Affiliation: University of Denver
Sarah Milledge Nelson is the John Evans Distinguished Professor with the University of Denver’s Department of Anthropology. She received her degrees from Wellesley College, and the University of Michigan (M.A. and Ph.D.), and her areas of specialization are East Asia, particularly Korea and northeast China, gender issues, religion in archaeology, leadership, and ethnicity. Professor Nelson has conducted fieldwork in China and South Korea, as well as several sites in the southwest U.S. Her recent main publications include Shamanism and the Origin of the State, Power and Gender in East Asia (2008, Left Coast Press), and Handbook of Gender in Archaeology, ed. (2006, Alta Mira Press).