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Lauren D. Finnigan

Education

 2022    Ph.D., Anthropology: Expected graduation Spring 2022

College of Arts and Letters

University of Notre Dame, Indiana.

 

2019    M.A., Anthropology

College of Arts and Letters

University of Notre Dame, Indiana.

 

2017    B.A., Anthropology major, History minor

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Indiana University South Bend, Indiana.         

 

Distinctions, Honors, Awards

2019    Kaneb Center for Teaching Excellence Advanced Teaching

Scholar Certificate

2016    Lambda Alpha Honor Society

2016    Linda Marie Fritschner Award for Excellence in Research

 

Professional Memberships

Lambda Alpha

Midwest Archaeological Conference

Society for Historical Archaeology

Society for American Archaeology

 

Journal Articles

2019    Kim, Erica, Walsh, Kevin, Finnigan, Lauren. “Experimental

Validation of the Material Strengths of 19th Century Clay

Brick Masonry at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana,

USA In Process

 

2017    Finnigan, Lauren* and VanderVeen, James. “A Misplaced

Neighborhood: Investigating the People and Structures

Missing from the West Washington District, South

Bend, Indiana.” Indiana Archaeology. Vol. 12, No. 2 (2017)

pp. 102-123.

 

Grants

2016    SMART Grant

Presenter, Society for American Archaeology Conference.  $1200

2016    Anthropology Department Grant

Presenter, Society for American Archaeology Conference.  $1200

 

Conference Papers and Professional Presentations

           2021    "A Database of the Material Properties of Historic Brick."

Midwest Archaeological Conference; East Lansing, Michigan.

 

2018    “Uncommon Brick: Defining Historic ‘Notre Dame Brick’

Through Anthropological Compositional Analysis.”

Midwest Archaeological Conference; Notre Dame,

Indiana

 

2016    “Plowed Over: An Archaeological and Historical

Investigation Into the ‘Triangle Lot’ in the West

Washington District, South Bend, Indiana.”

Society for American Archaeology

81st Annual Meeting; Orlando, Florida.

 

2016    “Plowed Over: An Archaeological and Historical

Investigation Into the ‘Triangle Lot’ in the

West Washington District, South Bend, Indiana.”

Undergraduate Research Conference; Indiana University

South Bend, Indiana.

 

Teaching Experience

            2021    Instructor of Record

Introduction to Anthropology

University of Notre Dame

 

2020    Instructor of Record

Archaeological Methods

DePaul University

 

2020    Teaching Assistant

Fundamentals of Linguistic Anthropology; P.I.: Dr. Susan Blum.

University of Notre Dame

 

2019    Teaching Assistant

Fundamentals of Archaeology; P.I.: Dr. Deb Rotman.

University of Notre Dame

 

2019    Teaching Assistant

Bioarchaeology; P.I.: Dr. Susan Sheridan.

University of Notre Dame

 

2018    Teaching Assistant

Introduction to Anthropology; P.I.: Dr. Jim McKenna.

University of Notre Dame

 

Service to Academia

2020-2021    Representative

Association of Women in Science

University of Notre Dame Branch

 

2019- 2021    Co-Administrator

Graduate-Undergraduate Mentorship Program

University of Notre Dame

 

2019- 2020    Graduate Representative

Anthropology Department

University of Notre Dame

 

2018    Co-Chair

Panel on Contemporary Urban Archaeology

Midwest Archaeological Conference; Notre Dame, Indiana.

           

Invited Lectures

2020    “Historical Archaeology”

Indiana University South Bend

 

2019    Keynote Speaker

Undergraduate Research Conference, Indiana University South Bend

South Bend, Indiana.

           

2015    Library Research within Historical Archaeological Context.

Schurz Library Series, Indiana University South Bend

South Bend, Indiana.