Comings and Goings: Read-Wahidi and Davis Receive Ph.D.s

Becky Read-Wahidi and her committee: Dr. Bill Dressler, Dr. Jason DeCaro, Dr. Michael Murphy, Dr. Kathy Oths, and Dr. Mariana Gabarrot, who skyped in from Mexico
Bill Dressler, Becky Read-Wahidi, Jason DeCaro, Michael Murphy, Kathy Oths (l-r), and Mariana Gabarro (via Skype).

Rebecca Read-Wahidi and Jera R. Davis received the PhD in Anthropology in December. Read-Wahidi defended her dissertation, “A Model Guadalupan: Devotion to the Virgin of Guadalupe and Psychosocial Stress Among Mexican Immigrants to the South.” Her dissertation committee included Jason DeCaro (advisor), William Dressler, Michael Murphy, Kathryn Oths, and Mariana Gabarrot.

Jera Davis and her committee: Drs. Jim Knight, Kathy Oths, John Blitz, and Lisa Lecount.
Jera Davis and her committee: Drs. Jim Knight, Kathy Oths, John Blitz, and Lisa Lecount (l-r).

Davis defended her dissertation on October 17. The title of her dissertation is “On Common Ground: Social Memory and the Plaza at Early Moundville.” Her dissertation committee members were John H. Blitz (advisor), Vernon J. Knight, Lisa J. LeCount, Kathryn Oths, and F. Kent Reilly III. An article on her dissertation research will appear in the January 2015 American Antiquity.

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