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Amy Groleau

Amy Groleau

Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology and Anthropology
Sociology & Anthropology, 415 Alumni Hall
p 315-228-6122


BA 1997 University of Massachusetts at Amherst; Museum Studies Program 2003 Harvard University Extension; MA 2005 Binghamton University, State University of New York; PhD 2011 Binghamton University, State University of New York

Teaching Experience

Visiting Assistant Professor, Colgate University, Department of Sociology and Anthropology; Native American Studies Program; Latin American Studies

Lecturer, Colgate University, Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Introduction to Cultural Anthropology; Introduction to Archaeology; Ancient States and Empires; Archaeology of the Inka and their Ancestors; Communities & Identities in Peru


Areas of Interest: Andean Archaeology; Latin America; Native North America
Topics: ritual practice; materiality and personhood; ancient cities; contemporary political violence and memory; heritage conflicts; cultural tourism; museum studies; relationships of communities and collections; repatriation
Theory & Method: materiality; practice theory; depositional histories; formation processes; ceramic analysis.


Groleau, Amy B.
2014 Breweries. In The Archaeology of Food: An Encyclopedia, edited by Mary Beaudry and Karen Metheny. Lanham, MD: Alta Mira.

Groleau, Amy B.
2009 Special Finds: Locating Animism in the Archaeological Record. Cambridge Archaeological Journal Special Section: Animating Archaeology: Of Subjects, Objects and Alternative Ontologies 19(3): 401-9.

Groleau, Amy B.
(Under Review) Practicing Personhood: Material and Social Relationships in the Wari Empire. In Other-Than-Human Agency and Personhood in Archaeology, edited by Eleanor Harrison-Buck and Julia A. Hendon. Boulder: University of Colorado Press.

Groleau, Amy B. and Felix Acuto
2011 Areas B3 and B4 in Excavations at Cerro de Trincheras, Sonora, Mexico, edited by Randall McGuire and Maria Elisa Villalpando. Tucson: Arizona State Museum Archaeological Series 204.

Isbell, William H. and Amy B. Groleau
2010. The Wari Brewer Woman: Feasting, Gender, Offerings, and Memory, in Inside Ancient Kitchens: New Directions in the Study of Daily Meals and Feasts, edited by Elizabeth Klarich. Boulder: University of Colorado Press.


2011   Colgate University, Research Council Discretionary Grant
2009   Binghamton University, Doctoral Dissertation Writing Fellowship
2008   National Science Foundation, Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant
2007   Tinker Foundation, Field Researcher Grant

Professional Experience

South America
Principal Investigator, Ritual Practices at Conchopata Project, Ayacucho, Peru
2007, 2008, 2009 & 2011

Conchopata Archaeological Project, Ayacucho, Peru directed by William H. Isbell at Binghamton University and Anita Cook at the Catholic University of America, 2003

Nasca Valley Survey, Nasca, Peru, directed by Donald Proulx, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 1998

Banda Archaeology Project, Banda-Ahenkro, Ghana directed by Ann B. Stahl, Binghamton University, 2008

North America
Cerro de Trincheras Archaeological Project, Sonora, Mexico directed by Randall McGuire, Binghamton University, 2004

Cultural Resource Management:

Public Archaeology Facility, Binghamton University 2006, 2007 & 2009

University of Massachusetts Archaeological Services 1996 & 1997

Curatorial Appointments

Roberson Museum and Science Center, Binghamton, NY
Curator, “Marking Milestones: Rites of Passage as Rituals of Belonging” exhibition 2008-2009 with Pamela Smart and David Gerstle

Curator, “Masks: Transforming Journeys” exhibition 2007–2008 with Pamela Smart

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University
Curatorial Assistant, South and Central American Collections 2005

Curatorial Assistant, NAGPRA compliance: Southeast, Southwest, California, Alaska
1999 – 2002