Adjunct Faculty & Research Associates

Associate Directer, Center for Advanced Study of International Development
Livelihoods, inclusive approaches to economic development (based on gender, ethnicity, class), political ecology, participatory methods, the Andes, Central America, rural U.S.
Co-Director, Bat Archaeological Project (BAP) -- Penn Museum
Field Director, Saruq al-Hadid Archaeological Research Project (SHARP) -- University of New England, Australia
Consultant, World Monuments Fund
Consultant, Ministry of Heritage & Culture (Sultanate of Oman)
landscape studies, mortuary analysis, monuments, the Greater Near East (ancient and modern), settlement analysis and settlement ecology, political economy and non-state societies, resilience and persistence of non-state societies, community-based archaeology, international cultural resource management
Ph.D., RPA
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Cultural transmission, social interaction and integration, political and economic organization, social science applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and computer modeling and simulation, archaeology of the Eastern Woodlands of North America.
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Archaeology of the Andes, symmetry analysis, mortuary archaeology, ceramic analysis. I am interested in examining how art and design are used to encode cultural messages about identity, ideology, and human interaction with the environment.
Brazil, Latin America & the Caribbean, cultural production, social movements, history and anthropology, ethnomusicology, Carnival, sugarcane, slavery, engaged and collaborative research.
Member, Board of Trustees, American Institute of Afghanistan Studies, 2006-2008.
Advisory Board, Afghanistan Digital Library, New York University, 2003-present.
Associate Member, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, University of Chicago, 1987-present.
Member, American Anthropological Association, 1967-present.
Fellow, Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, 1970-present.
Member, Middle Eastern Studies Association of North America, 1982-present.
Member, International Society for Iranian Studies, 1996-present.
President, Afghanistan Studies Association in the United States, 1975.
Ethnographic Research
Adjunct Professor of Anthropology
Senior Fellow, Center for Political Ecology (Santa Cruz, CA)
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Instructor: ANP 325, ANP 410
Political Ecology, Environmental Governance, Social Movements, NGOs and Development, Gender, Indigeneity, Latin America (Peru), Ethnographic Methods
Emeritus Curator of Anthropology, Illinois State Museum
Prehistoric Archaeology, Historical Archaeology, Zooarchaeology, French Colonial Archaeology, Midwestern United States, Upper Great Lakes region
Campus Archaeology Researcher
Anthropology Peer Writing Group Facilitator
NSC 495 Teaching Assistant
Maya Bioarchaeology Laboratory
2015 Broad Art Museum Writing Residency Fellow
Bone and Dental Histology, Bioarchaeology of the Ancient Maya, Dental Anthropology, Forensic Anthropology, Strontium Isotope Analysis
Research Associate - Anthropology - Michigan State University
Graduate Fellow - Calgary Institute for the Humanities - University of Calgary
Ph.D. Candidate - Archaeology - University of Calgary
Shawn’s dissertation research focuses on changes in behaviour (much of this, ritual) in subterranean sites associated with the developmental trajectory of ancient complex (Maya) polities in central Belize. His current/recent field projects include the Central Belize Archaeological Survey, Belize, C.A. and the Isla Zapatera Archaeological Project, Nicaragua, C.A. Recent publications have focused on ritual practice in the cave context, urban theory (esp. urban liturgy), and modelling pedestrian movement in ancient urban spaces., Shawn is completing work on a peer-reviewed edited volume (with Meaghan Peuramaki-Brown) focussed on interpreting archaeological signatures of Mesoamerican conflict through reference to text and image.
Visiting Assistant Professor
legal and political anthropology, West Africa, Senegal, economic anthropology, study of consumption and social change, religion and ritual
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Identity formation at the intersection of gendered, ethnic, and class-based struggles among the Ch’orti’ Maya of Western Honduras; indigenous social movements in Latin America; Anthropology of Tourism; and Anthropology of Education.
Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology
Medical anthropology, Applied anthropology, Health care inequalities, Political violence, Holocaust, Narrative analysis, Intimate ethnography