Kenneth G Kelly

Kenneth G Kelly

Primary Field
Archaeology
Position
Research Professor of Anthropology, Courtesy Appointment
http://www.maxwell.syr.edu/anthro/
Research Professor of Anthropology, Syracuse University, Department of Anthropology
Knowledge / Expertise
Interest/Specialty Areas Historical Archaeology, African Diaspora, Slavery and Slave Trade
Biography

Dr. Kenneth Kelly is an anthropological archaeologist who studies the impacts of the slave trade on coastal African societies, and the ways enslaved people in the Caribbean endured the conditions of slavery.  In Africa, Dr. Kelly has directed excavation projects in Benin and Guinea, where they focused on the settlements and settings where European and American slave traders interacted with Africans.  In the Caribbean, Dr. Kelly has directed projects investigating the lives of enslaved laborers on sugar plantations in Guadeloupe and Martinique.  Dr. Kelly is currently working on projects in Martinique and Dominica.  He has also recently begun a project exploring the ways in which architecture is used in creating a sense of place and identity in the temporary camps of Black Rock City at the Burning Man festival in Nevada.

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Geographic Areas of Expertise International
Sub-Saharan Africa
Benin
Guinea-Bissau
Togo
Western Hemisphere
Dominica
Haiti
Jamaica
Languages
English
French
Organizations
Curriculum Vitae
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