Brian Boyd

Lecturer in the Discipline of Anthropology

Columbia University

Brian Boyd is a lecturer in the Discipline of Anthropology at Columbia University. He received his M.A. from the University of Glasgow 1991 and his Ph.D. from Cambridge in 1996. He was subsequently a lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Wales Lampeter  from 1997-2006. Prof. Boyd's research interests focus on the archaeology of the prehistoric Levant, social technologies, human-animal relations, the history and philosophy of science, queer theory, and cultural politics in Palestine/Israel. He has been carrying out research and fieldwork in Israel and the Palestinian Territories for a number of years and is currently co-director with Dr. Hamed Salem (Birzeit University) of a project entitled "Resistance Archaeology: The Wadi Natuf Landscape Project". He is also co-director of a digital mapping of Palestine project with Nora Akawi of the Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (Amman Lab, Jordan).