Robert Schuyler as a Model of Making Space for Diversity of Thought

Author(s): Kristen R. Fellows

Year: 2017


As one of the first historical archaeologists to publish on issues of race and ethnicity, Robert Schuyler’s legacy on such topics has been carried forward by many of his students. My research centers on a free black American enclave who settled on the island of Hispaniola, enslaved laborers on plantations in the Caribbean, and an African American brothel owner and the women who worked for her in Fargo, ND. While all of these projects are united through a focus on race, identity, and power dynamics, they also serve to illustrate Dr. Schuyler’s role in my development as a scholar. With this paper I will offer the perspective of a more recent graduate (2013) and new faculty member. Although many former students have diverged from Dr. Schuyler’s theoretical leanings, the space he has created for such diversity in thought is perhaps one of his most notable impacts on the field.

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Robert Schuyler as a Model of Making Space for Diversity of Thought. Kristen R. Fellows. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Fort Worth, TX. 2017 ( tDAR id: 435261)


Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

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PaperId(s): 216