terry peterkin brock
I am a historical archaeologist, who focuses primarily on research that involves relationships of power. I have a particular interest in the evolution of racism in the United States. I also am particularly interested in the way in which gender and class can be examined through the material record. Additionally, I also study the archaeology of education, particularly looking at the way in which the physical landscape can alter the style and quality of education. Lastly, I am becoming increasingly interested in ways to involve the community in my research through technology and social networking.
This research focused on the lives of African Americans who lived on a 19th century plantation in St. Mary's City, Maryland. Particular attention has been paid to the transition from slavery to tenancy. Publications and presentations regarding this research is listed below.
Campus Archaeology Program
The Campus Archaeology Program has been developed to allow MSU to act as a good steward for the University's material culture. As Campus Archaeologist, I have been instrumental in the implementation and design of day-to-day operations, in addition to taking on research regarding the early development of MSU as a small liberal arts college. The research listed below are those which I have has acted as the Principal Investigator. I have held this position since the Spring of 2008. For more information, visit: http://campusarch.msu.edu
The following is my experience with Student Affairs. I have been tangentially involved since I was an undergraduate at Kalamazoo College, and have become professionally involved during graduate school, particularly with Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Prevention. I also have been involved in athletics and coaching, and I have included those here, as well.
Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Prevention
My focus in Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Prevention has always been on the inclusion of Men in the solution, not as the problem. I have had a variety of experiences in this field.
professional org. and service