Laura E. Masur, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Anthropology, The Catholic University of America

Expertise: Historical Archaeology, Anthropology of Religion, Ethics

Laura E. Masur, Ph.D. in Anthropology, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology. Her current project, Priestly Plantations: An Archaeology of Jesuit Missions in Maryland, explores the complex material worlds of Jesuit priests, enslaved Africans, and American Indians. The project synthesizes archaeological collections from southern Maryland and central Pennsylvania, integrated with historical and architectural evidence of landscape development and labor management, to show connections between plantations and Catholic communities.