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Lydia Wilson Marshall awarded tenure-track position at DePauw University

Friday, 4 January 2013

 Lydia Wilson Marshall, historical archaeologist and recent graduate of our PhD program, has been appointed to a tenure-track position in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana beginning fall 2013. She will be the first tenure-track archaeologist at the college, and will build an archaeology program including a lab and field school. She is also initiating new field research in the Lake Malawi region of southern Tanzania, the home of many of the people who were later enslaved in 19th-century coastal Kenya, and who were the subject of her dissertation on fugitive slave communities. Since her PhD in 2011, Lydia was Visiting Scholar in 2011-12 at the Center for Archaeological Investigation, University of Illinois-Carbondale, where she organized and ran a conference on comparative slavery in global perspective. She is producing an edited volume of the papers from that conference. Lydia is currently Visiting Assistant Professor in the Anthropology Department at Gettysburg College.