Mairead Doery

PhD Student

Mairead Poulin

About Mairead K. Doery

Mairead Doery (formerly Poulin) is a PhD student in the Archaeology program. Her research interests center on the ways that communities of the past and present engage with ancestral iconography, particularly in identity-based, memory-driven, and placemaking practices. She prioritizes the inclusion of Indigenous voices, ontologies, and oral histories in her work, which is also fueled by her interest in material culture and museum representation. Her research projects have spanned from the early Archaic to the late colonial periods of the American Southwest and Great Basin, and she has conducted fieldwork in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Ireland. 

At the University of Arizona, Mairead is pursing a PhD Minor in American Indian Studies and Museum Studies, as well as a Graduate Certificate in College Teaching Methods. She has previously worked at the Williamstown Historical Museum, the Field Museum of Natural History, and Crow Canyon Archaeological Center.

Courses Taught

Instructor of Record:

ANTH 197: Introduction to UA and the School of Anthropology

ANTH 160A1: World Archaeology

Teaching Assistant/Associate:

ANTH 160A1: World Archaeology

ANTH 442/542: Field Training in Archaeology - AKA Picuris Pueblo Field School

ANTH 160D2: Origins of Human Diversity

CLAS 160D2: Classical Mythology

FTV100A: Film and TV History


University of Arizona:

Traditional Use Study for Arches National Park

Ethnographic Overview and Assessment for Bryce Canyon National Park

Western Colorado Rock Art Project

El Morro National Register of Historic Places Nomination

Picuris Pueblo Collaborative Archaeology Field School

Nomadic Archaeologies in the Northern Rio Grande Research Project

Homol’ovi Research Project 

Others (selected):

Basketmaker Communities Project, Crow Canyon Archaeological Center

Blackfriary Community Heritage and Archaeology Project, Irish Archaeology Field School

Research Interests

Identity, Iconography, Landscape, Migration, Memory, Indigenous Theory, Ethnogeography, Ethnography, Oral History, Material culture, Rock art, Collaborative and Indigenous archaeology.