2017

Rachel V. Briggs

Title: From Bitter Seeds: A Historical Anthropological Approach to Moundville’s Origins.
Current Position: Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Anthropology at UNC Chapel Hill

Erik S. Porth

Title: Reconsidering Institutional Collapse and Social Transformation at Moundville During the Fifteenth Century
Current Position: Senior Archaeologist, Tennessee Valley Archaeological Research

2016

Paul N. Eubanks

Title: Salt Production in the Southeastern Caddo Homeland.
Honors: NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Middle Tennessee State University

Daniel LaDu

Title: The View from Mazique (22AD502): the Coles Creek/Plaquemine Cultural Transition from the Perspective of the Natchez Bluffs Region of the Lower Mississippi Valley.
Current Position: Instructor, Department of Anthropology, University of Alabama

Martina Thomas

Title: Sociocultural HIV Risk Knowledge and Behavior Among Female African-American Adolescents and Emerging Adults in the Southeast.
Honors: NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant, College of Arts & Sciences Outstanding Dissertation
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work, Juniata College

2015

Jenna James

Title: Social Houses at Carson Mounds, 22-CO-518 as Evidenced by Dental Morphological Analysis.

LisaMarie Malischke

Title: The Heterogeneity of Early French and Native Forts and Settlements. A Comparison to Fort St. Pierre (A.D.1719-1729) in French Colonial Louisiane.
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology/Archaeology, Mercyhurst University 

2014

Jera Davis

Title: On Common Ground: Memory, Identity, and the Plaza at Early Moundville.
Current Position: Cultural Resources Investigator, Office of Archaeological Research, University of Alabama Museums

Becky Read Wahidi

Title: A Model Guadalupan: Devotion to the Virgin of Guadalupe and Psychosocial Stress among Mexican Immigrants.
Current Position: Assistant Research Professor at the Social Science Research Center, Mississippi State University.

2013

Francois Dengah

Title: Finding Success and Health through God: A Study of Cultural Models and Health among Brazilian Pentecostals.
Honors: NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant, College of Arts & Sciences and University of Alabama Outstanding Dissertation Awards
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Anthropology, Utah State University

Brooke Persons

Title: Pottery, People, and Place: Examining the Emergence of Political Authority in Late Ceramic Age Cuba.

Honors: College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Dissertation Award
Current Position: Cultural Resources Investigator, Office of Archaeological Research, University of Alabama Museums

2012

Jenelle Doucet

Title: Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: The Sociocultural Influences on Disorder Knowledge and Diagnosis Decision Making.

Lauren Downs

Title: The Glass Site (22WR502): An Investigation of Plaquemine Culture Architecture, Occupation, and Interaction in the Northern Portion of the Natchez Bluffs Region, Mississippi.
Current Position: Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Katy Groves

Title: Roots, Yucas, and Moros: Cultural Models of Food in Cuban Miami.
Current Position: Instructor, Department of Anthropology, University of Alabama

Erin Phillips

Title: Social Contexts of Production and Use of Pottery Engraved in the Hemphill Style at Moundville.
Current Position: Staff Archaeologist, Coastal Environments, Inc.

2011

B. Blakely Brooks

Title: The Andean Cultural Model of Susto: Cultural Consonance and Historical Trauma in the Andes.
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, East Carolina University

Richard A. Brown

Title: Biocultural Models, Cultural Consonance, and Salutogenesis in Type 2 Diabetes Treatment; Measuring the Impact of Symbol Systems on Health within a Mexican Community.
In memorium (1970-2013). We miss you, Rick.

Claire Nanfro Thompson

Title: Ritual and Power: Examining the Economy of Moundville’s Residential Population.
Current Position: Instructor, University of Alabama and Adjunct Faculty in Behavioral Sciences, Shelton State Community College

Sarah Szurek

Title: Cultural Models of Food and Social Networks Among Mexican Immigrants in the Southeastern United States.
Honors: NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant
Current Position: Research Scientist, Department of Health Outcomes and Policy, University of Florida College of Medicine

2009

Meredith Jackson-de Graffenried

Title: Cultural Models, Stress and Pregnancy: Examining Intracultural Variation in Southern Jalisco, Mexico.
Honors: NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant
Current Position: Country Director, Hellen Keller International, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Cameron Lacquement

Title: Landscape Modification at Moundville: An Energetics Assessment of a Mississippian Polity.
Current Position: Assistant Teaching Professor, University of Alabama Department of Anthropology

2008

Mary Campbell

Title: Access to Healthcare Among Hispanic Immigrants in Memphis, TN: Consensus and Contention in Cultural Models.
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Behavioral Sciences, Christian Brothers University

Toni Copeland

Title: Poverty and Sickness among Women in Nairobi, Kenya: Cultural Models of Managing HIV/AIDS in the Absence of Biomedical Treatment.
Honors: NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant, University of Alabama and College of Arts & Sciences Outstanding Dissertation Awards
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Mississippi State University

Clifford Thomas Lewis, III

Title: Excavations at the Chittoloosa Site (22WR631): Exploration of a Late Prehistoric Frontier in the Lower Big Black Region of West-Central Mississippi.
Current Position: Senior Archaeologist, Edwards-Pitman Environmental

Brad R. Lieb

Title: The Natchez Indian Diaspora: Ethnohistoric Archeology of the Eighteenth-Century Natchez Refuge Among the Chickasaws.
Current Position: Special Assistant in Cultural Affairs, The Chickasaw Nation

Keith J. Little

Title: European Artifact Chronology and Impacts of Spanish Contact in the Sixteenth-Century Coosa Valley.
Current Position: Senior Archaeologist, Tennessee Valley Archaeological Research

2007

Ashley Dumas

Title: The Role of Salt in the Late Woodland to Early Mississippian Transition in Southwest Alabama.
Honors: NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant, College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Dissertation Award
Current Position: Associate Professor of Anthropology, Department of History and Social Sciences, University of West Alabama

Erica Gibson

Title: The Effects of Practitioner Choice on Birth Outcomes of Women and Their Infants.
Current Position: Medical Ethnographer, Palo Alto Medical Foundation

2006

Amanda Leigh Regnier

Title: An Examination of the Social-Composition of Late Mississippian Towns in the Alabama River Valley Through Ceramic Styles.
Honors: College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Dissertation Award
Current Position: Director of the Oklahoma Archaeological Survey, University of Oklahoma