Dr. Megan Hicks is an assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology at Hunter College. She teaches courses on Archaeology of Colonialism, Urban Archaeology, Archaeology of Gender, and Methods in Archaeological Science to both undergraduate and graduate students. In addition to teaching, Dr. Hicks oversees various aspects of laboratory training, research and fieldwork coordination within the department, and works to provide training opportunities for students.
Outside of Hunter College, Dr. Hicks served as the field director of excavation in Iceland, focusing on the 1100-year histories of farming, hunting, and harvesting in the Mývatn region. Her research focuses on the use of archaeological methods to understand long-term relationships among communities and their environments, with a special focus on how these relations were impacted by colonial market economies. Her goal is to help further the ways in which archaeological techniques can contribute to environmental stewardship and community sovereignty.
Dr. Hicks' research has been published in the Oxford University Press Handbook of Historical Ecology and Applied Archaeology. She obtained her PhD in anthropology and archaeology from the City University of New York Graduate Center.