Graduate Students

 Kane Aguila  Kane Aguila- MA Student
   B.A. Anthropology, LSU
   Advisor: Dr. Helen Regis

Alvarenga    Giuliani Alvarenga - MA Student
     B.A. English and Gender & Women's Studies, University of California, Berkeley
     Advisor: Dr. Joyce Jackson

 Awasthi  Basant Awasthi - MS Student 
    B.S. Geomatics, Kathmandu University
    Advisor: Dr. Xuelian Meng

Bagwell   Kelsey Bagwell - PhD Student
   B.A. Anthropology, Mississippi State University
   M.A. Anthropology, Georgia State University
   Advisor: Dr. Robert Tague

Belanger        Alexander Belanger - PhD Student
         B.S. Anthropology, Eastern Michigan University
         B.S. Sociology, Eastern Michigan University
         MSc Human Osteology and Paleopathology, University of Bradford (United Kingdom)
         Advisor: Dr. Juliet Brophy
         Bioarcheology, Skeletal Biology, Human Osteology, Paleopathology, Prehistoric and historic artifact analysis, Human health and illness studies, Kinship patterns, social organizations

Kathleen BenedettoKathleen Benedetto - PhD Candidate (ABD)
B.S. Psychology, LSU
M.S.W., Tulane University
Advisor: Dr. Jill Trepanier
Extreme climate events, hurricanes

Krista BennetKrista Bennett - PhD Candidate (ABD)
B.A. Psychology, B.A. Anthropology, University of North Texas
M.A. Louisiana State University
Advisor: Dr. Ginesse Listi
Forensic Anthropology, Skeletal Trauma, Osteology

Blanchard    Madeline Blanchard - MA Student
    B.A. Anthropology, LSU
    Advisor:  Dr. David Chicoine
    Archaeology, Andean Archaeology, Cultural Resource Management, Bioarchaeology

Boodhoo   Gabriella Boodhoo - MS Student
    B.A. Anthropology, University of Central Florida
    Advisor: Dr. Barry Keim

Camarda   Samantha Camarda - MS Student
    B.S. Geography & Communication Studies, LSU
    Advisor: Barry Keim      


Charles CananCharles Canan - PhD Student
A.S. Emergency Medical Services, Nicholls State University
B.S. Allied Health - Professional Practice, Nicholls State University 
M.S. Emergency Management and Homeland Security, Arkansas Tech University 
Advisor: Dr. Barry Keim
Disaster sciences; interests include physical geography, hydrology, and geomorphology 

Cerquone   Alicia Cerquone - MS Student
    B.S. Geography, SUNY, Geneseo
    Advisor: Dr. Michael Leitner
    GIS, impact of social infrastructure on crime, racial capitalism and urban decay

Reilly CorkranReilly Corkran - MS Student
B.S. Geography, Georgia Southern University
Advisor: Dr. Jill Trepanier
Cultural Geography, climate change, extreme weather, coastal areas, environmental justice, historic preservation, and human-environment interaction

Adam Dohrenwend Adam S. Dohrenwend - PhD Candidate (ABD)
B.A. Geography, SUNY Geneseo
M.A. Geography, University of Kansas
Advisor: Dr. Andrew Sluyter
South America, political ecology, geographies of consumption, agriculture, globalization

Gwendal DolouGwendal Dolou - PhD Student
B.S. Southern Brittany University, France
M.S. Bordeaux University, France
Advisor: Dr. Kristine DeLong
paleoclimate reconstruction, corals reefs, climate change

Kevin Durbin Kevin Durbin - PhD Candidate (ABD)
B.S. Louisiana State University
M.S. Georgia Tech
Advisor: Dr. Fahui Wang
Urban and transportation geography, land use patterns and policy, public policy and administration, GIS, urban scenario modeling

Jordan FazioJordan Fazio - MS Student
B.S. Environmental Science/Natural Sciences, University of West Florida
Advisor: Dr. Jill Trepanier & Dr. Barry Keim

Blaine FisherBlaine Fisher - PhD Student
 B.S. Southeastern Louisiana University 
 M.S. University of New Orleans
 M.L.A. Tulane University
 Advisor: Dr. Heather McKillop
 Impact of Manmade and Natural Disasters on Ancient Societies, The Terminal Classic Maya Collapse, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in archaeological Research,  Evolution of Archaeology into the Digital Space, Geographical and Environmental Impacts on Ancient Societies, Ancient Myths: Separating Fact from Fiction

Vanessa Foreman   Vanessa Foreman - MS Student
    B.G.S. with minors in Geography and Health at University of Louisiana at Lafayette
    Advisor:  Dr. Michael Leitner
    GIS and Health & Medical Geography

Cheryl Foster Cheryl M Foster - PhD Candidate (ABD)
B.A. University of Central Florida
M.A. University of Central Florida
Advisor: Dr. Heather McKillop
Maya Archaeology, Underwater Archaeology, Paleoethnobotany, Geology, Herbalism, Environmental Archaeology

Margaret Furtner    Margaret Furtner - PhD Student
     B.A. DePauw University
     M.A. Louisiana State University
     Advisor: Dr. Juliet Brophy
     Paleoanthropology, Osteology, Dental Anthropology, 3D Imaging, GIS

Cameron GoffCameron Goff - MS Student
 B.S. University of Delaware
 B.A. University of Delaware
 Advisor: Dr. Barry Keim
 Tropical Meteorology, Tropical Cyclone Climatology, Impacts of Tropical Cyclones, Teleconnections, Risk Communication

SK Groll SK Groll - PhD Candidate (ABD)
B.A. Case Western Reserve University
M.A. Louisiana State University
Advisor: Dr. Mary Jill Brody
Sociocultural and public anthropology, ethnography of social movements, political economy, geography of resistance, politics of education, medical anthropology, body ideals, gender, sexual health, adolescent cultures

Leo Guerrero AsmadLeo Guerrero - PhD Student
B.S. Civil Engineering, Universidad de Piura
M.S. Water Resources, Universidad de Piura
Advisor: Dr. Kory Konsoer
Fluvial geomorphology, river morphodynamics, numerical modeling, large rivers, Amazonian rivers

Amy HairAmy Hair - PhD Candidate (ABD)
B.A. Michigan State University 
M.A. The University of Southern Mississippi 
Advisor: Dr. David Chicoine
Bioarchaeology, Maya Archaeology, Histology, Labor and Subsistence Patterns, Geographic Information Sciences, and Social Bioarchaeology 

Kenetha Harrington Kenetha Harrington - PhD Candidate (ABD)
M.A. St. Xavier University
Advisor: Dr. Joyce Jackson, Dr. Helen Regis
African diaspora archaeology, historical archaeology, sociocultural anthropology, slavery in America, black culture, space, ethnohistory, and identity

Dwayne Hinton Dwayne Hinton - MA Student
A.A Baton Rouge Community College
A.S. Baton Rouge Community College
B.A. Louisiana State University
B.A.M.C. Louisiana State University
B.I.S. Louisiana State University
Advisor: Dr. Heather McKillop
Maya Archaeology, Underwater Archaeology, 3-D Imaging, Drones, Louisiana Mounds, Wood Identification, Botany

Hoover    Corey Hoover - PhD Student
    B.S. Anthropology, Geography, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
    M.S. Cartography and GIS, University of Wisconsin - Madison
    Advisor: Dr. David Chicoine
    Andean Archaeology, Networks, GIS Development, Remote Sensing, and Environmental Archaeology

Rodney HughesRodney Hughes - PhD Student
B.F.A Pratt Institute
M.A. Union Theological Seminary
Advisor: Dr. Joyce M. Jackson
African spiritual traditions in the Americas, shamanic praxis, ritual artifacts, and performance, comparative mystical and ecstatic traditions, deification,biblical prophecy, and social justice

Antonia IngramAntonia S. Ingram-Basby - PhD Candidate (ABD)
 B.A. Luther Rice University and Seminary
 Th.M. Dallas Theological Seminary
 Advisor:  Dr. Joyce Jackson
 Theological and cultural anthropology, African American culture, identity, urban and rural ethnography, folklore, racial inequality

Itzamara Ixta    Itzamara Ixta - MA Student
    B.A. Anthropology with minor in German, University of California, Santa Barbara
    Advisor: Dr. David Chicoine
    Bioarchaeology, Burial Practices, Human Osteology

Miracle JohnsonMiracle Johnson - PhD Student
B.A. Louisiana State University
B.S. Louisiana State University
MBA Louisiana State University
Advisor: Dr. Helen Regis
Socialcultural and business anthropology, African American culture, identity and racial inequality

Charlotte Jones   Charlotte Jones - PhD Student
    B.S. Urban Studies and Regional Planning, University of New Orleans
    M.A. Tulane University
    Advisor: Dr. Sarah Franzen
    Historical Anthropology, human-environment interaction, multispecies ethnography, historical geography, heritage management, Mississippi River Valley, animal studies, Gulf Coast

Marisa Karpinski Marisa Karpinski - PhD Student
B.S. University of Delaware
M.S. Louisiana State University
Advisor: Dr. Barry Keim
Tornado climatology, natural hazards, risk perception, geographic vulnerability, climate literacy. 

Mat Keel Mat Keel - PhD Student
B.A. Geography, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
M.A. Geography, University of California, Los Angeles
Advisor: Dr. Helen Regis
Political ontology, Plantationcene, Gulf Coast states, mycology, anarchist political ecology, more-than-human diasporas

Brandy Kerr Brandy Kerr - MA Student
B.A. Anthropology, Louisiana State University
B.A. Spanish, Louisiana State University
Advisor: Dr. Rebecca Saunders
Prehistoric Plaquemines culture in southeast Louisiana

Hyunjoong Kim Hyunjoong Kim - PhD Student
B.S. Anyang University, South Korea
M.S. Anyang University, South Korea
Advisor: Dr. Fahui Wang
Urban and Regional Planning, Urban Simulation Model, Spatial Disparity, Spatial Statistical Analysis Method

Jiyoung LeeJiyoung Lee - PhD Candidate (ABD)
B.A. Sungshin Women's University
M.A. Sungshin Women's University
Advisor: Dr. Michael Leitner
GIS, Geo visualization, Interactive map, Geospatial big data analysis, Remote Sensing

Hanqi Li Hanqi Li - PhD Student
B.S. Northeast Forestry University
M.S. Wuhan University
Advisor: Dr. Fahui Wang
Spatial data analysis, applications of GIS in public health

Liang Yuan Liang - MS Student
B.S. Ludong University

Hollie LincolnHollie Lincoln - PhD Candidate (ABD)
B.A. Anthropology, University of Minnesota-Duluth
M.S. Cultural Resource Management Archaeology, St. Cloud State University
Advisor: Dr. Heather McKillop
Maya Archaeology, Lithic Resources, GIS, Cartography, Spatial Relationships, Social Organization

Carmella McManusCarmella McManus - MA Student
B.S. Anthropology, University of South Dakota
Advisor: Dr. Ginesse Listi
skeletal trauma, disaster victim identification, disaster victim identification, structural violence

Irene Marti-Gil Irene Martí Gil - PhD Candidate (ABD)
B.A. Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona 
M.A. University College London
Advisor: Dr. Rebecca Saunders
Islamic archaeology, archaeology of Spanish missions, linguistic anthropology

Heidi Mayeaux        Heidi Mayeaux - MA Student
       B.A. Psychology, Southeastern Louisiana University
       B.A. Criminal Justice, Southeastern Louisiana University
       Advisor:  Dr. Heather McKillop
       Mesoamerican Archaeology, bioarchaeology, social structure, structural violence, paleobotany, ancient foodways 

Brant Mitchell Brant Mitchell - PhD Student
Advisor: Dr. Barry Keim

Morzaniga    Mathilde Morzaniga - MA Student
    B.S. Anthropology, Tulane University
    Advisor: Dr. David Chicoine
    Bioarchaeology, osteology, disease, trauma, violence, Latin America

Benjamin MossBenjamin Moss - PhD Student
B.S. University of Oregon
M.A. Wichita State University
Advisor: Dr. Robert Tague
Human osteology and the cranium

Murray   Anfernee Murray - MA Student
   B.A. Anthropology, Tulane University
   Advisor: Dr. Helen Regis/Dr. Sarah Franzen

Margeaux Murray Margeaux Murray - MA Student
B.A. Louisiana State University
Advisor: Dr. Rebecca Saunders
Plaquemine/Mississippian culture, Southeast US, Contact archaeology, Historical archaeology, Cultural Resource Management, Public Outreach

Christopher Nicosia Christopher Nicosia - PhD Candidate (ABD)
B.A. Suny Oneonta
M.S. Illinois State University
Advisor: Dr. David Chicoine
Bioarchaeology, Skeletal Biology, Social Landscapes (i.e., Social Identity, Gender), Paleopathology, Mortuary Patterning, Diet

Olumide Omotere Olumide Omotere - PhD Candidate (ABD)
B.S. Obafemi Awolowo University
M.S. University North Texas
Advisor: Dr. Lei Wang 
Hydrology, Soil Moisture Dynamic, Remote sensing, GIS, Data Analytics

Erika OrnouskiErika Ornouski - MS Student
 B.A. California State University, Sacramento
 Advisor:  Dr. Kristine DeLong
 Storms and extreme rainfall, atmospheric rivers, tropical climatology, ENSO, the East Asian Monsoon, paleotempestology, marine and coastal ecology, Japan, Oceania w/emphasis on Palau, the Laguna Madre

Aja PalermoAja Palermo - MA Student 
B.I.S. Louisiana State University
Advisor: Dr. David Chicoine
Archaeology, material culture, gender, foodways, museum studies

Kylie PalmerKylie Palmer - PhD Candidate (ABD)
 B.S. Florida Gulf Coast University
 B.A. Florida Gulf Coast University
 M.S. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
 Advisor: Dr. Kristine DeLong
 Paleoclimate reconstructions, conservation paleobiology, paleoecology, marine biology/ecology, coral reef ecology/biology, hurricanes, tropical climatology,  climate change

Patton    Brett Patton - PhD Student
    B.S. Biology, William Carey University
    M.S. Renewable Natural Resources, LSU
    Advisor: Dr. Xuelian Meng

Payne    Victoria Payne - MA Student
    B.A. Anthropology, LSU
    Advisor: Dr. Helen Regis

lsu Roysean Philson - MS Student
B.A. College of Charleston

Michel Pujazon Michel F. Pujazón - MA, MS Student
B.A. University of Florida
Advisor: Dr. Rebecca Saunders
Spectroscopy, artifact sourcing, GIS, sacred landscapes, human-environment interaction

Melanie PukaMelanie Puka - PhD Candidate (ABD)
B.A. Development Studies, Victoria University of Wellington
L.L.B. Victoria University of Wellington
M.S. Development Studies Victoria University of Wellington
Advisor: Dr. Craig Colten
Oceania, diaspora, cultural geography, identities

Kashif RustamaniKashif Rustamani - PhD Student
B.A. International Relations, University of Sindh, Jamshoro
M.Sc. Anthropology, Qauid i Azam University, Islamabad
MPhil Development Studies, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics
Laurea Magistrale, University of Florence, Italy
Advisor: Dr. Sarah Franzen
Delving into the intersection of development, politics, public health and agriculture sector; particularly how societies deal with social and climate change, and how the changes in structures and policies impact local communities and poor in the global South


Shoemaker    Dylan Shoemaker - PhD Student
    B.S. Earth Science, Iowa State University
    M.A.T. Science Teaching, Iowa State University
    Advisor: Dr. Kory Konsoer
    Fluvial geomorphology, cutoff evolution, sediment transport and erosion, anthropogenic forcing in river systems

Sumaiya Siddique Sumaiya Siddique - PhD Candidate (ABD)
B.S. University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
M.S. Geography, Auburn University, Alabama
Advisor:  Dr. Kory Konsoer
River erosion assessment, flood hazard modeling, climatic hazards, GIS and remote sensing

Anna SitzmanAnna Sitzman - MS Student
Advisor: Dr. Barry Keim
Climate change, adaptations, stormwater management

Brett Spencer Brett Spencer - PhD Candidate (ABD)
B.A. Kent State
M.A. University of New Orleans
Advisor: Dr. Andrew Sluyter
Historical geography of the Mosquitia (Honduras and Nicaragua), indigenous activism, urban geography, Central American Caribbean

Student Kathleen Staebell picture      Kathleen Staebell - MS Student 
      B.S. Iowa State University
      Advisor: Dr. Kory Konsoer
      Numerical modeling of geomorphic systems, post-wildfire flooding, flood inundation mapping

Nina SusichNina Susich - MS Student 
B.A. Musical Arts, Vanderbilt University
Advisor: Dr. Kristine DeLong
Paleoclimatology, coral reef ecology, climate change       

Arielle SuttonArielle Sutton - MS Student
 B.S. Louisiana State University
 Advisor:  Dr. Barry Keim

Derek Thompson Derek Thompson - PhD Student
B.S. Western Kentucky University
M.S. Louisiana State University
Advisor: Dr. Barry Keim
Meteorology, climatology, applied climatology, GIS, statistics, tropical cyclone size, heat

Dan Tian Dan Tian - PhD Candidate (ABD)
B.S. Sun Yat-sen University
M.S. University of Bristol
Advisor: Dr. Lei Wang
GIS, remote sensing, flooding, natural hazards and risk assessment

LSU ImageLatasha Valenzuela-Hernandez - PhD Student
B.A. French, Southern University
MBA, University of Phoenix
M.A. Spanish (Linguistics), Louisiana State University
Advisor: Dr. Jill Brody
Sociolinguistics, cultural anthropology, linguistic anthropology, CRT, French, Spanish

Whiten   Tori Whiten - MA Student
    B.A. Anthropology, Criminology, LSU
    Advisor: Dr. Robert Tague
    Forensic Anthropology

Wold    Amy Wold - MS Student
    B.S. Journalism, Western Washington University
    Advisor: Dr. Barry Keim

Yue Wu Yue Wu - PhD Student
B.S. Southwest Forestry University
M.S. Binghamton University
Advisor: Dr. Lei Wang
Spatial analysis, remote sensing in urban area, crime GIS, human-environment interaction

Skyler YakesSkyler Yakes - MA Student
B.A. Anthropology, University of South Carolina
Advisor: Dr. Ginesse Listi
Skeletal trauma, paleopathology, age estimation

Lirong Yin Lirong Yin - PhD Student
B.S. University of Iowa
M.S. Louisiana State University
Advisor: Dr. Lei Wang 
Human and environment interaction, GIS

Yutian Zeng    Yutian Zeng - PhD Student
    B.S. Hainan University
    M.S. East China Normal University
    Advisor: Dr. Fahui Wang

Zeliu Zheng Zeliu Zheng - PhD Candidate (ABD)
B.S. University of Washington, Seattle
M.S. Binghamton University, SUNY
Advisor: Dr. Fahui Wang
Urban planning, public policy, GIS