WHERE ARE THEY NOW? WHAT HAVE THEY DONE?
This page is eternally evolving. It includes interviews with Alumni, conversations about how to transform a dissertation into a book, accounts and reports on the work of our former students. In the future, it will also include information on the placements of our Masters students. So check back regularly for updates. In the meantime, you'll find here a directory of alumni of our doctoral program, including positions as of January 2022. Also below is a marvelous library of books that have emerged from the dissertations of our PhD students since 2000. Take a look, and then read the books!
DIRECTORY OF PHD ALUMNI
DIRECTORY OF MA ALUMNI
Click on the icon above and read the second issue of 'Alumni Stories,' a conversation between Amiel Bize, Xenia Cherkaev and Jasmine Pisapia about the politics and ethics of gleaning, and the discovery of a shared project in graduate school.
'Alumni Stories' explores the trajectories of graduate students post-graduation, as they navigate their scholarly and extra-academic life and reflect on the legacies of their training at Columbia. You can access the previous issue of 'Alumni Stories,' a conversation with Daniella Gandolfo and Jasmine Pisapia, in the archive here.
FROM DISSERTATIONS TO BOOKS
Sometimes, the journey from dissertation to book is a relatively direct one. At other times, it is circuitous, born of additional field or archival research or produced in the aftermath of long and transformative reflection. Nor is the genre determined in advance. From scholarly monographs to verse narratives, our doctoral students have crafted works that transpose the lessons learned in the writing of anthropological dissertations into books of great diversity and reach. Below is the growing bookshelf of our graduates' first books.