Academic interests

Historical archaeology, popular culture, race and racism, and modern material culture; urban Midwest, Finland

Awards

Society for Historical Archaeology John L. Cotter Award 2000; IUPUI Chancellor's Faculty Award for Excellence in Civic Engagement 2006; President, Society for Historical Archaeology 2012-2013; Fulbright Scholar University of Oulu (Finland) 2012

Publications

Include: author,  Race and Affluence: An Archaeology of African America and Consumer Culture  (1999); Glazed America: A History of the Doughnut (2008) ; 

The Archaeology of Consumer Culture (2011);

and numerous journal articles and book chapters

Service

Past-President, Society for Historical Archaeology (2012-2013)

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