In this episode, I talk with Sarah Janesko and Erin Cagney about racism in professional organisations and their work to improve the policies of the Society for American Archaeology.
Episode notes are available on the ArchaeoCafé website.
About Sarah Janesko
Sarah is an archaeologist and Assistant Project Manager with New South Associates. She manages archaeological collections in Alexandria, Virginia, U.S.A. During her career, she has studied and worked on historic excavations in Maryland and managed collections from across the United States.
About Erin Cagney
Erin Cagney is an archaeologist in the Washington, D.C. region. She works for WSP, USA conducting cultural resource surveys and writing national register nominations for private, state, and federal clients. She has worked at sites in Washington, D.C. and across the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast. In the past, she worked as an assistant laboratory manager at the Veterans Curation Program in Alexandria, Virginia, interned with the D.C. Historic Preservation Office, and worked for various CRM firms.
Some useful terminology and links
Society for American Archaeology (SAA)
A professional association for archaeology of the Americas, founded in 1934 and based in Washington, D.C., U.S.A.
Black, Indigenous, and people of colour
Anti-Racist Resources for Archaeologists
compiled by Terrance Weik, Sarah Janesko, Erin Cagney, Kathleen Sterling, Gabby Hartemann, Mini Sharma-Ogle, Lindsay Montgomery
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