I'm interested in connecting archaeology and technology.

Portrait of Brandi McConahay Beginning this fall, I will be a graduate student in Archaeology at the University of Cambridge, in which I focus primarily on Anglo-Saxon mortuary archaeology. I'm interested in using my background in Anthropology and Interactive Media Studies to use advanced technology in my research, and to make scholarly archaeology more accessible to the general public.

Research Interests

Anglo Saxon Mortuary Archaeology; Archaeology of the British Isles; Osteology; Ethnogenesis and the Expression of Identity; Augmented Archaeology at Archaeological Sites; Virtual Museum Development; 3D Technology; Engaging the Public with Archaeology
University of Cambridge, Master of Philosophy in Archaeology; Miami University, Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Interactive Media Studies with minors in Archaeology and French


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Short Term Professional Goal

To pursue a Master's degree, followed by a PhD, in Archaeology / Anthropology, focused on the expression of identity in Anglo-Saxon mortuary sites during the early medieval period.

Long Term Professional Goal

To contribute to scholarly research and teach in a university or museum setting while promoting the accessibility of scholarly research to the general public.

Field and Lab Experience

Hahn Village Archaeological Site Field Intern Ohio History Connection Archaeology Lab Assistant Lucayan Ecological Archaeology Project Field Student

Awards and Honors

Carl Jantzen Award for Best Paper in Cultural Anthropology; Intern of the Week with the Miami University Art Museum; Dean's List; Redhawk Excellence Scholarship Recipient; Member of the Miami University Honors Program

Teaching Experience

Miami University Undergraduate Associate Fall 2016

Language Skills

English and French mcconabn@miamioh.edu; twitter @BrandiMcConahay; linked In /BrandiMcConahay

Related Work Experience

Miami University Art Museum Web Collections Intern Department of Anthropology Student Assistant Freelance Web Developer