Dr. Krista Lewis
Stabler Hall 405
Dr. Krista Lewis is an associate professor of anthropology. Dr. Lewis conducts archaeological and ethnographic research on the relationship between trade, food, politics, landscape, and environment from prehistory to the present. Her research specialty is archaeology in the Middle East, specifically the southern part of the Arabian peninsula. Dr. Lewis has also conducted archaeological fieldwork in the United States and central America.
Dr. Lewis directs two major international archaeological projects in southern Arabia, in Yemen and Oman. Her archaeological work investigates the role of the people of the Arabian Peninsula in international Indian Ocean trade routes and the spread of agricultural techniques and culinary innovation in pre-Islamic times.
Dr. Lewis teaches courses in archaeology, food and culture, urban anthropology, and modern middle eastern cultures.
Dr. Lewis received her Ph.D from the Department of Anthropology at the University of Chicago in 2005.