Sarah Kurnick’s research focuses on
Her temporal/geographic focus is the ancient Maya world, and specifically the Postclassic Maya of the Yucatan Peninsula.
Working with Professor Kurnick
Since 2014, Professor Kurnick has co-directed the Punta Laguna Archaeology project, located in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. The project has two primary goals. First, it aims to understand how political authority operates in the aftermath of major social transformations and particularly the nature of Postclassic Maya political relationships. Second, it aims to devise, test, and practice a model of community archaeology that not only engages but also provides tangible benefits to an indigenous, marginalized Maya community.
Professor Kurnick is interested in graduate students with
Professor Sarah Kurnick is accepting graduate students for Fall 2021.