607 S Mathews Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801
Historical Archaeology, African Diaspora Studies, Legal Anthropology
M.A. University of Pennsylvania
J.D. Georgetown University
Ph.D. University of Virginia
Archaeological and Historical Examination of a Nationalist Mythology of an Authentic Irish Past, 2013.
Cultural Creativity, History & Heritage in Edgefield, South Carolina, 2013, as Project Director, supported by a grant from the Humanities Council of South Carolina and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
National Science Foundation, Research Experiences for Undergraduates, New Philadelphia Archaeology Project, 2008-2012
Community Informatics Initiative, Civic Engagement among Descendant and Local Communities of New Philadelphia, 2008-2009
Memory and Heart: Pasts and Presents of African American Communities, 2011, as Project Director, supported by a grant from the Illinois Humanities Council, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Illinois General Assembly.
New Philadelphia Archaeology and the Digital Archaeological Record, 2011, as Principal Investigator, awarded by the Digital Antiquity initiative.
National Center for Preservation Training and Technology, Aerial Thermal Survey of New Philadelphia, 2008
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Faculty Fellowship, 2006-2007; among others.
Anthropology and Law; Social Norms and Law; Racism and Social Science; Landscape Archaeology; Archaeological Surveying; and Historical Archaeology, among others. Follow "Visit Website" link for syllabi
I am a faculty affiliate of, and offer courses related to, the UIUC Center for African Studies, Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies, Department of African American Studies, College of Law, and Department of Landscape Architecture. I also serve as Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School.
Additional Campus Affiliations
Professor, African American Studies
Professor, Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory
Honors & Awards
Award for Distinguished Service 2012-2013, Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Gustave O. Arlt Award recipient, 2010, for outstanding contribution to scholarship in the humanities, awarded by the Council for Graduate Schools
John L. Cotter Award recipient, 2009, for outstanding scholarly achievement in African diaspora studies, awarded by the Society for Historical Archaeology.
President, Illinois Archaeological Survey, 2018-2019
University of Illinois, included in List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent for twelve courses; voted outstanding Anthropology Faculty member by the Undergraduate Anthropology Students Association.
University Scholar, 2014-2017, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Fennell, C., Fields, S., & Schumann, R. (2017). Architecture and Landscape Art. In M. M. Morehouse (Ed.), The Routledge History of the American South (pp. 164-176). (Routledge Histories). New York: Taylor and Francis. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315768076-13
Fennell, C. (2017). Broken Chains and Subverted Plans: Ethnicity, Race, and Commodities. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida.
Fennell, C. C. (2017). Editor’s Introduction. Journal of African Diaspora Archaeology and Heritage, 6(3), 171-173. https://doi.org/10.1080/21619441.2017.1385952
Fennell, C. C. (2017). Innovation, industry, and African-American heritage in Edgefield, South Carolina. Journal of African Diaspora Archaeology and Heritage, 6(2), 55-77. https://doi.org/10.1080/21619441.2017.1345105
Fennell, C. (2017). Introduction: Navigating Intersections in African Diaspora Archaeology. Historical Archaeology, 51(1), 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1007/s41636-017-0001-y