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2015-2016 Graduate Student Awards and Achievements

Funding Awards 2015-2016

  • Myrian Barboza was selected as the recipient of a Ruth McQuown Scholarship Supplementary Award for a graduate student at the University of Florida

  • Michelle Eusebio and Alissa Jordan have been awarded CLAS Dissertation Fellowship Awards.
  • Jeff Vadala has been awarded a Wenner-Gren Award for his dissertation research.  Jeff is studying the caching events at the Mesoamerican site of Cerros in Belize, both from the pre-monumental house contexts and the later monuments.  He will use the funds for  radiocarbon dating all the caches, and will do a Bayesian analysis alongside the dates to try to fine-tune the chronology. He will interpret the caching events using his 3D reconstruction of the architecture.

  • Peter Rej was awarded a NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant fall 2015.
  • Ben Burgen and Donald Underwood are recipients of Fulbright-Hays DDRA Awards! Don also received a NSF DDIG and Ben received a Graduate School Doctoral Research Award.
  • Jamie Lee Marks has been awarded a Wenner-Gren Dissertation Fieldwork Grant.

  • Michelle Eusebio has been awarded both a NSF DDIG and a Wenner-Gren Dissertation Award.

  • Jamie Lee Marks has been awarded an SSRC-IDRF for her dissertation research on urban transit reform in Lima.

  • Allysha Winburn received a $15,000 P.E.O. scholar award from the International Chapter of the P.E.O. Sisterhood.

  • Chris Clukay has been awarded a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.  Reviewers were very impressed with his chemistry/humanities undergraduate background and the unique look at the effects of war he takes in his proposal.  Congratulations to Chris!

Publications and Presentations 2015-2016

  • Graduate student Mia Carey and UF Alum Ruth Trocoli were on the news in January 2016 for their work on the Yarrow Mamout Project, the archaeology of a late 18th and early 19th century free-black Muslim who lived in Georgetown, DC. 

  • Scott Macrae and colleagues have published “The Last Groups Standing: Living Abandonment at the Ancient Maya Center of Minanha, Belize” in the December 2015 edition of Latin American Antiquity.

  • Marlon Carranza and a fellow colleague have had a report published by The World Bank about violence in Honduras: Berg, Louis Alexandre; Carranza, Marlon. 2015. Crime, violence, and community-based prevention in Honduras : research report. Justice, security, and development series. Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. 

  • JD Pampush – Selection played a role in the evolution of the human chin. Journal of Human Evolution.  

  • Deborah Andrews: North versus South America: An Investigation into the Relationship between Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa) and Goosefoot (Chenopodium berlandieri) for Global Solutions. In Congreso Cientifico Internacional de Quinua y Granos Andinos. Ritva Repo de Carrasco ed. Peru: Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina. (2014, recently released)

Other Awards 2015-2016

  • Mia Carey and colleagues Ruth Trocoli,, Charde Reid, Charlie Lee Decker, were awarded the Mark E Mack Community Engagement Award at SHA.  Congratulations to Mia and friends!
  • Paulette McFadden was awarded a UF Graduate Student Teaching Award for her success at teaching General Anthropology.
  • Allysha Winburn was chosen for a 2015 Graduate Student Teaching Award.  Allysha was selected for her excellence in teaching Human Osteology.

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