Sally and Alvin V. Shoemaker Professor of Anthropology
Kathleen Morrison was previously the Neukom Family Professor in Anthropology in the College at the University of Chicago. At Chicago, Morrison led the Paleoecology Laboratory, which focused on the analysis of human-environment interactions across the later Holocene, and also served as director of the Center for International Studies, the South Asia Language and Area Center, and the Anthropology Department.
One of the world’s premiere archaeologists, Morrison’s research is focused on governing regimes, agricultural development, and their environmental impacts in the Deccan Plateau of South India. Her books include Daroji Valley: Landscape History, Place, and the Making of a Dryland Reservoir System, The Vijayanagara Metropolitan Survey, and Fields of Victory: Vijayanagara and the Course of Intensification.
About the Donor
The Shoemakers established this professorship in 1989 in recognition of their commitment to the liberal arts at Penn and Sally Shoemaker’s service to the Penn Museum.