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…

Queer in the Field

By: Carla Hernández As an archaeologist, there is nothing I love more than fieldwork. I love everything about it – even the early morning hikes in the cold, the constant feeling that my body needs a break, the lack of internet, Netflix, and all those luxuries that I enjoy back home. I got into archaeology…

Hey, I Have A Question

By: Nathan Klembara *Ding* A Facebook Messenger alert. “Hey, I have a question.” It’s from a relatively new friend I made while working on a project in Spain, I’ll call him “Alberto”.  The simple message is a bit confusing in the moment.  Alberto and I message each other often, and he’s usually much more direct than this. Facebook Messenger dings again….

Editorial

By: Chelsea Blackmore I came out when I was 29 years old. At that point in my life, my world was my work-teaching, mentoring, doing research, and wondering what life would be like after graduate school. Coming out was emotional and scary as it is for most people. But in retrospect I was both fortunate…