“Coming Out” of the Port-a-John?

By: Anonymous Editors Note: All names have been changed to protect anonymity. The year was 2013.  Same-sex marriage was legal in about 15 states.  I was not in one of them. I was done with my Master’s degree, and I was a job-attached park ranger, waiting for the summer season to start again.  In the…

Betwixt and Between the Sexes in Bioarchaeology

I was used to living in boxes. I played by the rules, got good grades, said the right things at the right times, was polite and agreeable. As a woman in her late 20s, I checked yet another box, and got married. But it turned out that this was one box too many.

Interview: Terrance Loewl

By Gabriela You probably read the Filling the Blanks blog post that we published back in October. Terrance, a senior at a Nashville high school, put together an event to showcase queer history. This interview (several months after the event) highlights Terrance experiences and reflections on the event and the importance of teaching and making…

Building a More Inclusive Introductory Archaeology Course

By Laura Heath-Stout When I was a TA, a student came to my office hours to tell me he was dropping the class after doing poorly on the first exam. He was interested in archaeology, and had been excited to take it, but English was his second language and the pace of the English lectures…

Openly gay in a small ‘machista’ town

by Julio I am a 29-year old gay archaeologist. My first experience in the field was exactly 10 years ago, in 2008. Back then I was a Political Science student interested in the past and traveling. Little did I know that the experience would change my life. I switched majors to Archaeology and have enjoyed…

Women In Archaeology Podcast and Blog

  By: Chelsi Slotten and Emily Long ‘Hello’ from the Women in Archaeology Podcast! You may be asking yourself, ‘what is the Women in Archaeology (WIA) podcast?’ In a nutshell, the WIA is a podcast created for women by women in the field of archaeology. The podcast is comprised of four expert hosts in various fields…