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Anna Antoniou

Associate Director | she/her

Professional Biography

In 2021, Anna completed her dissertation, "Collaborating for First Foods: Archaeological Investigations of Chinookan and Lower Chehalis Foodways in Willapa Bay, Washington" to earn her PhD in Anthropology from the University of Michigan. She earned her MA from the University of Michigan as well and has a BS in Anthropology from UCLA. 

Anna's work uses community-based participatory methods to mobilize academic research so that it best serves communities' interests, needs, and priorities. Her previous research focused on serving Indigenous communities, and she was the 2021-2022 Andrew W. Mellon Native American Scholars Initiative Postdoctoral Fellow at the American Philosophical Society. She is also the Director of Humanities and Social Studies for EcoBlitz, an interdisciplinary environmental education & community science program.


Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Michigan

M.A. University of Michigan 

B.S. Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles

Featured Publications

Peer-Reviewed Publications 


Antoniou, Anna S. and Earl Davis. Collaborating for First Foods: Supporting the Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe through Archaeological Research. In The Community-Based PhD: Complexities and Triumphs of Conducting CBPR, edited by S. Atalay and A. McCleary. University of Arizona Press, Tucson, AZ. 

In Review

Gabriel Sanchez, Michael Grone, Anna S. Antoniou, Earl Davis. Indigenous Perspectives. In The Oxford Handbook of Island and Coastal Archaeology, edited by S. M. Fitzpatrick and J. M. Erlandson. Oxford University Press. 


Other Publications 


Antoniou, Anna S. A Lens on Cyprus Reunification. SAPIENS