Namita Sugandhi, Assistant Professor of Anthropology

316 Yager Hall
sugandhin@hartwick.edu
607-431-4853

Areas of expertise:
Non-state complex societies, South Asian archaeology, political archaeology and micropolitics, ceramic analysis, origins of the Brahmi script, heritage management, decolonized strategies of archaeological practice.
Education:
Ph.D., University of Chicago

Recent courses taught:

  • Ancient Civilizations and Empires
  • Ceramics and Archaeology
  • Anthropology of South Asia
  • Fundamentals of Archaeology
  • Introduction to Anthropology

Selected publications:

  • “Archaeology of South Asia” (2015). International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition. J. Wright, ed. Oxford: Elsevier.
  • “Tekkalakota through the Ages: recent research and perspectives” (2014). Man and Environment 39:62-80.
  • “Conquests of Dharma: Network Models and the Study of Ancient Polities” (2012). In Territoriality in Archaeology. J. F. Osborne and N. P. VanValkenburgh, eds. Archaeological Papers of the American Anthropological Association 22:145-163.
  • “Historical Archaeology of Asia” (2012). Oxford Companion to Archaeology, 2nd edition. N. A. Silberman, ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • “Researching a Living Site: Articulating the Intersection of Collaboration and Heritage in a Transnational Village” (2011) with Teresa Raczek, Lalit Pandey and Prabodh Shirvalkar. Archaeological Review from Cambridge 26: 119-135.
  • “Archaeology of Hinduism” (2011) with Kathleen Morrison. Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Ritual and Religion. T. Insoll, ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • “In the Heart of the Village: Exploring Archaeological Remains in Chatrikhera Village, Rajasthan, India” (2010) with Teresa Raczek. Expedition 52:22-30.
  • “Context, Content and Composition: Questions of Intended Meaning and the Asokan Edicts” (2003). Asian Perspectives 42:224-246.

College service and professional affiliations:

  • American Anthropological Association
  • Society for American Archaeology
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