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  • Jiajing Wang

    Jiajing Wang

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Archaeology

    BioJiajing Wang is a Postdoctoral Scholar at Stanford Archaeology Center. She is a prehistoric archaeologist whose research interests include the origins of agriculture, the rise of sociopolitical inequalities, and ancient alcohol production. She studies these topics through residue, use-wear, and lithic analyses. Her recent project examines the transition from hunter-gatherer to rice agricultural societies during the early Holocene period in the Lower Yangtze Valley of China.

  • Luke Waring

    Luke Waring

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, East Asian Studies

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsEarly Chinese (13th century BCE–3rd century CE) literature and cultural history, with a particular focus on manuscripts, epigraphy, material culture, poetry, and aesthetics.

  • Brendan Joseph McKinney Weaver

    Brendan Joseph McKinney Weaver

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Archaeology

    BioI am an archaeologist and historical anthropologist focusing on labor, slavery, and the African diaspora of the Andes. I earned my Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University in 2015. Prior to coming to the Stanford Archaeology Center as a Postdoc in the fall of 2018, I was the Mellon Institute Visiting Assistant Professor of History and Anthropology at Berea College (Kentucky, 2016-2018), and a Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Collaborative Research in the Humanities, Queen’s University Belfast (Northern Ireland, 2015-2016).

    My current research explores through material culture the daily lived experience of agroindustrial workers and residents, the vast majority of whom were both enslaved and of Sub-Saharan African origin, on wine and brandy producing estates owned by the Society of Jesus on the Peruvian coast in the 17th and 18th centuries. I direct the Haciendas of Nasca Archaeological Project (PAHN), centered on Nasca’s Ingenio Valley, which is the first to archaeologically study the African diaspora in what is today the Republic of Peru. By following daily praxis in both productive and domestic contexts, my research asserts that enslaved Afro-Andean laborers engaged with the oppressive structures of hacienda life, but developed strategies and found discreet and material ways of self-expression in response to hegemonic structures.

  • Andrew Womack

    Andrew Womack

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Archaeology

    BioAndrew Womack is currently a postdoctoral scholar in Chinese Archaeology at the Stanford Archaeology Center. His research focuses on using geophysical survey, excavation, and ceramic analysis to explore craft production, identity, and interaction in late Neolithic and early Bronze Age northwestern China. He is Associate Director of the Tao River Archaeology Project and the creator and editor of the China Ceramic Petrography Database.