Sessional Instructor

Amanda Suko Profile PictureOffice:  PAS 2017

Email:  asuko@uwaterloo.ca

Background

Amanda Suko is an anthropological archaeologist interested in the intersection of identity, social learning, traditional and innovative processes in ancient craft-making practices, particularly among Late Woodland Period (ca. AD 1100-1300) communities in the Great Lakes region. As a PhD candidate at Western University, she is currently conducting collaborative research on a cluster of 11th-12th century archaeological borderland sites near Arkona, Ontario, Canada. Her work integrates contemporary social theories into archaeological research to understand how people develop a sense of community identity through participation in learning and making craft objects in the past. 

Amanda received her BA degree in Anthropology from the University of Toronto and MA degree in Public Issues Anthropology from the University of Waterloo. Prior to her graduate studies, she served as a collections manager's assistant at the Royal Ontario Museum and trained to conduct archaeological fieldwork in both academic research and cultural resource management settings. 

Publications

2017    Practice Molds Place: Communities of Pottery Production and Situated Identities at Location 3 (AgHk-54). Canadian Journal of Archaeology 41:238–268.

Affiliation: 
University of Waterloo

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