Christina J. Hodge is Academic Curator & Collections Manager of the Stanford University Archaeology Collections and a Museum Associate at the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. She studies the past and its present legacies through museum anthropology, material culture studies, historical archaeology, and historical ethnography. Dr. Hodge teaches courses on Anthropology and Museum Studies, as well as on Historical Archaeology and archaeological methods and theory. Her first book, Consumerism and the Emergence of the Middle Class in Colonial America, was published in 2014 by Cambridge University Press. She is currently working on several material culture-based projects on identity, consumerism, and the tensions between individual and institutional authority in early America, as well as on the social roles and pedagogical potential of museum collections.
Dr. Hodge earned her PhD in Historical Archaeology and MA in Heritage Management from Boston University and her AB in Anthropology from Harvard University.
Her research and teaching interests include museum anthropology and museum studies, material culture studies,the historical ethnography and archaeology of early America, social and cultural theory, and community history.