Yearly Archives: 2015


Academic writing month

Coming up in the next couple weeks is academic writing month (#acwrimo) a spinoff of National novel writing month (#nanowrimo) hosted by PhD2Published. Last year my colleague Dr. Donna Yates started an open spreadsheet for heritage and archaeology folks so we could form a sort of support group. Being that […]


Typical Kate in makeup, long straight hair worn down, wearing purple earrings

How do I makeup

I am a girly girl. I wear dresses, I often wear makeup, and I have had many friends come to me asking for help with beauty products since starting grad school*. I am no Bianca Del Rio but I think I know a few things I can share. I noticed more […]


#pubarch session at 2016 SAA

Title: Assessing Outcomes in Public Archaeology: Imperatives, Perils, and Frameworks Sponsored by the SAA Public Archaeology Interest Group Organizer: Kate Ellenberger (Binghamton University)   ABSTRACT: Public archaeology is an important means of advocacy and ethical practice for many archaeologists. In planning and seeking funding for such work, archaeologists consider the […]


Where is Community-based Archaeology 1

Part of my dissertation project involves building a database of community-based archaeology products, anything which resulted from a project where restructuring power relationships in the research encounter was a goal. I started with a database of broader public archaeology references and am now combing systematically through publications, conference proceedings, and the like for […]


Social media at conferences: Beyond live-tweeting

As the activities of this year’s Social Media Task Group (a focus group within the Public Archaeology Interest Group of the Society for American Archaeology – a mouthful, I know!) wrap up, I have been sharing some of the fruits of our labor, such as this Social Media Guide to the […]


Why I publicly identify as a feminist archaeologist

I use this blog and social media to discuss my archaeology career in what I hope is a thoughtful, accessible way. On each of my profiles, I label myself a feminist. I am often reminded that being identifiable online can complicate future job searches, but lately I’ve been wondering if my feminist identification will do the same. […]


Field Hair 129

This week I’m completing the syllabus for the archaeological field school I am teaching starting in May, and it’s got me thinking about field attire. About a year ago, I participated in a women’s issues series on the CRM archaeology podcast where we discussed attire, behavior, and all sorts of things. […]