Research Interest/Area of Expertise
Historical and contemporary archaeology; landscape archaeology; urban archaeology; diaspora; colonialism; disasters and ecological stress; heritage management; public archaeology; materials science / archaeometry; digital and spatial humanities.
Dr. Ryzewski directs long-term multi-period and historical archaeological research projects in the Caribbean and Detroit, including the Unearthing Detroit project and the Survey and Landscape Archaeology on Montserrat project. She is also involved in interdisciplinary spatial digital humanities research projects at Wayne State, and she coordinates a number of public archaeology and heritage-based initiatives that involve Wayne State students and community-based partners. Dr. Ryzewski is currently serving her first term on Michigan's State Historic Preservation Review Board.
Education – Degrees, Licenses, Certifications
- Postdoctoral Fellow, Archaeology & Engineering, Brown University, 2008-11
- Ph.D, Anthropology, Brown University, 2008
- M.Phil, Archaeology, University of Cambridge, 2003
- B.A., Archaeology, Boston University, 2001
Awards and Grants
Grants: National Endowment for the Humanities, National Geographic Society, National Science Foundation, Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, American Association for University Women, the Department of Energy and others.
Career Development Chair, 2019-2020
The Explorers Club, Fellow National, 2018
John L. Cotter Award, Society for Historical Archaeology, 2017
Junior Faculty Award, Wayne State University Academy of Scholars, 2016-17
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Teaching Award, 2016
Contemporary Archaeology and the City: Creativity, Ruination, and Political Action. (book edited with L. McAtackney), Oxford University Press, 2017.
For a complete list of publications see: https://wayne.academia.edu/KrystaRyzewski
Sabbatical - Winter 2019
ANT5280 - Archaeological Field Methods (Fieldwork in the Americas)
ANT3200 - Lost Cities and Ancient Civilizations (Gen Ed)
ANT5270 - Archaeological Concepts and Techniques
ANT5500 - Historical Archaeology
ANT5560 - Urban Archaeology
ANT6570 - Archaeological Laboratory Methods
ANT3020 - Introduction to Archaeology
ANT5515 - Archaeology of the Atlantic World