Maura Bainbridge is a PhD candidate at Binghamton University whose research focuses on sites of labor struggle in the United States, particularly comparing Homestead, Pennsylvania, Ludlow, Colorado, and the Pullman district of Chicago. She is interested in contemporary archaeology, community archaeologies, and post industrial landscapes.
Kate Ellenberger is an archaeologist with a background in public outreach, museum work, archaeological mapping and databases. She is currently working on my PhD in anthropological archaeology at Binghamton University (Binghamton, New York), studying the development of community-based archaeologies for her dissertation research.
Nathan Klembara is currently a student at Binghamton University. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Mercyhurst University and his Master’s Degree from Binghamton University (SUNY). Since beginning his graduate work at Binghamton in 2015, he has focused on identifying loci for queer analyses in the Upper Paleolithic, with a particular attention on the Paleolithic burial record. His current fieldwork is concentrated at the open air Magdalenian site Peyre Blanque, under the direction of Drs. Margaret Conkey, Kathleen Sterling, and Sebastien Lacombe. He has also worked at sites in Spain (Atapuerca), South Carolina, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and New Mexico. In addition to queer theory, his research interests include the sociopolitics of archaeology, landscape archaeology, death and dying, identity construction, and personhood.
Andy Pragacz a Binghamton area activist, instructor, and scholar. He is currently a PhD student at Binghamton University in the Sociology department. His activist work centers on anti-mass incarceration, anti-racism, expanding worker’s power, and exposing the cruelties and insanity of the capitalist world-system. For three years, he participated with the editorial collective of a local leftist newspaper, The People’s Press. He is also a founding member of Justice and Unity for the Southern Tier (JUST) and works at the Bundy Museum of History & Art as a history researcher. He also runs the Bundy Museum Press and is the program director for a local community radio station, WBDY-LP (99.5 FM)
Katie Seeber (Editor-in-Chief) is currently working at the MAPA program Graduate Assistant. She is a PhD student whose research interests focus around heritage archaeology, public archaeology, and utilization of archaeological data to engage contemporary communities with the past. Her work with Dr. Matthew Sanger, Dr. Siobhan Hart, and Dr. Nina Versaggi focuses on utilizing archaeology as a tool to challenge the dominant historical narrative of brown and black community erasure on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Her past work at James Madison’s Montpelier Archaeological Dept. and masters thesis work on 18th century Haudenosaunee multi-national communities in the southern tier of New York state have helped her shape her research and methodologies in public archaeology. Her dissertation work on Hilton Head Island is focusing on using public archaeology and heritage/community work to make visible the deep but silenced histories of indigenous and Gullah/Geechee communities that have lived on the island for thousands and hundreds of years.
Kellam Throgmorton is a PhD candidate in anthropology at Binghamton University. He has worked in the US Southwest since 2005. Kellam’s dissertation research addresses the entanglements of landscape, architecture, and society during political transformation. Through the Summer and Fall of 2017 he conducted fieldwork on the Ute Mountain Ute Reservation and in Chaco Canyon National Historic Park, investigating the origins and development of Chacoan society in the Ancestral Pueblo world ca. A.D 840-1020. In addition, Kellam is interested in how landscape and heritage are mobilized in contemporary political struggle. He has been a frequent commentator on public lands policy and cultural resources in the U.S. West, with essays in the MAPA blog and other forums.
Michelle Turner is a PhD candidate at Binghamton University. She works on southwestern archaeology and is currently writing her dissertation about recent archaeological testing at Aztec Ruins National Monument. She has a BA in International Studies from American University, a JD from the Vanderbilt University School of Law and an MA in anthropology from Binghamton University. Prior to starting her PhD, Michelle practiced law for about ten years, first at two large law firms and then as a clerk for a federal magistrate judge. In addition to her work in southwestern archaeology, Michelle also works on cultural property law and repatriation efforts.