Research Associates and Affiliate Faculty
Maureen Flanagan Battistella
Research Anthropologist – Sociology and Anthropology
MLS and BA, Rutgers University
Maureen’s research interests involve cultural studies of Southern Oregon grape growers and winemakers, land use changes and heritage agriculture, as well as culinary narrative and regional foodways. She received her MLS and her BA from Rutgers University in New Jersey.
Lab Manager/Archaeologist – SOU Laboratory of Anthropology
Katie is a GIS (Geographic Information Systems) specialist at the SOU Laboratory of Anthropology and has published a few articles in the Jacksonville Review about her archeological findings. Along with being a staff archaeologist, some of her research interests involve GIS, cultural resource management, zooarchaeology, cartography, and photography.
Research Archaeologist, RPA
MA, Sonoma State University; BA, University of Oregon
Chelsea Rose is a historical archaeologist who focuses on the settlement and development of the American West. She graduated with honors from the University of Oregon, and received her graduate degree in Cultural Resources Management from Sonoma State University. Rose’s recent work has included research in the Jacksonville Chinese Quarter, the homestead of frontier photographer Peter Britt, the native Hawaiian mining camp of Kanaka Flat, and the Historic Applegate Trail. Rose has been working with state and federal agencies to create a research partnership that focuses on Oregon’s Chinese migrant history, and regularly works with the media, students, and community volunteers in an effort to promote archaeological awareness and encourage historical stewardship. Rose serves on the board of the Oregon Historical Quarterly and is a member of the governor appointed Oregon Heritage Commission. Rose was recently featured in a book teaching young women about careers in science, called “Archaeology: Cool Women Who Dig by Nomad Press.”
Research Sociologist, Director of Southern Oregon University Research Center
PhD and MA, University of California (Davis); BA, Univeristy of California (Berkeley)
Eva’s research and teaching interests revolve around topics such as gender, feminism, work and occupations, organizations, regional studies, applied research, qualitative methods, as well as survey methodology. She received her PhD and MA from the University of California (Davis) after receiving her BA from Berkeley.
Carey Jean Sojka
Instructor – Sociology, Assistant Professor – Gender Sexuality and Women’s Studies
PhD and MA, University at Albany (SUNY); BA, Luther College
Carey received her PhD and MA from the University at Albany (SUNY) and has a BA from Luther College. Her research revolves around sociological embodiment, sexuality, gender, race, transgender studies, queer theory, and feminism.