Past Field Research Fellows


Abigail Golden Ph.D. Candidate Graduate Program in Ecology and Evolution & Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University Tracking the River Wolf: habitat needs and home range size of Hucho taimen, the largest salmonid in the world See Video
Asa Cameron PhD Student, Department of Anthropology, Yale University Crafting the nomadic state: Isotopic perspectives into pastoral practices and mobility in Mongolia from the Late Bronze Age through the Xiongnu Period. See Video
Mary Lonsdale First-year PhD student in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Johns Hopkins University The Mongolian record of environmental change during early animal evolution See Video
Emily Smith Assistant Professor, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Johns Hopkins University, Other affiliations: Faculty Fellow, Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute (HEMI), Research Associate, Smithsonian Institution NMNH The Mongolian record of environmental change during early animal evolution No Video
Jennifer Farquhar PhD Candidate, Anthropology Department University of Pittsburgh Human-Environment Interactions: The Role of Foragers in the Development of Mobile Pastoralism in the Desert-steppe Region of Mongolia. See Video
Emily O’Dell PhD Research Scholar in Law and Islamic Law and Civilization Research Fellow Abdallah S. Kamel Center for the Study of Islamic Law and Civilization Yale Law School Muslims in Mongolia: Islamic Identity and Practices Among Kazakhs, Refugees, and Converts See Video
Shuree Enkhbold Doctoral Student, University of Arizona. Piano Teacher, Owner, Shuree Piano Studio LLC Mongolian Piano Music: Fusion of Classic and Folk styles in the piano works of Sharav See Video
Undrah Baasanjav MondayAssistant Professor, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville News Resources and Information Credibility for Educational, Media and Not-for-Profit Organizations in Mongolia See Video
Jennifer Molchan Undergraduate student at Western Kentucky University Ceramic Analysis in the Khanuy River Valley See Video


Alex Diener Associate Professor of Geography, Interim Director of the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies Assessing Impacts of Axial Development in Mongolia
Ulrich Kamp Professor of Geography, University of Montana Melting Ice and Rising Lake Levels? The impact of Climate Change on Glaciers and Lakes in the Mongolian Altai Mountains
Caleb Pan PhD Student, Geography, University of Montana Towards understanding the interaction between glaciers and lakes in the Altai Mountains of Mongolia
Ryan Burner PhD Candidate, Ecology, Louisiana State University Climate change and grazing regimes: ecosystem effects in Hustai National Park
Jessica Madison PhD Candidate, Anthropology, UC-Santa Cruz Golden Mountain, Iron Heap: Landscape, Empire, and the Poetics of Extraction in Eastern Mongolia
Matthew Fuka PhD Student, Anthropology, Perdue University Gender and activity patterns in Early Iron Age Mongolia: An analysis of entheseal remodeling and osteoarthritis among the Xiongnu
Charlotte D’Evelyn Visiting Assistant Professor, Loyola Marymount University Regional Fiddles and Folksongs in Mongolia
Abigail Golden PhD Student, Ecology and Evolution, Rutgers University Can we sustainably fish for endangered species? A case study of the Mongolian fishery for taimen, the largest salmon in the world


Jean Hatcherson Post-Doctorate (PhD or Faculty) In Their Own Words: The Impact of Tourism on Dukha Reindeer Herders in Mongolia
Katie J. Niemeyer Graduate (masters or Pre-dissertation) Peri-Urban Pastoralism in Mongolia: Challenges and Recommendations
Peter James Bittner Graduate (masters or Pre-dissertation) Mongolian Herders and Climate Change: An Interactive Documentary Short Film
Scott Parker Graduate (masters or Pre-dissertation) Street Children in Ulaanbaatar: Examining the Condition of Mongolia’s Most Vulnerable
Lauren Peruffo Graduate (masters or Pre-dissertation) Health evaluation of endangered saiga antelope
Leslie D. Joynes Post-Doctorate (PhD or Faculty) Higher Education in the Arts Mongolia: Building a platform for mutual understanding, cooperation and US-Mongolian scholarship.
Nancy A. Nix Post-Doctorate (PhD or Faculty) Increasing Strategies for Local Food Security in Peri-Urban and Rural Areas of Mongolia


Julia Clark PhD Student, University of Pittsburgh Khoton Lake-Biluut Petroglyph Complex Richard D. Kortum, Associate Professor of Humanities, East Tennessee State University
Tuul Myagmardorj Masters Student, Missouri State University The Status of Educational Leadership in Selected Mongolian Schools Scott B. Wegner, Professor, Department of Counseling, Leadership and Special Education, Missouri State University
Brandon Krumwiede Masters Student, Univ. of Montana Water Resources and Climate Change in Mönkh Khairkhan National Park, Western Mongolia Dr. Ulrich Kamp, University of Montana
Leland L. Rogers PhD Student, Indiana University Genetics, Ancestry and Kinship Among the Mongols of the Northern Khangai Frederika Ann Kaestle, Assistant Professor, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, IUB Department of Biology, Indiana University


Geoffrey Aung Columbia University Negdel Echoes: Rural Herding Cooperatives and Development Discourse in Post-2001 Mongolia L. Munkh-Erdene, Professor, Department of Anthropology, National University of Mongolia
Enkhjargal Adiya University of Pittsburgh Gender Equity in Access to Higher Education in Mongolia John C. Weidman, Chair, Department of Administrative and Policy Studies in Education, University of Pittsburgh
Batkhishig Baival Colorado State University The Role of community-based Pastureland Management in Building Social and Ecological Resilience of Rural Mongolian Communities Maria Fernandez-Gimenez, Associate Professor, Department of Forest, Rangeland, and Watershed Stewardship, Colorado State University
Annika Eriksen University of Arizona The Impact of Development on Mongolian Herders’ Risk Management Strategies Maria Fernandez-Gimenez, Associate Professor, Department of Forest, Rangeland, and Watershed Stewardship, Colorado State University
Natalie King University of Pittsburgh Khanuy river Valley Project: A Study of Soil Composition of Late Bronze Age Settlements Jean-Luc Houle, PhD Candidate, Co-Director of Khanauy River Valley Project
Khongorzul Mendbayar National University of Mongolia Dukha Reindeer Herder Health Survey Sas Carey, Life Energy Healing School


Catherine Tsuji PhD Program, Department of Religious Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara Religion and Identity in Modern Mongolia Vesna Wallace, Associate Professor, Department of Religious Studies, UCSB
Dari Jigjidsuren PhD Program, School of Social Work, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Evaluation of Parent Training Projects in Mongolia Patsy Pierce, Associate Director for Early Childhood Research and Practice, UNC at Chapel Hill
Richard Maxwell PhD Program, Geology and Geography Department, West Virginia University The Influence of Climate and Human Land Use on Fire History near Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia Baatarbileg Nachin, Department of Forestry Head, National University of Mongolia
Angelica Braun M.A. Program, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University The Reverse Gender Gap in Mongolian Education Tsetsegjargal Tseden, Lecturer of Cultural Anthropology, National University of Mongolia
Andrew Padilla Undergraduate, Gettysburg College Monuments and Their Relation to Pastoral Subsistence William Honeychurch, Visiting Scientist, Smithsonian Institute
Kevin Nolan Undergraduate, Marriott School of Management, Brigham Young University Economic Activity Creation in Mongolia: The Impact of Culture Kristie Seawright, Associate Professor of International and Public Management, BYU
Patrick Lawrence Undergraduate, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences Department, Montana State University Analysis and Restoration of Rangelands in the Darhad Valley, Mongolia Cliff Montange, Soil Science Professor, Montana State University
Byambagerel Suren PhD Program, Tree Ring Laboratory, National University of Mongolia Growth Patterns of Trees and Regional Climatic Anomalies with Insect Outbreaks in Past Centuries Gordon Jacoby, Senior Research Scientist, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University
Scroll to Top
Skip to content