Dr. Pia-Kristina B. Anderson | American University of Sharjah

Profile

College / Department

Teaching areas

Anthropology, Geography, Cultural Studies, Cultural History

Research areas

Anthropological History, Archaeology, Culture Contact, Cultural Geography, Formation of Identity

Education

PhD, Anthropology, University of California at Berkeley, United States, 2001
MA, Archaeology, Cambridge University, United Kingdom, 1993
MA, Anthropology, University of California at Berkeley, United States, 1990
BA, Archaeology, Cambridge University, United Kingdom, 1989
BA, Anthropology, University of California at Berkeley, United States, 1987

Professional experience

Assistant Professor, Archaeology And Anthropology,department Of International Studies, American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 2004 - Present
Associate Dean, College Of Arts And Sciences, American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 2010 - 2015
Director Of Graduate Certificate, Museum And Heritage Studies, American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 2008 - 2011
Coordinator Of Special Projects, Office Of Academic Affairs, American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 2008 - 2009
Director Of Advising And Counselling Services, Office Of Student Affairs, American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 2007 - 2008
Acting Summer Chair, Department Of International Studies, American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 2007 - 2007
Associate Dean, Office Of Undergraduate Programs And Alumni Affairs, American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 2005 - 2007
Acting Summer Chair Of Department, Department Of International Studies, American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 2006 - 2006
Visiting Assistant Professor, Archaeology And Anthropology, American University in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt, 2002 - 2004
Postdoctoral Scholar, Archaeological Research Facility, University of California at Berkeley, CA, United States, 2001 - 2002
Lecturer, Archaeology, University of California at Santa Cruz, CA, United States, 1998 - 2000
Department Of Anthropology Chair, Anthropology, Laney College, CA, United States, 1997 - 2000
Graduate Student Instructor, University of California, CA, United States, 1995 - 2000
Instructor, Anthropology, Laney College, CA, United Arab Emirates, 1995 - 2000
Adjunct Instructor, Anthropology, Diablo Valley College, CA, United Arab Emirates, 1995 - 1998

Memberships

Member, Association of American Geographers, Washington, DC, USA, October 2006
Fellow, Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (FSA Scot), Edinburgh, Scotland, June 2004
Member, American Research Center in Egypt, Cairo, Egypt, October 2000
Member, Sigma Xi, Berkeley, California, USA, May 1995
Member, Society for Historical Archaeology, Germantown, Maryland, USA, September 1993
Member, Polynesian Society, Auckland, New Zealand, October 1991
Member, Society for Hawaiian Archaeology, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, September 1991
Member, Archaeological Institute of America, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, September 1990
Member, Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC, USA, September 1990
Member, The American Anthropological Association, Arlington, Virginia, USA, August 1990
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