, "Circular and Return Aspects of Labor Migrations in Southern Colombia," 1975.
  • Dreher, Melanie, "Working Men and Ganja: Commonalities and Variations in Rival Jamaican Communities," 1977.
  • During, Elizabeth, "Transnational Lives: Sierra Leonean Immigrants and Refugees in Metropolitan New York," 2006.
  • Foster, Nancy, "Contexts of Guianan Amerindian Identity," 1990.
  • Frenzel-Berra, Robert, "The Social Organization of an Ozark Neighborhood," 1988.
  • Georges, Eugenia, "The Causes and Consequences of International Labor Migration from a Rural Dominican Sending Community," 1985.
  • Gilbert, Dorothy, "Recent Portuguese Immigrants to Fall River, Massachusetts: An Analysis of Relative Economic Success," 1977.
  • Gill, Lesley, "Commercial Agriculture and Peasant Production: A Case Study of Agrarian Reformism and the Development of Capitalism in Northern Santa Cruz, Bolivia," 1984.
  • Gogel, Leah P. "In the House of Change: The Making and Remaking of Female Youth in Residential Treatment," 2012.
  • Gonzalez-Castaneda, Ogla, "Unveiling Secrets of War in the Peruvian Andes," 2006.
  • Gounis, Kostas N., "The Domestication of Homelessness: The Politics of Space and Time in New York City Shelters," 1993.
  • Gronseth, Evangeline, "Patterns of Mobility in Post-Independence Jamaica," 1978.
  • Hafford, Carol, "Between Sisters and Cousins: Child Caretaking and the Reproduction of Familial Interdependence Across Dominican Migrant Households," 2003.
  • Hamid, Ansley, "A Pre-Capitalist Mode of Production: Ganja and the Rastafarians in San-Fernando, Trinidad," 1981.
  • Hartley-Moore, Julie, "Rural Tropes: Tourism, Nationalism, and Festival in a Swiss Village," 2001.
  • Heaney, William, "Circular Labor Migration and Entrepreneurship in the Wahgi Valley, Papua New Guinea," 1989.
  • Heath, Shirley, "Language Planning in Mexico: Colony to Nation," 1970.
  • Hendricks, Glenn, "The Dominican Diaspora: The Case of Immigrants from the Dominican Republic in New York City," 1972.
  • Herr, Phillip, "Peasant Economy and Agrarian Reform in the North Central Highlands of Honduras," 1988.
  • Hunt, Kirsten, "The Social Economy of Buying, Selling, Trading, and Consuming Drugs: A Comparison of Individual and Subcultural Strategies Among Methamphetamine Users and Dealers in Two Cities," 2013.
  • Ibraz, Tassawar, "Myths and Realities: Religious/Cultural Perceptions and the Productive Roles of Rural Pakistani Women," 1991.
  • Jiwa, Munir, "Aestheticizing Politics and Politicizing Aesthetics: Visual Artists and the Production and Representation of Muslim Identities in the United States," 2004.
  • Johnson, Twig (Willard), "Work Among Portuguese Fisherman: Towards a Model of Social Production," 1977.
  • Johnson-Messinger, Tracy, "The (Im) Possibilities of Becoming: Hmong Youth and the Politics of Schooling and Development in Thailand," 2005.
  • Kasirye, Gillian K., "Fulani Girls in New York City: Identities, Family and Schooling," 2008.
  • Kaslow, Andrew, "Oppression and Adaptation: The Social Organization and Expressive Culture in an Afro-American Community in New Orleans, Louisiana," 1981.
  • Kaufman, Leslie, "Building Castles in the Sky: The Domestication of Daily Life in Urban Russia," 2000.
  • Kelley, John, "Political Structure and Conflict in a Mexican Ejido," 1974.
  • Kenny, Mary, "Hidden Heads of Households: Child Labor in Northeast Brazil," 1997.
  • Koyama, Jill Peterson, "Making Failure Matter in New York City: NCLB, Supplemental Educational Services (SES), the Department of Education (DOE), Tutoring Companies, and Schools," 2008.
  • Kromidas, Maria, "Race, Multiculturalism, and 'Childhood': The Emergent Cosmopolitanisms of Kids in a New York City School," 2009.
  • Klumpp, Donna, "Masai Art and Society: Age and Sex, Time and Space, Cash and Cattle," 1987.
  • Lafayette, Robert, "An Anthropological Examination of Aspects of Maltese Culture: The Maltese in Malta and the Maltese in New York City," 1997.
  • Laffan, Paul, "Jackson's Meadows: A Rural Commune in a Changing Society," 1976.
  • Lauwerysen, Herman, "Irrigation and Vodou: A Study of Change in the Artibonite Valley, Haiti," 1998.
  • Leak, Kathryne, "Issues in Educational Innovation for an Urban Black Baptist Church-Based School," 2003.
  • Lepisto, Eric, "Unraveling Youth: Social ties and structural adjustments in provincial Azerbaijan," 2008.
  • Lewis, Arnold, "Sharonia: Education and Social Inequality in an Israeli Town," 1977.
  • Lowe, Marie, "The Impact of Industrial Fishing on Localized Social and Environmental Change in Alaska's Aleutian Islands," 2006.
  • Lowes, Susan, "The Peculiar Class: The Formation, Collapse, and Reformation of the Middle Class in Antigua, West Indies, 1834-1940," 1994.
  • Lubic, Ruth, "Barriers and Conflict in Maternity Care Innovation," 1979.
  • Mack, Richard, "Access and Activism," 1989.
  • Martinez, Ruth, "Socioeconomic Reintegration of Return Migrants to Puerto Rico," 1982.
  • McCabe, Helen, "Cooperative Education in the Community College: A Critical Analysis," 1980.
  • Messinger, Seth, "Structures of Feeling in a Psychiatric Clinic," 2002.
  • Miller, Ronald, "Allocating Educational Opportunity: Systemic Ethnography of an Inner City High School Program," 1992.
  • Millington, Samuel, "Shifting Sands on the Wai'anae Coast: An Ethnographic Glance at Homelessness and Mental Illness," 2000.
  • Mitchell, Vernay, "Choice and Resistance in Ethnic Relations among the Ewe in a Developing Togolese Town," 1998.
  • Montandon, Cleopatra, "The Development of Science in Geneva in the XVIIIth and XIXth Centuries: The Case of a Scientific Community," 1973.
  • Moock, Joyce, "The Migration Process and Differential Economic Behavior in South Maragoli, Western Kenya," 1976.
  • Mullooly, James, "Work, Play and Consequences: What Counts in a Successful Middle School," 2002.
  • Murata, Akiko, "Brokering Culture and Labor: An Anthropological Analysis of IT Offshore Labor Between Japan and India," 2011.
  • Murray, Gerald, "The Evolution of Haitian Land Tenure: A Case Study in Agrarian Adaptation to Population Growth," 1977.
  • Nicewonger, Todd Evans, "Fashioning the Moral Aesthetic: An Ethnographic Study of the Socialization of Antwerp Trained Fashion Designers," 2011.
  • Nims, Kelly, "The Goffal Speaks: Colored Ideology and the Perpetuation of a Category in Postcolonial Zimbabwe," 2013.
  • Orr, Robert, "Social Change Among Religious Change Agents," 1988.
  • Papagaroufalis, Eleni, "Greek Women in Politics: Gender Ideology and Practice in Neighborhood Groups and the Family," 1990.
  • Peet, Robert, "Migration, Culture and Community: A Case Study from Rural Nepal," 1978.
  • Pham, Theresa Thao, "The Certificate of Virginity: Honor, Marriage and Moroccan Female Immigration," 2011.
  • Posecznick, Alex, "Admission in Practice: On the Ongoing Production of an Unranked College," 2010.
  • Resnik, Susan, "The Social History of Hemophilia in the United States (1948-1988): The Emergence and Empowerment of A Community," 1994.
  • Rice, Michelle, "Anthropological Perspectives on Fishing Management," 2002.
  • Rogers, Claudia, "Illegal Entrepreneurship and Social Networks in Rural Jamaica," 1976.
  • Roome, Kristine, "The Art of Liberating Voices: An Ethnography of an Exhibition," 2005.
  • Russell, Christine, "Upper Class Women and Men in the United States: An Investigation into the Significance of Gender and Class," 1984.
  • Ryan, Loretta, "Lowell in Transition: The Uses of History in Urban Change," 1987.
  • Sabin, Portia, "Truths, Universally Acknowledged": Friendship and Romance as Education Between College Students in America," 2004.
  • Saravia-Shore, Marietta, "National Origin Desegregation and Bilingual Education: The Inversion of Ideology and Practice," 1986.
  • Sato, Shinji, "Dynamics of Language Education: Preschool Practice in Japan," 2008.
  • Schaeffer, Joseph, "Videotape Techniques in Anthropology: The Collection and Analysis of Data," 1970.
  • Schieffelin, Bambi, "How Kaluli Children Learn What to Say, What to Do, and How to Feel: An Ethnographic Study of the Development of Communicative Competence," 1979.
  • Schnepel, Ellen, "The Politics of Language in the French Caribbean: The Creole Movement on the Island of Guadeloupe," 1990.
  • Schwartz, Frances, "Continuity and Change in Student Adaptation to One Alternative School: The Transformation of Academic Behavior," 1976.
  • Scripps, Robert Kittredge, "The Very Old in the Community-Based Setting: The Functions of Food, Space and Time in Social Organization," 1996.
  • Shandy, Dianne, "Perils and Possibilities of Nuer Refugee Migration to the United States," 2001.
  • Shani, Serah, "'I Will Not Lose My Children': The New York City Ghanaian Network Village and Their Academic Success Pursuits," 2010.
  • Shapiro, Delores, "Symbolic Fluids: The World of Spirit Mediums in Brazilian Possession Groups," 1992.
  • Sharma, Sita, "Health Seeking Behavior of Tamang Women," 1997.
  • Sharon, Nurit, "Fragile Lives, Suburban Families in an Age of Insecurity: A Study of Parents in a Suburban Community in Bergen County, New Jersey," 2008.
  • Silverman, Cheryl, "Jewish Emigres and Popular Images of Jews in Japan," 1989.
  • Sirvent, Maria, "Participatory Research on Established Order, Popular Culture, and the Engagement of the Working Classes in Buenos Aires," 1994.
  • Smith, Elva Lee, "Linkages and Barriers: Education on Dutch Sint Maarten and French Saint Martin." 2001.
  • Stratton, Allison, "The Cultural Work of Hard of Hearing in Sweden," 2002.
  • Sullivan, Mercer, "Getting Over: Economy, Culture, and Youth Crime in Three Urban Neighborhoods," 1986.
  • Taddei, Renzo, "Of Clouds and Streams, Prophets and Profits: The Political Semiotics of Climate and Water in the Brazilian Northeast," 2005.
  • Tice, Karin, "Gender, Capitalism and Egalitarian Forms of Social Organization in San Blas Panama: Socio-Economic Differentiation of a Rural Region Through Commercialization of Mola Handicrafts," 1989.
  • Tramm, Madeline, "Social Mobility in Jamaica: Possibilities Presented by the Bauxite Industry," 1975.
  • Tripp, Robert, "Economic Strategies and Nutritional Status in a Compound Farming Settlement of Northern Ghana," 1978.
  • Tucker, Jed Brown, "The Liberal Arts Unbound: Higher Education in an American Prison, 2005–2006," 2009.
  • Uchikawa, Sayaka, "Less Is Not Enough: Dilemma of Alternative Primary Schooling Opportunities In Dahka, Bangledesh," 2013.
  • Valas, Joan, "The Impediments to Change: Public Health Concerns and the Specter of Emergency Preparedness," 2006.
  • Verma, Michele, "Indo-Caribbean Hindu Practice in Queens: Ethnomethods of Constituting Place, Practice and Subjects," 2008.
  • Vom Eigen, Keith, "Science and Spirit: Health Care Utilization in Rural Jamaica," 1992.
  • Walkley, Susan Newell, "The Polysemic Spine: Embodied Practices in the Management of Back Pain," 2007.
  • Wali, Alaka, "Kilowatts and Crisis among the Kuna, Choco, and Colonos: National and Regional Consequences of the Bayano Hydroelectric Complex in Eastern Panama," 1984.
  • Walker, Malcolm, "Power Structure and Political Behavior in a Community of the Dominican Republic," 1970.
  • Weiss, Linda, "Women Alone: Causes and Consequences of Non-Marriage and Marital Disruption Among High Caste Hindus in Nepal," 1996.
  • Wesolowski, Katya, "Hard play: Capoeira and the politics of inequality in Rio de Janeiro," 2007.
  • Yilmaz, Kamil, "Individual Disengagement of 'Turkish Penitents' from Political Violence as Rite of Passage: Voices from the Cracks of the Social Structure," 2012.
  • Young, Paulette, "Cloth That Speaks: African Women's Visual Voice and Creative Expression in Ghana (West Africa)," 2004.
  • Zycherman, Ariela, "The Changing Value of Food: Localizing Modernity Among the Tsimane Indians of Lowland Bolivia," 2013.