Congratulations to Our 2022 Scholarship Winners!
Douglas Dockery Thomas Fellowship in Garden History and Design
PhD Candidate in Anthropology, University of North Carolina
Sierra is a PhD student in Anthropology whose research combines archaeology, ethnohistory, historical ecology, and ethnobotany to understand intersections of human-environmental relationships, well-being, and the formation and manifestation of identity and power in the colonial Chesapeake. Using archaeobotany, artifacts, and archives, she will examine communities of practice, landscape management, and garden design among European colonists, Euro-Americans, Africans, African-Americans, and American Indians living in the Tidewater region of Virginia and Maryland from 1600-1800.