Christopher Lowman

Research expertise: historical archaeology, race, gender, immigration

Christopher Lowman, UCI assistant professor of teaching in anthropology, studies historical archaeology as well as race, gender, and immigration, all with a California focus. He has conducted fieldwork on a number of excavations within California, and also has experience working in museums on collections-based research in the U.S., Canada, and Japan. His research, supported by private grants and institutional fellowships, has been published in Museum AnthropologyArchaeological Papers of the American Anthropological Association, and other journals. He’s taught courses on careers in anthropology; colonialism and gender; museum methods; California archaeology; archaeology of Mexico; and more.



Lowman earned his bachelor’s in archaeology and history at Stanford University and his Ph.D. in anthropology at UC Berkeley. He joined UCI’s Department of Anthropology in January 2022. Prior to that, he was a lecturer in anthropology at UC Berkeley, San Francisco State University, and the University of Wyoming. In the fall, he’s excited to offer a new course called “Writing a Time-Traveler’s Travel Guide” which will give students the opportunity to explore a time and place of their choice while considering how travel guides have historically included or excluded people with different identities.

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