Colleen Morgan is a Senior Lecturer of Digital Archaeology and Heritage at the University of York. She is the Director of the Digital Archaeology andHeritage Lab, the MSc in Digital Archaeology and the MSc in Digital Heritage.Her research follows bringing digital archaeology into conversation with current theory from feminist, queer, posthuman and anarchist approaches, developing multi-sensorial interventions and digital embodiment through avatars of ancient people, and use of tools and theory in analogue and digital methods within archaeology. Morgan published, ‘Avatars, Monsters, and Machines: A Cyborg Archaeology’, looking at the creative potential in the practice of a cyborg archaeology, which draws from feminist posthumanism to transgress existing constructions of people through history and today.
Colleen Morgan is the Director of the Digital Archaeology and Heritage Lab, the MSc in Digital Archaeology and the MSc in Digital Heritage. She received her PhD from UC Berkeley, was Marie Curie Experienced Researcher for the EUROTAST project from 2013-2015 and a postdoctoral fellow for the Centre for Digital Heritage from 2015-2017. She has an established international reputation as a leading scholar in critical digital archaeology and heritage. Her research contributions fall in three main areas: 1) bringing digital archaeology into conversation with current theory drawn from feminist, queer, posthuman, and anarchist approaches 2) multi-sensorial interventions and digital embodiment, with a focus on avatars of past people created from bio-archaeological data 3) issues surrounding craft, enskillment and pedagogy in analog and digital methods in field archaeology, including photography, videography, and drawing.