Phinney 106 & 214 (Historical Archaeology Lab)
875 Perimeter Dr. MS1110
University of Idaho
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Moscow, ID 83843
Katrina Eichner is a historical archaeologists focused on expressions of social difference in the 19th and 20th century American West. Her research employs queer, feminist, and critical race theories to understand the role of the past in shaping contemporary society.
- Ph.D., University of California Berkeley, 2017
- M.A., University of California Berkeley, 2013
- B.A., Boston University, 2010
- Historical Archaeology
- Archaeologies of African Diaspora
- American Indian Wars Military History
- History of the American West
- Archaeologies of Social Inequality
- Queer and Feminist Theories
- Borderland and Frontier Theories
2011- Present: Fort Davis Archaeology Project (FODAAP)
- Wilkie, Laurie A, Katrina C. L. Eichner, Kelly Fong, David Hyde, Alyssa Scott, and Annelise Morris. (forthcoming 2019). “Bodily Objects: 20th century Entanglements of People and Things” in A Cultural History of Objects, Volume Six: Objects in the Modern Age. Edited by Wilkie, Laurie A., and John Chenoweth. Cultural History of Objects Series edited by Dan Hicks and William Whyte. Bloomsbury.
- Eichner, Katrina C. L. 2019. “Identities in Flux at an American Frontier Fort: A Study of 19th Century Army Laundresses at Ft. Davis, Texas” In Disrupted Identities: Colonialism, Personhood, and Frontier Forts proposed as special issue of Historical Archaeology, Mark Tveskoy editor. 53(1).
- Eichner, Katrina C. L. 2017. Queering Frontier Identities: Archaeological Investigations at a Nineteenth-Century U.S. Army Laundresses' Quarters in Fort Davis, Texas. UC Berkeley. ProQuest ID: Eichner_berkeley_0028E_17010.
- Eichner, Katrina C. L. and Laurie A. Wilkie. 2015. “Contraception/Conception, Archaeology of.” In The International Encyclopedia of Human Sexuality. Edited by Patricia Whelehan and Anne Bolin. Wiley. Pp. 1–4.
- Eichner, Katrina C. L. and Laurie A. Wilkie. 2015. “Sexual Magic.” In The International Encyclopedia of Human Sexuality. Edited by Patricia Whelehan and Anne Bolin. Wiley. Pp. 1115–1354.
Katrina Eichner is originally from Delaware, though her research and professional endeavors have taken her around the globe (South American Andes, British West Indies, Boston, Washington DC, California, Texas, and now Idaho). Eichner earned her B.A. in Archaeology from Boston University and M.A./Ph.D. in Anthropology with Designated Emphasis in Women, Gender, and Sexuality from the University of California Berkeley. As a specialist in historical archaeology, Eichner uses documentary and material sources of evidence to understand the recent past and its relationship to contemporary social structures. Her research questions focus on feminist and queer theories, public heritage, expressions of social identity (race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, religion, citizenship, etc.), and structures of inequality.
- Outstanding Graduate Student Instructure, 2015, University of California Berkeley
- 2nd Place Diversity Field School Award, 2015, Society for Historical Archaeology, Gender and Minority Affairs Committee
- Honorable Mention, 2013, National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship