I am a doctoral student at the University of Oregon studying the archaeology and anthropology of Yup’ik communities in southwest Alaska. For my dissertation, I am using archaeological and ethnographic methods to explore gender dynamics in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta region between the 15th and 20th centuries. I am particularly interested in how contact and colonialism impacted the gendered lives of past Yup’ik peoples, and how these processes continue to affect their descendants today.
My other research interests include gender and feminist archaeologies, queer archaeologies, Indigenous archaeologies, zooarchaeology, human-animal studies, and museum studies.
You can contact me via e-mail at asloan3 (at) uoregon (dot) edu.