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

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

“On the Trail of Early 19th-century Freedom-Seeking People Across Gulf Coast Florida: Archaeological Clues to a Robust Heritage Hidden in Plain Sight” Journal of Florida Studies

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

“Like Ripples Across a Pond: Catalyzing Heritage Programs through Radical Openness” In Transforming Heritage Practice in the 21st Century: Contributions from Community Archaeology

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

“Value and Values in Heritage Tourism from the Grand Tour to the Experience Economy” In Relevance and Application of Cultural Heritage in Contemporary Society

“Cosmopolitan Meanings of Old Spanish Fields: Historical Archaeology of a Maroon Community in Southwest Florida” Historical Archaeology

“Out of Time: Erasing Modernity in an Antique City” Archaeologies