Whitney Battle-Baptiste

Program Chair

rsz_whitneybattlebaptisteWhitney Battle-Baptiste is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Dr. Battle-Baptiste is a historical archaeologist interested in race, gender, and cultural landscapes. Her theoretical interests include Black Feminist theory, critical race theory and the African Diaspora. Her publications include commentaries and papers in edited volumes on historical archaeology and slavery in the Southern United States. She has conducted field work at many sites, including the home of Andrew Jackson in Nashville, Tennessee; Rich Neck Plantation in Williamsburg, Virginia; and The Abiel Smith School in Boston, Mass. Her latest research is at the W. E. B. DuBois boyhood homesite in Great Barrington, Mass. Her recent and highly acclaimed publication is Black Feminist Archaeology – Left Coast Press (July 1, 2011).