Brandon Locke, Director
Alice Lynn McMichael, Assistant Director
Jen Andrella, Graduate Assistant
Jen Andrella is a second year Ph.D. student in the Department of History. Her research pertains to nineteenth-century territorial development of the American West, violence against Indigenous peoples, and its connections to the politics and policies of the Reconstruction Era. She follows ethnohistorical approaches that incorporate non-traditional documentary evidence like art, fictional literature, and music which allows stronger representation of Indigenous culture and memory. She is also pursuing the graduate certificate in Digital Humanities, and my work utilizes text mining, mapping, and image analysis.
Daniel Fandino, Graduate Assistant
Daniel Fandino is a first year PhD student with the Department of History at Michigan State University. His research interests center primarily on on the study of Modern Japan, focusing on U.S. – Japanese relations and the intersection of nationalism, popular culture and technology. Daniel is also an editor for H-Net: Humanities and Social Science Online and a 2017-2018 Cultural Heritage Informatics Initiative Fellow. Contact Daniel at fandinod [at] msu [dot] edu.
Brian Geyer, Graduate Assistant
Brian Geyer is a 6th Year PhD student in the Department of Anthropology at Michigan State University. His research regards intersectional identites, ethnicity, and gener/masculinity among Kenya’s tech industry professionals. He comes to LEADR as a scholar deeply interested in increasing the reach for published anthropological research through web-based publication venues. To contact Brian, feel free to email him at geyerbri [at] msu [dot] edu.
Autumn Painter, Graduate Assistant
Autumn Painter is a third year PhD student in the Department of Anthropology at Michigan State University. Her research focus is in zooarchaeology, the study of animal bones. Her dissertation research focuses on prehistoric foodways and cultural interaction within the Midwestern United States. In addition to her work in LEADR, Autumn is a fellow with Campus Archaeology Program and a former fellow for the Cultural Heritage Informatics Initiative here at MSU. Feel free to contact Autumn at apainter [at] msu [dot] edu.