Sheena A. Ketchum, MA

Sheena Ketchum

Anthropology Faculty

Phone: 906-227-2030
Office: 2411 Jamrich Hall
Cultural Lab: 2318 Jamrich Hall

PhD candidate in Anthropology, Indiana University
M.A in Anthropology, Indiana University
B.A. in Anthropology, University of Notre Dame

Courses Taught at NMU
AN 100: Intro to Sociocultural Anthropology
AN 295: Bizarre Foods
AN/SO 312: Religion & Society
AN 340: Introduction to Ethnographic Field Methods
AN 470: Culture & Power
AN 495: Seminar in Anthropology

Teaching and Professional History
2019 - present: Anthropology Faculty – NMU
2014 - 2018: Associate Faculty - IUSB
2013 - 2014: Future Faculty Teaching Fellow - IUSB
2012 & 2015: Associate Faculty - IUPUI
2009, 2013 & 2015 - 2016: Assistant Instructor - Indiana University

Research and Teaching Interests
I study the intimate relationship people have with their food and the entanglement between culture, foodways, and cooking through ethnography and archaeology.
- Research interests: food studies, cooking, subsistence, agriculture, material culture, gender, and clay ovens.

Teaching Philosophy
My teaching philosophy is to foster learning while stimulating people to think critically and creatively about the world in which we live in an engaging, thought-provoking environment.

Selected Publications
Emily Dylla, Sheena A. Ketchum, and Carol McDavid
     2016 Listening more and talking less: On being a good ally. The SAA Archaeological Record 16(1):31-36.

Russell, Nerissa, Kathrine I. Wright, Tristan Carter, Sheena Ketchum, Philippa Ryan, Nurcan Yalman, Roddy Regan, Mirjana Stevanović, and Marina Milić
     2014 Bringing Down the House: House Closing Deposits at Çatalhöyük. In Integrating Çatalhöyük: themes from the 2000-2008 seasons: Çatal Research Project vol. 10, edited by I. Hodder, pp. 108-121. vol. 10. The Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press published in association with the British Institute of Archaeology at Ankara.


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