Elena Sesma

PhD

email: esesma@anthro.umass.edu

Machmer E36

 

 

Interests

historical archaeology; archaeology of the African Diaspora; feminist archaeology; public archaeology; memory

 

Biography

Degrees Earned

B.A., Anthropology and Womens’ Studies, University of Maryland 2011

M.A., Anthropology, University of Massachusetts Amherst 2014

Advisor(s)

Whitney Battle-Baptiste

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.

Publications

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.

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