Current and Recent Theses and/or Films

Current

  • Addressing Chronic Stress and Trauma: A Multidisciplinary, Community-Based Participatory Study in San Francisco (MA Student - Suzanne Walker; Supervisor - Jim Quesada). 

  • The Archaeology of Obesity: Discourse Analysis and Implications for North American Obesity Research (MA Student - Laura Maldonado; Supervisor - Doug Bailey)

  • Archaeology of Textiles, Discard, and Material Culture (MA Student - Karin Dahl; Supervisor - Doug Bailey).

  • Archaeology of Zoroastrianism (MA Student - Megan Hall; Supervisor - Doug Bailey).

  • Armenian Women (MA Student - Lori Pirinjian; Supervisor - Martha Lincoln).

  • Assessing Post-Mortem Interval of Sus Domesticus in a Northern California Environment (MA Student - Devan Glensor; Supervisor - Mark Griffin).

  • Birth on the Border (MA Student - Ellie Lobovits; Supervisor - Peter Biella).

  • Criminal or Patient: the Social Suffering of Poor Drug Users in San Francisco's Tenderloin (MA Student - Emma Schultz; Supervisor - Jim Quesada).

  • Eating Meat Slowly (MA Student - Erdem Durgunoglu; Supervisor - Jim Quesada).

  • Ethnography of Ethnoburbs (MA Student - Dhoryan Rizo; Supervisor - Jim Quesada).

  • The Figurines of Harappa (MA Student - Shane Davis; Supervisor - Doug Bailey).

  • The Material Culture of Textiles (MA Student - Candice Ward; Supervisor - Doug Bailey).

  • Medical Anthropology: Greece (MA Student – Jade Sizemore; Supervisor – Jim Quesada). 

  • Method and Theory in Entheseal Changes (MA Student - Sophie Minnig; Supervisor - Cynthia Wilczak).

  • Natural Resistance: Healing and Cultural Consciousness in Black Hair (MA Student - Stella Dugall; Supervisor - Peter Biella).

  • Pathological Cranial Lesions in a Juvenile Anatomical Collection (MA Student - Hannah Miller; Supervisor - Cynthia Wilczak). 

  • Political Archaeology (MA Student - Sheyda Ashrafi; Supervisor: Doug Bailey).

  • A Reassessment of Dental Caries and Tooth Loss at CA-ALA-329, A Protocontact Site in the San Francisco Bay (MA Student - Gina Caretti; Supervisor - Mark Griffin).

  • Socialism and Resistence (MA Student - Philip Whitfield; Supervisor - Peter Biella).

  • Visual Anthropology (MA Student - Misty Alloy; Supervisor - Peter Biella).

  • Visual Anthropology: Perceptions of the Celts (MA Student - Kate Ashton; Supervisor - Peter Biella).

  • Visual Anthropology (MA Student - Jana Asesnbrennrova; Supervisor - Peter Biella).

  • Visual Anthropology (MA Student - Meghan Carey; Supervisor - Peter Biella).

  • Visual Anthropology (MA Student - Paula Ochoa; Supervisor - Peter Biella).

  • Visual Anthropology (MA Student - Robin Rome; Supervisor - Peter Biella).

  • Visual Anthropology (MA Student - Adreanna Rodiguez; Supervisor - Peter Biella).

  • Wanpela Taim: There and Back Again (MA Student - Grant Hayes; Supervisor - Peter Biella).

Recently completed

  • Adolescent Childbearing in the Barrio: An Alternative Life Course (Author: Michelle Otero).

  • AMS Chronology for Central California Olivella Shell Beads (Author: Randy Groza).

  • Analyzing Style in Classic Mimbres Black-on-White Geometric Pottery Designs (Author: Garret Lee Trask

  • Archaeological Collection of Yreka Chinatown (Author: Danny Liu).

  • Archaeological Record? An Interdisciplinary Literature Review of Diagnostic Criteria for Healing, Depressed Cranial Fractures (Author: Alicia Botham).

  • Archaeology of the Dam-Keeper’s House (Author: David Daly).

  • Archaeology of Gardens in Japanese-American Internment Camps (Author: Koji Ozawa).

  • Are Nonlethal Cranial Injuries Being Over-diagnosed in the Archaeological Record? An Interdisciplinary Literature Review of Diagnostic Criteria for Healing, Depressed
    Cranial Fractures
    (Author: Devon Botham).

  • Artistic and Observer Bias in Forensic Facial Reconstruction (Author: Gloria Nusse).

  • Baseball “El Deporte Rey”: America’s National Pastime, Nicaragua’s National Sport (Author: Roxanne Loew).

  • Beading with Hope: Two Stories of Maasai Women (Producer and director: Jessica Beltman and Enrica Chili).

  • Becoming Ethnic: Scottish American Identity Construction in the San Francisco Bay Area (Author: Rose Gunn).

  • Blue Collar King: Ewe chief, Ghana (Producer and Director: Laurent Carton).

  • Boy Prostitutes and Street Hustlers: Depicting Male Street Prostitution (Author: Kerwin Brook).

  • Bringing Down Boundaries: Life Histories of Transracial Adoptees (Author: Su Lin Mangan).

  • Bronze Age Depopulation in Northern Mesopotamia (Author: William Becker).

  • Celtic Heads of Bohemia: A Contextual Analysis of La Tegravene Sculpture (Author: Veronika Zimova Hopkins).

  • Ceramic Collection from the Middle Upano River Valley, Ecuador (Author: Linda Schilling).

  • Chinese Migrant Workers in Israel (Author: Noa Doitel).

  • Chiquirines Viejo: Political Implications of a Ceramic Analysis (Author: Amy Rush).

  • Classism, Credit, and Capitalism: The Ties that Bind Debt and Inequality (Author: Jerika Heinze).

  • Clinica Martin-Baro: A Social History (2010-2012) (Author: Siobhan Schlapper).

  • Colonizing Space and Place: Understanding the Socioeconomic Status of African Americans in West Oakland (Author: Matthew Aaronson).

  • Conjunto Nortenos: The Cultural Production of Ethnic Identity Among Mexicans and Mexican Americans in the San Francisco Bay Area (Author: Mindy Gross).

  • Contextual Analysis of PCN Petroglyphs in Marin and Southern Sonoma Counties (Author: Brett Rushing).

  • Creating An Asian-American Mediascape: An Ethnography of the National Asian American Telecommunications Association (Author: Jesse Keyes).

  • Creating Gender Sexual and Ethnic Identities: Gay Cuban Women’s Experiences in Miami (Author: Rebecca Sibrack).

  • Cribra Orbitalia and Porotic Hyperostosis in Middle Horizon Peru: An Osteological Analysis of Collata and Tenahaha (Author: Guadalupe Ochoa).

  • Curating the Anatomical Collection at San Francisco State University (Author: Cheryl Tripathi).

  • Dental Caries Prevalence within a Pauper’s Cemetery in San Jose, California (Author: Melissa Rodrigues).

  • Dental Variation of Prehistoric Amerindian Populations from Eastern Tennessee (Author: Theresia Weston).

  • Differential Expression of Non-specific Skeletal Infection and Social Status: A View from Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century Eastern U.S (Author: Rachel Balabuszko).

  • Discriminant Function Analysis for Sex Determination Using Tooth Size at the Vinyards Site (4CCO548) (Author: Andrea Guidara).

  • The Distribution of a Discrete Dental Trait in Two Species of Old World Monkey: Interconulus Variability in a Papio and Macaca Collection (Author: Teslo Monson).

  • Effect of a Female Alliance on Male Social Behavior in Captive Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) (Author: Lisa Hamburger).

  • Efficacy of Acupuncture to Alleviate Pain During Childbirth (Author: Silvie Cohen).

  • Engendering Marital Space: Muslim Moroccan Women Immigrants Married to American Muslim Converts (Author: Emmanuelle Scharlatt).

  • Evidence for Trauma and Its Meaning at at CA-Sma-125, San Mateo County, California (Author: Kathryn Entriken).

  • Examination of Dental Health in an Impoverished Population (Author: Catharina Berglund).

  • Fighting the Lost War Police Perspectives on Drug Law Enforcement (Author: Alison Kraus).

  • Foothill Stories (Producer and director: Claudia D'Andrade).

  • For the Health of Our People (Producer and director: Vanessa Avery).

  • Gender and Emigration: Performance, Stereotypes, and Authenticity (Author: Janet Simmonds).

  • Holding the Space: The Reemerging Role of the Doula (Author: Jessica Schmonsky).

  • Hujpu-St: Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Anthropogenic Fire in Yosemite Valley (Author: Linn Gassaway).

  • Idalia and the Nino Santo (Producer and Director: Lucila Carballo).

  • Ilmurran - Warriors and the City (Producer and director: Michael Crammond and Kellen Prandini).

  • It Ain't Over Yet (Producer and director: Katie Cox).

  • Jaguar Manifestations in Mesoamerica and Peru (Author: Amandine Castex).

  • Killing the Poor: Homelessness, Health Care and Human Rights in San Francisco (Author: Matthew Moore).

  • La Negra City (Producer and director: Anthony Rauld).

  • Labor of Love. Immigrant Filipinas Providing in-Home Formal Care To Elders in San Francisco: Politics, Labor and Demographics Intersecting (Author: Patti Meyer).

  • Makeover Culture: Beauty and Economy in the United States and South Korea (Author: Suzanne Chi).

  • Metameric Variation in the Expression of the Interconulus in Papio and Macaca (Author: Tesla Monson).

  • Morphological Variability in Prehistoric Central California, CA-CCO-548 (Author: Jessica Edwards).

  • Motherlove: Miriam’s Story (Author: Tijen Allor-Sumbul).

  • Mpassa: a second chance (Producer and director: Joel Lawrence Holzman).

  • Musculoskeletal Attachments, Body Size and Sex: The Biceps Tuberosity in Three Dimensions (Author: Monica Nolte).

  • Mythic Implications of Faunal Assemblages from Three Ohlone Sites (Author: Barbara Jones).

  • Nejat Center Film (Producer and director: Nicola Strojanovic).

  • New Road to Xibalbá: Caves and the Classic Maya Ball Game (Author: Priscilla Mollard).

  • Nonalimentary Tooth Use in Ancient California (Author: Jennifer Blake).

  • Nova Albion: Russians, Spaniards, Native Americans, Native Americans and the Importance of Word Choice (Author: Robin Fies).

  • Okinawan Folk Religion and Its Manifestation in Material Culture (Author: Naoko Kodama).

  • One of Us: Analyzing Social Integration in a Protohistoric Pueblo Site Through Dental Caries (Author: Heather Bradford).

  • Orbital Lesions in Highland and Lowland Peru (Author: Christina Alonso).

  • Origins of the Neolithic in Croatia (Author: Suzanne Ubick)

  • Origins of Surfing and Its Context in Polynesian (Hawaiian) Culture (Author: Sean Lee).

  • Our Story: Khmerican ((er and director: Aya Okawa).

  • Painting the Future and Reflecting the Past: Mural Art in Two Communities (Author: Leta Ward).

  • Palestinian Consciousness: A Case Study of General Union of Palestine Students SFSU (Author: Saliem Shehadeh).

  • Pathological Lesions in the Juvenile Crania of the Spencer R. Atkinson Collection (Author: Hannah Miller).

  • Paths of Recovery: How Men and Women Utilize Ideology in Alcoholics Anonymous (Author: Candice Reinhardt).

  • Possible Treponematosis in the Prehistoric Nanjemoy Ossuaries, Maryland (Author: Michelle Kaye).

  • Rationalizing Risk: Sex, Drugs, and Everyday Life (Author: Jennifer An-Hwa Liu).

  • Reclaiming Birth: A Study on Women's Homebirth Experience (Author: Ana Gonzalez-Martingale).

  • Repatriation: Contemporary Relationships between Archaeologists and Indians in California (Author: Nani Ratnawati).

  • Resilience of the Shasta Indian Community, 1850-1900 (Author: Brian Daniels).

  • Rosita Community: Examining Power Heterarchies within an Ancient Mayan Polity (Author: Timothy Preston).

  • Queering the Pitch: Intersex, Activism, and Medical Reform (Author: David Priest).

  • Selected Identities: Ethnic Identity Construction among the New Japanese Immigrants to the San Francisco Bay Area (Author: Paul Christensen).

  • Sex, Ethnicity, and Stress in an Impoverished Sample (Author: Rachel Balabuszko).

  • Shadow Workers (Producer and Director: Cody Bouscaren).

  • Sisters: Treatment Decision-Making among Members of an African American Support Program (Author: Julie Armin).

  • Social Causes of Addiction: The Perpetuation of Substance and Alcohol Abuse (Author: Joshua Silver).

  • Study of Projecting Self with the Use of Clothing (Author: Nickole Kabe).

  • Subject to Change (Producer and director: Shamia Sandles).

  • Terror and Resurrection: Reflections in Forensic Anthropology in Post-War Guatemala (Producer and director: Daniel Cearley).

  • Three Neolithic Sites in Northwest Dongting Lake (Author: Ziqing Amy Jiang).

  • Therapeutic Use of Chinese Healing by People with HIV/AIDS: Alternative or Complementary? (Author: Amy Ballesteros).

  • Trade, Technologies and Traditions: The Analysis of Artifacts Recovered from a Metal Age Burial Site in District Ubujan, Tagbilaran City, Bohol (Author: Andrea Yankowski).

  • Transnationalism: The New Kinship Structure of Hong Kong Chinese (Author: Lynn Murata).

  • (Un)bounded Hearts: Negotiating Dating, Marriage, and Identities in the Tibetan Diaspora (Author: Shay Cannedy).

  • U.S. Newspapers: Legitimization and Maintenance of Public Support for the Death Penalty (Author: Casey Powers).

  • Whatever Happened to Russell City? (Author: Megan Wilkinson).

  • Why Not Dad (Producer and director: Monique Derenia).

  • Young, Gifted and Samoan (Producer and director: Dione Fonoti).