Conference Chair


  Patrick Wilkinson  
Research interests: african based religion, anthropology, archaeology, Caribbean, Haiti, Haitian, Hispaniola, post-colonialism, voodoo.


Committee Members

Shannon Acevedo

Marieka Arksey
Research Interests: Classic and Post-Classic Maya, landscape archaeology, cave archaeology, writing systems, construction of historical identities, Mesoamerican religions.
Danielle Bermudez
Research Interests: El Salvador, Post-colonialism, Violence, Trauma, Silence, Fear, Social Memory, Postmemory, Human Rights, Feminism, Indigeneity, Race, Class, Gender, Sexuality, Community solidarity, Mobilization and Resistance.
Cate Cavalcante

Christine Clarkson
Research interests: anthropological archaeology, California, Mesoamerica, indigenous people.
Karen Deeming

Paola Di Giuseppantonio Di Franco
Research interests: heritage, museum studies, archaeology, anthropological archaeology, technologies applied to archaeology and museums, education and archaeology, Medieval archaeology, rock cave settlements, new methodologies in archaeology.

Michael Eissinger
Research interests: collective identity, migration, 19th and 20th century rural communities in the American West, ethnohistorical examination on community-building.

Fabrizio Galeazzi
Research interests:  digital archaeology, digital heritage, integrated technologies and 3D documentation in archaeology, laser scanning, photogrammetry, 3D reconstruction, virtual museums.

Kim McMillon
Research interests: world cultures, african american literature, theatre, performance, cultural studies.
Dorie Perez
Lauren Phillips

Alicia Ramos Jordan
Research interests: trans-border literature, spanish literature, Latin American literature, Chicano literature, post-colonial studies, resistance literature.

Erin Ray
Research interests: Classic and Post-Classic Maya, landscape archaeology, cave archaeology, archaeometry, geochemistry, paleoecology, climate change, AMS 14C dating, and GIS.

Marco Valesi
Research interests: urban art, post-colonial theories, trans-modern identity, global cultural production