Jeffrey Burnett

  • MSU Campus Archaeologist
  • PhD Student


30 McDonel Hall

Curriculum vitae

Research Interests

    Historical archaeology, African Diaspora, race in history, identity and power, collaborative and community archaeology, historiography

Biographical Info

Jeffrey Burnett is a PhD. student in the Department of Anthropology at Michigan State University. His archaeological focus is on the social and material relationships that inform the formation, performance, and experience of identity in the 19th and 20th century United States. Jeff is interested in the use of collaborative and community-based methodologies in both excavation and collections-based research.


  • Burnett, J.J. (2021) Seeking Radical Solidarity in Heritage Studies: Exploring the Intersection of Black Feminist Archaeologies and Geographies in Oak Bluffs, MA. International Journal of Historical Archaeology.
  • Burnett, J.J, Camp, S. L., Painter A. M. (forthcoming) The Archaeology of Children on Michigan State University’s Campus in Post-Contact Archaeology of Michigan and the Great Lakes Region. Eds. Sarah Surface-Evans and Misty Jackson.
  • Jeff Burnett, Dan Lauterbur, James Robertson, and Christine Stephenson (2021) Exploring Class, Gender, and Consumption in Southwest Michigan, 1852–1870. Society of Historical Archaeology Spring 2021 Volume 54 Number 1
  • Jeff Burnett, Dr. Stacey L. Camp, and Autumn Painter (2020) Continuing Campus Archaeology on a (Mostly) Closed Campus, Michigan State University Society for Historical Archaeology Newsletter: Fall 2020 Volume 53 Number 4
  • Dept. of Anthropology