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Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Florida, 2011
M.A. Anthropology, University of Florida, 2008
M.S. Industrial Archaeology, Michigan Tech, 2005
B.A., Anthropology, University of Arkansas, 2004


2017 – Present, Lecturer, University of Central Florida
2015 – 2017, Geospatial Services Group Leader, SEARCH Inc.
2011 – 2015, Assistant Professor, Monmouth University


Digital archaeology, historical archaeology, public history; landscape, memory, power, violence; GIS, 3D modeling, geophysics, remote sensing; Southeastern US, Caribbean


Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award, 2021, UCF College of Sciences
Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), 2019, University of Central Florida
Charles H. Fairbanks Archaeology Award, 2011, UFL Anthropology
Elizabeth Eddy Applied Anthropology Award, 2011, UFL Anthropology
Eleanor Roosevelt Global Citizenship Award, 2010, Center for Public Anthropology
Phi Beta Kappa, 2004, University of Arkansas


González-Tennant, Edward. In Prep. An Archaeology of Violence. Gainesville: University Press of Florida.

González-Tennant, Edward. 2018. The Rosewood Massacre: An Archaeology and History of Intersectional Violence. Gainesville: University Press of Florida. Released in paperback in 2019. Southern Anthropological Society’s Mooney Award Honorable Mention (2021).


González-Tennant, Edward. 2022. The Rosewood Heritage & VR Project: Engaging Difficult Histories with Digital Technologies. In Emerging Technologies and Museums: Mediating Difficult Heritage, edited by Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert, Alexandra Bounia, and Antigone Heraclidou, pp 23-41. Oxford: Berghahn Books.

González-Tennant, Edward. 2021. GIS and Archaeology. In Oxford Bibliographies in Anthropology, edited by John Jackson. New York: Oxford University Press.

González-Tennant, Edward. 2020. Geographic Information Systems in Historical Archaeology. In The Routledge Handbook of Global Historical Archaeology, edited by Charles E. Orser, Andres Zarankin, Pedro Funari, Susan Lawrence, and James Symonds, pp. 496-516. New York City: Routledge.

González-Tennant, Edward and Diana González-Tennant. 2020. Caribbean Heritage in 3D: New Heritage and Historical Archaeology in Nevis, West Indies. In Historical Archaeologies in the Caribbean: On and Beyond the Plantation, edited by Todd M. Ahlman and Gerald Schroedl, pp. 169-187. University of Alabama Press.

González-Tennant, Edward. 2017. Digital Storytelling in the Classroom: New Media Technologies for an Engaged Anthropological Pedagogy. In Deep Stories: Practicing, Teaching, and Learning Anthropology with Digital Storytelling, edited by Aaron Thornburg and Mariela Nunez-Janes, pp. 152-169. De Gruyter Open.

González-Tennant, Edward. 2016. Recent Directions and Future Developments in Geographic Information Systems for Historical Archaeology. Historical Archaeology 50(3):24-49.

González-Tennant, Edward and Diana González-Tennant. 2016. The Practice and Theory of New Heritage for Historical Archaeology. Historical Archaeology 50(1):186-203.

González-Tennant, Edward. 2016. Hate Sits in Places: Folk Knowledge and the Power of Place in Rosewood, Florida. In Excavating Memory: Material Culture Approaches to Sites of Remembering and Forgetting, edited by Maria T. Starzmann and John R. Roby, pp. 218-241. University Press of Florida.

González-Tennant, Edward. 2015. Resurrecting Rosewood: New Heritage as Applied Visual Anthropology. In Participatory Visual and Digital Research in Action, edited by Aline Gubrium, Krista Harper, Marty Otanez, and Phillip Vannini, pp. 163-180. AltaMira Press.

González-Tennant, Edward. 2014. The “Color” of Heritage: Decolonizing Collaborative Archaeology in the Caribbean. Journal of African Diaspora Archaeology and Heritage 3(1):26-50.

González-Tennant, Edward. 2013. New Heritage and Dark Tourism: A Mixed Methods Approach to Social Justice in Rosewood, Florida. Heritage and Society 6(1):62-88.

González-Tennant, Edward. 2012. Intersectional Violence, New Media, and the 1923 Rosewood Pogrom. Fire: The Multimedia Journal of Black Studies 1(2):64-110.

González-Tennant, Edward. 2011. Generating ‘Living Documents’ with GPS & GIS for Archaeology: A Case Study from the Otago Goldfields, New Zealand. In Perspectives from Historical Archaeology: Revealing Landscapes edited by Christopher C. Fennell, pp. 116-133. Society for Historical Archaeology Press. [Reprint of 2009 Historical Archaeology article]

González-Tennant, Edward. 2011. Creating a Diasporic Archaeology of Chinese Migration: Tentative Steps across Four Continents. International Journal of Historical Archaeology 15(3):509-532.

González-Tennant, Edward. 2009. Using Geodatabases to Generate “Living Documents” for Archaeology: A Case Study from the Otago Goldfields, New Zealand. Historical Archaeology 43(3):20-37.


González-Tennant, Edward. 2016.  Archaeological Walking Simulators. SAA Archaeological Record 15(4):23-28.

González-Tennant, Edward. 2013. The Undead Liven Up the Classroom. ArcUser Magazine Summer 2013:64-66.

González-Tennant, Edward. 2010. Community Centered Praxis in Conflict Archaeology: Creating an Archaeology of Redress with the 1923 Race Riot in Rosewood, Florida. SAA Archaeological Record 10(4):46-49.

González-Tennant, Edward. 2010. Census Data and Property Records: An Alternative Archaeology of Rosewood. Anthropology News 51(5):26.

González-Tennant, Edward. 2010. Virtual Archaeology and Digital Storytelling: A Report from Rosewood, Florida. African Diaspora Archaeology Newsletter, September:1-27.

González-Tennant, Edward. 2009. Modern Slavery and Student Activism. Anthropology News 50(7):60-61.

Davidson, James M. and Edward González-Tennant. 2008. A Potential Archaeology of Rosewood, Florida: The Process of Remembering a Community and a Tragedy. SAA Archaeological Record 8(1):13-16.


González-Tennant, Edward. 2019. Review of Investigating the Ordinary: Everyday Matters in Southeast Archaeology, Sara E. Price and Philip J. Carr, editors. Southeastern Archaeology 39(1):66-67.

González-Tennant, Edward. 2016. Review of The Archaeology of Asian Transnationalism, Douglas E. Ross, author. Historical Archaeology 50(4):133-135.

González-Tennant, Edward. 2013. Review of The Archaeology of Antislavery Resistance, Terrance M. Weik, author. Historical Archaeology 47(2):189-190.

González-Tennant, Edward. 2011. Review of Georeferencing: The Geographic Associations of Information, Linda L. Hill, author. The Information Society 27(5):348-349.

González-Tennant, Edward. 2010. Review of Sàngó in Africa and the African Diaspora, Joel E. Tishken, Tóyìn Fálolá, and Akíntúndé Akínyemí, editors. Historical Archaeology44(4):178-179.

González-Tennant, Edward. 2009. Review of Caribbean Rum: A Social and Economic History, Frederik H. Smith, author. Southeastern Archaeology 28(2):278-280.

González-Tennant, Edward. 2009. Review of Beyond Chinatown: New Chinese Migration and the Global Expansion of China, Mette Thuno, editor. Journal of Chinese Overseas 5(1):223-225.

González-Tennant, Edward. 2009. Review of Surface Collection: Archaeological Travels in Southeast Asia, Dennis Byrne, author. Historical Archaeology 43(2):152-153.


2019-2022 — Principal Investigator: UCF-US Forest Service Partnership ($138,000). Supports field experiences for undergraduate and graduate students in the form of internships and a field school. Students received federal service credit towards employment following graduation.

2018-2019 — Principal Investigator: Florida Division of Historical Resources (DHR) Small-Matching Grant, PI ($45,000). Funds provided six undergraduate students with archaeological experience in Levy County, Florida. Funds covered housing costs and hourly wage for all students. More than 50% of students were from underrepresented groups.

2017-2019 — Principal Investigator: Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) What’s Next: Integrative Learning for Professional and Civic Preparation ($10,000). Leveraged 3D technologies to create virtual versions of traditional laboratory exercises for GEP anthropology courses. Blog post discussing project.

2012-2013 — Principal Investigator: Monmouth University Travel and Research Grant ($5,000). Seed monies to develop ethnoarchaeological field school in Nevis, West Indies. Field school ran for four summers and attracted students from across the US.

2010-2011 — Recipient, University of Florida, Elizabeth Eddy Doctoral Award ($11,000). Funding to complete dissertation on Rosewood, Florida.

2008-2009 — Recipient, University of Otago, Graduate Research Fellowship (NZ$60,000). Funding to complete research related to earlier work on Chinese communities in New Zealand. Lead directly to peer-reviewed article.

2002-2003 — Recipient, University of Arkansas, Fulbright Study Abroad Scholarship ($15,000). Sponsored 13 months of study abroad in New Zealand studying the application of digital technologies (GIS, 3D) to Chinese diaspora heritage.

Smaller grants from Tinker Foundation ($2,500), UF Grinter Graduate Fellowship ($6,000), and undergraduate SILO Fellowships ($4,400) sponsored research, planning, and presentation activities in the US and Latin America.


Rosewood Heritage & VR Project. Project exploring the 1923 Rosewood Massacre, provides access to primary documents (e.g., census records, oral history transcripts) as well as various public-facing interpretive outputs including a virtual world environment and digital storytelling videos.

Fort Charles Archaeological Project. Provides access to summary of four years of archaeological research in Nevis, West Indies. Includes links to geospatial analysis, preliminary analyses, and digital reconstructions.

Chinese Entrepreneurs in 19/20th Century Key West. Blog post with interactive map discussing the location of laundries associated with Key West’s largely forgotten Chinese community through the use of historical maps and census records.

QGIS 4 Archaeology Online Course. Tutorials (complete with sample data) for disciplines working with cultural heritage resources (archaeologists, architectural historians, and historians). The course is designed to take users from beginner to expert.

Mapping African American Travel During Jim Crow. Blog post discussing how to use free geospatial software to create an interactive version of the 1942 Afro-American Travel Map and discusses the applicability of using the resource for other research.

Hurricane Sandy Oral History Project. First oral history project conducted following Hurricane (or Superstorm) Sandy. Sample transcripts available for download. Graduate students have continued working on project, including several who now work for FEMA.



2020-Present — President, Central Florida Chapter, Archaeological Institute of America

2019-Present — Chair, Society for Historical Archaeology Technologies Committee

2020-2021 — President, Cedar Key Historical Society

2015-2018 — Vice President for Digital Technologies, ICOMOS-ICIP

2013-2015 — Director, Monmouth University Anthropology Graduate Program

2011-2015 — Director, Monmouth University GIS Program

2012-2015 — Chair, Fulbright Program Campus Committee, Monmouth University

2009-2010 — Editorial Board Member, UF Journal of Undergraduate Research


Lead Author — Anthropology Department at UCF Antiracism Statement. Drafted initial copy of statement and worked with others to refine prior to posting, including the incorporation administrative input. (2020)

Member — Task Force, Yesterday, This Was Home: The Ocoee Massacre of 1920 exhibit with the Orange County Regional History Center. Met with museum professionals each month for 1+ years to assist with exhibit design and content review. (2020-2021)

Panel Member — Anthropology and/of Race and Whiteness: An Open Forum. Participated in virtual forum with other UCF anthropology faculty to discuss issues of race and racism in American history and society. (September 9, 2020)

Panel Member — Black Lives: Racism and the Struggle for Justice in the American Democracy: A Virtual Teach-in. Participated in virtual forum with other UCF faculty from across campus to discuss issues of race and racism in America. (July 2, 2020)

Scholar — Humanities and the Sunshine State. Prepared learning activities, lectured, and led a tour of the Rosewood cemetery in support of this residential program introducing high school students to cutting-edge research in the humanities. (2017-2019).

Reviewer for Berghan Books, University of New Mexico Press, University Press of Florida, Advances in Archaeological Practice, American Anthropologist, American Antiquity, Current Anthropology, Economic Anthropology, Historical Archaeology, International Journal of Historical Archaeology, Technical Briefs in Historical Archaeology, and The Public Historian.


González-Tennant, Edward. 2021. An Archaeology Violent American Landscapes in Rosewood and Beyond. Society for Historical Archaeology, Virtual Conference.

González-Tennant, Edward. 2020. Promised Land or Purgatory? The Archaeology of Florida’s Rural African American Towns. Society for Historical Archaeology, Boston, MA.

Merritt, Christopher, Edward González-Tennant, Chase Roberts, and Diana González-Tennant. 2020. John Jarvie Ranch: Society for Historical Archaeology, Boston, MA.

González-Tennant, Edward. 2020. Discussant for Reckoning with Violence Session. Society for Historical Archaeology, Boston.

González-Tennant, Edward. 2019. Interaction Design (IxD) and Digital Heritage. Computer Applications in Archaeology, Krakow, Poland.

Sassaman, Kenneth E., Edward González-Tennant, Diana González-Tennant, and Ginessa Mahar. 2019.  Memory Sits in Ruined Places: Atsena Otie and the 1896 Hurricane that Inflected Its History. Florida Anthropological Society, Crystal River, FL.

González-Tennant, Edward. 2018. The Rosewood Massacre: Lessons for Modern America from Intersectional Archaeology. Midwest Historical Archaeology Conference, Chicago, Ill. (Conference Keynote Lecture)

González-Tennant, Edward. 2018. Sympathetic Archaeology: Reflections on a Decade of Public Engagement in Rosewood, Florida. Florida Anthropological Society meetings, St. Petersburg, FL.

González-Tennant, Edward. 2018. A Second Life for the Alt-Right: Uses of Conservative Material Culture in Online Spaces. Society for Historical Archaeology meetings, New Orleans

González-Tennant, Edward. 2017. Cyberfeminst Perspectives on the Future of Digital Archaeology, in Women in Archaeology session. Paper presented at the 45th annual meeting of the Computer Applications in Archaeology annual meetings in Atlanta.

González-Tennant, Edward. 2016. Cyberfeminism, Virtual Worlds, and the Feminization of Digital Archaeology. Paper presented at the 81st annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology in Orlando.

González-Tennant, Edward. 2015. One Artifact, Multiple Interpretations: Postcolonial Archaeology and the Analysis of Chinese Coins. Paper Presented at the 48th annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology in Seattle.

González-Tennant, Edward. 2013. An Archaeology Of Intersectional Violence: The 1923 Rosewood Pogrom In Historical Perspective. Paper presented at the 112th annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association meetings, Chicago.

González-Tennant, Edward. 2013. The Archaeology of Racially-Charged Collective Violence. Paper presented at the 70th annual meeting of the Southeastern Archaeological Conference, Tampa.

González-Tennant, Edward. 2013. New Heritage and Dark Tourism: A Mixed Methods Approach to Social Justice in Rosewood, Florida. Paper presented at the 78th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology in Honolulu.

González-Tennant, Edward. 2012. Discussant for Borders and Crossings by Land, Sea, and Air: Geospatial Advances in Anthropological Research session. Paper presented at the 111th annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association in San Francisco, California.

González-Tennant, Edward. 2012. Dark Tourism, Social Justice Education, and Virtual Archaeology. Paper presented at the 45th annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology in Baltimore.

González-Tennant, Edward. 2010. The ‘Ghost Town’ and the Diaspora: Landscape Anxiety, Community Trauma, and Social Memory in Rosewood, Florida. Paper presented at the 109th annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association in New Orleans.


Digital Approaches to Difficult Pasts. Virtual presentation for the Friends of the NYC Chapter of the American Institute of Archaeology, New York City, NY. February 9, 2021.

Excavating Rosewood: An Archaeology of Violence and Hope. Virtual presentation for the Warm Mineral Springs/Little Salt Springs Archaeological Society, North Point, Florida. January 12, 2021.

The 1923 Rosewood Massacre in Archaeological Perspective. Virtual presentation for Washington University in St. Louis. November 13, 2020.

Virtual guest lecture for World Archaeology course at Washington University in St. Louis. November 12, 2020.

Unearthing Rosewood: An Archaeology of Violence and Hope. Virtual presentation for the Florida Humanities Council. September 23, 2020.

Unearthing Rosewood: An Archaeology of Violence and Hope. University of Central Florida College of Sciences Distinguished Lecture Series. Tuscawilla Country Club, Winter Spring, Florida, February 26, 2020.

Panel Member, Yesterday, This Was Home: The Ocoee Massacre of 1920. Served on advisory panel for the Orange County Regional History Center in creation of museum exhibit discussing the legacy of the 1920 Ocoee race riot. 2020-2021.

In-Depth Series: Neanderthals & Early Humans – 1 day workshop on early human ancestors. Public workshop presented at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Ringling College, Sarasota on behalf of Time Sifters Archaeological Society. January 31, 2020.

The Rosewood Massacre. Charlotte Harbor Anthropological Society. October 10, 2019.

The Rosewood Massacre. Time Sifters Archaeology Society, Sarasota, Florida. October 19, 2018.

Public Talk on Recently Published UPF Book, The Rosewood Massacre: An Archaeology and History of Intersectional Violence. Central Florida Anthropological Society, Winter Park Public Library, April 16, 2018.

Public Talk on Recently Published UPF Book, The Rosewood Massacre: An Archaeology and History of Intersectional Violence. Cedar Key Public Library, Cedar Key, Florida. February 10, 2018.

Digital Archaeology and Social Justice: New Media’s Role in Sharing the Past with the Present. University of Florida Department of Anthropology, Anthropology Day Speaker. February 18, 2016.

The Future of the Past: How Virtual Technologies are Changing Archaeology. Time Sifters Archaeology Society, Sarasota, Florida. October 21, 2015.

Digital Anthropology and Difficult Heritage: New Research in Rosewood, Florida. St. Augustine Archaeological Association, St. Augustine, Florida. October 6, 2015

Racial Violence, Social Memory, and Historical Anthropology in Rosewood, Florida. Western Michigan University, Department of Anthropology. February 25, 2015

Virtual Archaeology and Difficult Heritage: Digital Reconstructions of Rosewood, Florida. Cedar Key Public Library, Levy County, Florida. March 22, 2014.

Digital Archaeology and Dark Tourism: A Mixed Methods Approach to Social Justice in Rosewood, Florida. Montclair State University, New Jersey. February 6, 2014.

Violence, Memory, and New Heritage: Social Justice in Rosewood, Florida. University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, Florida. November 7, 2013.

Intersectional Violence and the 1923 Rosewood Pogrom: A Mixed Methods Approach to Understanding Historical Disenfranchisement. Columbia University, NYC.  October 18, 2012.

Reversing the Gaze: Global Capitalism, Intersectional Violence, and Social Inequality in Modern America. Institute for Global Understanding’s Faculty Fellows Symposium, Monmouth University, West Long Branch, New Jersey. September 21, 2012.

New Anthropological Perspectives on Violence and Inequality: Engaging the 1923 Rosewood Race Riot in Historical Context. Marvin J and Thomas Leo Likes Memorial Lecture Series (NEH), Illinois State Museum, Springfield, Illinois. June 29, 2011.

Rosewood Resurrected: Digitally Exploring an Historic African American Community from North Florida. African American Studies Program Brown Bag Series, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. February 10, 2011.


Rosewood: The Community. Dream of Black Wall Street Podcast. January 2021.

Reconstructing a Lost Town with Edward González-Tennant. ArchaeoTech Podcast. May 2, 2019.

To Remember Rosewood, An Effort To Turn Its Last House Into a Museum. Radio Interview with WBUR’s Here & Now, NPR’s 3rd Largest Daily Radio Program. June 25, 2018

The Last House in Rosewood. Written for the Tampa Bay Times by Lane DeGregory. June 6, 2018.

Remembering Rosewood. Written for The Gainesville Sun by Andrew Caplan. May 26, 2018.

Zombies 101? Monmouth University Joins Colleges Offering Courses on the Undead. Written for The Washington Pos, by Kelly Heyboer and picked up by the Associated Press. November 18, 2013.

Overseas Team Doing Archaeological Work at Fort Charles. Radio Interview with Andre Huie for Winn FM 98.9, St Kitts, West Indies.

Archeologist says Saddle Hill can be an International Heritage Site. Written for NewsLink Newspaper by Pauline Ngunjiri. June 15, 2012.

Degrees of Excellence. Written for Florida: Magazine of the Gator Nation by Sarah L. Stewart. February 24, 2011.

Rosewood Reincarnated. Written for St. Petersburg Times by Jon Wilson. February 13, 2011.

Rosewood: Rising from the Ashes. Written for Forum: Magazine of the Florida Humanities Council by Jon Wilson. Spring, 2011.

UF Anthropologist Creates Website to Educate, Foster Discussion on Racism. Written for Chiefland Citizen by Mark Scohier. January 7, 2011.


African American Archaeology; Anthropological Theory; Caribbean Archaeology; Digital Methods in Anthropology; Disaster Anthropology; Historical Archaeology; Indians of the SE US; Mortuary Archaeology; Sex, Gender and Culture; Violence in American History; Zombies!: Popular Culture and Social Anxiety.


Archaeological GIS; Archaeological Theory; Digital Methods in Anthropology; Oral History.