Kathleen Barvick

University Fellows Cohort Member, 2019-2020
PhD Student, Anthropology
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Kate is a doctoral student in the Department of Anthropology, where she is studying archaeology. She is from Massachusetts and earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in Anthropology and Linguistics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. The focus of her research is on the Southwestern United States; she is particularly excited to be working in the Chaco world, a pre-Columbian ancestral Pueblo cultural region. Using ceramic analysis as her primary method, she will explore the movement and exchange of goods, ideas, and technologies between Indigenous cultures of the Southwest and Mexico. She developed her skills in ceramics analysis, museum curation, excavation field work, and team management while working on archaeological projects at historic house sites as part of her undergraduate studies. Kate enjoys hiking and rock climbing. She has directed, produced, and edited an award-winning documentary, “Spy Pond.”