Emily Nisch

  • Doctoral Student
  • Graduate Research Assistant


Research Interests

    Digital archaeology
    Native American Boarding Schools
    Community engaged digital heritage
    Memory and memorialization
    Preservation and access
    3D models (photogrammetry and structured light)

Biographical Info

Emily Nisch is a second year PhD student in the anthropology department at Michigan State University focusing on community engaged digital heritage and archaeology and Native American boarding schools. Emily's advisor is Dr. Ethan Watrall. Emily has a B.A. in Liberal Arts from St. John's College, Annapolis, a degree in theology from Duke University, and an MLitt with distinction in archaeological studies from the University of the Highlands and Islands. Prior to starting her PhD she worked in CRM in the southeastern United States. Emily is part of the 2023-25 Alexandria Institute Networking Archaeology and Data Communities cohort. https://alexandriaarchive.org/nadac/resources/curriculum/
Dept. of Anthropology