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This African Diaspora Archeology Network (ADAN) is a collaborative, interdisciplinary effort which provides a focal point for dialogues concerning archaeological and historical studies of African diasporas. The ADAN seeks to connect an intellectual community that considers the historical processes of racialization, gender, power, and culture operating within and upon African descendant communities. Participants in the ADAN work towards these goals by, among other things, publishing a quarterly Newsletter, organizing forum meetings and workshops, and communicating research questions, results, data, and resources. A number of ADAN members also serve on the editorial board of the peer reviewed Journal of African Diaspora Archaeology and Heritage (Taylor & Francis Press).

The ADAN has benefitted from the intellectual support and input of a number of collaborating scholars, including:

diamond   Anna Agbe-DaviesUniversity of North Carolina
diamond   E. Kofi AgorsahPortland State University
diamond   Douglas ArmstrongSyracuse University
diamond   Uzi BaramPublic Archaeology at Selby Botanical Gardens
diamond   Christopher BartonFrancis Marion University
diamond   Whitney Battle-BaptisteUniversity of Massachusetts, Amherst
diamond   Jodi BarnesIndependent Consultant
diamond   Richard BenjaminInt'l Slavery Museum & U. Liverpool
diamond   Michael BlakeyCollege of William and Mary
diamond   Sara Bon-HarperAsh Lawn Highland
diamond   Kenneth BrownUniversity of Houston
diamond   Marley BrownCollege of William and Mary
diamond   Peggy BrunacheUniversity of Glasgow
diamond   Temesgen BurkaAddis Ababa University
diamond   James DavidsonUniversity of Florida
diamond   Shannon Lee DawdyUniversity of Chicago
diamond   Christopher DeCorseSyracuse University
diamond   Kelley Fanto DeetzStratford Hall
diamond   Kelly DixonUniversity of Montana
diamond   Justin DunnavantUniversity of California, Los Angeles
diamond   Ywone Edwards-IngramVirginia Commonwealth University
diamond   Christopher EspenshadeIndependent Consultant
diamond   Toyin FalolaUniversity of Texas, Austin
diamond   Paul FarnsworthTemple University
diamond   Garrett FeslerAlexandria Archaeology
diamond   Ayana Omilade FlewellenStanford University
diamond   Maria FranklinUniversity of Texas, Austin
diamond   Jillian GalleMonticello Archaeology
diamond   Rebecca GinsburgUniversity of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
diamond   Edward González-TennantUniversity of Texas, Rio Grande Valley
diamond   Mark GrooverBall State University
diamond   Grey GundakerCollege of William and Mary
diamond   Jerome HandlerVirginia Foundation for the Humanities
diamond   Mark HauserNorthwestern University
diamond   Barbara HeathUniversity of Tennessee
diamond   Linda HeywoodBoston University
diamond   Dan HicksOxford University
diamond   Patrice JeppsonCheyney University of Pennsylvania
diamond   Alexandra JonesArchaeology in the Community
diamond   Joe JosephNew South Associates
diamond   Kenneth KellyUniversity of South Carolina
diamond   William KelsoJamestown Recovery
diamond   Cheryl LaRocheUniversity of Maryland, College Park
diamond   Nedra LeeUniversity of Massachusetts, Boston
diamond   Mark LeoneUniversity of Maryland, College Park
diamond   Lydia Wilson MarshallDePauw University
diamond   Terry MartinIllinois State Museum
diamond   Christopher MatthewsMontclair State University
diamond   John McCarthyIndependent Scholar
diamond   Carol McDavidCommunity Archaeology Research Institute
diamond   Larry McKeeIndependent Scholar
diamond   J. Cameron MonroeUniversity of California, Santa Cruz
diamond   Philip MorganJohns Hopkins University
diamond   Fraser NeimanMonticello Archaeology
diamond   Neil NormanCollege of William and Mary
diamond   Alicia OdewaleArchaeology Rewritten
diamond   Akin OgundiranNorthwestern University
diamond   Charles Orser, Jr.Arizona State University
diamond   Warren PerryCentral Connecticut State University
diamond   Merrick PosnanskyUniversity of California, Los Angeles
diamond   Adrian PraetzellisSonoma State University
diamond   Richard PriceCollege of William and Mary
diamond   Matthew ReevesMontpelier Archaeology
diamond   Patricia SamfordJefferson Patterson Park and Museum
diamond   Douglas SanfordUniversity of Mary Washington
diamond   Paula SaundersCity University of New York
diamond   Paul ShackelUniversity of Maryland, College Park
diamond   Carmel SchrireRutgers University
diamond   Hannes SchroederUniversity of Copenhagen
diamond   Alaba SimpsonCrawford University
diamond   Theresa SingletonSyracuse University
diamond   Carl SteenDiachronic Research Foundation
diamond   John ThorntonBoston University
diamond   Dell UptonUniversity of California, Los Angeles
diamond   Mark WarnerUniversity of Idaho
diamond   Terrance WeikUniversity of South Carolina
diamond   Thomas WheatonNew South Associates
diamond   Esther WhiteNational Building Museum
diamond   William WhiteUniversity of California, Berkeley
diamond   Laurie WilkieUniversity of California, Berkeley
diamond   Anne YentschArmstrong State University

In addition to the many collaborating researchers who participate in this network, this internet resource and quarterly Newsletter are hosted and published by Chris Fennell of the Department of African American Studies, Center for African Studies, and the Department of Anthropology at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.

We welcome any and all suggestions, comments and critiques you may have as to the current contents of this site or for additional materials you would like to see presented here in the future. Please contact us by email at the address listed below if you would like to contribute to this network project in any way. News, announcements, and current discussions are also available on our Twitter page at @AfArchHeritage (link) and on (Facebook).

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Last updated: March 27, 2024
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