Mary C. Beaudry is Professor of Archaeology, Anthropology, and Gastronomy at Boston University, where she has taught historical and industrial archaeology and directed graduate study in historical archaeology since 1980. She taught and advised in the Masters of Liberal Arts in Gastronomy since 1992. Professor Beaudry conducted fieldwork in Massachusetts, Maine, Virginia, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, the Western Isles of Scotland, and most recently on Montserrat in the Caribbean. Her research interests include archaeology of colonialisms, 19th- and early 20th-century urban lives, archaeology of households and domestic life, contemporary material culture studies, microhistorical approaches to interpreting archaeology of gender and gender relations, personal identity and self-fashioning, and cookery and dining. Her recent books include Archaeology of Food: An Encyclopedia (co-edited with Karen Bescherer Metheny; Rowman & Littlefield, 2015); Beyond the Walls: New Perspectives on the Archaeology of Historical Households (co-edited with Kevin Fogel and James Nyman; University Press of Florida, 2015).
Professor Beaudry is a Visiting Scholar and lecturer at the Amsterdam Centre for Ancient Studies and Archaeology (ACASA), University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, from 1 September 2015 – 1 February 2016.