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