Crime & Justice Studies
Liberal Arts 392C
Brian Broadrose received his PhD in Anthropology (Archaeology) from Binghamton University and is an Assistant Professor in the Crime and Justice Studies Department. His areas of scholarly focus are archaeology and inequality, social justice, the construction/production of historical narratives, discourse analysis, social movements through art and music, race/racism, and the role of non-Native scholars in disempowering American Indians. His doctoral thesis critically examined a group of powerful scholars who exclusively created a history of the Iroquois (Haudenosaunee) that reflected their own ideologies of American exceptionalism, capitalism, and positive views of assimilation. His most recent research critically considers the oft repeated claim that the Iroquois (Haudenosaunee) were a slave holding society, and his appointment as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the New York Historical Society allowed him to challenge this through archival research.
Currently Broadrose is planning an archaeological field school at a site on campus whereby Natives and non-Natives can work alongside one another; where diverse viewpoints regarding past and present can be articulated and incorporated within new historical narratives. Such an inclusive, collaborative approach is not unheard of, though still quite rare within the field of archaeology where diversity is sorely lacking.