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Anne Katzenberg, Associate Vice-President (Research)

Anne Katzenberg

Dr. M. Anne Katzenberg was named Associate Vice President in September 2011.

Katzenberg received a Bachelor of Arts with Honours (1974) and Master of Arts (1976) from the University of Cincinnati, and a Doctorate from the University of Toronto in 1983. After two years as an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto, Katzenberg joined the Department of Archaeology at the University of Calgary. During her tenure she has held the roles of Assistant Professor (1985-1989), Assistant Dean (1988-1991), Associate Professor (1989-1995), Professor (1995-present), President’s Advisor on Women’s Issues (2000-2002), and Head of the Department of Archaeology (2001-2006).

 Katzenberg’s research focuses on human adaptation to diet and disease in the past. Her work involves applications of stable isotope analysis to the determination of past diet, studying topics including the adoption of maize in southern Ontario, freshwater resources in the diet, and the use of nitrogen isotopes to determine timing of weaning in past populations. Katzenberg is an Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (2003) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (2013). She is also currently the Principle Investigator of a SSHRC Insight Grant for the study of conflict and violence in prehistoric northwestern Mexico (2013-2016).

 Katzenberg is the theme leader of Human Dynamics in a Changing World, and a member of the university’s Research and Scholarship Committee and the SUPPORT Chairs and Professorships Committee. She is also SSHRC Leader for the University of Calgary, Vice-President of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, sits on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Paleopathology, and serves as consultant in forensic anthropology for the Medical Examiner of Alberta (Southern Division).

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