Professor Lynn Meskell named A.D. White Professor-at-Large

By: John Gorczyk, 
Wed, 09/11/2019

CIAMS is pleased to announce that Lynn Meskell, professor of anthropology at Stanford University, has been named one of six incoming A.D. White Professors-at-Large.

Candidates are nominated by Cornell faculty members; appointments are considered following review and recommendation by a faculty selection committee. Dr. Meskell’s appointment was spearheaded by Prof. Adam Smith, with support from CIAMS and the Anthropology, Classics, and Near Eastern Studies Departments.

From the Cornell Chronicle:

Archaeologist and anthropologist Lynn Meskell’s work has transformed thinking on the way human society is shaped by the material world – bodies, places, things and the ruins of the past. A professor of anthropology at Stanford University, she is a leading scholar in the archaeology of Egypt and Neolithic Anatolia, and global heritage institutions. Her multidisciplinary work has defined new areas of investigation, including social archaeology, heritage ethics and archaeological ethnography. Her current fieldwork explores the monumental regimes of archaeology and conservation in India – tracing the ways diverse actors and agencies attempt to address the needs of living communities, and the challenges the modern nation faces in preserving its past.

A.D. White Professors-at-Large are appointed for six-year terms (effective dates July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2025). In each three-year period during their term, professors-at-large visit campus for about a week while classes are in session, to interact with students and faculty and enliven the intellectual and cultural life of the university. The program sponsors up to six visits per academic year, and activities such as public lectures and seminars.

You can read more about the other appointees in the original announcement from the Cornell Chronicle:

We look forward to Professor Meskell's visits and the opportunity to learn more about her ongoing work!

Lynn Meskell