Dr. González-Tennant’s research focuses on the history of social inequality as a global phenomenon through a transdisciplinary approach drawing on archaeology, ethnography, history, and social theory. Black feminist thought and intersectionality are central his analysis of the ways interpersonal, structural, and symbolic violence connect historical events like race riots and lynching to modern forms of social inequality. A firm commitment to digital methodologies is central to hist teaching and scholarship, and he is an enthusiastic supporter of open source software. Learn more at his website.
He is the author of dozens of articles, chapters, and papers on a variety of topics. His book The Rosewood Massacre: An Archaeology and History of Intersectional Violence is available from the University Press of Florida, Amazon, and other online bookstores as a hardcover, paperback, or e-book.
Dr. González-Tennant’s courses include African American Archaeology, Digital Methods in Anthropology, Disaster Anthropology, Historical Archaeology, and Mortuary Archaeology. He mentors students on these and other topics. Students wishing to work with Dr. González-Tennant as either an honors or MA student should contact him to set up a time to talk.
Dr. González-Tennant holds a BA in Anthropology from the University of Arkansas (2004), an MS in Industrial Archaeology from Michigan Tech (2005), and MA and PhD degrees in Anthropology from the University of Florida (2008 and 2011, respectively). He serves as Chair of the Technologies Committee with the Society for Historical Archaeology and President of the Central Florida chapter of the Archaeological Institute of America.
Historical archaeology, African American history, violence, memory, commemoration, and digital heritage; Southeastern US, Caribbean.
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Digging Up Rosewood
Anthropology visiting lecturer Edward Gonzalez-Tennant, Ph.D., spent the last decade of his life researching what happened almost a century ago in Rosewood, Florida. The recent…