My name is Paige Magrogan, and I recently completed my first year of a PhD program in Anthropology at American University in the Archaeology Track. I am interested in using biological anthropology and historical archaeology to study the biological and social history of African Americans in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, particularly the effects of racial formation processes and slavery on children. My other academic interests include: marronage; feminist theory; sex and gender; sexuality; parenthood, childhood, and family life; cemeteries; and landscape, space, and place.
In my spare time, I am an avid reader and podcast listener, and I volunteer in the new David H. Koch Hall of Fossils – Deep Time at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. I also love spending time with my family and friends, including my golden retriever/lab mix named Scirocco.