|Anthropology Graduate Students
Ximena Chavez Balderas
I began the doctoral program at Tulane in the Fall of 2001, with a concentration in Linguistic Anthropology. I spent my year of fieldwork (2004-2005) in lowland Guatemala, collecting folklore in the Ch’orti’ Maya language, and am currently writing a dissertation describing the grammar of that language. Courses taught include ANTH103 Languages of the World, ANTH330 History of Writing Systems, and ANTH760 Spoken Nahuatl Language. My secondary research area is Christian Fundamentalism in North America, and its impact on indigenous peoples.
I came to Tulane’s graduate program in 2008, after receiving an honors BA in Anthropology and Women’s and Gender Studies from the University of Louisville. My research interests include gendered performance and identity, community studies, and the anthropology of romantic love. I am currently involved in research on the worker community at the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival, the longest-running lesbian separatist event in the US.
I came to Tulane's graduate program in 2003 after receiving my B.A. from Vanderbilt University earlier that year. My focus in Andean archaeology. I am currently involved in archaeological investigations directed by Dr. Alexei Vranich (University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthroplogy) at the site of Tiwanaku near Lake Titicaca in Bolivia.
Archaeological investigations at the Maya site of Kiuic, Mexico .
Sherman Horn, III
Bebel Ibarra Asencios
Mary K. Kelly
Maxime Lamoureux-St. Hilaire
Krystin Mallon Andrews
Nina Neivens de Estrada
Daniella Santoro is a PhD Candidate in Medical Anthropology at Tulane University conducting dissertation field research on local health disparities and narratives of aging amongst senior African American men in New Orleans. The central question of who defines health and how we contextualize conceptions of healthy bodies and communities has brought her to the study of secondline parades, Mardi Gras Indian practices, Afro-Creole expressive culture, healing and performance, dance and movement studies, and other embodied cultural forms. Additional research circulates around questions relating to the intersections of religion and health care in the contemporary United States, organ transplant, and integrative medicine and medical pluralism. Daniella also researches the social history of flamenco and dances in a New Orleans based flamenco company, Micaela y Fiesta Flamenca.
Willem Van Essendelft
Archaeology of Central Mexico