Graduate Students

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Tanzina Afrin Photo

Tanzina Afrin
tafrin1@lsu.edu
B.S. Military Institute of Science and Technology, Bangladesh;
M.S. IHE, the Netherlands;
M.S. Louisiana State University
Advisor: Dr. Kory Konsoer
River Dynamics, Sediment Transport, Hydrodynamics, Hydrology

 

Ashley Allen

Ashley L. Allen
aale78@lsu.edu
B.A. Oklahoma State University;
M.A. University of Wyoming
Advisor: Dr. Dydia DeLyser
cultural geography, landscape, memory, identity, folklore, united states, narrative
and rural communities.

Alexandria Amaki Alexandria Amaki
B.A. CSU Chico
Advisor: Dr. Ginesse Listi
forensic anthropology, osteology, ancestry

Kathleen Benedetto

 

Kathleen Benedetto
kbened3@lsu.edu
B.S. Psychology, LSU;
M.S.W., Tulane University
Advisor: Dr. Jill Trepanier
extreme climate events, hurricanes

Krista Bennet

 

Krista Bennett
kbenn32@lsu.edu
B.A. Psychology, B.A. Anthropology, University of North Texas
Advisor: Dr. Ginesse Listi
Forensic Anthropology, Skeletal Trauma, Osteology

Rupsa Bhowmick

 

Rupsa Bhowmick
B.S. University of Calcutta
M.S. University of Calcutta
Advisor: Dr. Jill Trepanier
climatology, applied climatology, extreme climatic events, remote sensing and
GIS

Kyle Bikowski

 

Kyle Bikowski
Kbikow1@lsu.edu
B.A. Anthropology, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
B.A. International Studies, University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh
Advisor: Dr. Micha Rahder
Sociocultural Anthropology, Gaymers and Gayming, Science and Technology
Studies, Cyborg Anthropology, Virtual Spaces, Nerd Culture, LGBTQ+ Studies

Jason Brooks

 

Jason Brooks
B.S. Kennesaw State University;
M.A. Georgia State University
Advisor: Dr. Rebecca Saunders
comparisons in power and spatial organization between sugar and cotton
plantations in the Lower Mississippi River Valley with a primary focus in
historical archaeology
Charles Canan

Charles Canan
ccanan1@lsu.edu
A.S. Emergency Medical Services, Nicholls State University (2003);
B.S. Allied Health - Professional Practice, Nicholls State University (2005);
M.S. Emergency Management and Homeland Security, Arkansas Tech
University (2017)
Advisor: Dr. Barry Keim
Primary focus is disaster sciences; interests include physical geography,
hydrology, and geomorphology

Maggie Cloos

 

Maggie Cloos
B.A. Sewanee
Advisor: Dr. Brian Marks
coastal Louisiana, environmental change narratives, community participation in
environmental management, conservation geography

Elizabeth Cruzado

 

Elizabeth Cruzado Carranza
ecruza1@lsu.edu
B.A. Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, Peru;
M.A. University of Memphis
Advisor: Dr. David Chicoine
Andean archaeology, mortuary practices, archaeobotany, public archaeology,
site preservation, museum studies, identity, cultural heritage

Audrey DeLuca

 

Audrey DeLuca
adodge2@lsu.edu
B.A. Anthropology and History, University of Alabama;
Advisor: Dr. David Chicoine
Bioarchaeology, Historical Archaeology, Gender Studies, Mortuary Practices

Kevin Durbin

 

Kevin Durbin
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

Katherine Elder

 

Katherine Elder
B.A. Anthropology and French
Advisor: Dr. Ginesse Listi
Forensics and Bioarchaeology

Amber Elworth

 

Amber Elworth
B.A. Louisiana State University
Advisor: Dr. Jill Brody
linguistic anthropology, applied linguistics, language acquisition, middle east,
north africa

Nicholas Enwright

 

Nicholas Enwright
nenwri1@lsu.edu
B.S. University of North Texas;
M.S. University of North Texas
Advisor: Dr. Lei Wang
geographic information systems, remote sensing, land use/land cover change,
wetlands, barrier islands, restoration monitoring

Monica Fenton

 

Monica Fenton
mfento1@lsu.edu
B.A. University of Pennsylvania
Advisor: Dr. David Chicoine
archaeology, the Andes, Lower Central America, gender, queerness,
bioarchaeology, zooarchaeology, mortuary practices

Cheryl Foster

 

Cheryl M Foster
cfost34@lsu.edu
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

Kelsey Fox

 

Kelsey Fox
kfox26@lsu.edu
B.S. University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Advisor: Dr. Robert Tague
Forensic Anthropology

Margaret Furtner

 

Margaret Furtner
mfurtn1@lsu.edu
B.A. DePauw University
Advisor: Dr. Juliet Brophy
Paleoanthropology, Osteology, Dental Anthropology

Melinda Gonzalez

 

Melinda González
B.A. Barnard College of Columbia University;
M.A. Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey-New Brunswick
Advisor: Dr. Micha Rahder
socio-cultural anthropology, ethnomusicology, environmental anthropology,
music as resistance, language and culture, food studies, land rights, indigenous
rights, Latin America and the Caribbean

SK Groll

 

SK Groll
sgroll1@lsu.edu
B.A. Case Western Reserve University
Advisor: Dr. Joyce M. Jackson
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

Marena Grondin

 

Marena Grondin
mgrond1@lsu.edu
B.S. Unity College
Advisor: Dr. Kory Konsoer
physical geography, fluvial geomorphology

Ya Han

 

Ya Han
B.S. Geography, Peking University;
M.S. Geography (city and regional planning), Peking University
Advisor: Dr. Fahui Wang
GIS, urban planning, climate change

Kenetha Harrington

 

Kenetha Harrington
khar151@lsu.edu
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

Joseph Harris

 

Joseph Harris
B.S. Austin Peay State University;
M.S. East Tennessee State University
Advisor: Dr. Robert Rohli
geohazards (hazard mitigation and emergency planning), hazards (anthropogenic
and natural), risk assessment, evacuation modeling, GIS, environmental geography
(applied GIS and remote sensing), meteorology, climatology

Juana Ibanez

 

Juana Ibáñez
B.A. University of New Orleans;
M.A. University of Texas-Austin
Advisor: Dr. Kent Mathewson and Dr. Rebecca Saunders
adaptations of the Marksville culture (2000 BP) between the Mississippi delta and
Gulf Coast

Marisa Karpinski

 

Marisa Karpinski
mkarpi1@lsu.edu
B.S. University of Delaware
Advisor: Dr. Barry Keim
tropical climatology, hurricanes, climate communication, risk perception

Brandy Kerr

 

Brandy Kerr
bkerr6@lsu.edu
B.A. Anthropology
B.A. Spanish
Advisor: Dr. David Chicoine
prehistoric Plaquemines culture in southeast Louisiana

Hyunjoong Kim

 

Hyunjoong Kim
hkim57@lsu.edu
B.S. Anyang University, South Korea
M.S. Anyang University, South Korea
Current advisor: Dr. Fahui Wang
Urban and Regional Planning, Urban Simulation Model, Spatial Disparity, Spatial
Statistical Analysis Method

Stephen Kreller

 

Stephen Kreller
skrell1@lsu.edu
B.S. Atmospheric Science, University of Louisiana at Monroe
Advisor: Dr. Barry Keim
Climate, Meteorology, Storm Surge, Hurricanes

Jiyoung Lee

 

Jiyoung Lee
jlee257@lsu.edu
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

Shuxian Liu

 

Shuxian Liu
sliu52@lsu.edu
B.S. Sun Yat-Sun University
Advisor: Dr. Lei Wang
Geo-information extraction, RS/GIS application in urban study, Spatial statistic
analysis, Natural Disaster in Coastal area

Irene Marti-Gil

 

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

Bienvenu Massamba

 

Bienvenu Sedin Massamba
bmassa1@lsu.edu
B.S. Alexandria University, Egypt
Advisor: Dr. Lei Wang
Remote Sensing, GIS, Deep learning & Computer Vision Applications to RS, LiDAR,
SAR & Hyperspectral data, Geospatial Data Analytics

Christopher McCurley

 

Christopher McCurley
B.A. Vanderbilt University;
M.C.J. Tarleton State University
Advisor: Dr. Kent Mathewson
cultural geography, historical geography, mobility, ethnographic methods, GIS

Brant Mitchell

 

Brant Mitchell
Advisor: Dr. Barry Keim

Margeaux Murray

 

Margeaux Murray
mmurr35@lsu.edu
B.A. Louisiana State University
Advisor: Dr. Rebecca Saunders
Plaquemine/Mississippian culture, Southeast US, Contact archaeology, Historical
archaeology, Cultural Resource Management, Public Outreach

Ria Mukerji

 

Ria Mukerji
rmuker1@lsu.edu
B.A. Environmental Studies, UC Santa Cruz
Advisor: Dr. Craig Colten
human-environment interaction, community resilience, sea-level rise and floods,
human geography, climate change adaptation

Christopher Nicosia

 

Christopher Nicosia
cnicos2@lsu.edu
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

Jessi Parfait

 

Jessi R. Parfait
jparfa6@lsu.edu
B.A. Louisiana State University
Advisor: Dr. Helen Regis
Environmental anthropology, GIS, ethnographic methods, southeast Native
Americans, environmental racism

Alina Prigozhina

 

Alina Prigozhina
palina1@lsu.edu
B.S. Moscow State University, Russia
Advisor: Dr. Michael Leitner
medical geography, factors affecting diseases spreading, HIV/AIDS geography,
diseases dependent on social factors, geography of crime, GIS applications in
business and government

Michel Pujazon

 

Michel F. Pujazón
mpujazon1@lsu.edu
B.A. University of Florida
Advisor: Dr. Rebecca Saunders
spectroscopy, artifact sourcing, GIS, sacred landscapes, human-environment
interaction

Xiaolei Qiu

 

Xiaolei Qiu
xqiu5@lsu.edu
B.L. Shanghai University of
Political Science and Law
Advisor: Dr. Helen Regis
Social Culture; Gender; Globalization and Power; Social Stratification

Taylor Rowley

 

Taylor Rowley
B.S. University of Oklahoma;
M.S. Texas AM University
Advisor: Dr. Kory Konsoer
Fluvial Geomorphology, Hydrology, Water Resources

Nan Shang

 

Nan Shang
nshang1@lsu.edu
B.S. Wuhan University;
M.S. Chinese Academy of Sciences
Advisor: Dr. Shelly Meng
UAV, remote sensing and GIS application, 3D topographic mapping

Deirdre Smith Deirdre C. Smith
B.S. California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Advisor: Dr. Jill Trepanier
Latin America, Louisiana Gulf Coast, climatology, hurricanes, lightning, extreme
weather, human-environment interactions

Samira Soleimani photo

 

Samira Soleimani
ssolei1@lsu.edu
B.S. Iran University of Technology;
M.S. K. N. Toosi University of Technology
Advisor: Dr. Michael Leitner
Spatial Statistics, Spatial Prediction Models, Machie Learning,
Traffic Safety Data Modeling, Analysis and Visualization

Brett Spencer

 

Brett Spencer
bspen13@lsu.edu
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

Kenny Sutherland

 

Kenny Sutherland
ksuthe3@lsu.edu
B.S. and B.A Louisiana State University
Advisor: Dr. David Chicoine
digital imaging, GIS, remote sensing, human-environment interactions, foodways,
festivals, religion, material culture, east Asia, Andes

Andreana Tarleton

 

Andreana Tarleton
atarle5@lsu.edu
B.A. Louisiana State University
Advisor: Dr. Joyce Marie Jackson
criminal justice system, black womanhood, cyber activist culture, critical race
feminism

Ashlee Taylor

 

Ashlee Taylor
atay159@lsu.edu
B.A California State University, Chico
Advisor: Dr. Rebecca Saunders
Historical Archaeology, Contact Period, GIS, Data Management

Derek Thompson

 

Derek Thompson
B.S. Western Kentucky University
Advisor: Dr. Barry Keim
meteorology, climatology, applied climatology, remote sensing, GIS,
teleconnections, history

Dan Tian

 

Dan Tian
dtian2@lsu.edu
B.S. Sun Yat-sen University
M.S. University of Bristol
Advisor: Dr. Lei Wang
GIS, remote sensing, flooding, natural hazards and risk assessment

John Troutman

 

John Troutman
jtrout2@lsu.edu
B.S. California University of Pennsylvania
Advisor: Dr. Barry Keim
meteorology, climatology, hurricanes, storm surge

Clay Tucker

 

Clay Tucker
M.S. and B.S. Louisiana State University
Advisor: Dr. Jill Trepanier
Dendroclimatology, climatic geomorphology, paleotempestology,hurricane impacts
on the Louisiana Gulf Coast

Dusty Waltner

 

Dusty Waltner
B.A. University of Montana, M.S. University of Montana
Advisor: Dr. Kent Mathewson
cultural geography, historical geography, tourism geography, geography of
disabilities, performance and identity

Jacob Warner

 

Jacob Warner
jwarn11@lsu.edu
B.A. Louisiana State University
M.A. Louisiana State University
Advisor: Dr. David Chicoine, Dr. Kristine DeLong
peruvian archaeology, paleoclimate reconstruction, El Niño-Southern oscillation,
human-environment interaction

Zeliu Zheng Zeliu Zheng
B.S. University of Washington, Seattle
M.S. Binghamton University, SUNY;
Advisor: Dr. Fahui Wang
urban planning, public policy, GIS