Assistant Professor of Anthropology | University of Colorado, Boulder
Dr. Sarah Kurnick is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Colorado Boulder. She is an anthropological archaeologist specializing in the ancient Maya and her research focuses on the creation, perpetuation and negation of institutionalized social inequality. Her primary interests include the role of the past in shaping the present and how archaeology can foster positive social change.
She received her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 2013 and, since 2014, has co-directed a community archaeology project at the site of Punta Laguna in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. She has received grants from organizations including the National Science Foundation and the National Geographic Society; her work has been published in several scholarly journals including American Anthropologist and the Journal of Social Archaeology.