Graduate Students

Raymond K. Awadzi

Raymond K. Awadzi, Graduate Student

Graduate Student | PhD Student
Contact: rawad003@fiu.edu

African diaspora, transnational networks, ethonogenesis, postcolonial theory

Sebastian Ballestas

Sebastian Ballestas, Graduate Student/Ph.D.

Graduate Student| Ph.D Candidate
Contact: sball032@fiu.edu

Cultural Anthropology, Migration and Diasporas

Susannah Barr

Susannah Barr, Graduate Student

Graduate Student | PhD Student
Contact: sbarr144@fiu.edu

Critical food studies, inequality, economic anthropology, visual anthropology, rural studies

Ernesto Benitez

Ernesto Benitez, Graduate Student

Graduate Student | PhD Candidate
Contact: ebeni026@fiu.edu

Indigeneity, masculinity, tourism, Ecuadorian Amazon

Melissa Bernardo

Melissa Bernardo, Graduate Student

Graduate Student | PhD Candidate
Contact: mbern093@fiu.edu

Resilient agriculture, critical security studies, biopolitics, farming communities, food politics

Renata Bozzetto

Renata Bozzetto, Graduate Student

Graduate Student | PhD Candidate
Contact: rbozz001@fiu.edu

Critical race, integration, immigration

A'Keitha Carey

A'Keitha Carey, Graduate Student

Graduate Student|Ph.D. Candidate

Contact: acar006@fiu.edu

Adrián Cetina Catzin

Adrián Cetina Catzin, Graduate Student

Graduate Student | PhD Candidate
Contact: aceti001@fiu.edu

Ethnicity, alterity, indigeneity, cultural heritage, and identity

Elena Cruz

Elena Cruz, Graduate Student

Graduate Student | PhD Candidate
Contact: ecruz008@fiu.edu

David Dayton

David Dayton, Graduate Student

Graduate Student | PhD Candidate
Contact: ddayt001@fiu.edu

Corporate Culture Studies, Organizational and Business Anthropology, Chinese and Thai Corporate Anthropology

Veronica Diaz

Veronica Diaz, Graduate Student

Graduate Student | PhD Candidate
Contact: diazver@fiu.edu

Ethnography, Cuban Diaspora, Migration Studies, Social Mobility, Identity, Culture, Cohort Analysis

Joshua Falcon

Joshua Falcon, Graduate Student

Graduate Student | PhD Student
Contact: jfalc020@fiu.edu

Alexandra Gelbard

Alexandra Gelbard, Graduate Student

Graduate Student | PhD Candidate
Contact: agelb005@fiu.edu

African Diaspora; Cuba; Cultural Production; Religion

Kimberly Gilchrist-Wynter

Kimberly Gilchrist-Wynter, Graduate Student

Graduate Student | PhD Student
Contact: kgilc001@fiu.edu

Identity, Race, African Diaspora, Anglophone Caribbean, Caribbean popular culture.

Gina Gomez

Gina Gomez, Graduate Student

Graduate Student|Ph.D Candidate
Contact: ggome092@fiu.edu

Jacquelyn Johnston

Jacquelyn Johnston, Graduate Student

Graduate Student | PhD Candidate
Contact: jjohn237@fiu.edu

Multispecies ethnography, animal geographies, biopolitics, ferality, free-roaming cats

Tara Kai

Tara Kai, Graduate Student

Graduate Student | PhD Candidate
Contact: tkai001@fiu.edu

Seasonal lifestyle mobilities, Place, Space, Spatial, Phenomenology

Amir Khaghani

Amir Khaghani, Graduate Student

Graduate Student | PhD student
Contact: akhag001@fiu.edu

Karina Livingston

Karina Livingston, Graduate Student

Graduate Student | PhD Candidate
Contact: klivi001@fiu.edu

Immigration Detention, Mobility, Migration Industry, Structural Vulnerability

Jack Maguire

Jack Maguire, Graduate Student

Graduate Student | PhD Student
Contact: jmagu011@fiu.edu

Immigration, Migration, Venezuela, Honduras, Community Engagement

Marina Marchena

Marina Marchena, Graduate Student

Graduate Student | PhD Student
Contact: mmarchen@fiu.edu

Ethnography, medical anthropology, cuban diaspora, migration studies, social determinants of health, mental health

Evan Marcus

Evan Marcus, Graduate Student

Graduate Student | PhD Student
Contact: emarcus@fiu.edu

Visual anthropology, materiality, Andean futurism

Natalia Marques da Silva

Natalia Marques da Silva, Graduate Student

Graduate Student | PhD Student
Contact: ndasi001@fiu.edu

Votive offerings, roots tourism, museology, West Africa, Guinea-Bissau

Javier Mejia-Cruz

Javier Mejia-Cruz, Graduate Student

Graduate Student | PhD Student
Contact: jmeji086@fiu.edu

Politics of resource extraction in Latin America, socio-environmental conflict, social movements

Jazmin Miller

Jazmin Miller, Graduate Student

Graduate Student | PhD Student
Contact: jmill267@fiu.edu

Belize, Carnival, cultural identity politics, nationalism

Kimberly Miller

Kimberly Miller, Graduate Student

Graduate Student | PhD Student
Contact: kmill131@fiu.edu

Ecotourism, Afro-indigeneity, Representation, Autonomy, Anglophone Caribbean

Jocelyn Moylan

Jocelyn Moylan, Graduate Student

Graduate Student | PhD Student
Contact: jmoyl001@fiu.edu

Im/migration, Home, Belonging

Lisa Mueller

Lisa Mueller, Graduate Student

Graduate Student | PhD Student
Contact: lbrow137@fiu.edu

Japan, minorities, museum studies, neoliberalism, urban planning

Tiffany Peacock

Tiffany Peacock, Graduate Student

Graduate Student | PhD Student
Contact: tpeac001@fiu.edu

African diaspora; hair/beauty politics & culture; racialization/Blackness; post-colonialism; body politics; social movements

Elisa Romulo

Elisa Romulo, Graduate Student

Graduate Student| Ph.D. Student
Contact: eromu001@fiu.edu

Migrations, Diasporas and Identities

Paola Andrea Sánchez-Castañeda

Paola Andrea Sánchez-Castañeda, Graduate Student

Graduate Student | PhD Student
Contact: psanc064@fiu.edu

Territory, urban Indigenous, urban political ecology, Colombia.

Melissa Scott

Melissa Scott, Graduate Student

Graduate Student | PhD Candidate
Contact: mscot012@fiu.edu

Latin American studies, Caribbean studies, intersectionality, media studies, ethnomusicology

John "Jack" Vertovec

John "Jack" Vertovec, Graduate Student

Graduate Student | PhD Candidate
Contact: jvert001@fiu.edu

Social inequities and inequalities, entrepreneurship, structural/economic transformation, Latin America and the Caribbean; community-based participatory research methodologies

Tom Weidemeyer

Tom Weidemeyer, Graduate Student

Graduate Student | PhD Student
Contact: tweid001@fiu.edu

Puerto Rico, sovereignty, geopolitics, Caribbean

Judith Williams

Judith Williams, Graduate Student

Graduate Student | PhD Candidate
Contact: Judith Williams

Racial equity, whiteness, intersectionality, labor, and Black foodways.

Jeffery Wilson

Jeffery Wilson, Graduate Student

Graduate Student | PhD Student
Contact: jwils123@fiu.edu

Machine learning, social media, AI ethics, internet governance, and technology studies

Rebecca Young

Rebecca Young, Graduate Student

Graduate Student | PhD Candidate
Contact: ryoun056@fiu.edu

Homelessness, neoliberalism, biopolitics, governance, criminalization, medicalization