Pamela L. Geller

Associate Professor

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Dr. Geller is an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Miami. She is strongly committed to transdisciplinarity; her research interests include bioarchaeology, feminist and queer studies, materiality of identity, bio-politics and the body, and the socio-politics of the past. She has conducted fieldwork in Israel, Hawai’i, Belize, Honduras, and Perú, and has recently finished a biohistorical study of Samuel G. Morton and his controversial crania collection. Based on this research, Geller is working on a book titled Your Obedient Servant: The Socio-politics of the Samuel G. Morton Crania Collection. In summer 2015, Geller initiated a project in northern Haiti; this work investigates contemporary peoples’ interactions and understanding of patrimony associated with the UNESCO World Heritage Site Parc National Historique (comprised of Sans Souci Palace, Citadelle Laferrière, and Ramiers). Dr. Geller's publications include those listed below. (For more, click here.)


Geller, Pamela L The Bioarchaeology of Social-Sexual Lives: Queering Common Sense about Sex, Gender, and Sexuality (Springer Press. 2017).

Geller, Pamela L., and Christopher M. Stojanowski "The Vanishing Black Indian: Revisiting Craniometry and Historic Collections" 267-84162 (2) (American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 2017).