Research, writing, and CV

For links to my publications you can check out my academia.edu page. It does not yet have copies of my most recent publications but has nice links to conference papers and posters that would not be accessible otherwise.

A copy of my current CV as a PDF is available here and a select version of it can be found below. It is current as of 1 January 2021. Links to my online writing, current and older, and other appearances are available here.

Photos of me in action can be found here.

Citizenship: USA, Canada | Cultural Heritage: Filipine-Polish | Codeberg: https://codeberg.org/ciszka

Education
University of New Mexico, PhD, Anthropology, Structuring Childhood and Building Americans: Enculturation, Assimilation, and Resistance at American Children’s Institutions, expected 2021

National Preservation Institute, Section 106: An Introduction, 18 Hours, 2018

University of New Mexico, MA, Anthropology, 2014

University of Washington, BA, double major Anthropology and History, 2012

Research
2014 – Present
European-American children’s homes and Native American boarding schools during the late 19th – early 20th century, University of New Mexico, Department of Anthropology, Albuquerque, New Mexico

2017 – Present
Comics and archaeology, exploring the relationship between pop culture and the representation of archaeology as a gauge for public understanding of the discipline, University of New Mexico, Department of Anthropology, Albuquerque, New Mexico

2020 – Present
Data literacy and education in archaeology and open science, The Alexandria Archive Institute, Berkley, California

2019 – 2020
Digital asset management, protocol and method development, and geospatial analysis of settlement and environmental models for use in Ancestral Puebloan contexts, Department of Anthropology, University of New Mexico

Select Archaeological Experience
2017-Present
Research Associate, Indigenous Digital Archive: A national leadership grant project of the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2019-2020
Research Assistant and GIS analyst, Department of Anthropology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico

2012-2016
Archaeology Assistant Cartographer and Lab Technician, Statistical Research Incorporated (SRI), Albuquerque, New Mexico

2016
Intern and Contractor – Digital Asset Management, Chaco Culture National Historic Park – Archives, National Park Service, Albuquerque, New Mexico, April – May

Select Funding
2019-2021
Hibben Doctoral Research Award, Department of Anthropology and the Maxwell Museum, University of New Mexico

2019
Phillips Fund for Native American Research, American Philosophical Society

2018-2019
Center for Regional Studies Fellowship, Center for Regional Studies, University of New Mexico

2018
Student Research Grant – Fall, Graduate and Professional Student Association, University of New Mexico

2017
New Mexico Research Grant – High Priority, Graduate and Professional Student Association, University of New Mexico

Sarah and Harvey Moore Travel Grant and Research Grant – Department of Anthropology, Archaeology subfield, University of New Mexico

2016
Ed and Judy Jelks Student Travel Award, Society for Historical Archaeology

2015
Student Conference Award Program Travel Grant, Office of Career Services, University of New Mexico

2012-2014
Binford Fellowship, Department of Anthropology, University of New Mexico

Select Publications
2020
Landscape, Typologies, and the Social Meaning of Castles. Third author with Scott D. Kirk and Evan S. Sternberg. Journal of Archaeological Research 60:Pg-PG. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaa.2020.101224

The Archaeology of Native American Boarding Schools in the American Southwest. KIVA 86(2): 214-222. DOI: 10.1080/00231940.2020.1747796.

2018
Nineteenth century institutional “education”: A spatial approach to assimilation and resistance at Hoopa Valley Indian School. In 19th Century Childhoods in Interdisciplinary and International Perspectives, edited by Jane Eva Baxter and Meredith Ellis, pp.166-178. Childhood in the Past Monograph Series, Vol. 6, Oxbow Books, Philadelphia.

2017
The past in play: The archaeology of lost toys. First author, with C.L. Kieffer El Palacio 2017:68-69.

2015
Class size matters: An examination of size classes in ceramic bowls from Classic era sites in New Mexico. Pottery Southwest 31(2):1-21.

Scholarly Presentations
2019
“Archaeology and Comics: Cons, concerns, and creativity”. Paper presented at the Society for American Archaeology Archaeology’s 84th Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, NM.

2017
Structuring Childhood and Building Americans: The children’s institution and historical ideals. Presented for the Anthropology Graduate Student Brown Bag student lecture series, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico

2016
Examining the landscape of enculturation of Euro-American Children’s Homes (Orphanages) and Native American Boarding Schools. Paper presented at the Society for Historical Archaeology’s 2016 conference, Washington, D.C..

2015
Idyllic childhood or practical placement: Examining children’s homes using GIS, remote sensing, and landscape archaeology. Poster presented at the Society for American Archaeology 80th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California

Select Teaching Experience
2020
Guest Lecture, Children’s institutions in the Southwest, Anthropology 321: Southwest Archaeology, UNM Department of Anthropology

Guest Lecture, Archaeogaming and Anarchaeology, Anthropology 120: Introduction to Archaeology, UNM Department of Anthropology

2019
Guest Speaker, The archaeology of childhood: structuring and building Americans, Santa Fe Indian School

Panelist, Archival Research Strategies, Indigenous Nations Library Program, UNM Libraries

Instructor of Record – Part Time Teaching Assistant, Anthropology 120: Introduction to Archaeology, UNM Department of Anthropology

2018
Guest Lecture, Cultural Resource Management — Australian Edition, Anthropology 320: Strategies for Archaeology, UNM Department of Anthropology

2017
Guest Lecture, Ethical issues in Archaeology: Feminist and indigenous archaeology, Anthropology 120: Introduction to Archaeology, UNM Department of Anthropology

2016
Volunteer Teaching Assistant, Roche Harbor Field Workshop, Burke Museum, Roche Harbor, Washington

Public Presentations
2020
Structuring Childhood and Building Americans: Enculturation, Assimilation, and Resistance at American Children’s Institutions. Presentation at the Otoe-Missouria Community Building, Red Rock, Oklahoma 10 March

2018
The ABCs: Archaeology, beliefs, and childhood. part of the “Archaeology 101 Lecture Series”. Presentation at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture 24 February 2018.