Elizabeth Clay is a historical and anthropological archaeologist. At CCSU, she is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology and directs the Archaeology Laboratory for African and African Diaspora Studies.
Dr. Clay’s research interests include the comparative study of slavery and freedom in the colonial Americas, French colonialism and postcolonialism, and critical cultural heritage. Her methodologies engage with archaeological excavation and collections-based analyses, archival research, the study of landscapes, community-based collaborations, and remote sensing technologies. Her most recent projects investigate the afterlives of slavery in French Guiana, an overseas department of France in South America, using methods from anthropology, history, and Caribbean Studies.
ANTH 140 Introduction to Anthropology
ANTH 150 Introduction to Archaeology
ANTH 201 Archaeology, Cultural Heritage, and Ethics
ANTH 322 Historical Archaeology
ANTH 402 Space, Place, and People: The Archaeology of Landscapes
ANTH 420 African Diaspora Archaeology