The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Alica Odewale: The Next Revolution: Developing and Anti-Racist Archaeology

Dr. Alicia Odewale

Friday, April 16, 2:30-4pm

"The Next Revolution: Developing an Anti-racist Archaeology"

Dr. Alicia Odewale is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Tulsa. She specializes in African Diaspora archaeology in the Caribbean and Southeastern United States. Dr. Odewale has researched archaeological sites related to Afro-Caribbean heritage on St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands as well as sites of African heritage in Oklahoma, Virginia, Arkansas, and Mississippi. Dr. Odewale also serves as the Director of the Historical Archaeology and Heritage Studies Laboratory at TU. Dr. Odewale's latest project-based in Tulsa, OK seeks to reanalyze historical evidence from the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, launch new archaeological investigations in the historic Greenwood district, and use radical mapping techniques to visualize the impact of the massacre through time on the landscape of Greenwood, utilizing a slow community-based approach.

In this talk, Dr. Odewale will highlight the praxis of antiracist archaeology and speak on her research in Tulsa as a case study for an antiracist archaeology in action.