Burn Layer: The Archaeology of Anti-Immigrant Violence

***Department of Anthropology Franz Boas Seminar***


Barbara Voss, Stanford University

Burn Layer: The Archaeology of Anti-Immigrant Violence

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014 at 4:10p.m.

963 Schermerhorn Extension

Reception follows in the Robert F. Murphy-Morton H. Fried Anthropology Lounge, Room 465 Schermerhorn Extension

Professor Barbara Voss is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Stanford University. She received her PhD from University of California, Berkeley in 2002. Her research is centered on two primary interests: historical archaeology and sexuality studies. Within historical archaeology, her research focuses on the dynamics and outcomes of transnational cultural encounters in the Americas. This research includes ongoing investigations of the Spanish colonization of the Americas, including (since 1992) field and laboratory research at the Presidio of San Francisco. In the past decade, she has expanded this work on cultural encounters into the archaeology of overseas Chinese communities in the 19th and early 20th centuries. In this capacity she serves as Principal Investigator of the Market Street Chinatown Archaeology Project, a community-based research program developed to study and interpret the history and archaeology of San Jose’s first Chinese community. The second focus of her research is sexuality studies in archaeology. Most recently she has been exploring the relationship between queer theory and postcolonial theory in archaeology, the subject of her recent book The Archaeology of Colonialism: Intimate Encounters and Sexual Effects, co-edited with El Casella. 

For her full biography, please visit: https://web.stanford.edu/dept/anthropology/cgi-bin/web/?q=node/75

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