Assistant Professor


Archaeology Program

Areas of Expertise

African diaspora, migration history, non-invasive bioarchaeology, osteology, biosocial variation, interdisciplinary archaeology, community-based research

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Andreana (Andree) Cunningham is an interdisciplinary anthropologist whose research integrates bioarchaeological and archival evidence to examine the biosocial effects of the slave trade. She is specifically interested in the patterns of variation that existed for enslaved people in regions that are not traditionally placed in dialogue (currently the Caribbean, South Atlantic Ocean, and Indian Ocean). Her research also examines the ways that these sites of the slave trade can be used to reimagine theory and practice around heritage preservation and community engagement. Andree has conducted fieldwork centered around non-invasive osteology, archival analysis, and community-based efforts in the U.S., St. Helena, and South Africa.

Selected Publications

In Revision. Cunningham A.S. (2023). Postmortem Racialization: Reconceptualizing Frantz Fanon’s Black Subject. Transforming Anthropology.

Dwyer I., Justinvil, D., Cunningham, A.S. (2023). Caribbeanist casualties: Examining the Intersections of Migration and Forensic Identification through Critical Biocultural Approaches to Structural Violence. Forensic Science International: Synergy, 6.


  • AN 390/AR 400: Slavery and the In-Between