Christina J. Hodge is Academic Curator and Collections Manager of the Stanford University Archaeology Collections (SUAC) of the Stanford Archaeology Center, a museum quality collection of over 80,000 objects from California and around the world. Hodge has an AB in anthropology, MA in archaeological heritage management, and PhD in historical archaeology. She is responsible for daily operations and long-term planning across all areas of collections work, providing expertise, vision, and strategic thinking in collections management, exhibitions, research, outreach, and teaching. Her initiatives include introducing best-practice policies and procedures for collections use and tracking, strengthening partnerships with allied groups across campus, initiating a new interpretation-focused exhibition program, and developing a museum anthropology course featuring SUAC collections. Before leading SUAC in its new mission/vision of “connections through collections,” she worked for fourteen years uniting scholarly production with indigenous interests through curation, repatriation, university engagement, and community collaboration at Harvard University’s Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. Hodge maintains an active research, presentation, and publication profile in the fields of historical archaeology and museum anthropology. Her research focuses on institutional inclusion and social identity in the past and, in turn, how reinterpreting these practices through legacy cultural collections promotes inclusion while challenging exclusionary narratives and ideologies.

Current Role at Stanford

Academic Curator & Collections Manager, Stanford University Archaeology Collections
Academic Staff—Teaching, Stanford Archaeology Center

2019-20 Courses

Professional Affiliations and Activities

  • Institutional Member, American Alliance of Museums (2015 - Present)
  • Institutional Member, Association of Academic Museums and Galleries (2015 - Present)
  • Individual Member, American Anthropological Association (2013 - Present)
  • Individual Member, Society for American Archaeology (2015 - Present)
  • Individual Member, Society for Historical Archaeology (2005 - Present)
  • Board Member, Council for Northeast Historical Archaeology (CNEHA) (2011 - Present)

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