Uzi Baram

Professor of Anthropology & Heritage Studies; Director of New College Public Archaeology Lab - Anthropology - Environmental Studies - Gender Studies - Interdisciplinary Programs - Social Sciences

Uzi Baram
  • Phone: (941) 487-4217
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  • Office Location: CHL 205
  • Mail Location: SSC 102

M.A., Ph.D. University of Massachusetts at Amherst
B.A. State University of New York at Binghamton

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Uzi Baram is an anthropologist who teaches a wide range of archaeology and cultural anthropology courses. Professor Baram’s research and teaching focuses on race and ethnicity, colonialism, and the intersections of archaeology and heritage. Areas of research include the eastern Mediterranean and the Florida Gulf Coast. Publications include A Historical Archaeology of the Ottoman Empire: Breaking New Ground, Marketing Heritage: Archaeology and the Consumption of the Past, Cosmopolitanism and Ethnogenesis, Colonialism and Resistance: Themes in the Historical Archaeology of Florida, and Heritage as Social Action: Sarasota/Manatee in an Age of Rising Sea Levels. Current research includes the archaeology of an early 19th-century freedom-seeking community on the Florida Gulf Coast, intersections of archaeology, heritage, and anti-racism, and climate change as future-oriented possibilities for Anthropocene landscapes. Professor Baram is committed to civic engagement and, as Director of the New College Public Archaeology Lab, has led a robust program of public presentations and community-based archaeology projects.

Recent Courses

  • Landscapes: Past and Present
  • Heritage: History and the Past Today
  • Race and Ethnicity in Global Perspective
  • Colonial Encounters
  • Archaeology of Florida
  • Ancient North America

Selected Publications:

“Archaeological Recovery of Identity” Journal of African Diaspora Archaeology and Heritage 2019

“Gentrification and Nostalgia: Archaeology of Memory for the Segregated Past in a Coastal Florida City” International Journal of Heritage Studies 2019

“Experiments in Public Archaeology as Civic Engagement: My Five Years with the New College Public Archaeology Lab in Sarasota, Florida” Public Archaeology 14(1):66-74. 2015

“Cosmopolitan Meanings of Old Spanish Fields: Historical Archaeology of a Maroon Community in Southwest Florida” Historical Archaeology 46(1):108-122. 2012

“Out of Time: Erasing Modernity in an Antique City” Archaeologies 8(3):330-348.

The Many Histories by Phillippi Creek Final Report on Community Heritage Awareness and Management Program (CHAMP) at Phillippi Estate Park, 2014-16. 2016