Laura Heath-Stout

Laura Heath-Stout
Brandeis University

Doctor of Philosophy

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10
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Citations since 2016
10 Research Items
64 Citations
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Additional affiliations
August 2021 - present
University of Massachusetts Boston
Position
  • PostDoc Position
Description
  • supported by a Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Wenner-Gren Foundation
August 2020 - July 2021
Emory University
Position
  • PostDoc Position
Description
  • Research on diversity and equity issues in archaeological knowledge production; Teaching undergraduate topical writing seminars
September 2019 - August 2020
Rice University
Position
  • PostDoc Position
Description
  • Research on diversity and equity issues in archaeological knowledge production Teaching undergraduates in Anthropology and Museums & Cultural Heritage courses
Education
September 2015 - September 2019
Boston University
Field of study
  • Teaching College Writing
August 2011 - April 2013
Boston University
Field of study
  • Archaeology
August 2011 - August 2019
Boston University
Field of study
  • Anthropology (Anthropological Archaeology)

Publications

Publications (10)
Article
At the time of European contact in Mexico, the small community of La Laguna lived on the edge of the altepetl of Tecoac, itself peripheral to the Tlaxcallan confederacy. Yet this area was historically important: after a battle at Tecoac, Cortés allied with the Tlaxcaltecas, who proved essential to the conquest. Archaeological materials from the sit...
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Field schools are essential for undergraduate students pursuing careers in archaeology, but they are expensive and, consequently, inaccessible to many. Although there have been efforts to rectify this through the creation of scholarships, there have been no systematic studies of the full cost of archaeological field schools. Here, we present a stud...
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Since the 1980s, activist archaeologists have used quantitative studies of journal authorship to show that the demographics of archaeological knowledge production are homogeneous. This literature, however, focuses almost exclusively on the gender of archaeologists, without deeply engaging with other forms of identity or adequately addressing the me...
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In this article, I use three theories from disability studies-compulsory able-bodiedness, coming out and masquerading, and crip time- o examine stories of non-apparent disability from my interview study of diversity issues among archaeologists. I consider how our discipline privileges some bodies and minds over others and offer suggestions for buil...
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The social positions and employment contexts of archeologists shape the production and dissemination of archeological knowledge. Therefore, demographics have far-reaching impacts for how knowledge is constructed and received in the discipline. In this article, we examine these dynamics using the Texas Archeological Society (TAS) and its Bulletin (B...
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Field schools are essential for undergraduate students pursuing careers in archaeology, but they are expensive and, consequently, inaccessible to many. Although there have been efforts to rectify this through the creation of scholarships, there have been no systematic studies of the full cost of archaeological field schools. Here, we present a stud...

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