Meet Our Team

Christy DeLair, Ph.D.
Director
cdelair@niu.edu

Christy's research interests include contemporary indigenous material culture, performance, and identity with an emphasis on Native North America and Taiwan. Her museum work centers on decolonizing practices, community collaboration, and engaging with contemporary social issues.

She has previously served as a postdoctoral fellow for the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology at Brown University and as the curator for the Longyear Museum of Anthropology at Colgate University. Christy currently serves as a board member for the Council for Museum Anthropology.


Bennett Driver
Graduate Assistant
bdriver1@niu.edu

Milsy Westendorff
Graduate Assistant
mwestendorff@niu.edu 

Museum Executive Advisory Council

  • Karly Tumminello (chair)
  • Joseph Flynn (vice-chair)
  • Kerry Sagebiel (secretary)
  • Judy Ledgerwood
  • Amy Levin
  • Melissa Adams-Campbell
  • Janice Hamlet
  • Bennett Driver (student representative)
  • Leila Porter (ex officio, department chair)
  • Christy DeLair (ex officio, museum director)

Contact Us

James B. and Rosalyn L. Pick
Museum of Anthropology
Cole Hall 114
815-753-2520

Hours

Tuesday-Friday
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The museum is closed during university holidays and the summer.

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