Lucy Burgchardt (burgchar@live.unc.edu)

B.A., Anthropology and French, Ripon College

M.Phil., Archaeology, University of Cambridge


Lucy Burgchardt’s background in archaeology informs her research into how archaeological findings are taken up in public life and used toward political ends. Her project connects with broad concerns in communication studies, such as national identity formation, public memory, and the nature of multimedia environments. Lucy is especially interested in technologies of tourism (e.g., museum design) and the rhetoric performed at World Heritage sites such as the Cahokia Mounds and Mesa Verde.