Edith Gonzalez

Fulbright-British Library Eccles Centre Scholar Award (North American Studies)

Dr. Gonzalez is an Assistant Professor of Archaeology and Critical Museum Studies at University at Buffalo – State University of New York. Her background is in museums with leadership positions at informal learning institutions such as the American Museum of Natural History and the Long Island Children's Museum. She has a deep commitment to life-long learning and creating low stakes learning environments so that researchers can share their work and visitors can discover their passions. Her research focuses on the historical archaeology of the English speaking Caribbean, transatlantic slavery, bio-prospecting, and cultural heritage. She is a current Research Fellow at All Souls College - Oxford University and in 2024, will be a Fulbright Scholar at the British Library - Eccles Centre for American Studies, delving into a vast collection of 18th-century documents to learn about the mysterious past of the island of Barbuda, West Indies.