Dr. Todd Braje
Todd J. Braje (University of Oregon, Ph.D. 2007) is a Professor of anthropological archaeology specializing in long-term human-environmental interactions, the archaeology of maritime societies, historical ecological approaches to understanding coastal hunter-gatherer-fishers, and the peopling of the New World. He conducts much of his fieldwork on California’s Northern Channel Islands but also directs historical ecological projects in Baja Mexico, mainland southern California, and the Solomon Islands. Along with numerous academic journal articles detailing the results of his research, Dr. Braje has published two single-authored books and a co-edited volume. His most recent book is titled, Shellfish for the Celestial Empire The Rise and Fall of Commercial Abalone Fishing in California, and will be available through the University of Utah Press in fall 2016. Dr. Braje also serves as co-editor of the Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology.