1014 Moore Hall
Ph.D., UMass-Amherst, 1992
Archaeological Theory and method, political economy, ethnohistory, colonialism, regional analysis, material analysis, critical theory
Eastern North America
Michael S. Nassaney is a professor of anthropology at Western Michigan University and the principal investigator of the Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project. He has directed the annual WMU archaeological field school, now in its 34rd year, since 1994. His research interests include historical archaeology and the study of colonialism and the fur trade in the western Great Lakes. In 2006 Nassaney was elected to serve a three-year term as Secretary of the Society for Historical Archaeology, the world's largest group of archaeologists interested in the study of the recent past (A.D. 1400-present). He is also editor of Le Journal, the bulletin of the Center for French Colonial Studies.