Christopher Fennell : Publications
Grand Plans and Local Subversions: Social Networks and Defiance in Virginia and Illinois, book under advance contract with University Press of Florida.
“Fighting Despair: Challenges of a Comparative, Global Framework for Slavery Studies,” invited chapter submitted and under peer review for The Archaeology of Slavery: Toward a Comparative, Global Framework, edited by Lydia Wilson Marshall, Center for Archaeological Investigations, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois.
“Dexterous Creation: Material Manifestations of Instrumental Symbolism in the Americas,” an invited chapter accepted after peer review for Materials, Meanings, and Modernities of Rituals in the Black Atlantic, edited by Akin Ogundiran and Paula Saunders, Indiana University Press.
“Kongo and the Archaeology of Early African America,” invited chapter in Kongo Across the Waters, edited by Susan Cooksey, Robin Poynor, and Hein Vanhee, a peer reviewed publication of University of Florida Press, to accompany an exhibition by the Harn Museum of Art and Royal Museum for Central Africa, Tervuren, Belgium (in press).
“Paradoxes in Designs for a National Historic Landmark’s Presentation” (with Kathryn O. Fay) peer reviewed article in a thematic issue entitled “Community Relevance and Engagement in Participatory Museums,” edited by Elizabeth A. Bollwerk, Natalye B. Tate, and Robert P. Connolly, in Museums and Social Issues 7(2): 323-40 (2012).
“African Diaspora Archaeology” and “African Diaspora Archaeology Network,” invited articles in the Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology, edited by Claire Smith, Paul Lane, et al., Springer Press (2012). “Introductory Statement” from the Editor, Journal of African Diaspora Archaeology and Heritage 1(1): 5-8 (2012).
“Examining Structural Racism in the Jim Crow Era of Illinois,” an invited chapter in The Materiality of Freedom: Archaeologies of Post-Emancipation Life, edited by Jodi Barnes, pp. 173-189, peer reviewed publication of University of South Carolina Press (2011).
“Literate Inversions and Cultural Metaphors in Edgefield Stoneware,” an invited article in a peer-review forum entitled “Crosses to Bear: Cross Marks as African Symbols in Southern Pottery,” edited by Charles R. Ewen, Historical Archaeology 45(2): 156-162 (2011).
“Carved, Inscribed, and Resurgent: Cultural and Natural Terrains as Analytic Challenges,” introductory chapter in “Excavating Strata of Memory and Forgetting,” an invited article in SAA Archaeological Record 8(1): 17-21. Society for American Archaeology (Jan. 2008) (.pdf).
Crossroads and Cosmologies: Diasporas and Ethnogenesis in the New World, with a foreword by Robert Farris Thompson, peer reviewed publication by University of Florida Press (2007).
“BaKongo Identity and Symbolic Expression in the Americas,” an invited chapter in The Archaeology of Atlantic Africa and the African Diaspora, edited by Toyin Falola and Akin Ogundiran, pp. 210-50, peer reviewed publication by Indiana University Press (2007).
“Free Frank’s Community, New Philadelphia,” with Terrance J. Martin and Paul A. Shackel, Outdoor Illinois 13(10): 26-28 (2005).
“New Philadelphia: The XYZs of the First Excavations,” with Terrance J. Martin and Paul A. Shackel, Living Museum 66(4): 8-13 (2004/2005).
Consuming Mosaics: Mass-Produced Goods and Contours of Choice in the Upper Potomac Region, PhD Diss., University of Virginia. Ann Arbor: UMI (2003).
“Group Identity, Individual Creativity and Symbolic Generation in a BaKongo Diaspora,” International Journal of Historical Archaeology 7(1): 1-31, peer reviewed publication by Kluwer Academic & Plenum Publishers (2003) (.pdf).
“Molded Malevolence: Instrumental Symbolism Rendered in Clay,” invited article in Ceramics in America 3: 270-273, peer reviewed publication by University Press of New England and the Chipstone Foundation (2003) (link).
“Fear and Greed in Tax Policy: A Qualitative Research Agenda,” with Lee A. Fennell, Washington University Journal of Law and Policy 13: 75-138 (2003) (.pdf).
“Proximate Inventions,” AnthroGlobe Journal, AnthroTech Publications (Jan. 2002).
“Assessing Criticisms of Faunal Analyses and Environmental Reconstructions in the Tehuacán Valley Project,” Human Ecology: An Interdisciplinary Journal 29(3): 349-359, peer reviewed publication by Kluwer Academic & Plenum Publishers (2001) (.pdf).
“Conjuring Boundaries: Inferring Past Identities from Religious Artifacts,” International Journal of Historical Archaeology 4(4): 281-313, peer reviewed publication by Kluwer Academic & Plenum Publishers (2000) (.pdf).