historical archaeology, archaeology of Spanish colonialism, political economy, ethnohistory, food history
Ph D Anthropology
New Orleans, LA
University of Chicago
University of Chicago
CAS Excellence Award for Outstanding Scholarly Achievement of the Year
Illinois State University
Sampeck, K. Atemorizar la tierra: Pedro de Alvarado y la Conquista de Guatemala, 1520-1541. Journal of Latin American Geography
Sampeck, K. The Cultural Politics of Blood, 1500-1900.. Ben Vinson III (EDs). The Americas
Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
Sampeck, K. Archaeology in Post-War El Salvador. Post‐Conflict Archaeology and Cultural Heritage: Rebuilding Knowledge, Memory and Community from War‐Damaged Material Culture. Routledge Press (2017)
Sampeck, K., & Schwartzkopf, S. Introduction: Consuming Desires in Mesoamerica. Substance and Seduction: Ingested Commodities in Early Modern Mesoamerica. University of Texas Press (2017)
Sampeck, K., & Thayn, J. Translating Tastes: A Cartography of Chocolate Colonialism. Substance and Seduction: Ingested Commodities in Early Modern Mesoamerica. University of Texas Press (2017)
Fowler, W., & Sampeck, K. Aproximaciones arqueológicas al estudio del cambio cultural indígena: Un tributo a Thomas H. Charlton desde la perspectiva de El Salvador. Patricia Fournier-Garcia (EDs), Enfoques en torno a la arqueología histórica de Mesoamérica: Homenaje á Thomas Charlton. UNAM (2015): 35.
Sampeck, K. Ancient Quelepa, Colonial San Miguel: How a Heritage of Shifting Cultural Frontiers and Boundaries Encouraged Rogue Colonialism in Eastern El Salvador. Geoffrey Braswell (EDs), The Maya and Their Central American Neighbors: Settlement Patterns, Architecture, and Ceramics. Routledge Press (2014)
Sampeck, K. Substance & Seduction: Ingested Commodities in Early Modern Mesoamerica. University of Texas Press (2017)
Journal Article, Academic Journal
SAMPECK, K. Cacao Biology, Chocolate Culture: A Superfood. June Erlick (EDs). ReVista: Harvard Review of Latin America XVI.1 (2016): 4-9.
Sampeck, K., & Martin, C. The Bitter and Sweet of Chocolate in Europe. socio.hu (2016)
Thayn, J.B, K. Sampeck, and M. Spaccapaniccia. (2016) Refining Hernando de Soto’s route using Electric Circuit Theory and CircuitScape. Professional Geographer. 68(4) 595-602.
Sampeck, K. Chronology and Use of Guatemalan Maiolica: Ceramics as Reducción in the Izalcos Region of El Salvador. Historical Archaeology 48.4 (2015): 18-49.
Sampeck, K., Thayn, J., & Earnest, Jr, H. Geographic Information System Modeling of De Soto’s Route from Joara to Chiaha: Archaeology and Anthropology of Southeastern Road Networks in the Sixteenth Century. American Antiquity 80.1 (2015): 46–66.
Journal Article, Professional Journal
Sampeck, K. Movement and Power in Archaeology. American Anthropological Association (2017)
Sampeck, K., & Griffin, J. Cherokee Archaeological Landscapes as Community Action. História : Questoes e Debates 66.2
Cherokee Heritage and Archaeology on Your Phone!. Archaeology Symposium. Tribal Historic Preservation Office, Eastern Cherokees. (2017)
Chocolate and Vanilla: Dialogues of Race. Annual meeting. American Anthropological Association. (2017)
Chocolate and Vanilla: Dialogues of Race. International Seminar Series. Office of International Studies and Programs. (2017)
Exotic: Cacao Agriculture and Productivity in Early Modern Mesoamerica. Tennessee Workshop on Food, Agriculture, and Society. University of Tennessee. (2017)
Historia rota: Colonialism, Evidence, and Cherokees. Epistemic Colonialism. School for Advanced Research. (2017)
The Dawn of Afro-Mexico. Bernal Diaz's "True History" and the Mexican Color Line. Harvard University. (2017)
A Pre-Columbian and Colonial History of Cacao Grading. Northwest Chocolate Festival. Northwest Chocolate Festival. (2016)
Cacao Wealth, Contraband, and Afro-Central American Material Life in the Homeland of Chocolate, 1580-1615. Archaeology Lecture Series. Harvard University. (2016)
Cherokee Cartographic Identity from the Sixteenth through the Late Eighteenth Century. American Indian Seminar Series. Newberry Library. (2016)
Cherokee Landscape Archaeology as Community Action. ACHS 2016 - What does heritage change. ACHS. (2016)
Grants & Contracts
Digital Fellowship for Former Fellows. John Carter Brown Library at Brown University. Other. (2018)
Afro-Latin American Archaeology. Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research. Private. (2017)
CAS Interdisciplinary Research Grant. College of Arts and Sciences. Illinois State University. (2017)