Boor, Jocelyn

Teaching Faculty II


  • PhD University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee: Anthropology and Art History, 2012
    Dissertation: Pots to People: The Tell Hadidi Ceramics from Area C at the Milwaukee Public Museum
    Committee: Bettina Arnold (Chair), Derek Counts, Jean Hudson, Carter Lupton, John Richards, Patricia Richards
  • MS University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee: Anthropology/Certificate in Museum Studies, 2001
  • BFA University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee: Music Therapy, 1975

 Curriculum Vitae

Research & Teaching Interests:

    • Art and Archaeology of both Ancient Egypt and the Ancient Near East
    • Syrian Bronze Age ceramics and agency
    • Visual Literacy at the intersection of art and science in museums
    • World-Systems Theory and the ancient world
    • Industrial archaeology

Courses Taught:

      • ArtHist 104: African, New World and Oceanic Art and Architecture
      • ArtHist 314: Art and Archaeology of the Ancient Near East
      • ArtHist 315: Art and Archaeology of Ancient Egypt

Relevant Work/Experience:

      • Research Assistant, Crossroads of Civilization exhibit, Milwaukee Public Museum
      • Trimborn Farm Park Archaeology Program (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) Field Director (2003 - ); Field and Laboratory Assistant (1998-2002)

Recent Publications:

Tell Hadidi and Energy Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence: Are There Ceramic Geochemical Signatures? In Field Notes: A Journal of Collegiate Anthropology 1(1): 17-30.

The Ubiquitous Ushabti: A Study in Regional Variation, in Journal of Associated Graduates in Near Eastern Studies 12 (2): 30-61.

World-Systems Theory and the Old Kingdom: A Test Case, in Egyptology at the Dawn of the Twenty-first Century, Volume 2: History, Religion, edited by Zahi Hawass, pp.146-153. Cairo: The American University in Cairo Press.

Trimborn Farm: Accountable Archaeology and Public Education, with Geralyn Flick, in Program in Midwestern Archaeology 2000-2001, edited by R. J. Jeske, pp.113-123. Milwaukee: Archaeological Research Laboratory.

Trimborn Farm: A Preliminary Analysis of Faunal Remains with Saul Drake and Vanesa Zietz, in Program in Midwestern Archaeology, 2000-2001, edited by R.J. Jeske, pp. 124-140. Milwaukee: Archaeological Research Laboratory.

Public Outreach Programs in Southeastern Wisconsin Archaeological Program 1999-2000, edited by R. J. Jeske, pp.132-135. Milwaukee: Archaeological Research Laboratory, Report of Investigations, Number 145.

Pre-Collegiate Student Excavations at Trimborn Farm 1998 in Southeastern Wisconsin Archaeological Program 1998-1999, edited by R.J. Jeske, pp.29-43. Milwaukee Archaeological Research Laboratory, Report of Investigations, Number 141.