Visualizing NJ Property Value

This post concerns the visualization of property values. I am working on this for an upcoming project on the African American experience in Asbury Park, New Jersey, and particularly the 1970 riot. Part of this research focuses on the socioeconomic experiences (e.g., access to property ownership, property values) of various groups ithroughout the 20th century. Property ownership remains part of the “American Dream” and lured African Americans to many northern locations, places promising a more equitable society. A promised often denied. (more…)

Dark Tourism, Social Justice Education, and Virtual Archaeology (SHA 2012)

My participation at this year’s Society for Historical Archaeology (SHA) annual meetings centered presenting on “Archaeological Visualization and Public Engagement” as part of the tech room and delivering a paper titled “Dark Tourism, Social Justice Education, and Virtual Archaeology.” You can read the abstract below. As always, if you’re interested in reading the paper or viewing the PowerPoint, please contact me. Update: portions of this paper were included in my article titled “New Heritage and Dark Tourism: A Mixed Methods Approach to Social Justice in Rosewood, Florida.” (more…)

Creating a Diasporic Archaeology of Chinese Migration

I recently/finally published an article on the topic of Chinese migration, a topic I’ve been researching as an historical archaeologist since my first trip to New Zealand in 2002-2003 (with a Fulbright scholarship from the U of Arkansas). The full title is “Creating a Diasporic Archaeology of Chinese Migration: Tentative Steps Across Four Continents,” and you can download it here. See below for the abstract. (more…)

The ‘Ghost Town’ and the Diaspora (AAA 2010)

My participation at this year’s annual meetings of the American Anthropological Society centered on leading and participating in a session I organized. The title of the session was “Anthropology of the Damned” and took its initial inspiration from the works of Charles Fort. My paper was titled “The ‘Ghost Town’ and the Diaspora: Landscape Anxiety, Community Trauma, and Social Memory in Rosewood, Florida.” You can read about the session and my paper below. (more…)

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