Mary C. Beaudry


Professor of Archaeology, Anthropology, and Gastronomy
Interim Faculty Coordinator of the MLA in Gastronomy program

Director of Graduate Admissions

MEMBER OF THE EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD, Antiquaries Journal, Post-Medieval Archaeology, Vestigios: Revista Latinoamericana de Arqueologia Historica, Public Archaeology, and Journal of Contemporary Archaeology

Office: Room 347A
(617) 358-1650

Curriculum Vitae

Website: Beaudry’s Research/Welcome.html


PhD, Brown University, 1980
Areas of interest: historical and industrial archaeology of the Americas and British Isles, comparative colonialism, culture contact, gender and equity issues in archaeology, the food and foodways, the archaeology of historical households and homelots, documentary archaeology, landscape, ceramic analysis and typologies


Mary C. Beaudry and Travis G. Parno, editors, Archaeologies of Mobility and Movement.  Springer, New York (2013).

Mary C. Beaudry and James Symonds, editors, Interpreting the Early Modern World: Transatlantic Perspectives. Springer, New York (2010).

Dan Hicks and Mary C. Beaudry, editors, The Oxford Handbook of Material Culture Studies. Oxford University Press, Oxford (2010).

Mary C. Beaudry, Findings: The Material Culture of Needlework and Sewing. Yale University Press, New Haven, CT (2006).

Dan Hicks and Mary C. Beaudry, editors, The Cambridge Companion to Historical Archaeology. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge (2006).

Stephen A. Mrozowski, Grace H. Ziesing, and Mary C. Beaudry, ‘Living on the Boott’: Historical Archaeology at the Boott Mills Boardinghouses, Lowell, Massachusetts. University of Massachusetts Press, Amherst (1996).

Anne Elizabeth Yentsch and Mary C. Beaudry, editors, The Art and Mystery of Historical Archaeology: Essays in Honor of James Deetz. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL (1992).

Mary C. Beaudry, editor, Documentary Archaeology in the New World. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge (1988, issued in softcover 1992).