Assistant Director, Sr. Lecturer
Dr. Angela M. Labrador is an anthropologist and educator with a background in archaeology and IT. She has developed digital tools for cultural heritage documentation, advocacy, and education and has taught workshops in community-based techniques and digital tools for safeguarding cultural heritage around the world. Her research focuses on the policies, ethics, and social relations that promote the safeguarding of living heritage, working landscapes, and intellectual property. She applies ethnographic methods to the assessment of community heritage values and approaches such projects through participatory action research methods.
She has worked for 20+ years as an information architect, database developer, and website designer for educational institutions, cultural organizations, professional development organizations, and master craftspeople. She is a certified Master Teacher in the Project Archaeology program to train educators in utilizing heritage within their classrooms, and is the co-director of a 2019-2021 National Endowment for the Humanities Landmarks of American History and Culture Grant to provide teacher training in place-based education utilizing historic sites. She is currently managing partner of the heritage consulting firm, Coherit Associates, LLC; adjunct faculty at the University of Massachusetts Amherst; President of the Vermont Archaeological Society; Reviews Editor for the journal Heritage & Society; and serves as Vermont’s representative to the SAA on Government Affairs and Public Education.