Carolyn L. White

Carolyn L. White is professor of anthropology at the University of Nevada, Reno, where she holds the Mamie Kleberg Chair in Historic Preservation. Her research focuses on cultural heritage, the materiality of daily life, the intersection of and collaboration between art and archaeology, the built environment, and archaeology of the present. She has studied numerous archaeological sites in the mainland U.S., Hawaii, England, Japan, Italy, and Germany and pioneered the theory and practice of active site archaeology. Her newest book is The Archaeology of Burning Man: The Rise and Fall of Black Rock City (University of New Mexico Press, 2020).