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WHITNEY BATTLE-BAPTISTE, Ph.D.

 
Office: 211 Machmer Hall

University of Massachusetts

Amherst, MA 01003

phone: (413) 577-0932

email: wbbaptiste@anthro.umass.edu

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EDUCATION

Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Texas, Austin, African Diaspora Program in Anthropology

M.A., History, The College of William & Mary

B.A., History/Secondary Education, Virginia State University

PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

2015-present     Director, W. E. B. Du Bois Center at UMass Amherst.

2014-present     Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, UMass Amherst

2007-2014        Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, UMass Amherst.

2006-2007        Visiting Assistant Professor, Africana Studies & Research Center, Cornell University

2004-2006        Postdoctoral Fellow, Africana Studies & Research Center, Cornell University

RESEARCH INTERESTS

African American anthropology; history and culture of the US South, captivity in the Americas; African American material and expressive culture; historical archaeology; African Diaspora archaeology; Critical Race Theory; Black Feminist Theory; critical heritage studies; women and gender studies, engaged and community-based archaeology.

GRANTS AND AWARDS

External Grants

2016     Whitney Battle-Baptiste, the W. E. B. Du Bois Center at UMass Amherst Library, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation ($600,000).

2012     Elizabeth Chilton, Jane Anderson, Whitney Battle-Baptiste, Mellon Five College Faculty- Student Summer Research Seminar, “Community Engagement and International Heritage Policy,” Five College, Inc. June 2012-July 2012 ($1,500).

2011     Robert Paynter, David Glassberg, Whitney Battle-Baptiste, Rachel Fletcher, The 1772 Foundation ($25,000).

2010     Mellon Faculty Seminar Fellow, Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, January14-15.

2008     African Studies Curriculum Development Grant, Five Colleges Program in African Studies, January 2008-May 2008 ($1,000).

2007     Faculty Fellow, Crossroads in the Studies of the Americas (CISA), Five Colleges, Inc., September 2007-May 2008 ($500).

2004     Postdoctoral Fellow, Vice Provosts Diversity Postdoctoral Program, Africana Studies &

Research Center, Cornell University, September 2004-May 2006.

Internal Grants
2015     Anna Branch, Barbara Krauthamer, Kathy Forde, Mellon Mutual Mentoring Team Grant Program, Associate Women Professors in Leadership, The Institute for Teaching Excellence & Faculty Development, UMass Amherst.

2015     College of Social & Behavioral Sciences Research Improvement Grant ($3,190).

2013     Faculty Research Grant (FRG), University of Massachusetts Amherst ($13,616).

2013     Co-PI with Paynter, Robert, Battle-Baptiste, Whitney, Glassberg, David,

Engaging the Public at the W.E.B. Du Bois Homesite in Great Barrington, MA., Public Service Endowment Grant (PSEG), University of Massachusetts Amherst ($11,095).

2013     Co-PI with Urla, Jackie, Atalay, Sonya, Anderson, Jane and Battle-Baptiste, Whitney. The Mellon Mutual Mentoring Initiative, Laboratory for Transformative Practice in Anthropology, University of Massachusetts Amherst ($10,000).

2012     Interdisciplinary Studies Institute (ISI) Fellow, University of Massachusetts Amherst, September 2012-May 2013 ($2,000).

2012     Travel Grant College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst ($798).

2011     Mellon Mutual Mentoring Grant, Blacklist pre-tenure seminar for faculty of color.

2010     Instructional Improvement Grant, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst ($1,100).

2010     Travel Grant, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst ($325).

2007     Travel Grant, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Fall 2007 ($700).

PUBLICATIONS

Books

2011     Battle-Baptiste, W., Black Feminist Archaeology, Left Coast Press. 199 pages.

 Peer Reviewed Book Chapters

2010     Battle-Baptiste, W., “An Archaeologist Finds her Voice: A Commentary on Colonial and Postcolonial Identities,” In World Archaeological Congress Handbook on Postcolonialism and Archaeology, Uzma Rizvi and Jane Lydon, Left Coast Press, pgs. 387-391.

2007     Battle-Baptiste, W., “’In this here place’: Interpreting Enslaved Homeplaces,” In Archaeology of Atlantic Africa and the African Diaspora, Akin Ogundiran and Toyin Falola, Indiana University Press, pgs. 233-248.

2004     Battle-Baptiste, W., “A Space of Our Own: Redefining the Enslaved Household at Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage Plantation,” In Household Chores and Household Choices: Theorizing the Domestic Sphere in Historical Archaeology, Kerri Barile and Jamie C. Brandon, University of Alabama Press, pgs. 33-50.

Book Chapters

2010     Battle-Baptiste, W., “Sweepin’ Spirits: Power and Transformation on the Plantation Landscape, ” In Archaeology and Preservation of Gendered Landscapes, Sherene Baugher and Suzanne M. Spencer-Wood, Springer Press, pgs. 81-94.

2007     Battle-Baptiste, W., “The ‘Other from Within’: A Commentary,” In Past Meets Present: Archaeologists Partnering with Museum Curators, Teachers, and Community Groups, John Jameson and Sherene Baugher, Springer Press, pgs. 101-106.

 Conference Proceedings

2010     Battle-Baptiste, W., “Global Conversations: New Directions and Dialogues in African Diaspora Studies,” MUSEUM International, vol. 62(1/2):26-30.

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles, in preparation

2017     Paynter, R. and W. Battle-Baptiste, “Contexts of Resistance in African American Western Massachusetts: A View from the W.E.B. Du Bois Homesite in Great Barrington, MA,” Thematic Issue, The Connecticut River Valley: Five Centuries of Material Change, Historical Archaeology, 51 (3).

2017     Battle-Baptiste, W., “Cruise Ships, Community, and Collective Memory at Millars Plantation, Eleuthera Bahamas,” Thematic Issue, Challenging Theories of Racism, Diaspora, and Agency in African America, Historical Archaeology, 51(1).

On Line Publications and Blog Entries

2015     Battle-Baptiste, W., Review, “Blogging the Field School: Teaching Digital Public Archaeology,” by Terry Brock and Lynne Goldstein, Internet Archaeology, Issue 39: Critical Blogging in Archaeology. http://intarch.ac.uk/journal/issue39/index.html

2015     Battle-Baptiste, W., Review, “Changing the Way Archaeologists Work: Blogging and the Development of Expertise,” by Sara Perry, Internet Archaeology, Issue 39: Critical Blogging in Archaeology. http://intarch.ac.uk/journal/issue39/index.html

2014     Battle-Baptiste, W., “Writing to Live: On Finding Strength While Watching Ferguson,”

2008     Battle-Baptiste, W., “Archaeology of Slave Lives,” International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, Yitzhak Rabin and William Darity, Jr., Macmillan Reference USA, pgs. 529-531).

Reviews and Encyclopedia Entries

2016     Battle-Baptiste, W., “Speaking for the Enslaved: Heritage Interpretation at Antebellum Plantation. Antoinette Jackson,” American Anthropologist. Vol 116, Issue 2: 456-457 (2014)

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/aman.12090_20/full

2012     Battle-Baptiste, W., The Materiality of Freedom: Archaeologies of Postemancipation Life. Ed. by Jodi A. Barnes (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2011. Xii, 291 pp.), Journal of American History, Vol. 99(3): 938-939.

1999     Battle-Baptiste, W., “Reclaiming a Silenced Past: Community Outreach and Oral History at Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage.” African-American Archaeology Newsletter, Early Winter 1999/ Number 26, pgs. 2-3.

SCHOLARLY PRESENTATIONS

Conference Presentations & Posters

2016     Battle-Baptiste, W., E. Chilton, and E. Sesma, “Back to the Soil”: Community Archaeology and Heritage Tourism in Eleuthera, Bahamas, Poster Session: Heritage Values in Contemporary Society, Society for American Anthropology Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL.

2015a   “Teaching the Souls of Black Folk Through Material Culture,” Association for the Study of African American Life & History (ASALH), 100th Anniversary Conference, Atlanta, GA.

2015b   Battle-Baptiste, W. and H. Bauer-Clapp, “Engaging with the Unimaginable: Case Studies in Community Engagement with Slavery and Heritage,” Connecting Continents: Archaeological Perspectives on Slavery, Trade, and Colonialism. Joint meeting of the Society for American Archaeology and the European Archaeological Association, Curacao.

2014a   “’Putting Millars Back on the Map’: Community Memory on a Fading Landscape in the Bahamas,” American Anthropology Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.

2014b   “Culture, Community, and Cruise Ships: Black Feminist Archaeology in a Caribbean Context,” Society for Historical Archaeology Annual Meeting, Quebec, Canada.

2013a   “In Search of Lena and Lucy: Intersectional Narratives of Race, Gender and Class in New England,” Black Archaeology in New England: Theory, Dialogue, and Interpretation, Annual Conference on New England Archaeology, Andover, MA.

2013b   “The Invisibility of Place: Critical Heritage, African Diaspora Archaeology and the Legacy of W. E. B. Du Bois,” W. E. B. Du Bois and the Wings of Atlanta, 50th Anniversary Commemorative Conference, Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA.

2013c   “Standing at the Crossroads: Toward an Intersectional Archaeology of the African Diaspora,” Society for Historical Archaeology Annual Meeting Leicester, UK.

2013d   Whitney Battle-Baptiste, Robert Paynter, Christopher Douyard, Elena Sesma, Anthony Martin, and Honora Sullivan-Chin, “Radical Heritage Archaeology: A Case Study from the W. E. B. Du Bois Homesite in Great Barrington, MA,” Society for Historical Archaeology Annual Meeting, Leicester, UK.

2010a   Whitney Battle-Baptiste and Robert Paynter, “Remembering Du Bois: The Struggle for Recognition at the W. E. B. Du Bois Boyhood Homesite,” 5th Annual Black New England Conference, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH.

2010b   “The Berkshires and the Burghardts: An Archaeology of Race, Gender and Labor at the W. E. B. Du Bois Boyhood Homesite in Great Barrington, MA,” Windows from the Past to the Present: The Archaeology of Africa & the African Diaspora, Howard University, Washington, DC.

2009a   “Global Conversations: New Directions and Dialogues in African Diaspora Studies,” Center for Heritage and Society Annual Conference: Heritage in Conflict and Consensus, University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA.

2009b   Robert Paynter and Whitney Battle-Baptiste, “The Color and Gender Lines in the Rural North: A View from the W.E.B. Du Bois Boyhood Homesite in Great Barrington, MA,” Society for Historical Archaeology Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada.

2008     “Sweepin’Spirits: A Gendered Approach to the Enslaved Landscape,” Society for Historical Archaeology Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, NM.

2005a   “Rythmic Dimensions: The Archaeology of Enslaved Domestic Spaces,” Amherst Branch of the Association for the Study of African-American Life and History, African-American Studies Conference, University of Massachusetts Amherst.

2005b   “The Personal and Political: Descendant Community Involvement at Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage Plantation,” American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.

2003     “A Place to Resist: Rethinking the Enslaved Household at Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage,” Annual Meeting of the Tennessee Conference of Historians, Fisk University, Nashville, TN.

2001     “A Space of Our Own: Redefining the Enslaved Household at Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage,” Society for Historical Archaeology Annual Meeting, Long Beach, CA.

1999     “The Mask of Tolerance: Racial Boundaries and the Misconception of Multiculturalism at the Hermitage,” Society for Historical Archaeology Annual Meeting, Quebec, Canada.

1998a   “The Lower Slope of Beacon Hill: The History of a 19th Century African American Community,” Annual Meeting of the Conference on New England Archaeology, Sturbridge, MA.

1998b   “Separate but Not Equal: The History of the African American Community and Equal Education,” Society for Historical Archaeology Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.

1997     “Rich Neck in the 19th Century: Explorations of a Probable Slave Quarter,” Society for Historical Archaeology Annual Meeting, Corpus Cristi, TX.

Other Professional Presentations

2017a   “’Coming back together’: Community-Based Archaeology in the Shadow of Contemporary Tourism at Millars Plantation, Eleuthera, Bahamas,” Standford Archaeology Center Workshop Series, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California.

2017b   Black Feminist Archaeology, V Semana Internacional De Arqueologia, Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology (MAE-USP), University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.

2017c   “Moving Mountains & Liberating Dialogues: My Journey as a Black Feminist Archaeologist,” Lecture Series, Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, Virginia.

2017d   “Moving Mountains & Liberating Dialogues: My Journey as a Black Feminist Archaeologist,” Annual Stigler Lecture, Department of Anthropology, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas.

2017e   “‘It is the Mothers Who Seem to Count’: A Black Feminist Perspective of The Damnation of Women by W. E. B. Du Bois, Distinguished Lecture Series, Department of Anthropology and Department of Sociology, Texas A & M University, College Station, TX.

2017f    “’Be content to stand in the light’: Black Feminist Archaeology in Praxis” Women’s Week Lecture Series, Department of Anthropology, Texas A & M University, College Station, TX.

2017g   “’Be content to stand in the light’: The Practice of Black Feminist Archaeology,” Pre-Conference Keynote Address, Women’s Studies Graduate Organization Annual Conference: Feminism, Race, and the Anthropocene, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA.

2016a   “Moving Mountains & Liberating Dialogues: My Journey as a Black Feminist Archaeologist,” Sankofa Lecture Series, Quinsigamond Community College, Worcester, MA.

2016b   “Liberating Dialogues: Black Feminist Archaeology in Praxis,” Anthropology Colloquium Series, Department of Anthropology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY.

2016c   Anthropology Speaker Series, Department of Anthropology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.

2013a   “The House of the Black Burghardts: Commemoration, Contestation and Collective Memory at the W. E. B. Du Bois Homesite, Great Barrington, MA,” Anthropology Colloquium Series, Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.

2013b   “’It Is the Mothers That Seem to Count’: Commemoration and Contestation at the W. E. B. Du Bois Homesite, Great Barrington, MA,” Anthropology Colloquium Series, Department of Anthropology, University of Massachusetts Amherst.

2013c   “Practicing Yoruba Traditional Religion in the United States,” Guest lecturer for (AAS 232): The Black Church in the United States, Department of African American Studies, Smith College, Northampton, MA.

2012a   “The Materiality of Race: Recent Trends in African Diaspora Archaeology,” Topics of the Times Annual Series, Center for American and World Cultures, Miami University of Ohio-Oxford, Oxford, OH.

2012b   “Woman’s Place is in the Home: Race, Gender and Class at the W. E. B. Du Bois Homesite,” Department of Anthropology Speakers Series, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.

2012c   “A Woman’s Place is in the Home: The Archaeology of Race and Gender at the W. E. B. Du Bois Homesite, Great Barrington, MA,” College of William & Mary Department of Anthropology Lecture Series, Williamsburg, VA.

2011a   “Du Bois, The Veil of Black Womanhood and Black Feminist Archaeology,” Book Launch, sponsored by the W. E. B. Du Bois Center at the W. E. B. Du Bois Library, University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA.

2011b   Online speaker for course (Skype), Workshop on History, Arts, Administration, Luca Zan and Laurea Magistrale.  Graduate Degree in Innovation and Organization of Culture and the Arts, University of Bologna, Italy.

2006a   “Critical Conversations: Oral History, Descendant Communities and African Diaspora

Archaeology,” Brown Bag Lecture Series, Department of Anthropology, Syracuse

University, NY.

2006b   “Archaeology and the Interpretation of African-American Culture,” New York

Archaeological Society, Meeting of the Finger Lakes Chapter, Ithaca College, NY.

2005a   “The Personal is Political: Activist Archaeology, Descendant Communities, and the

Plantation Museum,” Department of Anthropology Colloquium Series, Cornell

University, Ithaca, NY.

2005b   “Sweepin’ Spirits: The Archaeology of Enslaved Domestic Spaces,” The Department of Africana and Puerto Rican/Latino Studies Speaker Series, Hunter College, NY.

2004     “A Yard to Sweep: The Archaeology of Slavery,” Africana Studies & Research Center’s

Africana Colloquium Series, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.

2003     “Gender, Space, and Enslaved Households: Archaeology at Andrew Jackson’s

Hermitage,” Guest lecture for AFAS 310: Psychological Impact of Enslavement and Colonization, Department of Africana Studies, Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN.

2002     “Yoruba in the New World: Alternative African American Religions,” Guest lecturer for AFR 301: Introduction to African American Culture, Center for African & African American Studies, University of Texas, Austin.

Community and Invited Presentations

2017     “The Post-Souls Du Bois: The International Legacy of W. E. B. Du Bois,” Sundays @ 4 Lecture Seriews, The Links, Inc. Farmington Valley Chapter, Hartford, CT.

2016a   Facilitator, Workshop on Colorism, Self-Esteem, and Beauty for Young Black Women, Rite of Passage and Empowerment Program (ROPE), sponsored by Youth Alive and Women of Color Giving Circle, Pittsfield, MA.

2016b   Keynote Address, Soul TV’s 2nd Annual Young at Art, Black History Program, UMass.

2016c   Speaker, Connecticut State Library’s Black History Month Lecture Series, Hartford, CT.

2015a   Workshop Facilitator, “Hip-Hop Feminism: An Introduction,” Project eLEVate, Youth program of Lift Ev’ry Voice, Sponsored by Mass Humanities.

2015b   Keynote Address, Greater Springfield NAACP Annual Freedom Fund Dinner, Agawam, MA.

2015c   Keynote Address, 31st Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Breakfast, Amherst, MA.

2013a   Keynote Address, “’The Truth Burns Error’: The Truth About Race in the Happy Valley,” Sojourner Truth Memorial Statue 11th Annual Celebration, Florence, MA.

2013b   Keynote Address, “The Importance of the Emancipation Proclamation in Our Lives Today,” Race and Politics: I Have a Dream…50 Years Later, Governor Deval Patrick’s Black History Month Celebration, Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History, Springfield, MA.

2013c   Elizabeth Chilton, Elizabeth Braebec & Whitney Battle-Baptiste, “Updates on Cupid’s Cay Historic Structures Survey,” Community Forum, Cupid’s Cay, Eleuthera, Bahamas.

2013d   Speaker, “Commemoration, Contestation and Collective Memory at the W. E. B. Du Bois Homesite, Great Barrington, MA,” Amherst Women’s Club Series, Amherst, MA.

2013e   Hair Politics: The Reasons and Rambles Behind Black Hair, Black History Program, University of Massachusetts Amherst Resident Life, North Apartments, Amherst, MA.

2012a   “Black Feminist Archaeology and the Story of Lucy Foster”, The Amherst Club Annual Speakers Series, Amherst, MA.

2012b   “Black Folk, Then and Now: Why the Past Matters in Our Everyday Lives,” Lift Every Voice: A Black History Month Lecture Series, Spring of Hope Church of God in Christ, Springfield, MA.

2011     Book Reading and Community Event: Black Feminist Archaeology, Food For Thought Books, Amherst, MA.

2009     Panelist, African Americans vs. Caribbean Americans, Black Student Alliance Annual Meeting, Smith College, Northampton, MA.

2003     “African Americans and the Lucumi Tradition,” Guest speaker for World Religion Seminar, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Austin, TX.

Other Conference Presentations and Leadership

2016     Discussant, Engendered Archaeologies: Intersubjectivity in Archaeological Heritage and Interpretation (Sponsored by Women in Archaeology Interest Group (WAIG)), 81st Annual Meeting, Society of American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida.

2013a   Panel Organizer, Archaeologies of Intersectionality, (co-organizer, Edward Gonzalez-Tennant) Society for Historical Archaeology Annual Conference, Leicester, UK

2013b   Panelist, Diversity, Anti-racism, and the Future of SHA, Society for Historical Archaeology 2013 Annual Conference, Leicester, UK.

2013c   Panelist, Building the Atlantic Mosaic: Piecing Together Archaeology, Memory and Memorials of the African Diaspora, Society for Historical Archaeology Annual Conference, Leicester, UK.

2012a   Panelist, “An Archaeology for the Living: Bringing the Past into the Present through Dialogue, Collaboration and Real Exchange,” Digging Together, Community Archaeology: Practice and Potential, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT.

2012b   Invited Speaker, Telling the Whole Story: Women & the Making of the US, National Park Service and the National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites; Presentation to Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar, Washington, DC.

2011a   Panelist, Our Practice, Our Lives: What Would an Anti-Racist SHA Look Like? Society for Historical Archaeology Annual Meeting, Austin, TX.

2011b   Panel Organizer, How the Past Matters: Thinking with Us about the Legacy of W.E.B. Du Bois, (co-organizer, Delores Root), Center for Heritage and Society Annual Conference: Why Does the Past Matter?, UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA.

2011c   Workshop Presenter, Integrating Women’s History Workshop, National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites/National Park Service Workshop, Part of Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA.

2010a   Chair/Organizer, Knowing Our Place: Race and Gender in Post-Columbian Archaeology, American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

2010b   Moderator, Analysis of Black Feminisms in the Americas, Black/Afro-descendent Feminisms in the Americas Symposium, Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies, University of Massachusetts Amherst.

2009     Discussant, Alternative Freedoms: Vantages from Historical Archaeology, American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

2008     Moderator, Brothers and Sisters Gonna Work it Out: Sexual Politics and Hip-Hop Feminism, Conference on Triggering Change: Hip-Hop, Media, and Social Change, University of Massachusetts Amherst.

2007     Panelist, Research Designs for Atlantic Africa and African Diaspora Archaeologies, Society for Historical Archaeology Annual Meeting, Williamsburg, VA.

Consultantions 

2016     Workshop facilitator on Diversity and Inclusion, Department of Anthropology, University of Kentucky.

2014a   Host Scholar, Mass Humanities, “Reading Frederick Douglass’s The Meaning of the Fourth of July for the Negro,” Amherst Town Common, Amherst, MA.

2014b   Host Scholar, Mass Humanities, “Reading Frederick Douglass’s The Meaning of the Fourth of July for the Negro,” Springfield City Hall, Springfield, MA.

2014c   Scholar Consultant, “On Being,” with Krista Tippett, Nationally Syndicated Show, National Public Radio, W. E. B. Du Bois and the American Soul, aired July 10, 2014, unedited interviews: http://www.onbeing.org/program/maya-angelou-elizabeth- alexander-arnold-rampersad-web-du-bois-the-american-soul/644.

Media

2013a   “African Diaspora: Archaeology as a tool for social justice,” Research Next: Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity for a Brighter Future, February, http://www.umass.edu/researchnext/african-diaspora#.

2013b   Faculty Profiles: ISSR Research Scholar, Archaeologist Focuses on Anthropology through Race, Gender and Class, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Website, February, http://www.umass.edu/sbs/faculty/profiles/battle-baptiste_issr.htm.

2012a   Oral History Project Feature, Society of Black Archaeologists, in collaboration with the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, March 14, 2012.

2012b   Truthout.org, “Archaeologist, Black Feminist Unearths Contributions of African Diaspora, Everyday People,” by Max Eternity, February 29.

2011a   Faculty Profiles: “Archaeologist Focuses on African Diaspora Through Race, Gender and Class,” College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Website, September, http://www.umass.edu/sbs/faculty/profiles/battle-baptiste.htm.

2011b   Black Feminist Archaeology, Topic: Digging Deep: Decoding Womanhood through our African Ancestors, Omo Oduduwa Radio: Voices of Vision with Ayoka Wiles, November.

2010     The Women’s Times Magazine, “Sifting the Evidence: black feminist archaeology,” November.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Undergraduate courses at the University of Massachusetts Amherst

The Anthropology of Slavery (Anthropology 297PP/397PP): Fall 2007, 2009, 2016; Spring 2013,

Race and the American Museum (Anthropology 397TT): Fall 2008, Spring 2011, 2015.

Gender in Hip-Hop Culture (Anthropology 297O): Spring 2008, 2010, 2014, 2016.

Gender and Slavery in the Americas (Anthropology 497GS): Spring 2010.

Anthropology as a Profession (Anthropology 197D): Fall 2009, 2010.

From Blues to Hip-Hop, Faculty First Year Seminar (197Anthropology4-01): Fall 2012.

Racialized Bodies (Social Thought & Political Economy STEPC 492H): Spring 2015.

Graduate Courses at the University of Massachusetts Amherst

Introduction to Material Culture (Anthropology 697MC): Spring 2017

Research in Archaeology (Anthropology 897): Fall 2008.

Historical Archaeology (Anthropology 697X): Spring 2008; Fall 2010, 2012.

Theory & Method in Archaeology (Anthropology 578): Spring 2016.

Archaeology of the African Diaspora (Anthropology 597DS): Spring 2011.

Archaeology, Heritage and Community Engagement in the Caribbean (Anthropology 597CE): Spring 2012.

 
Undergraduate Courses, Africana Studies & Research Center, Cornell University

Anthropology of the African Diaspora (Africana 384): Fall 2006.

The Archaeology of Slavery (Africana Studies 453; American Studies 453; Archaeology 453: Spring 2005, Fall 2006.

African Diaspora Archaeology (Africana Studies 601): Fall 2006.

Graduate Courses, Africana Studies & Research Center, Cornell University

Gender and Slavery in the Americas (Africana Studies 612; Feminist, Gender, Sexuality Studies 622): Spring 2007.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND ASSOCIATIONS

Chair

2014-2016        Program Committee, Association of Black Anthropologists, American Anthropological Association.

2011-2012        Committee on Minority Issues in Anthropology, American Anthropological Association.

Committees

2016-present     Member, Program Committee, Association of Black Anthropologists, American Anthropological Association.

2014-2015        Member, Scientific Committee, SAA/EAA Joint Conference.

2013-2014        Member, 2014 Program Committee, Society for American Archaeology.

2012-2014        Abstract Review Committee, Center for Heritage & Society Annual Conference.

2012-2015        Minority Seat, American Anthropological Association, Executive Nominations Committee.

2011-present     Gender and Minority Affairs for the Society for Historical Archaeology.

2011-present     Program Committee, Association of Black Anthropologists, American Anthropological Association.

2012-present     Member, Steering Committee, Lift Ev’ry Voice: Celebrating African American Culture in Berkshire County.

2010-2013        American Anthropology Association Annual Minority Dissertation Fellowship Review Committee.

Panelist

2016                 National Science Foundation, Graduate Research Fund, Reviewer for Anthropology and Archaeology panel.

2014                 National Endowment for the Humanities, Reviewer for Social Science and History panel.

2013-2016        Ford Foundation Fellowship Program, Reviewer for Social Science and Humanities panel.

Editorial Activities

2011-present     Managing Editor, African Diaspora Archaeology Newsletter.

Peer Reviews

Society for Historical Archaeology Dissertation Award, University Press of Florida; University of Pennsylvania Press; African Studies Review; Historical Archaeology; Journal of Archaeological Research, Journal of African Diaspora Archaeology and Heritage.

UNIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY SERVICE

Five Colleges

2008-present     Five Colleges African Studies Program Advisory Committee, 2008-2010

2007-2008        Crossroads in the Study of the Americas seminar Fellow

University of Massachusetts Amherst

2017                 Steering Committee, “Emancipating the Past: The Work of Kara Walker”, University Museum of Contemporary Art.

2016                 Reviewer, Faculty Research Grant/Healey Endowment Grant, University of Massachusetts Amherst.

2016-present     Member, W. E. B. Du Bois Fellowship Selection Committee, Special Collections, UMass Libraries.

2016                 Member, UMass Amherst Cultural Centers External Review Committee.

2016                 Member, Search Committee, Dean of Libraries, UMass Amherst.

2015-2016        Member, UMass Amherst Joint Task Force for Strategic Oversight (JTFSO).

2012-2013        Steering Committee, “Du Bois in Our Time,” University Museum of Contemporary Art.

2012-present     Steering Committee, Center for Heritage & Society.

2011-present     Steering Committee, Graduate Certificate in African Diaspora Studies.

2011-present     Graduate Committee for the Graduate Certificate in Advanced Feminist Studies for Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies.

2011-2013        Search Committee, History/Center for Heritage and Society cluster hire (twice).

2012-present     Affiliated Faculty, Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies.

2010-present     Affiliated Faculty, W. E. B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies.

2010-present     Steering Committee, African Studies Certificate Program, UMass Amherst.

2007-2010        Member, W. E. B. Du Bois Center Steering Committee.

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

2015                 Member, Undergraduate Curriculum Committee.

Department of Anthropology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

2016                 Member, Department of Anthropology Personnel Committee

2015-2016        Member, Department of Anthropology Graduate Student Committee

2015                 Chair, Search Committee, Two-year Lecturer, Indigenous Archaeology of the Northeast.

2013-2015        Undergraduate Program Director

2013-present     UMass Archaeological Services Advisory Committee.

2012-2013        Anthropology Colloquium Series Coordinator.

2011-2012        Woodbury Committee.

2010                 Member, Search Committee, Repatriation Coordinator.

2010-2011        Personnel Committee.

2008                 Member, Search Committee, University of Massachusetts Archaeological Services, Associate Director.

Community Service

2015-present     Member, Board of Trustees, Amherst Historical Society

2014-present     Member, Pelham Historical Commission

2012-present     One Eleuthera Foundation, Eleuthera, Bahamas.

2012-present     Lift Ev’ry Voice: Celebrating African American Culture in the Berkshires, Pittsfield, MA.

2012-present     Samuel Harrison House, Pittsfield, MA.

2012-present     PAHMUSA (Pan African History Museum USA), Springfield, MA.

Professional Associations

American Anthropological Association

Association of Black Anthropologists

American Anthropological Association, Archaeology Division

Association for the Study of African American Life & History (ASALH)

Society for Black Archaeologists

Society for Historical Archaeology

Society for American Archaeology

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