As an archaeologist of Africa, my past research has focused on two distinct, but related issues: the role of rural and non-elite populations in the political economy of small-scale complex societies, and the way that people use material culture and space in the establishment and maintenance of social inequality and power.
Reto Geiser is a designer and scholar of modern architecture with a focus on the intersections between architecture, pedagogy, and media. He is teaches architectural history, theory, and design.
John Hopkins works on physical/visual/spatial experience and the diachronic investigation of cultural and societal shift in the ancient Mediterranean.
Dr. McDaniel is an historian of slavery, abolitionism, transatlantic reform, and the nineteenth-century United States.
Because of the growing problem of looting of terracotta statuettes from Middle Niger sites, Dr. McIntosh became involved in issues of archaeological heritage and cultural property and has published and lectured widely on these topics.
Dr. Neagley's research interests include late gothic architecture of northern Europe, late medieval urban planning, vision and visuality in the Middle Ages, and medieval pictorial narrative and space. She is the author of Disciplined Exuberance.
Dr. Ward’s major areas of research include museums and public history in South African and in world history, imperialism and colonialism, forced migration in the Indian Ocean, transnationalism and oceanic history, comparative slavery and modern human trafficking.