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Scott MacEachern
Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs

Dr. Scott MacEachern is a Professor of Archaeology and Anthropology at Duke Kunshan University. He received his B.A. (Honors) in Anthropology from the University of Prince Edward Island, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Archaeology from the University of Calgary (1991). Before 2018, he was Professor of Anthropology at Bowdoin College, where he also served as Chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. Dr. MacEachern’s archaeological research focuses on the southern Lake Chad Basin of Central Africa. His main research interests are in the origins of ancient Africa states, international cultural heritage management, and African and global archaeogenetics. His most recent book is “Searching for Boko Haram: A History of Violence in Central Africa.” He has served as President of the Society of African Archaeologists, and was elected chair of both the Faculty Governance Committee and the Promotions and Tenure Committee at Bowdoin. His teaching interests at Duke Kunshan include Cultures and Movements, Anthropology and Archaeology.