Dr. Stefani Crabtree
Environment and Society
Dr. Stefani Crabtree has accepted a position as an Assistant Professor in Social-Environmental Modeling and will begin a tenure-track position with ENVS starting in January 2020. Stefani is a computational archaeologist and complexity scientist. Stefani’s interest in archaeology is spurred from the desire to understand commonalities of humanity that can only be grasped by asking big questions. While the scale of challenges we face today are great, the trajectory of the archaeological record provides us ample examples of similar challenges. It is thus natural to use what we know of the past to try to calibrate our understanding of the future. Her work in data-driven archaeology and her interest in combining archaeological and anthropological data with methods from other fields influences and guides her transdisciplinary approach.
Stefani grew up in the West and thus is accustomed to all the normal western outdoor sports--from backpacking and hiking, to rock climbing, snowshoeing, snowboarding, road cycling and trail running you can find her enjoying nature wherever she goes. She is also a 200-hour registered yoga teacher, so you're likely to find her in a local yoga studio most mornings. She loves to travel, having traveled in 28 countries, including an active field project in northern Mongolia (https://www.nomadsciencemongolia.com) and holding an external research fellow position at the Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity in Paris France.