Sonya Atalay

Sonya Atalay, Associate Professor
My work is in engaged (public) anthropology, focused on research partnerships with indigenous and local communities. I work across the disciplinary boundaries of cultural anthropology, archaeology, heritage studies, and Native American & Indigenous studies. For me, research is at its best when everyday people are engaged in studying, protecting and teaching about their own cultural heritage. I am working to understand and bring about the institutional changes required to support engaged, activist, and transformative scholarships through ethics principles, grant agency frameworks, tenure promotion guidelines, etc.

Geographic Area: Turkey, Great Lakes/Native North America
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