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Anthropology Colloquium: Alicia Odewale

Friday, September 17, 2021 at 3:00pm to 4:30pm

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“Archaeology in the Shadow of a Massacre: Searching for Signs of Life in a Landscape of Historical Trauma”
Dr. Alicia Odewale is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Tulsa.  She specializes in African Diaspora archaeology in the Caribbean and Southeastern United States with a theoretical focus on Community centered, anti-racist and Black feminist archaeology. Her dissertation entitled “Living among Presidents and Kings: Enslaved Africans Coping with Risk in Service to the Elite” compared the material culture of royal enslaved Africans in the Danish West Indies (modern day Virgin Islands) and enslaved Africans of a former U.S. president in Virginia to examine the natural and social environment affecting the enslaved community in both regions. This research also analyzes the different strategies these groups used to overcome the challenges they faced as they were forced to serve some of the most elite members of society.
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