Douglas K. Smit, 2018 
Mercury and the Making of the Andean Market: An Archaeological Study of Indigenous Labor in Colonial Peru (B. Bauer, Chair)

Madeleine Halac-Higashimori, 2017
Diet and Ancient Maya Socioeconomic Status at Xcambó, in Yucatán, Mexico. (J. Palka, Chair)

Alexander Marković, 2017
Gypsy Fingers are Unique! Identity Politics and Romani Musical Performance in Vranje, Serbia (M. Liechty, Chair)
Awarded the 2017 UIC Outstanding Dissertation Award (Behavioral and Social Sciences Division)

Dylan Thomas Lott, 2016
From Interiority to Inner Territory: Tibetan Buddhism, Neuroscience, and the Politics of Representation (M. Liechty, Chair)

Rebecca Mears Seifried, 2016
Community Organization and Imperial Expansion in a Rural Landscape: The Mani Peninsula (AD 1000-1821)     (W. Parkinson, Chair)
Received the 2016 UIC Outstanding Dissertation Award (Behavioral and Social Sciences Division)
Danielle J. Riebe, 2016
Interaction and Socio-Cultural Boundaries During the Late Neolithic on the Great Hungarian Plain (W. Parkinson, Chair)

Laura Nussbaum-Barberena, 2016
Repossessing Democracy: Nicaraguan Women Migrants Constructing a Culture of Participation (M. Doane, Chair)

Stephen P. Davis, 2016
Strangers and Priests: Latino Activists and Contested Communities in a Movement for Immigration Reform (J. Monaghan, Chair)
Sofía Chacaltana Cortez, 2015
Regional Interfaces between Inca and Local Communities in the Colesuyo Region of Southern Peru (P.R. Williams, Chair)

Erin Joy Peregrine Antalis, 2015
Belonging in the Margins: Mothering as Citizenship Among Resettled Refugees in Chicago, Illinois (C. Patil, Chair)

Paul Andrew LaKosky, 2015
Contexts of Sex-Based Exchange: A Cultural Analysis of Risk Perception and Behavior (M. Lieber, Chair)

Evin Rodkey, 2014
Life After Deportation: Surviving as a Dominican Deportee (M. Liechty, Chair)

Christopher Sean Davis, 2014
Archaeoastronomy of Terminal Pleistocene Rock Art on the Amazon River at Monte Alegre, Pará, Brazil (A. Roosevelt, Chair)

Matthew Piscitelli, 2014
Ritual is Power? Late Archaic Small-Scale Ceremonial Architecture in the Central Andes (J. Haas, Chair)

Cecilia Alaina Smith, 2014
Haven Geographies and the Indigenous Prestige Economies of Spanish Colonial Philippines (L. Junker, Chair)

John Michels, 2013 
Where Do We Go From Here? Rural Development and Gentrification in the Almaguin Highlands, Ontario (M. Doane, Chair)

Jeff Buechler, 2012
Maya Socio-Political Interaction and Domestic Archaecture in the Petexbatun, Guatemala (J. Palka, Chair)

Deirdre Guthrie, 2012
Friction and Flow in a Dominican Tourist Town (M. Liechty, Chair)

Ken Batai, 2012
Effects of Female Gene Flow and Effective Population Size on Old and New World Mitochondrial DNA Patterns (S. Williams, Chair)

Nicola Sharratt, 2011
Social Identities and State Collapse: A Diachronic Study of Tiwanaki Burials in the Moquegua Valley, Peru (R. Williams, Chair)

Lisa C. Niziolek, 2011
Ceramic Production and Craft Specialization in the Prehispanic Phillipines, A.D. 500 to 1600 (L. Junker, Chair)

Nam C. Kim, 2010
The Underpinnings of Sociopolitical Complexity and Civilization in the Red River Valley of Vietnam (L. Keeley, Chair)

William J. Pestle, 2010

Diet and Society in Prehistoric Puerto Rico: An Isotopic Approach (A. Curet, Chair)

Russell S. Quick, 2010
Refuge Fortifications and Linienbandkeramik Site Clustering in the Hesbaye Region of Belgium (L. Keeley, Chair)

Mark Golitko, 2010
Warfare and Alliance Building during the Belgian Early Neolithic, Late Sixth Millennium BC (L. Keeley, Chair)
Received the 2010 UIC Outstanding Dissertation Award (Behavioral and Social Sciences Division)

Debra K. Green, 2010
Geoarchaeology of Prehispanic Agricultural Landscapes in the Bais-Tanjay Basin Negros, Oriental (L. Junker, Chair)

Ruth Gomberg-Munoz, 2009
Hiding in Plain Sight: Labor and Legality in a Mexican Immigrant Network (A. Wali, Chair)
Received the 2010 UIC Outstanding Dissertation Award (Behavioral and Social Sciences Division)

Tarini Bedi, 2009
Shiv Sena Women and the Gendered Politics of Performance in Maharashtra, India (M. Liechty, Chair)

Andrew R. Wyatt, 2008
Gardens on Hills: Ancient Maya Terracing and Agricultural Production at Chan, Belize (J. Palka, Chair)
Received the 2009 UIC Outstanding Dissertation Award (Behavioral and Social Sciences Division)

Rosa M Cabrera, 2008
Beyond Dust, Memories and Preservation: Roles of Ethnic Museums in Shaping Community Ethnic Identities (A. Wali, Chair)

Rahul Chandrashekar Oka, 2008
Resilience and Adaptation of Trade Networks in East African and South Asian Port Polities, 1500-1800 CE (C. Kusimba, Chair)

Judy Kemp, 2007
Sharing Space with Tourists: A Sicilian Case (J. Phillips, Chair)

Marisa Fontana, 2007
Of Walls and War: Fortification and Warfare in the Mississippian Southeast (L. Keeley, Chair)

Kara Babrowski, 2007
Ethnogenesis and Genetic Identity among the Taita and Mijikenda of Kenya: A Mitochondrial DNA Case Study (S. Williams, Chair)

Vania Smith, 2006
Nation Policies, Local Knowledge: Women's Health and Political Ecology in an Indigenous Mexican Village (A. Roosevelt, Chair)

Kathleen Forgey, 2006 (deceased)
Investigating the Origins and Function of Nasca Trophy Heads Using Osteological and Ancient DNA Analyses (S. Williams, Chair)

Thomas J. Loebel, 2005
The Organization of Early Paleoindian Economies in the Western Great Lakes (L. Keeley, Chair)

Mary R. Vermilion, 2005
The Loyd Site (11 MS 74): A Prehistoric Moorehead Phase Nodal Site (J. Phillips, Chair)

Laura R. Waterbury, 2005
In A Land With Two Laws: Spanish and Indigenous Justice in Eighteenth Century Oaxaca, Mexico (G. Feinman, Chair)

David K. Wright, 2005
Environment, Chronology and Resource Exploitation of the Pastoral Neolithic in Tsavo, Kenya

Patricia Williams Lessane, 2005
Tell My Feet I've Made It Home: African-American Imaginings of Home and To Find the Orixas (M. Lieber, Chair)

Kathleen A. Rizzo, 2004
The Socioecology of Alouatta pigra at the Calakmul Archeological Zone and Biosphere Reserve, Mexico (J. Prost, Chair)

Ellen R. Quinn, 2004
Excavating "Tapajó" Ceramics at Santarém: Their Age and Archaeological Context (A. Roosevelt, Chair)

Edward F. Maher, 2003
Food For the Gods: The Identification of Philistine Rites of Animal Sacrifice (J. Phillips, Chair)

Sharon M. Peniston, 2003
Women's Knowledge: An Examination of How Traditional Cultural Practices Survive in Modern Societies (A. Wali, Chair)

Michael W. Hudson, 2002
The Black Paradox: The Role of Racism in Maintenance of Collective Identity (A. Wali, Chair)

Iman Nader Saca, 2002
Reconfiguring the Early Upper Paleolithic of the Southern Levant: The Bigger Picture (J. Phillips, Chair)