Recent M.A. Graduates and Theses in Anthropology


David M. Amrine (MA 2010; Supervisor: Paul A. Demers)
Thesis: Nail Distributions as Structural Insight a the Beaver Creek Trail Crossing Site (25SW49), Seward County, Nebraska

Donald Arp, Jr. (MA 2011; Supervisor: Stephen Glazier)
Thesis: The Aputu: An Examination and Analysis of a War Club-Form Distinctive to the Guianas

Kelli Bacon (MA 2010; Supervisor: LuAnn Wandsnider)
Thesis: The Preservation of Archaeological Records and Photographs
Current Situation: Nebraska State Historical Society

Benjamin Bilgri (MA 2012; Supervisor: Peter Bleed)
Thesis: Ambushed at Dawn: An Archeological Analysis of the Catastrophic Defeat of the 1720 Villasur Expedition

Brittany Brooks (MA 2012; Supervisor: LuAnn Wandsnider)
Thesis: Nebraska Phase Occupational History through the Study of Various Taphochronometric Indicators

Mayo Buenafe (MA 2012; Fulbright Scholar; Supervisor: Martha McCollough)
Thesis: RECLAIMING THE SACRED WITHIN THE LEGAL PLURALISM PHENOMENON: INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ RIGHTS OVER CULTURAL PROPERTY
Current Situation: PhD program, Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology, Leiden University (The Netherlands)

José N. Cabrera-Schneider(MA 2010; Supervisor: Patricia Draper)
Thesis:Trade Liberalization, Corn Prices and a Rural Community in Guatemala

Anne M. Cafer (MA 2011; Supervisor: Mary Willis)
Thesis: A Survey of Agricultural Productivity and Nutritional Status in Rural South Wollo, Ethiopia
Current Situation: PhD program, Rural Sociology, University of Missouri

Amanda Callahan-Mims (MA 2012; Supervisor: Douglas Scott)
Thesis: DYNAMIC RECONFIGURATION OF PAWNEE SOCIAL ORGANIZATION IN THE PROTO-HISTORIC AND HISTORIC ERAS
Current Situation: National Park Service

Jennifer Hildebrand (MA 2012; Supervisor: Douglas Scott)
Thesis: The Social Bioarchaeology of Childhood as Applied to the Analysis of an Excavated Mid- to Late-Nineteenth-Century Mennonite Cemetery, Berne, Indiana

Caroline Jones (MA 2011; Supervisor: Carleen Sanchez)
Thesis: Women's Rights and the Millennium Development Goals
Current Situation: Academic Advisor, Kansas State University

Andrew E. LaBounty (MA 2010; Supervisor: Peter Bleed)
Awaiting the Call: Historic Sites Monitoring and Preservation at Fort Charlotte (21CK7), Grand Portage National Monument, Minnesota
Current Situation: National Park Service

Albert M. LeBeau (MA 2010; Supervisor: Peter Bleed)
Thesis: A Ditch by Any Other Name is Still a Ditch: An Archaeological Assessment of Ditch Earthworks on the Middle Missouri in the Dakotas
Current Situation: National Park Service

Michelle Night Pipe (MA 2012; Supervisor: Raymond Hames)
Thesis: Displays of Personal Adornment and Body Decoration by Nineteenth Century Lakota (Sioux) Tribes: A Costly Signaling Model
Current Situation: PhD program, Anthropology, Rutgers University

Owen J. O'Reilly (MA 2011; Supervisor: Mark Awakuni-Swetland)
Thesis: Diet and Disease: Subsistence Change and Tuberculosis among the Pawnee, Omaha and Winnebago in the Nineteenth Century
Current Situation: PhD program, Anthropology, SUNY

Keely A. Rennie-Tucker (MA 2010; Supervisor: LuAnn Wandsnider)
Thesis: Spirit of the Law: A Case Study in the Application of NAGPRA to Collections from Hopewell Culture National Historical Park, a Unit of the National Park Service
Current Situation: National Park Service

Kristin E. Rodgers (MA 2011; Supervisor: Raymond Hames)
Thesis: Virtual Communities as Egalitarian Societies: Why Contributions Matter and What They Mean

Curtis H. Sedlacek (MA 2012; Supervisor: Douglas Scott)
Thesis: Alternative Individual Cartridge Case Identification Techniques
Current Situation: Army Corps of Engineers

Jillian R. Smith (MA 2010; Supervisor: Peter Bleed)
Thesis: Hanseatic Cogs and Baltic Trade: Interrelations between Trade Technology and Ecology

Kathrine E. Starkweather (MA 2010; Supervisor: Raymond Hames)
Thesis: Exploration into Human Polyandry: An Evolutionary Examination of the Non-Classical Cases
Current Situation: PhD program, Anthropology, University of Missouri

Karen A. Steinauer (MA 2011; Supervisor: LuAnn Wandsnider)
Thesis: Nebraska's Traditional Cultural Properties in the Section 106 Process
Current Situation: Nebraska State Historical Society

Kendra Suesz (MA 2011; Supervisor: Martha McCollough)
Thesis: America Hates the Westboro Baptist Church: The Battle to Preserve the Funerals of Fallen Soldiers

Ryan Thomas (MA 2011; Supervisor: Martha McCollough)
Thesis:  Precarious Collaborations: A Study of Interpersonal Conflict and Resolution Strategies in Local Rock Bands

Cynthia J. Wiley (MA 2010: Supervisor: LuAnn Wandsnider)
Thesis:Home on the Plains: An Examination of Place at Agate Fossil Beds National Monument through Chipped Stone Tool Analysis
Current Situation: National Park Service