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Sociology & Anthropology

Physical Address:
101 Phinney Hall

Mailing Address:
Sociology & Anthropology Department
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1110
Moscow, ID 83844-1110

Phone: 208-885-6751

Fax: 208-885-2034

Email: socanth@uidaho.edu

Web: Sociology and Anthropology Department

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Katrina Eichner

Assistant Professor

Office

Phinney 106 & 214 (Historical Archaeology Lab)

Phone

208-885-6736

Mailing Address

875 Perimeter Dr. MS1110
University of Idaho
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Moscow, ID 83843

Katrina Eichner is a historical archaeologist focused on material expressions of social difference in the 19th and 20th century American West. Her research aims 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)
  • 2018-Present: Idaho Public Archaeology (IPA)

  • Wilkie, Laurie A, Katrina C. L. Eichner, Kelly Fong, David Hyde, Alyssa Scott, and Annelise Morris. 2020. “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.
  • Mark Warner, Katrina Eichner, and Renae Campbell. 2020. “Community Heritage from the Ground Up: Archaeology at Moscow High School”. In Latah Legacy 46(1).
  • Eichner, Katrina C. L. 2019. “Frontier Intermediaries: Army Laundresses at Fort Davis Texas” In Historical Archaeology 53(1): 138-152.
  • 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.

Kat is originally from Delaware, though her research and professional endeavors have taken her around the globe (South America, British West Indies, Boston, Washington D.C., 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 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.

  • Teaching Innovation Grant, CLASS, University of Idaho, 2020.
  • Faculty Fellow, Center for Digital Inquiry and Learning, Digital Scholarship Fellowship, 2020.
  • Faculty Fellow, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Online Teaching Institute, University of Idaho, 2019.
  • Faculty Fellow, Center for Digital Inquiry and Learning, Palouse Scholarship Symposium, University of Idaho, 2019.
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award, Graduate Division, University of California Berkeley, 2015.
  • Diversity Field School Award (Honorable Mention), Gender and Minority Affairs Committee, Society for Historical Archaeology, 2015.
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (Honorable Mention), 2013.

Sociology & Anthropology

Physical Address:
101 Phinney Hall

Mailing Address:
Sociology & Anthropology Department
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1110
Moscow, ID 83844-1110

Phone: 208-885-6751

Fax: 208-885-2034

Email: socanth@uidaho.edu

Web: Sociology and Anthropology Department

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