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Prof Wesson

Cameron Wesson

Associate Professor and Chair of Anthropology

Cameron Wesson joined the UVM faculty as Associate Professor and Chair of Anthropology.  He received a B.S. in architecture and a B.A. in anthropology from Auburn University and completed his M.A. and Ph.D. at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  He has held academic appointments at Auburn University, the University of Oklahoma, and most recently at the University of Illinois at Chicago. 

Dr. Wesson's archaeological research addresses the political economy of Native American societies during the contact and colonial periods in the southeastern U.S., with particular interest in the Muskogee Creek peoples.  He is also concerned with examining the role of Native American peoples in the cultural dynamism of the post-contact period through the use of both archaeological data and modern Creek informants.  He has published three books as well as a number of journal articles and book chapters on these topics.  His most recent volume, Households and Hegemony: Early Creek Prestige Goods, Symbolic Capital and Social Power, will be released by the University of Nebraska Press in the spring.  Dr. Wesson spent the past year working on a new book, Landscapes of Memory, Landscapes of Power, while on an American Indian Studies Fellowship at the Newberry Library's D'Arcy McNickel Center.

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