Sara Ann Knutson

University of California, Berkeley

I am an anthropologist and PhD candidate in the Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. 

Trained in medieval History, Archaeology, and Ancient & modern languages, I am a specialist in the Archaeology of global cultural networks and trans-regional communities of practice. My interests include diasporas and human migrations, economic Anthropology, race and ethnicity, museums- and archival based research, and  digital methods in the Humanities and Social Sciences, including Social Network Analysis (SNA).



"Ask an Archaeologist" with the Archaeological Research Facility, UC Berkeley



 Sara Ann Knutson and Caitlin Ellis. “‘Conversion’ to Islam in Early Medieval Europe: Historical and Archaeological Perspectives on Arab-Northern European Interactions.” Religions 12(7): 1-21.             

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“Archaeology and the Silk Road Model.” World Archaeology.     

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Itinerant Assemblages and Material Networks: The Application of Assemblage Theory to Network Analysis Methods." Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory. 

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When Objects Misbehave: Materials & Assemblages in the Ancient 

Scandinavian Myths." Fabula: Zeitschrift für Erzählforschung/ Journal of Folktale Studies 61(3-4): 257-277.

Winner of the Jeanne P. Steager Memorial Prize in Folklore

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