Crystal Dozier

Crystal A. Dozier

Primary Field
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor, Wichita State University, Department of Anthropology
Knowledge / Expertise
Interest/Specialty Areas Archaeology of food, Feasting, Experimental Archaeology, Pre-Columbian Fermentation Technology, Gendered Archaeology, Mircro-botanical Analyses, Economic Anthropology, Reflective Teaching Methods in Anthropology

Dr. Crystal Dozier is an anthropological archaeologist with over a decade of experience. Dr. Dozier received her PhD and MA from Texas A&M University and her BA from the University of Chicago. Her work contends with political economy and social identity in the past, especially as embodied through foodways and cooking technologies. Dr. Dozier’s research explores nutrition, fermentation technology, feasting, and ancient diets using macro and micro-botanical techniques. Her work has garnered wide attention, as featured by  Smithsonian MagazineNational GeographicArchaeology Magazine, and more. She directs the Archaeology of Food Laboratory, which provides resources for students to develop their own research projects. Dr. Dozier is committed to reflective teaching practices and was elected a member of the Curriculum Committee for the Society for American Archaeology. Dr. Dozier also serves as the Graduate Coordinator for the Department of Anthropology and City Archaeologist for the city of Wichita.

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Geographic Areas of Expertise International
Western Hemisphere