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College of Arts and Sciences

College of Arts and Sciences

Faculty Profile

 
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 NoMug-Female   Name:  Christina Brooks 
Title:  Adjunct Instructor of Anthropology 
Education:
M.A., Anthropology, University of Tennesse
B.A., Anthropology, Howard University
Office:  321 Kinard Hall  
Phone:  803/323-4655 
E-mail:  brooksc@winthrop.edu  
Web:  http://faculty.winthrop.edu/brooksc  
Area(s):
Historical Archaeology, African Diaspora Studies, Mortuary Archaeology, Forensic Anthropology, Caribbean Archeaology
Professor Brooks is an anthropologist specializing in bioarchaeology and forensics. She is currently an instructor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Winthrop University where she primarily teaches archaeology and forensic courses.

Christina is currently pursuing her Ph.D. at the University of South Carolina in historical archaeology with an emphasis on mortuary studies and the African diaspora. She received her undergraduate degree from Howard University in biological anthropology and her graduate degree from the University of Tennessee with a focus in forensics and archaeology.

Christina’s research interests include bioarchaeology, African American biohistory, mortuary studies, African Diaspora studies, skeletal trauma and forensics.

Her current and recent projects include an archaeological survey of Historic Brattonsville’s Slave Cemetery, excavations of the blacksmith shop at Historic Rosedale Plantation, Philadelphia Presbyterian Church Cemetery project, and African American cemetery surveys of Charlotte.

In addition to being an instructor and archaeologist, Christina is the homeschooling mother to three wonderful children and the wife of a local businessman in Charlotte.