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Heller Center Salon: Decolonizing the Ludlow Massacre Site

An evening of conversation with

“Decolonizing the Ludlow Massacre Site”

KARIN LARKIN, PhD, is Assistant Professor and Curator for the Department of Anthropology, University of Colorado Colorado Springs. Dr. Larkin received her PhD in Anthropology and masters in Museum Studies from the University of Colorado Boulder. Dr. Larkin has done field work in the four corners region of the Southwest, Chihuahua Mexico, and southern Colorado at the Ludlow Massacre Site. She wrote her dissertation on community interactions using ceramic analysis from archaeological sites in Chihuahua, Mexico associated with the southern zone of the Casas Grandes interaction sphere. Her Master's degree is in museum curation. She acted as the second project director of the Colorado Coalfield War Archaeological Project at the University of Denver funded through the State Historic Fund. In 2009, she co-edited the book The Archaeology of Class War with Dr. Randall McGuire, SUNY Binghamton published by the University Press of Colorado. She has worked at a variety of museums throughout the western United States including art and anthropological institutions. She currently teaches courses in anthropology, archaeology and Museum and Gallery Practice. Larkin started working full time at UCCS in 2012 and was converted to Assistant Professor and Faculty Director of Curatorial Services in Anthropology in 2016.

Larkin’s research interests include the Ludlow Massacre, archaeological studies using decolonizing methodology, prehistoric archaeology of the greater Southwest, curation, ceramic analysis, the examination of women and children in the archaeological record, the archaeology and history of the progressive era in southern Colorado, and museum studies.

Please see the Heller website for the PDF optional reading: https://www.uccs.edu/heller/

Light refreshments - wine & cheese - will be served.
A shuttle van will be available for students/faculty/staff from CENTENNIAL HALL - starting at 4:45pm.

Heller Center for Arts & Humanities
1250 N. Campus Heights Drive
½ mile off N. Nevada Ave, across from Trader Joe’s
Driving path is in the back corner of the lot. Please follow the signs as there is much construction in the large parking lot.


Thursday, April 5 at 5:30pm to 7:00pm
This is a past event.

Heller Center for Arts & Humanities, Main House
1250 North Campus Heights, Colorado Springs, CO 80918

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Lectures & Forums


Departments & Programs, Heller Center for Arts & Humanities

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Free Admission

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Valerie Quarles

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