Krysta Ryzewski, assistant professor of anthropology at Wayne State University, has been named as the 2016 Junior Faculty Award recipient for her research exploring the consequences of disruptive socio-environmental pressures on past landscapes, communities and material culture production.
Established in 2003, the Junior Faculty Award is given to provide a promising, non-tenured faculty member with national recognition early in their careers. The Junior Faculty awardee is selected from non-tenured faculty members who are building their careers through publication in their focused area. The awardee is then honored at the Annual Initiation event, where they are able to present their research in addition to receiving a monetary award.
Currently, Ryzewski, who co-leads the Anthropology of the City initiative, conducts major archaeological research projects that focus on urban North America and in the Caribbean. Her research involves collaboration with several non-academic partners, is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, National Science Foundation, National Geographic Society, the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, and other agencies.
Ryzewski has been published in archaeology, anthropology and physics journals, has had her research featured in Science and is the co-author of the forthcoming volume “Contemporary Archaeology and the City: Creativity, Ruination, and Political Action,” to be published by Oxford University Press.