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Anna Agbe-Davies teaches in the anthropology department at UNC-Chapel Hill. She is an historical archaeologist with research interests in the plantation societies of the colonial southeastern U.S. and Caribbean, as well as towns and cities of the 19th and 20th century Midwest, with a particular focus on the African diaspora. These intersect with her emphasis on engaged scholarship and “applied archaeology.”
She received her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania after completing a dissertation examining locally-made clay tobacco pipes from rural and urban sites in and around Jamestown, Virginia. Prior to that, she was a staff archaeologist for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation's Department of Archaeological Research, and even earlier, an undergraduate at the College of William and Mary.
Before arriving at Carolina, she was an assistant professor in the anthropology department at DePaul University. Her current research projects include excavation and community collaboration at the sites of New Philadelphia, Illinois, and the Phyllis Wheatley Home for Girls on the south side of Chicago.