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elizabeth terese newman

Photo Associate Dean for Curriculum, College of Arts and Sciences
Stony Brook University

Elizabeth Terese Newman is a historical and environmental archaeologist and an Associate Professor in the Department of History. Her research explores the lives of laborers on haciendas near Atlixco, Puebla in central Mexico, integrating the disciplines of archaeology, ethnography and ethnohistory.  Newman is particularly interested in the experiences of women during the century between Mexican Independence and the Mexican Revolution (1810-1910), and the ways in which that history impacts life and labor today. A zooarchaeologist, Newman has studied animal bones collected on archaeological sites from New England to Cuba. Her most recent book, Biography of a Hacienda: Work and Revolution in Rural Mexico (University of Arizona Press) draws on seven years of research in Puebla’s Valley of Atlixco. In addition to the Department of History, Newman recently taught in Stony Brook's Sustainability Studies Program, for which she was the founding director of its Environmental Humanities BA, and currently serves on the faculty of the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in Anthropological Sciences .


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