Whitney Battle-Baptiste

Associate Professor

I am a historical archaeologist who focuses primarily on the historical intersection of race, class, gender in the shaping of cultural landscapes across the African Diaspora.  My theoretical interests include Black Feminist theory, African American material and expressive culture, and critical heritage studies.  My work spans a variety of historic sites in the Northern and Southern United States, including the home of Andrew Jackson in Nashville, Tennessee; Rich Neck Plantation in Williamsburg, Virginia; the Abiel Smith School in Boston, Massachusetts; and the W. E. B. Du Bois Homesite in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.  My latest research is a community-based archaeology project at the Millars Plantation site on the island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas.

Twitter @blackfemarch

African Diaspora Archaeology Newsletter: http://scholarworks.umass.edu/adan/

UMass Amherst Blog: http://works.bepress.com/whitney_battle_baptiste/

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