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Anthropology Department

Siobhan Hart

Siobhan Hart, Associate Chair

Associate Professor of Anthropology

Office: Dana Science Center 353
Tel. (518) 580-5417
E-mail:  shart1@skidmore.edu
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Siobhan Hart's research examines heritage practice, the politics of community recognition, and collaborative research. As an anthropological archaeologist, she is interested in what we know about the past, how we know it, and how it matters to people today. Her research is unified by a concern with using archaeology, material culture, and community collaboration to address inequities in the world today. Engaging with contemporary communities about past lives and experiences through heritage work provides a focal point for dialogue and action that can improve quality of life, increase sociopolitical power, and contribute to dismantling structural inequalities. She has three current projects that research colonialism, community, and heritage in different ways: (1) an archaeological investigation of an 18th century Native American village site known as “Queen Esther’s Town” in northern Pennsylvania; (2) an examination of New England's Native American heritage landscapes, community recognition, and political power; and (3) a study of heritage and sustainability and digital storytelling in Rust Belt urban settings including Binghamton, New York.


REGIONAL FOCUS: Northeastern North America




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