Dr. Peter Schmidt is professor of anthropology and a former director of the Center for African Studies. He has conducted archaeological research in Tanzania, Eritrea, Kenya, Ethiopia, and throughout eastern Africa. His work has a strong focus on facilitating community archaeology in the regions he conducts research.
His publications include: “Hardcore Ethnography: Interrogating the Intersection of Disease, Human Rights, and Heritage.” Heritage & Society (2014); “Rediscovering Community Archaeology in Africa and Reframing its Practice.” Journal of Community Archaeology & Heritage (2014); and “Postcolonial Archaeologies in Africa: Breaking the Silence. African Archaeological Review (co-author, 2010).