Dr. Christopher  Fennell

Dr. Christopher Fennell

Christopher C. Fennell is an anthropologist, lawyer, associate professor at the Univ. of Illinois, and a visiting professor at the University of Chicago Law School. His research addresses African diaspora heritage and social group dynamics among European and African Americans in the 18th and 19th centuries. Fennell is the founding editor of the “Journal of African Diaspora Archaeology and Heritage,” an editorial board member of the “International Journal of Historical Archaeology,” past member of the SHA’s board of directors, and president-elect of the Illinois Archaeological Survey. He has been awarded the 2009 John L. Cotter Award, the 2010 Gustave O. Arlt Award in the Humanities by the Council for Graduate Schools, and a University Scholar appointment by the Univ. of Illinois. Fennell’s publications include award winning book “Crossroads and Cosmologies” (2007), among many others. He has served as a co-director of the New Philadelphia Archaeological Project for over a decade.