Associate Professor of Anthropology, Illinois State University
Kathryn Sampeck is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at Illinois State University and an Associate with the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University. Her research on the archaeology and ethnohistory of colonialism examines the cultural history of taste, cultural landscapes, racial ideologies, literacy, money, and commerce in American commodities in the Early Modern world. Her archaeological and archival research has been supported by fellowships from Harvard University, the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University, and Colonial Williamsburg, and grants from the Fulbright program, National Science Foundation, Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, and the Social Science Research Council. She co-edited, with Stacey Schwartzkopf, the 2017 volume Substance and Seduction: Ingested Commodities in Early Modern Mesoamerica and is the Co-Editor of the journal Historical Archaeology.