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Stephanie Bergman

Email:: [[e|smbergman]]
Year entered:: 2010
Degree sought:: PhD
Regional specialization:: Caribbean and Atlantic World

Background

Brief bio/academic history:  Stephanie has worked in contract archaeology throughout the Eastern US and completed her MA in Historical Archaeology from William and Mary prior to being admitted in the PhD program.  She has conducted fieldwork in Barbados on plantation villages dating from the period of slavery into the modern era.  Her current interests include the anthropology of development, the archaeology of labor, and the social and historic origins of conflict over land rights and reform by diasporic communities. Her dissertation work focuses on social identities (race, class, gender) and rural lifeways in the Caribbean through the examination of material changes manifested in the built environment in relation to local, symbolic, and cultural understandings of land and house ownership in response to the emergence and influence of capitalism.