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  • Sara Godin

    Sara Godin

    Collections Technician, Archaeology

    BioSara Godin is a Collections Technician at Stanford University Archaeology Collections. She has a BS in Anthropology/Sociology and Education from Elmira College, and a MA in Museum Studies from San Francisco State University, where she focused on the connection preservation and access through her thesis of collections and YouTube. During her time at SFSU, she assisted with the opening, installation, and curation of the new campus museum, the Global Museum, and their inaugural exhibit, Going Global. Before coming to SUAC, she has worked with a wide variety of museum collections, including the National Park Service and the California Academy of Sciences. Her interests outside of collections include museum education and social media for museum engagement.

  • Christina Hodge

    Christina Hodge

    Academic Curator and Collections Manager, Archaeology

    Current Role at StanfordAcademic Curator & Collections Manager, Stanford University Archaeology Collections
    Academic Staff—Teaching, Stanford Archaeology Center

  • Veronica Jacobs-Edmondson

    Veronica Jacobs-Edmondson

    Collections Assistant, Stanford University Archaeology Collections, Archaeology

    BioVeronica Jacobs-Edmondson is the Collections Assistant of the Stanford University Archaeology Collections. She has a BA in Anthropology with a biological emphasis from the University of California, Santa Barbara and an MA in Museum Anthropology from Columbia University, where she participated in a collaborative effort to curate and design an exhibit highlighting the effects of climate change on contemporary culture in the Pacific at the American Museum of Natural History. Before coming to SUAC, Jacobs-Edmondson worked with many types of museum collections, including those at the Fowler Museum at UCLA, USC Pacific Asia Museum, and San Diego Museum of Man. Her experience with collections ranges from working in osteology laboratories to working with contemporary fine art, with everything in between. She is passionate about ethical and respectful collecting, display, and stewardship of material culture.

  • Maureece Levin

    Maureece Levin

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Archaeology

    BioMaureece Levin is an archaeologist and paleoethnobotanist with interests in prehistoric and historic food production systems, historical ecology, and social change. Her research methods focus on phytolith and plant macroremain analysis, especially concerning the application of phytoliths to interpretation of the archaeological record. She completed her PhD in Anthropology at the University of Oregon in 2015. In her dissertation, entitled “Food Production, Environment, and Culture in the Tropical Pacific: Evidence for Prehistoric and Historic Plant Cultivation in Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia,” she uses archaeological landscape survey, along with ancient and modern botanical data, to examine managed agroforests in the Pacific. At the Stanford Archaeology Center, she is working primarily on projects in China and in Micronesia, while continuing to use phytolith, plant macroremain, and starch analysis to study ancient plant cultivation systems.

  • 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.