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Jane Baxter

Jane Eva Baxter began her career at DePaul in 2000, and is an Associate Professor in the Department. She received her BA from Boston University with a dual major in Archaeological Studies and Anthropology and holds a MA and PhD in Anthropology from the University of Michigan. While archaeology has taken her around the globe, her own research interests are centered on historical archaeology in the United States and The Bahamas, where she studies issues of childhood, gender, labor, and identity in the recent past. Since arriving at DePaul, Dr. Baxter has written three books, edited three peer-reviewed volumes, authored over 30 peer-reviewed articles, and presented over 70 conference papers as well as writing many technical reports, book reviews, and articles for newsletters and magazines. She is the recipient of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award. Dr. Baxter offers classes in prehistoric and historical archaeology, material culture studies, and archaeological methods. She is very active in professional service and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Society for American Archaeology.​