McKennan Postdoc Fellowship

The Robert A. 1925 and Catherine L.McKennan Postdoctoral Fellowship in Anthropology provides promising young scholars with an opportunity to research, write, and teach at Dartmouth college for a period of 2-3 years. In keeping with the four-field nature of our discipline and the department's commitment to an holistic vision of anthropology, postdoctoral fellows rotate between the subfields of  sociocultural, archaeological, biological and linguistic anthropology.


Theresa E. Gildner

Ph.D. in Biological Anthropology, University of Oregon, 2018. "Life history tradeoffs between testosterone and immune function among Shuar forager-horticulturalists of Amazonian Ecuador."


Nathaniel R. Kitchel

Ph.D. in Anthropology, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming, 2016. "Tracing the Paths of Those Who Came First: An Evaluation of Continental Scale Colonization Models in the Glaciated Northeast."


Jeffrey Dobereiner

Ph.D. in Anthropology, Harvard University, 2016. "Incorporative Frontiers of Formative Mesoamerica:  Archaeology and Identity at Rancho Búfalo, Chiapas, Mexico."


Benjamin T. Valentine

Ph.D. in Anthropology, University of Florida, 2013. "Immigrant Identity in the Indus Civilization: A Multi-Site Isotopic Mortuary Analysis."


Chelsey Kivland

Ph.D. in Anthropology. University of Chicago, 2012. "We Make the State": Performance, Politick, and Respect in Urban Haiti."


Christopher Ball

Ph.D. in Linguistics and Anthropology. University of Chicago, 2007. "Out of the Park: Trajectories of Wauja (Xingu Arawak) Language and Culture."


Seth Dobson

Ph.D. in Physical Anthropology, Washington University in St. Louis, 2005. "Comparative Study of Facial Mobility in Anthropoid Primates."

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Joanne Cullinane

Ph.D. in Anthropology, University of Chicago, 2004. "Domesticating AIDS: Illness, Identity, and Stigma in Contemporary Japan."


Brian Didier

Ph.D. in Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge, 2001. "The Scars of Piety: Islam and the Dynamics of Religious Dispute on Androth Island, South India."


Paul Kockelman

Ph.D. in Anthropology, University of Chicago, 2002.


Kathryn Keith

Ph.D. in Anthropology and Near Eastern Studies, 1999. "Cities, Neighborhoods, and Houses: Urban Spatial Organization in Old Babylonian Mesopotamia."


Christine Kray

Ph.D. in Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania, 1997. "Worship in Body and Spirit: Practice, Self and Religious Sensibility in Yucatán."


Michelle L. Goldsmith

Ph.D. in Physical Anthropology, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1995.


Lindsay C. French

Ph.D. in Social Anthropology, Harvard University, 1994. "Enduring Holocaust, Surviving History: Displaced Cambodians on the Thai-Cambodian Border, 1989-1991."


Sangmee Bak

Ph.D. in Social Anthropology, Harvard University, 1994. "Professional Women's Work, Family, and Kinship in Urban Taiwan."