Current and Recent Theses and Film Projects

Current

  • Addressing Chronic Stress and Trauma: A Multidisciplinary, Community-Based Participatory Study in San Francisco (MA Student - Suzanne Walker; Supervisor - Jim Quesada) 
  • Analyzing Style in Classic Mimbres Black-on-White Geometric Pottery Designs (MA Student - Garret Lee Trask; Supervisor - Doug Bailey). 
  • Archaeology of Gardens in Japanese-American Internment Camps (MA student - Koji Ozawa; Supervisor - Doug Bailey).
  • Archaeology of the Dam-Keeper’s House (MA Student - David Daly; Supervisor - Doug Bailey).  

  • Archaeology of Women across Classes in 19th century Palo Alto (MA student - Dave Daly; Supervisor - Doug Bailey).
     
  • Bioarchaeology (MA Student – Alicia Botham; Supervisor – Cynthia Wilczak).
  • Blue Collar King: Ewe chief, Ghana (MA Student – Laurent Carton; Supervisor – Peter Biella).
  • Curating the Anatomical Collection at San Francisco State University (MA Student - Cheryl Tripathi; Supervisor - Cynthia Wilczak)  

  • Dental Caries Prevalence within a Pauper’s Cemetery in San Jose, California (MA student - Melissa Rodrigues; Supervisor – Mark Griffin).
  • Eating Meat Slowly (MA Student - Erdem Durgunoglu; Supervisor - Jim Quesada).   

  • Medical Anthropology (MA Student – Jerika Heize; Supervisor – Jim Quesada).
     
  • Medical Anthropology (MA Student – Jess Schmonsky; Supervisor – Jim Quesada).
     
  • Medical Anthropology: Greece (MA Student – Jade Sizemore; Supervisor – Jim Quesada).
     
  • Mimbres-style Motifs in Rock Art (MA student - Garrett Trask; Supervisor - Doug Bailey).
  • Nourishing Hunger: Food Bureaucracy’s Impact on Food Access in the United States (MA Student - Moorea Gaines; Supervisor - Doug Bailey)  

  • Origins of the Neolithic in Croatia (MA student - Suzanne Ubick; Supervisor - Doug Bailey).
  • Palestinian Consciousness: A Case Study of General Union of Palestine Students SFSU (MA Student - Saliem Shehadeh; Supervisor - Jim Quesada) 

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

  • Shadow Workers (MA Student – Cody Bouscaren; Supervisor – Peter Biella).
  • Social Causes of Addiction: The Perpetuation of Substance and Alcohol Abuse (MA Student - Joshua Silver; Supervisor - James Quesada)  

  • Visual Anthropology (MA Student – Lucila Carballo; 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).
     
  • Archaeological Collection of Yreka Chinatown (Author: Danny Liu).
     
  • Artistic and Observer Bias in Forensic Facial Reconstruction (Author: Gloria Nusse).
     
  • 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).
     
  • 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 Tène 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).
     
  • 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).
     
  • Dental Variation of Prehistoric Amerindian Populations from Eastern Tennessee (Author: Theresia Weston).
     
  • Discriminant Function Analysis for Sex Determination Using Tooth Size at the Vinyards Site (4CCO548) (Author: Andrea Guidara).
     
  • Effect of a Female Alliance on Male Social Behavior in Captive Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) (Author: Lisa Hamburger).
     
  • Engendering Marital Space: Muslim Moroccan Women Immigrants Married to American Muslim Converts (Author: Emmanuelle Scharlatt).
     
  • Examination of Dental Health in an Impoverished Population (Author: Catharina Berglund).
     
  • 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).
     
  • Hujpu-St: Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Anthropogenic Fire in Yosemite Valley (Author: Linn Gassaway).
     
  • 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).
     
  • 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 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).
     
  • 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).
     
  • 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).
     
  • Sisters: Treatment Decision-Making among Members of an African American Support Program (Author: Julie Armin).
     
  • 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)
     
  • 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)