For links to my publications you can check out my academia.edu page. It does not 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
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
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 – 2021
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
Postdoctoral Researcher, The Alexandria Archive Institute, San Francisco, California
Research Associate, Indigenous Digital Archive: A national leadership grant project of the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Research Assistant and GIS analyst, Department of Anthropology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Archaeology Assistant Cartographer and Lab Technician, Statistical Research Incorporated (SRI), Albuquerque, New Mexico
Intern and Contractor – Digital Asset Management, Chaco Culture National Historic Park – Archives, National Park Service, Albuquerque, New Mexico, April – May
Hibben Doctoral Research Award, Department of Anthropology and the Maxwell Museum, University of New Mexico
Phillips Fund for Native American Research, American Philosophical Society
Center for Regional Studies Fellowship, Center for Regional Studies, University of New Mexico
Student Research Grant – Fall, Graduate and Professional Student Association, University of New Mexico
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
Ed and Judy Jelks Student Travel Award, Society for Historical Archaeology
Student Conference Award Program Travel Grant, Office of Career Services, University of New Mexico
Binford Fellowship, Department of Anthropology, University of New Mexico
The Pueblo Bonito Mounds: Formation History, Architectural Context and Representational Fields. Fourth Author with Wirt Wills, Katharine Williams, Beau Murphy, and Wetherbee Dorshow. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 63. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaa.2021.101322
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.
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.
The past in play: The archaeology of lost toys. First author, with C.L. Kieffer El Palacio 2017:68-69.
Class size matters: An examination of size classes in ceramic bowls from Classic era sites in New Mexico. Pottery Southwest 31(2):1-21.
“Digital Data Literacy in Archaeology” with L. Meghan Dennis. Paper presented at the Teaching and Learning in Archeology and Heritage: Past, Present, and Future Conference 2021, Online.
“Archaeology and Comics: Cons, concerns, and creativity”. Paper presented at the Society for American Archaeology Archaeology’s 84th Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, NM.
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
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..
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
Guest Lecture, Data-basics, Transdisciplinary Studies 408J – Museums, Provenance and the Return of Lost Objects, Claremont Graduate University (CGU) Department of Transdisciplinary Studies.
Guest Lecture, Lies, damned lies, and Historical Maps: Historical children’s institutions in the southwest, Anthropology 420 / 570: Integrating Documentary and Material Culture in Archaeological Researcher, UNM Department of Anthropology.
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
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
Guest Lecture, Cultural Resource Management — Australian Edition, Anthropology 320: Strategies for Archaeology, UNM Department of Anthropology
Guest Lecture, Ethical issues in Archaeology: Feminist and indigenous archaeology, Anthropology 120: Introduction to Archaeology, UNM Department of Anthropology
Volunteer Teaching Assistant, Roche Harbor Field Workshop, Burke Museum, Roche Harbor, Washington
The legacy of the man on the bandstand: Surveillance models at Native American Boarding Schools. Invited Colloquium for the University of Texas at Austin Geography Department, Online, 30 April 2021
Digital Cultural Heritage at The Alexandria Archive Institute and Open Context. Panel given to the International History Students and Historians Group, Online, 3 February 2021, available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpoVjQQHIaE
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
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.