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Christopher Fennell : Additional Activities

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Register of Professional Archaeologists
American Anthropological Association
Society for American Archaeology
Society for Historical Archaeology
Society of Africanist Archaeologists
African Diaspora Archaeology Network
Illinois Archaeological Survey
Association for Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora
Member (non-practicing) of the bars of state and federal courts in Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia and the U.S. Supreme Court.

EDITORIAL AND REFEREE EXPERIENCE

Journal of African Diaspora Archaeology and Heritage
Founding Editor, 2011-present

  • Editor of the Journal of African Diaspora Archaeology and Heritage, a peer reviewed journal published by Maney Publishing. This Journal provides a focal point for peer-reviewed publications in interdisciplinary studies in archaeology, history, material culture, and heritage dynamics concerning African descendant populations and cultures across the globe.

International Journal of Historical Archaeology
Editorial Board Member, 2005-present

  • Member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Historical Archaeology, a peer-reviewed journal published by Plenum/Springer.

African Diaspora Archaeology Network and Newsletter
Editor, 2005-present

  • Editor and co-founder of the African Diaspora Archaeology Network, providing a focal point for archaeological studies of African diasporas, with analysis papers, news, and current research related to the archaeology and history of descendants of African peoples. Available online at: http://www.diaspora.uiuc.edu/

Article and Book Manuscript Referee, 2004-present

  • Providing peer review for publication selection of article and book manuscripts submitted to the American Anthropologist journal, International Journal of Historical Archaeology, Historical Archaeology journal, and Midcontinental Journal of Archaeology, and University Press of Florida.

Plymouth Colony Archive Project
Editor, 1998-present

  • Editor, and co-founder in 1998 with James Deetz and Patricia Scott Deetz, of the Plymouth Colony Archive Project, an internet publication of ethnohistorical and archaeological analyses and historical texts; recognized by the National Endowment for the Humanities as "peer-reviewed for outstanding intellectual quality, superior design, and educational impact." Available online at: http://www.histarch.uiuc.edu/plymouth/

COURSES OFFERED

Anthropology and Law 
Social Norms and Law 
Racism, Law, and Social Science 
Archaeology and Racialization 
Introduction to Anthropology 
Introduction to Archaeology 
Human Origins and Culture 
World Archaeology 
Illinois Archaeology 
Historical Archaeology 
Archaeological Survey Methods 
North American Archaeology 
Field School in Archaeology 
Landscape Archaeology 
African-American Archaeology 

FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS AND AWARDS

As described in more detail below, from 2004 to the present I have been grateful to receive the support of: $217,681 in competitive, peer reviewed research grants awarded by the University of Illinois Research Board and grant programs of the Andrew Mellon Foundation and Community Informatics Initiative; and $536,656 in competitive, peer reviewed research grants awarded by external agencies including the National Science Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, and the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training. 

University Scholar, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2014-2017, in recognition of excellence in scholarship and teaching. 

Gender and Minority Affairs Diversity Field School Competition Award, Society for Historical Archaeology, Second Place Award (with Jamie Arjona and Tatiana Niculescu) for advancing diversity in the sciences through the 2013 Archaeology of Edgefield, South Carolina Pottery Communities Field School. 

Award for Distinguished Service 2012-2013, Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.  

Cultural Creativity, History & Heritage in Edgefield, South Carolina, Speaker Series, 2013, as Project Director, supported by a grant from the Humanities Council of South Carolina and the National Endowment for the Humanities.  

Archaeological and Historical Examination of a Nationalist Mythology of an Authentic Irish Past, 2013, as Principal Investigator, awarded by the University of Illinois Research Board.  

Memory and Heart: Pasts and Presents of African American Communities, Speaker Series, 2011, as Project Director, supported by a grant from the Illinois Humanities Council, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Illinois General Assembly.  

New Philadelphia Archaeology and the Digital Archaeological Record, 2011, as Principal Investigator, awarded by the Digital Antiquity initiative.  

Gustave O. Arlt Award recipient, 2010, for outstanding contribution to scholarship in the humanities, awarded by the Council for Graduate Schools.  

LiDAR and Archaeological Analysis of the Pottersville, SC Production and Village Site, 2010-2011, as Principal Investigator, for Edgefield, SC Archaeology Project, awarded by the University of Illinois Research Board.  

LiDAR and Archaeological Analysis of the New Philadelphia National Historic Landmark, 2010-2011, as Principal Investigator, for New Philadelphia Archaeology Project.  

Community Informatics Initiative, 2010-2011, as Principal Investigator, in a project concerning civic engagement among researchers and local and descendant communities of Brooklyn, Illinois. 

John L. Cotter Award recipient, 2009, for outstanding scholarly achievement in African diaspora studies, awarded by the Society for Historical Archaeology.

Community Engagement with Lincoln's Legacies, Speaker Series, 2009, as Project Director, supported by a grant from the Illinois Humanities Council, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Illinois General Assembly.

National Science Foundation, Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program Grant, 2008-2011, as Principal Investigator and co-Principal Archaeologist with Anna Agbe-Davies (DePaul U.) and Terrance Martin (Illinois State Museum), conducting archaeological investigations and NSF funded field schools at nineteenth century town site of New Philadelphia, Illinois.

Community Informatics Initiative, 2008-2009, as Principal Investigator, in a project concerning civic engagement among researchers and local and descendant communities of New Philadelphia, Illinois.

African-American Heritage in the Midwest, Speaker Series, 2008, as Project Director, supported by a grant from the Illinois Humanities Council, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Illinois General Assembly.

National Center for Preservation Technology and Training, 2007-2008, as Principal Investigator and co-Principal Archaeologist, with Tommy Hailey (Northwestern State University) and Bryan Haley (U. Mississippi), conducting low-altitude high resolution thermal survey at nineteenth century town site of New Philadelphia, Illinois.

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Faculty Fellowship, 2006-2007, to conduct interdisciplinary work in the humanities, focusing on nineteenth century history in the midwest region.

National Science Foundation, Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program Grant, 2004-2006, as co-Principal Archaeologist with Paul Shackel (U. Maryland) and Terrance Martin (Illinois State Museum), conducting archaeological investigations and NSF funded field schools at nineteenth century town site of New Philadelphia, Illinois.

University of Illinois, Research Board Grants, 2004-2008, supporting archaeological and historical research projects concerning African diaspora subjects and social histories of nineteenth century communities of New Philadelphia, Brooklyn, and Equal Rights, Illinois.

Voted "Outstanding" Anthropology Faculty member by the Undergraduate Anthropology Students Association, 2004-2005.

University of Illinois, included in "List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent," Fall 2004, Fall 2007.

West Virginia Humanities Council Grants, 2000-2001, 2002-2003, from state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, supporting continuing archival research as part of an historical archaeology study of St. Peter's Church and School House sites, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.

DuPont Fellowship, 2001-2002, University of Virginia, Department of Anthropology, supporting write-up of doctoral dissertation.

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Research Fellowship, 2000, supporting study of aspects of Virginia economic history in the 18th and 19th centuries, utilizing resources of the Virginia Historical Society.

Governor's Fellowship, 1997-2000, University of Virginia, Department of Anthropology, supporting doctoral studies.

American Jurisprudence Awards, 1988, 1989, for Antitrust and Employment Discrimination courses, Georgetown University Law Center.