historical archaeology; archaeology of the African Diaspora; feminist archaeology; public archaeology; memory
B.A., Anthropology and Womens’ Studies, University of Maryland 2011
M.A., Anthropology, University of Massachusetts Amherst 2014
Biography and Research Interests
My dissertation research focuses on the community memory of a rural Bahamian landscape and former 19th century plantation. Through ethnographic methods and community collaboration, I hope to design an archaeological study of the plantation site in cooperation with the local descendant community.
Sesma, Elena. 2015. 'A Web of Community': Uncovering African American Historic Sites in Deerfield, MA. Journal of Community Archaeology and Heritage 2(2): 121-136.