- On October 11, 2013, Brooke Persons successfully defended her doctoral dissertation, "Pottery, People, and Place: Examining the Emergence of Political Authority in Late Ceramic Age Cuba." The Graduate School and Department of Anthropology awarded a doctoral degree to Brooke Persons in December 2013.
Dr. Persons is now employed as an Instructor at UA, where she is teaching Ancient Latin America and an online introductory course. She is also spearheading the spring TMSE Partnership course, searching for an academic position, and focusing on turning her dissertation into a series of articles.
She is pursuing new research projects in the US Virgin Islands, including a project that focuses on the production of stone beads and shell pendants. Dr. Persons is looking forward to a collaborative project that will identify interaction between Cuba and the Turks and Caicos through compositional analyses of ceramics from both locales. We're very proud of Dr. Persons and look forward to continuing to work with her as a colleague and contributor to Anthropology.