Director, Emile H. Mathis Gallery and UWM Art Collection & Assistant Professor
PhD 2014 (Anthropology, University of Chicago)
MA 2008 (Anthropology, University of Chicago)
BA 2003 (Anthropology and Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania)
Certificate in University Teaching 2014 (University of Chicago Center for Teaching)
Certificate in Assessment 2017 (DePaul University Office for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment)
Instructional Designer - Research, Policy, and Assessment Coordinator, Cardinal Stritch University School of Continuing and Online Learning
Archaeological and ethnographic fieldwork in the Peru's Casma Valley since 2004.
Director of the Casma Hinterland Archaeological Project, an interdisciplinary project on the North Coast of Peru
Director of the Milwaukee Community Archaeology Project, an examination of early settlement in Milwaukee County.
Previous fieldwork includes archaeology in Peru's Chao Valley, Chicago's Jackson Park, and digital 'fieldwork' on Corinth, Greece.
Teaching interests include the material culture of South America and Africa as well as public engagement with archaeological heritage.
Consulting and Research:
Director, Milwaukee Community Archaeology Project
Director, Casma Hinterland Archaeological Project
University Courses Taught:
American Art Courses:
Art of the Incas and their Ancestors (ArtHist 372)
General Art History Courses:
African Art (ArtHist 371)
Society for American Archaeology (Co-Chair, Heritage Values Interest Group)
Archaeological Institute of America (President, Archaeological Institute of America - Milwaukee Chapter)
American Anthropological Association
Wisconsin Archaeological Society
Milwaukee County Historical Society
Fellowships, Grants, Honors:
National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (2010)
Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship (2010-2011)
Pacifico, D. 2019. “Neighborhood as Nexus: A trans-historical approach to emplaced communities.” InNeighborhoods in the Perspective of Anthropological Archaeology, edited by D. Pacifico and L. Truex.Archaeological Papers of the American Anthropological Association 30(1): 114-132.https://doi.org/10.1111/apaa.12117
Pacifico, D. and L. Truex. 2019.“Introduction: Why neighborhoods then, now, and in the future? An introduction to the anthropological archaeology of neighborhoods.” Archaeological Papers of the American Anthropological Association 30(1): 5-19. https://doi.org/10.1111/apaa.12110
Pacifico, D. 2018. “Beyond the Property Paradigm: Fragments for an Anarchist Approach to Archaeological Heritage.” Journal of Contemporary Archaeology 5(2): 283-302. http://dx.doi.org/10.1558/jca.33414