In the eighth and concluding episode of SAPIENS Talk Back, we talk with representatives from three new professional organizations that are pushing the discipline in consequential new directions. Prof. Ayana Omilade Flewellen is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Riverside and a co-founder and current president of the Society of Black Archaeologists. Prof. Sara Gonzalez, Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Washington and Curator of Archaeology at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture is a co-founder of the Indigenous Archaeology Collective. Prof. Lewis Borck, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice at New Mexico Highlands University is also a founding member of the Black Trowel Collective.
SAPIENS Talk Back was developed in collaboration with the Indigenous Archaeology Collective and the Society of Black Archaeologists, with special help from Dr. Sara Gonzalez, Dr. Justin Dunnavant, Dr. Ora Marek-Martinez, and Dr. Ayana Flewellen. Special thanks also to Dr. Chip Colwell and the production team at SAPIENS, Dr. Danilyn Rutherford at the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, and House of Pod.
This episode was made possible by financial support from the Department of Anthropology at the University of Colorado, Denver and the Cornell Institute of Archaeology and Material Studies. We want to thank our panelists for leading our conversation: Ashleigh Thompson, Elliot Helmer, and Yoli Ngandali. This episode was hosted by CIAMS graduate students Sophia Taborski and Alice Wolf, and our sound engineer was Liam McDonald.
RadioCIAMS is a member of the American Anthropological Association’s podcast library. Our theme music was composed by Charlotte Mandy and performed by Maia Dedrick and Russell Dedrick. This episode was produced at Cornell University by Adam T. Smith, with Rebecca Gerdes as our production assistant.