Associate Professor of Anthropology (1998)
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
A.B., Vassar College; Independent Program in Medieval Studies, 1974
M.A., University of Durham, England; English Language and Medieval Literature, 1976
Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Anthropology, 1999
Ph.D. Thesis Title: “Constructing Ancestors: Archaeology and Folklore in Scotland”
Sample of Courses Taught
Introduction to Archaeology, Environmental Anthropology, North American Indian, Human Evolution and Variation
Sample of Publications
- Gazin-Schwartz, Amy and Olivia Lelong, Borralie, Durness. Data Structure Report. GUARD, Glasgow, Scotland (2004).
- Gazin-Schwartz, Amy. “Mementos of the Past.” In Marketing Heritage, edited by Uzi Baram and Yorke Rowan. pp 93-103. Alta-Mira Press. (2004).
- Gazin-Schwartz, Amy, “Archaeology and folklore of ritual, material culture, and everyday life” International Journal of Historical Archaeology 5(4) (2001).
- Gazin-Schwartz, Amy and Cornelilus Holtorf, (editors), Archaeology and Folklore. Routledge, London, (1999).
- 2011 Myth and Folklore for Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Ritual and Religion edited by Tim Insoll. Oxford University Press.
- 2008 Landscapes of Clearance. co-edited with Angele P. Smith. Left Coast Press.
- 2007 Imaging the Highlands. Historical Archaeology 41(2) edited by Uzi Baram and Diana Loren.
- 1999 Archaeology and Folklore. Edited by Amy Gazin-Schwartz and Cornelius Holtorf. Routledge, London.
Faculty Development Grant Recipient, 2007
Sample of Presentations
- Heroic Landscapes. Paper Presented at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association, in the session “Propaganda and Resistance Underfoot: Landscapes of Power and Conflict”, Chicago, 2003.
- Abandoned, Avoided, Evicted. Paper presented in the session “Landscapes of Clearance.” at the World Archaeological Congress, Washington, DC 2003
- 2009 Anthropology, Sociology and Social Justice. Paper co-authored with Susan Perschbacher Melia (Assumption College), presented in the Invited Session Heterogeneous Academic Relations: Issues of Departmental Combinations, Social Class, and the Appropriation of Anthropology by Other Disciplines at the 108 Annual Meeting, American Anthropology Association, Philadelphia, PA.
- 2008 Public Archaeology and History in Strathnaver, Scotland. Paper presented at the 41st annual conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology, Society for Historical Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM