Emily Fioccoprile

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Post Doctoral Scholars
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
2402

Biography

I am an early career researcher with a passion for landscapes.  I am enthusiastic about mapping and heritage, and I value opportunities which allow me to share my love of the past with others.  My primary research interests are landscape archaeology and sociocultural identity, with an emphasis on later prehistory.

In February 2017 I joined SHESC's Center for Archaeology and Society as a Postdoctoral Research Associate.  My current research project, Prehistoric social landscapes of the Phoenix Basin, aims to use geographic information systems (GIS) to understand the rock art at the ASU Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve within its wider landscape context.  In addition to my role here at ASU, I am an Honorary Visiting Researcher at the University of Bradford in the UK (2016-2019).

ORCID: 0000-0003-1999-3340

Education

Educational background

From 2006 to 2010 I received a liberal arts education as an undergraduate at the University of Arizona, where I completed my BA in History and Anthropology.  My MA studies (2010-2011) brought me to the University of Bradford in the UK, where I gained a new perspective on archaeological theory and practice, and where I began to concentrate on the landscapes of later prehistoric Britain and Ireland.  In 2012 I became a doctoral student at the University of Bradford, working within the School of Archaeological Sciences' Iron Age Research Group (led by Prof Ian Armit).  In December 2015 I submitted my PhD thesis, Lines across the land: a biography of the linear earthwork landscapes of the later prehistoric Yorkshire Wolds (supervised by Prof Ian Armit, Dr Chris Gaffney and Dr Karina Croucher), and I was awarded my PhD in the summer of 2016.

Qualifications earned

2016  PhD in Archaeological Sciences, University of Bradford

2012  MA in Archaeology, University of Bradford: Merit

2010  BA in History and Anthropology, with a Minor in Spanish, University of Arizona: Cum Laude and with Honors

Google Scholar

Research Interests

landscape archaeology; GIS; place-making; agency; identity; personhood; gender; prehistory; Arizona archaeology; European archaeology; archaeological method and theory

Research Group

Center for Archaeology and Society

Publications

Peer-reviewed

Edited Special Issues

  • Ghisleni L, Jordan AM and Fioccoprile E, eds (2016) “Binary Binds”: deconstructing sex and gender dichotomies in archaeological practice. Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory 23(3): 765-969.

Journal Articles

  • Ghisleni L, Jordan AM and Fioccoprile E (2016) Introduction to "Binary Binds": deconstructing sex and gender dichotomies in archaeological practice. Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory 23(3, “Binary Binds”: deconstructing sex and gender dichotomies in archaeological practice): 765-787.

Non-peer-reviewed

Unpublished Theses/Dissertations

  • Fioccoprile E (2015) Lines across the land: a biography of the linear earthwork landscapes of the later prehistoric Yorkshire Wolds. Unpublished PhD thesis. University of Bradford. Available from the University of Bradford Library from December 2017.
  • Fioccoprile E (2011) Landscapes of the Irish Late Bronze Age: mapping sites and transitions. Unpublished MA dissertation. University of Bradford.
  • Fioccoprile E (2010) Gender in the Indus Valley Civilization. Unpublished BA Honors thesis. University of Arizona.

Unpublished Reports

  • Becker K and Fioccoprile E (2017) Archaeological work programme. In Becker K and Geary B, with Armit I, Dillon M, Eogan J, Fioccoprile E, Hegarty S, McClatchie M, O’Carroll E, Richer S, Taylor K and Hull G, Seeing beyond the site. Settlement and landscapes in later prehistoric Ireland. INSTAR project AR04557. End of year report to the Heritage Council and Transport Infrastructure Ireland. January 2017, section 4. Unpublished report. University College Cork.
  • Fioccoprile E, Gaffney C, Turner P, Armit I, Corkum A, Brown H, Saunders M, Sparrow T, Halkon P, Deverell J, Holman K and Fox S (2015) Huggate Dykes. Report 2013/14 for English Heritage. Unpublished geophysical report. Archived by Historic England, York; Humber Archaeology Partnership, Hull; and B-CAP, University of Bradford, Bradford.
  • Fioccoprile E (2014) Social media impact. Online report for the Is Gender Still Relevant? conference, 16-17 September 2014, University of Bradford. <genderpastpresent.wordpress.com/social-media-impact/>.

Performances/Miscellaneous

  • Fioccoprile E (2011) Doing science. Prize-winning poem from the Sounds of Science poetry competition. Performed 12 September 2011 during the event John Hegley Presents: The Adventures of Monsieur Robinet, Theatre in the Mill, University of Bradford. Published in Carver K (2012) ‘Sounds of science’ poetry competition at the University of Bradford Library. SCONUL Focus 55: 26-29.

Research Activity

Organisation

Conference Organisation

  • Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG) Conference, 14-16 December 2015. University of Bradford. – student committee; poster design
  • Is Gender Still Relevant?, 16-17 September 2014. University of Bradford. – organising committee
  • 16th Iron Age Research Student Symposium (IARSS), 6-9 June 2013. University of Bradford and University of Hull. – University of Bradford organiser
  • Yorkshire Archaeology Postgraduate Group (YAPG) Conference, 6 June 2013. University of Bradford. – organising committee

Session Organisation

  • Gender, Space and Architecture, Is Gender Still Relevant?, 16-17 September 2014. University of Bradford. – with Dr Emily Cuming (University of Leeds)
  • "Binary bind:" deconstructing sex and gender dichotomies in archaeological practice (T06S020, Archaeology and Gender of Europe session), European Association of Archaeologists (EAA) 20th Annual Meeting, 10-14 September 2014. Istanbul. – with Lara Ghisleni (University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee) and Alexis Jordan (University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee)
  • Archaeological Sciences divisional session, School of Life Sciences Postgraduate Research Mini-conference, 1 April 2014. University of Bradford.  Held in conjunction with the School of Life Sciences Research and Development Open Day, 2 April 2014. University of Bradford. – with Peter Turner (University of Bradford)

Field Trip Organisation

  • Huggate Dykes, East Riding of Yorkshire. Second stop on the Landscape Survey Group (LSG) AGM field trip to the Yorkshire Wolds, 19 March 2016. Followed an introduction to Huggate Dykes at the LSG AGM, 18 March 2016. Historic England, York. – guide at Huggate Dykes; overall field trip organised by Rebecca Pullen (Historic England)
  • Aspects of Iron Age East Yorkshire. Field trip stopping at the Hasholme log boat site, Huggate Dykes, Arras and the Hull and East Riding Museum, 9 June 2013. Part of the 16th Iron Age Research Student Symposium (IARSS), 6-9 June 2013. University of Bradford and University of Hull. – co-organiser and guide at Huggate Dykes; field trip co-organised with Dr Yvonne Inall (University of Hull) and led by Dr Peter Halkon (University of Hull)

Select Conference Presentations

Conference Papers

  • Fioccoprile E (2015) I went outside and I thought about cows: looking for agency on the prehistoric Yorkshire Wolds. Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG) Conference, 14-16 December 2015. University of Bradford.
  • Fioccoprile E (2015) The life of Huggate Dykes: taking a biographical approach to the linear earthwork landscapes of the Yorkshire Wolds. Landscape Survey Group (LSG) Conference: Landscape narratives: creating stories from archaeological survey, 18-19 September 2015. The Gateway Arts and Education Centre, Shrewsbury.
  • Fioccoprile E (2015) Monuments, memory and movement: understanding the linear earthwork landscapes of the Yorkshire Wolds. 18th Iron Age Research Student Symposium (IARSS), 11-15 June 2015. University of Liverpool.
  • Fioccoprile E (2014) Biographies of the land: using GIS, geophysics and human geography to understand the later prehistoric Yorkshire Wolds. Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG) Conference, 15-17 December 2014. University of Manchester.
  • Fioccoprile E (2014) The life of Huggate Dykes: recent GIS and geophysics in a linear earthwork landscape. Royal Archaeological Institute Conference: Science in Archaeology, 17-19 October 2014. University of Bradford.
  • Fioccoprile E (2014A tale of two earthworks: exploring variation in the linear earthwork landscapes of Huggate Dykes and Wetwang-Garton Slack. 17th Iron Age Research Student Symposium (IARSS), 29 May-1 June 2014. University of Edinburgh, University of Glasgow and Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre (SUERC).
  • Fioccoprile E and Kershaw R (2013) Sculpting the land: changing patterns of land use around Wetwang-Garton Slack, East Yorkshire. European Association of Archaeologists (EAA) 19th Annual Meeting, 4-8 September 2013. Pilsen.
  • Fioccoprile E (2013‘The most laborious work ever undertaken’: the linear earthwork landscapes of the Yorkshire Wolds. 16th Iron Age Research Student Symposium (IARSS), 6-9 June 2013. University of Bradford and University of Hull.
  • Fioccoprile E (2013) Lines across the land: a GIS-based study of the later prehistoric linear earthworks around Wetwang-Garton Slack, East Yorkshire. Yorkshire Archaeology Postgraduate Group (YAPG) Conference, 6 June 2013. University of Bradford.
  • Fioccoprile E (2010) Bodies and gender at the University of Arizona, 1920-1930. Arizona-Nevada History Convention, 15-18 April 2010. Laughlin. Manuscript retained by the Arizona Historical Society, Tucson.

Conference Posters

  • Fioccoprile E (2015) Travelling lines: linear earthworks and movement on the prehistoric Yorkshire Wolds. European Association of Archaeologists (EAA) 21st Annual Meeting, 2-5 September 2015. Glasgow.
  • Fioccoprile E (2015) Monuments, memory and movement: linear earthworks of the prehistoric Yorkshire Wolds. Prehistoric Society Europa Conference, 29-31 May 2015. University College Dublin.

Seminar Series Contributions and Public Engagement

Seminar Series and Public Lectures

  • Fioccoprile E (2016) Lines across the land: a biography of the linear earthwork landscapes of the later prehistoric Yorkshire Wolds. Presentation for the Yorkshire Student Research Archaeological Forum (YSRAF), 17 November 2016 (The Importance of Space and Place in the Landscape). University of Hull. Blaydes House, Hull.
  • Fioccoprile E and Kershaw R (2014) The Wetwang/Garton Slack Project. Guest lecture for the Wetwang History Group, 17 June 2014. Wetwang Village Hall, Wetwang.

Public Open Days

  • Fioccoprile E (2014) Home sweet home. Stall at the Becoming Human event, University of Bradford, 22 November 2014. Part of the Being Human Festival. Stall included: an activity pack on Iron Age communities and mapping (aimed at children); a poster about my ongoing PhD research (aimed at teenagers and adults); and an interactive demonstration of Google Earth Desktop (aimed at all ages).

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