"Community-Centered Research on Sustainability and Farming in Southern Calabria"
Nanovic Faculty Fellow Meredith Chesson is a professor of anthropology and a concurrent professor of gender studies. She focuses on the materiality of daily life in the past as an anthropological archaeologist. Chesson has directed or participated in archaeological projects in Jordan, Canada, United States, Cyprus, Israel, Ireland, and Italy. Her edited volume Social Memory, Identity and Death(2001) presents ethnographic and archaeological studies of cultural memory and mortuary practices, and she has served as co-editor for an issue of Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology. She has published in the Journal of Anthropological Archaeology, Levant, Paleorient, and in several edited books. She currently works as publication co-editor on final reports of the Expedition to the Dead Sea Plain's excavations at Bab adh-Dhra`, Fifa, Numayra, and Khirbat Khanazir (Expedition to the Dead Sea Plain). She has held Wenner-Gren and NSF grants, and is expanding her research to Italy with the Bova Marina Archaeological Project, co-directing with John Robb, Lin Foxhall, and David Yoon (Bova Marina Archaeological Project).
This event is free and open to all.
Complimentary lunch will be available 30 minutes prior to the lecture if current safety protocols allow and while supplies last.