New Postdocs and Academic Positions in Sociocultural Anthropology

Our graduate students have often found it advantageous to take postdoctoral fellowships for the first year after the PhD. Here is a conversation with four recent graduates on the pros and cons of postdocs vs faculty positions. Recently accepted postdocs and faculty positions include:

  • Chelsey R. Carter (PhD 2021) will be Presidential Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Department of Anthropology, Princeton University and then Assistant Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Yale School of Public Health. 
  • Carolyn Barnes (PhD 2020) is Lecturer, Department of Anthropology, Washington University. 
  • Katie Rynkiewich (PhD 2020) is Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Anthropology, Case Western Reserve University. 
  • Dick Powis (PhD 2020) is Postdoctoral Fellow, Center of Excellence in Maternal Child Health Education, Science, and Practice; College of Public, Health University of South Florida. 
  • Lauren Cubellis (PhD 2020) is Max Kade Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies at Freie Universität Berlin. 
  • Natalia Guzmán Solano (PhD 2020) is ACLS Emerging Voices Fellow, Liberal Arts Engagement Hub, University of Minnesota. 
  • Lauren Marr (PhD 2020) is Faculty Assistant, Department of Anthropology, Washington University, and Postdoctoral Researcher for EU-funded multi-country CRISPR research project.
  • Oguz Alyanak (PhD 2019) is Volkswagen Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Gottingen. 


New Books by our Recent Sociocultural Graduates

  • Andrew Flachs, Cultivating Knowledge: Biotechnology, Sustainability, and the Human Cost of Cotton Capitalism in India
  • Ali Heller, Fistula Politics: Birthing Injuries and the Quest for Continence in Niger.
  • Adrienne Strong, Documenting Death: Maternal Mortality and the Ethics of Care in Tanzania.
  • Geoff Childs and Namgyal Choedup, From a Trickle to a Torrent: Education, Migration, and Social Change in a Himalayan Valley of Nepal.
  • Nutsa Batiashvili, The Bivocal Nation: Memory and Identity on the Edge of Empire.