Department Scholarship

Advancing Ideas and Sharing Research

Anthropology and Geography faculty carry out research and studies around the world, and publish findings in leading journals across our disciplines. View the department's scholarship reports, which detail faculty's recent publications, grants and awards, presentations, and other accomplishments.

Fall 2020


Andrew Du

Pineda-Munoz, S., Jukar, A.M., Tóth, A.B., Fraser, D., Du, A., Barr, W.A., Amatangelo, K., Balk, M.A., Behrensmeyer, A.K., Bercovici, A., Blois, J., Davis, M., Eronen, J.T., Gotelli, N.J., Looy, C., Miller, J.H., Shupinkski, A.B., Soul, L.C., Villaseñor, A., Wing, S., Lyons, S.K., 2020. Body mass-related changes in mammal community assembly patterns during the late Quaternary of North America. Ecography. 43, 1-11.

Fraser, D., Soul, L.C., Tóth, A.B., Balk, M.A., Eronon, J.T., Pineda-Munoz, S., Shupinski, A.B., Villaseñor, A., Barr, W.A., Behrensmeyer, A.K., Du, A., Faith, J.T., Gotelli, N.J., Graves, G.R., Jukar, A.M., Looy, C.V., Miller, J.H., Potts, R., Lyons, S.K., in press. Investigating biotic interactions in deep time. Trends in Ecology and Evolution.

Edward Henry

Henry, Edward R., and G. Logan Miller 2020. Toward a Situational Approach to Understanding Middle Woodland Societies in the North American Midcontinent. Midcontinental Journal of Archaeology 45(3):187–202.

Henry, Edward R., Andrew M. Mickelson, and Michael E. Mickelson 2020Documenting Ceremonial Situations and Institutional Change at Middle Woodland Geometric Enclosures in Central Kentucky. Midcontinental Journal of Archaeology 45(3):203–225.

Lynn Kwiatkowski

Kwiatkowski, Lynn. 2020 Marital Sexual Violence, Care, and Shared Suffering in Vietnam. In M. Gabriela Torres and Kersti Yllö, eds. Sexual Violence in Intimacy: Implications for Research and Policy in Global Health. London and New York: Routledge. Pp. 119-138.

Jason LaBelle

LaBelle, Jason M. and Cody Newton 2020 Cody Complex Foragers and Their Use of Grooved Abraders in Great Plains and Rocky Mountains of North America. North American Archaeologist 41(2-3):63-100.

Jeannine Pedersen-Guzman

Sierra F. Patterson, Valbone Memeti, Ryan McKay, Jere H. Lipps & Jeannine Pedersen-Guzman, 2020. Determining the Basaltic Source Rocks of Enigmatic Cogged Stones From Southern California, California Archaeology, 12:2, 197-222.
Depsky, Nicholas and Diego Pons, 2020. Meteorological droughts are projected to worsen in Central America’s
Dry Corridor throughout the 21st century. Environmental Research Letters 16

Jay Ke-Schutte
(2020) Doing things with “nothing”: the pragmatics of democratic multilingualism in South African parliamentary debate, Social Dynamics.


Andrew Du

Du, A., Friedlander, E., Rowan, J., Alemseged, Z., 2020. Placing probabilities on whether a fossil taxon was truly absent from a site or has not been found yet. Annual Meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Abstracts and Program: 72.

Diego Pons

"Connecting Agriculture Stress Index Systems at the Sub-National Level to the Next Generation of Seasonal Climate Forecasts: A General Approach to Transition from Monitoring to Forecasting," poster, NOAA/ National Weather Service Annual Climate Diagnostics and Prediction Workshop, October 2020

"When Rainfall Meets Hunger: Towards an Early-Action System for Acute Undernutrition in Guatemala," poster, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2020

"Connecting Agriculture Stress Index Systems at the Sub-National Level to the Next Generation of Seasonal Climate Forecasts: A General Approach to Transition from Monitoring to Forecasting," presentation, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2020

Summer 2020


Andrew Du

Faith, J.T., Rowan, J., Du, A., Barr, W.A., 2020. The uncertain case for human-driven extinctions prior to Homo sapiens. Quaternary Research. 96, 88-104.

Kathleen Galvin

Galvin, KA, D. Backman, MW Luizza and TA Beeton. 2020 African Community-Based Conservancies: Innovative Governance for Whom? Pp. 147-172. IN: Nomad-State Relationships in International Relations. Before and After Borders, J Levin, Ed. Palgrave Macmillan/Springer, Cham, Switzerland

Galvin, KA, T. Even, RS Reid, J Njoka, J Roque de Pinho, P Thornton and K Saylor. 2020. Understanding Climate from the Ground Up: Knowledge of Environmental Changes in the East African Savannas. Pp. 221-242. In: Changing Climate, Changing Worlds. Local knowledge and the challenges of social and ecological change, M. Welch-Devine, A Sourdril and BJ Burke, eds. Springer Nature, Cham, Switzerland

Abebe, BA, K Jones, J Solomon, K Galvin and P Evangelista. 2020. Examining Social Equity in Community-Based Conservation Programs: A Case Study of Controlled Hunting Programs in Bale Mountains, Ethiopia. World Development 135, Nov 2020, 105066

McElwee, P. , Álvaro Fernández-Llamazares , Yildiz Aumeeruddy-Thomas, Dániel Babai, Peter Bates, Kathleen Galvin, Maximilien Guèze, Jianguo Liu, Zsolt Molnár, Hien T. Ngo, Victoria Reyes-García, Rinku Roy Chowdhury, Aibek Samakov, Uttam Babu Shrestha, Sandra Díaz, and Eduardo S. Brondízio. 2020 Working with Indigenous and Local Knowledge (ILK) in Large-Scale Ecological Assessments: Reviewing the Experience of the IPBES Global Assessment. Journal of Applied Ecology

Heidi Hausermann

Hausermann, H, Adomako, J and M. Robles. 2020. Fried eggs and all-women gangs: the geopolitics of Chinese gold mining in Ghana, bodily vulnerability and resistance. Journal of Human Geography 13(1): 1-14.

Edward Henry

Henry, Edward R., Alice P. Wright, Sarah C. Sherwood, Stephen B. Carmody, Casey R. Barrier, and Christopher Van de Ven. 2020. Beyond Never-Never Land: Integrating LiDAR and Geophysical Surveys at the Johnston Site, Pinson Mounds State Archaeological Park, Tennessee, USA. Remote Sensing 12(15):1–30.

Diego Pons

Contributing author, Chapter 7: Agricultural Sector.
Moreno, J.M., C. Laguna-Defior, V. Barros, E. Calvo Buendía, J.A. Marengo y Ú. Oswald Spring (eds.), 2020: Adaptación
frente a los riesgos del cambio climático en los países iberoamericanos – Informe RIOCCADAPT. McGraw-Hill, Madrid, España
(ISBN: 9788448621643).

Jay Schutte

Jay Ke-Schutte (2020) BOOK REVIEW: Daniel F. Vukovich, Illiberal China: The Ideological Challenge of the People's Republic of China, PRC History Review. PDF:

Van Buren, M. (n.d.). The Persistence of Indigenous Silver Production in Porco, Bolivia. International Journal of Historical Archaeology.


Kate Browne

Award, National Science Foundation (NSF) CONVERGE program: Award for COVID-19 Working Group: Cumulative Effects of Successive Disasters. Browne is lead with co-lead, Caela O’Connell (UNC-Chapel Hill) and 10 Working Group Members including disaster anthropologists and practitioners.

Jeannine Pedersen-Guzman

Archaeological Repository of CSU Archaeological Collections Preservation Project – Phase One
History Colorado - State Historical Fund
Archaeology Competitive Grant 2020

Jeffrey Snodgrass

Award, National Science Foundation, RAPID: Digital Social Connection and Immune Biology among Emerging Adults: Assessing Novel Sources of Health Resilience During the COVID-19 Pandemic


Kate Browne

Invited commencement address, “Looking up from disaster.” Montclair State University. Graduating anthropology majors and families. Zoom address. Saturday, May 23, 2020.

Invited NSF presentation, “Decision-Making as a Window into Risk Perception and Interdependencies. NSF-sponsored Conference, “HurriCon: Science at the Intersection of Hurricanes and the Populated Coast” Convened at East Carolina University February 27-28, 2020.

Session organizer and moderator, "Hope and Collective Action as Counteragents to Environmental Risk and Adversity." The Natural Hazards Workshop, Annual Meeting, convened virtually. July 12, 2020.

Invited presentation. The Natural Hazards Workshop, Annual Meeting, convened virtually. July 12-15 2020. “Theorizing Hope and Collective Action."

Invited Plenary panel moderator and introductory remarks. The Natural Hazards Annual Researchers Meeting, convened virtually. July 15-16, 2020. Plenary session: “The Data Revolution—Ethical Imperatives and Methodological Considerations for Hazards and Disaster Research.”

Andrew Du

Invited talk: Placing probabilities on whether a taxon was truly absent from a site or has not been sampled yet: applications to the hominin genus Paranthropus (July 16th) Canadian Museum of Nature

Invited talk: Placing probabilities on taxon true absence: applications to the hominin genus Paranthropus (July 31st) Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Spring 2020


Andrew Du

Du, A., Rowan, J., Wang, S.C., Wood, B.A., Alemseged, Z., 2020. Statistical estimates of hominin origination and extinction dates: a case study examining the Australopithecus anamensis-afarensis lineage. Journal of Human Evolution. 138, 102688. 

Du, A., Wood, B., 2020. Brain size evolution in the hominin clade. In: Cole, J., McNabb, J., Grove, M., and Hosfield, R. (Eds.), Landscapes of Human Evolution: Contributions in honour of John Gowlett. Archaeopress, Oxford. 9-17.

Faith, J.T., Rowan, J., Du, A., 2020. Reply to Weihmann: Fifty gazelles do not equal an elephant, and other ecological misunderstandings. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 201920565.

Heidi Hausermann

Hausermann, H. 2019. Spirit hospitals and “concern with herbs”: A political ecology of healing and being-in-common in Ghana. Special issue titled, “Commons, Commoning and Co-Becoming: Nurturing Life-in-Common and Post-Capitalist Futures,” Environment & Planning E. 

Stephen Leisz

Nghiem, T., Kono, Y., Leisz, S.J. (2020) Crop Boom as a Trigger of Smallholder Livelihood and Land Use Transformations: The Case of Coffee Production in the Northern Mountain Region of Vietnam. Land 9(2). 56;

Young, Nicholas E., Paul H.Evangelista, Tefera Mengitsu, Stephen Leisz (2020) Twenty-three years of forest cover change in protected areas under different governance strategies: A case study from Ethiopia’s southern highlands. Land Use Policy.