Faculty Profile: Lindsay Montgomery

Lindsay Montgomery

Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology and Centre for Indigenous Studies

Lindsay MontgomeryLindsay Montgomery is an associate professor in the Department of Anthropology and the Centre for Indigenous Studies. She holds a PhD in anthropological archaeology from Stanford University and a BA in anthropology and human rights from Barnard College, Columbia University. Before joining the University of Toronto, she held positions at the University of Arizona, the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.

Her work draws on methods in ethnohistory and Indigenous archaeology to create counter-histories of Indigenous persistence, resistance and survivance in the North American West. Her current research is part of a multi-institutional project with Barnard College, Southern Methodist University and Picuris Pueblo in northern New Mexico. This work explores the evolving socio-economic relationship between Picuris Pueblo, other Pueblo communities, the Jicarilla Apache and Hispano settlers through an investigation of agricultural practices at the Pueblo between 1400 and 1750 CE.

According to Montgomery, U of T will enhance her research because “Toronto is a hub for Black and Indigenous research and grassroots organizations which offers a wide range of future collaborations.”

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