Phinney 106 & 214 (Historical Archaeology Lab)
Department of Culture, Society & Justice
875 Perimeter Dr. MS 1110
University of Idaho
Moscow, ID 83843-1110
Katrina Eichner is a historical archaeologist focused on material expressions of social difference in the 19th and 20th century American West. Her research aims to understand the role of the past in shaping contemporary society.
- Ph.D., University of California Berkeley, 2017
- M.A., University of California Berkeley, 2013
- B.A., Boston University, 2010
- Anth 100 Introduction to Anthropology
- Anth 103 Introduction to Archaeology
- Anth 409 Anthropological Field Methods
- Anth 425/525 Popular Culture and Consumerism
- Anth 426 Stranger Than Fiction: Pseudoarchaeology and Myths of the Past
- Anth 432/532 Historical Artifact Analysis
- Anth 433/533 Applied Cultural Resource Management
- Anth 455 Anthropology Senior Research
- Anth 521 Contemporary Issues in Anthropological Theory
- Anth 570 Materiality & Human Cultures
- Soc 427 Racial and Ethnic Relations
- Historical Archaeology
- Archaeologies of African Diaspora
- American Indian Wars Military History
- History of the American West
- Archaeologies of Social Inequality
- Queer and Feminist Theories
- Borderland and Frontier Theories
- 2011-Present: Fort Davis Archaeology Project (FODAAP)
- 2018-Present: Idaho Public Archaeology (IPA)
- Wilkie, Laurie A, Katrina C. L. Eichner, Kelly Fong, David Hyde, Alyssa Scott, and Annelise Morris. 2020. “Bodily Objects: 20th century Entanglements of People and Things”. In A Cultural History of Objects, Volume Six: Objects in the Modern Age. Edited by Wilkie, Laurie A., and John Chenoweth. Cultural History of Objects Series edited by Dan Hicks and William Whyte. Bloomsbury.
- Mark Warner, Katrina Eichner, and Renae Campbell. 2020. “Community Heritage from the Ground Up: Archaeology at Moscow High School”. In Latah Legacy 46(1).
- Eichner, Katrina C. L. 2019. “Frontier Intermediaries: Army Laundresses at Fort Davis Texas” In Historical Archaeology 53(1): 138-152.
- Eichner, Katrina C. L. 2017. Queering Frontier Identities: Archaeological Investigations at a Nineteenth-Century U.S. Army Laundresses' Quarters in Fort Davis, Texas. UC Berkeley. ProQuest ID: Eichner_berkeley_0028E_17010.
- Eichner, Katrina C. L. and Laurie A. Wilkie. 2015. “Contraception/Conception, Archaeology of.” In The International Encyclopedia of Human Sexuality. Edited by Patricia Whelehan and Anne Bolin. Wiley. Pp. 1–4.
- Eichner, Katrina C. L. and Laurie A. Wilkie. 2015. “Sexual Magic.” In The International Encyclopedia of Human Sexuality. Edited by Patricia Whelehan and Anne Bolin. Wiley. Pp. 1115–1354.
Kat is originally from Delaware, though her research and professional endeavors have taken her around the globe (South America, British West Indies, Boston, Washington D.C., California, Texas, and now Idaho). Eichner earned her B.A. in Archaeology from Boston University and M.A./Ph.D. in Anthropology with Designated Emphasis in Women, Gender, and Sexuality from the University of California Berkeley. As a specialist in historical archaeology, Eichner uses documentary and material evidence to understand the recent past and its relationship to contemporary social structures. Her research questions focus on feminist and queer theories, public heritage, expressions of social identity (race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, religion, citizenship, etc.), and structures of inequality.
- Teaching Innovation Grant, CLASS, University of Idaho, 2020.
- Faculty Fellow, Center for Digital Inquiry and Learning, Digital Scholarship Fellowship, 2020.
- Faculty Fellow, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Online Teaching Institute, University of Idaho, 2019.
- Faculty Fellow, Center for Digital Inquiry and Learning, Palouse Scholarship Symposium, University of Idaho, 2019.
- Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award, Graduate Division, University of California Berkeley, 2015.
- Diversity Field School Award (Honorable Mention), Gender and Minority Affairs Committee, Society for Historical Archaeology, 2015.
- National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (Honorable Mention), 2013.