Graduate Assistants/Graduate Students

Kweku Afirim Williams

B.A. Anthropology, 2010 - State University of New York at Albany

M.A. Anthropology, 2014 - Northern Illinois University

Academic Biography:

Q. Where is your study area located? The Mediterranean, Spain and Italy

Q. What is your focus of research? Medieval period and time of Arab expansion and decline

Q. Why did you choose NIU? I heard good things from other people and I needed a change of scenery.

Q. Who is your advisor? Dr. Michael Kolb. I chose to work with him because he specializes in my region

Research Projects:

  • Inventory of the water canals of Caja in Spain - Doctor Jose Maria Cervantes.
  • Excavation at Castle Arab Normno, Salemi Sicily - Doctor Michael Kolb
  • Excavation and preservations projectss across New York State through Cultural Recourse management at the NY State Museum - Dr. Christina Reith