Colleen Cummings
Anthropology/Global Studies

I’ve taught all areas of anthropology since 2009, at various institutions including Oregon State University, Chemeketa Community College, North Seattle College, Seattle Central College, Seattle University, the Sanisera Archaeological Field School in Spain, and of course Everett Community College. I grew up in the Pacific North West, and although I have something of an obsession with meandering the world, something always brings me back home.

My research during graduate school was predominantly in archaeology, specializing in the analysis of human skeletal remains. I am especially interested in relating the biological evidence from the skeleton to the lived experiences of people when they were alive. The bulk of my research focused on archaeological populations within Europe, especially during the late Roman Empire. More recently, I have become keenly interested in anthropology of development and exploring how modern global power dynamics affect culture and identity around the world.

I hold a Doctorate in Archaeological Science from the University of Oxford (2008) where my research focused on using bone chemistry to understand dietary patterns during life. I also hold a Masters of Science in Human Osteology and Funerary Archaeology from the University of Sheffield (2004) and a Bachelors degree in Anthropology and Classics from McGill University in Montreal, Canada (2002).

Feel free to email me: ccummings@everettcc.edu