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Jane Baxter

  • Associate Professor and Chair
  • ​​PhD
  • Anthropology
  • Faculty
  • (773) 325-4757

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 (2000). 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 has studied issues of childhood, gender, labor, and identity in the recent past. Her current work focuses on cemeteries in the United States. Since arriving at DePaul, Dr. Baxter has written four books, edited three peer-reviewed volumes, authored over 35 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, and presented over 70 conference papers as well as writing many technical reports, book reviews, and articles for newsletters and magazines. Her most recent works include The Archaeology of Childhood, second edition (Rowman and Littlefield, 2022), Archaeologies of the Heart (co-edited with Kisha Supernatant, Natasha Lyons and Sonya Atalay- Springer 2020), and The Archaeology of American Childhood and Adolescence in the American Experience (University Press of Florida, 2019). She is currently completing a book on the archaeology of Chicago's Pullman Community (University of Toronto Press) and a co-authored archaeology textbook (Sage). 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.​