Meet Our Team
Christy DeLair, Ph.D.
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.
Rachelle is an anthropological archaeologist and museum professional. Her research has focused on the intersection between archaeological and museological theories and methodologies in researching, interpreting, and conserving material culture. She has conducted field research in Italy with emphasis on Roman and Etruscan cultures as well as employing non-destructive methodologies to pigments on three Etruscan sarcophagi at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago.
Museum Executive Advisory Council
- Karly Tumminello (chair)
- Brian Reis (vice-chair)
- Eric Jones (secretary)
- Brian Cory (student advocacy board representative)
- Joseph Flynn
- Rebekah Kohli
- Amy Levin
- Kerry Sagebiel
- Leila Porter (ex officio, department chair)
- Christy DeLair (ex officio, museum director)