Claudia Chang

Claudia ChangProfessor of Anthropology

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B.A., Anthropology | Prescott College
M.A., Anthropology | State University of New York, Binghamton
Ph.D., Anthropology | State University of New York, Binghamton

Professor Chang has taught at Sweet Briar College since 1981. Her specialties include ethnoarchaeology, archaeology, Central Asia and the Mediterranean.

Chang is the director of an international field research project on the archaeology of the Iron Age in the Republic of Kazakhstan. She was a Fulbright Teaching Fellow in 1994-1995 at the Kazakh State University in the Republic of Kazakhstan and in 2006 at Banasthali Vidyapith University in Rajasthan, India. In 2015-2016, she was a visiting scholar at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW) at New York University.

In 1994, Chang co-edited “Pastoralists at the Periphery: Herders in a Capitalist World” (University of Arizona Press) with Harold A. Koster. She also has edited volumes on Kazakh prehistory and archaeology, as well as co-edited an exhibition catalog, “Of Gold and Grass: Nomads of Kazakhstan” in 2006 (Foundation for International Arts and Education, Bethesda, Md.). Chang is the author of more than 25 articles in her field.

At Sweet Briar, she teaches courses in archaeology and cultural anthropology.