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Museum Studies
Areas of Expertise

Archaeological collections, historical archaeology, American material culture, public engagement, anthropological theory

Ph.D. with Distinction in Anthropology, University of Massachusetts

Quentin Lewis

Collections Manager of the Yager Museum of Art & Culture, and Lecturer in Museum Studies

Recent Courses Taught:

  • MUST 204: Practicum in Collections Management


  • Honorary Research Fellow, Department of Archaeology, Durham University, U.K. (2013-2017)
  • Research Project Advisory Group Member: Landscapes of the Great Depression in NE of England, Department of Archaeology, Durham University (Funded by the Leverhulme Trust)

Selected Publications:

  • “The Materiality of Fishing, Property, and Labor in Western Massachusetts” In Press for Historical Archaeology, (forthcoming 2017).
  • An Archaeology of Improvement in Rural Massachusetts: Landscapes of Profit and Betterment at the Dawn of the 19th Century. Springer International Publishing, Cham, Switzerland, (2016). 
  • “Materiality, White Public Space, and Historical Commemoration in 19th Century Deerfield, Massachusetts” in Race in the Northeast: Archaeological Studies of Racialization, Resistance, and Memory. Edited by Christopher N. Matthews and Allison Manfra McGovern. University of Tennessee Press. Pp. 273-290, (2015). 
  • “‘Manure Manufactories’: Materializing the Metabolic Rift in Nineteenth-Century Deerfield, Massachusetts”. International Journal of Historical Archaeology Issue 18, pp. 242-258, (2014). 
  • “Building with History: Exploring the Relationship between Heritage and Energy in Institutionally Managed Buildings” The Historic Environment: Policy and Practice. Vol. 5, Issue 2, pp. 167-181, (2014) (with C. Adams, R. Douglas-Jones, A. Green, and T. Yarrow).

Professional Affiliations & Memberships:

  • Society for Historical Archaeology

External Links

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