Quentin Lewis
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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

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

Recent Courses Taught:

  • MUST204: Collections Management Practicum
  • MUST250: Collectors and Collecting (Co-Taught with Doug Kendall)
  • MUST252: Introduction to North American Material Culture to 1700


  • Honorary Research Fellow, Department of Archaeology, Durham University, U.K. (2013-2017)

Selected Publications:

  • “Marxism, historical archaeology, and the web of life” in The Routledge Handbook of Global Historical Archaeology (2020).
  • The Materiality of Fishing, Property, and Labor in Western Massachusetts” Historical Archaeology 53, 295-306 (2019)
  • “Excavating the ‘Garden of the North’: Five Centuries of Material and Social Change in Western Massachusetts: An Introduction” with Robert Paynter and Linda Ziegenbein. Historical Archaeology 53 (235-250).

Professional Affiliations & Memberships:

  • Society for Historical Archaeology

External Links

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