Dr. Ramie Gougeon, associate professor, teaches courses in North American prehistory and principles of archeology; historic preservation, policies and practice in archaeology; and method and theory in archaeology.
Gougeon cultivated an interest in household anthropology as a graduate student. His dissertation research on household activities and gender provided a jumping-off point for him to explore power and authority in middle-range societies in the Southeast, and architectural pattern languages in prehistory.
He has published on various aspects of household archaeology, power, gender, and pattern language. His latest manuscript, “Considering Gender Analogies in Southeastern Prehistoric Archaeology,” is an examination of how archaeologists’ approaches to gender analogies are influenced by underlying and unresolved epistemological issues.
One of Gougeon’s long-term projects is an investigation of the native groups who inhabited the Pensacola area before Spanish contact. He is collaborating with Dr. John Worth, associate professor of anthropology, who is investigating the period when the Spanish made contact and after. Their combined research efforts will provide a more detailed picture of what life was like before and after Spanish contact.