Mission Statement

The purpose of the Student Affairs Committee shall be to act in the best interests of student members, both undergraduate and graduate, of SEAC and to serve as a liaison between student members and the SEAC Executive Board. The committee's primary goal shall be to stimulate and encourage interest among student archaeologists while creating a student community within the larger SEAC organization.

To be added to the committee's listserv, please click here.

To contact the committee generally, please email SEACStudentAffairs@gmail.com

2022 Officers

Rob Barlow, Chair, rbarlow1@uwyo.edu
Autumn Melby, Chair-Elect, melbya@sas.upenn.edu
Steven Filoromo, Webmaster, sfiloromo@crimson.ua.edu
Tara Skipton, Member-At-Large, taraskipton@utexas.edu
Mikayla Absher, Member-At-Large, mikaylalaneabsher@gmail.com
Lisa Brazelton, Member-At-Large, eabrazelton@crimson.ua.edu

Officer Bios

Rob Barlow - Chair

Rob Barlow is a Ph.D. student at the University of Wyoming. His research focuses on hunter-gatherer lifeways, migration theory, and extinctions.

Autumn Melby - Chair-Elect

Autumn Melby is a Ph.D. candidate in Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research focuses on the everyday life, foodways, and traditions of rural Native communities and households in the American Bottom, particularly in moments of broader societal change.

Steve Filoromo - Webmaster

Steve Filoromo is a historical archaeologist whose research interests largely center around using geophysics and compositional analysis to understand movement and community building in the Black Warrior River Valley (AL) and on 19th century sites on the Georgia coast.

Mikayla Absher - Member at Large

Mikayla Absher is an archeology PhD student at Tulane University. Her research focuses on studying ceremonial landscapes and monumentality in the Lower Mississippi Valley (LMV) through the practice of archaeoastronomy and engaging with Native American oral traditions.
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Tara Skipton- Member at Large

Tara Skipton is a PhD student at the University of Texas – Austin. She received her BA in Anthropology and Geography from the University of Florida and her MA in Anthropology from Florida State University. Tara is interested in community-based participatory research and the Black experience in New Orleans and the South at large.

Lisa Brazelton- Member at Large

Lisa completed her graduate Museum Studies Certificate (2021) at the University of Alabama where she’s a PhD student in BioCultural Medical Anthropology. Her research is centered on issues of social justice, decolonization, resilience, and cultural connections of hemp past and present.