Noa Corcoran-Tadd, Ph.D. Harvard University, Anthropology

Associate Research Scholar and Lecturer in Latin American Studies
Office Phone
328 Burr Hall

NOA CORCORAN-TADD (Ph.D., Harvard).  As a fellow at PLAS, Dr. Corcoran-Tadd designed and taught four new courses on the history and archaeology of Latin America.  In collaboration with colleagues at Firestone Library, McGraw, and the Art Museum, these courses drew on Princeton’s extensive physical and digital collections of Latin American material culture to bring the region’s deeper past to life. While plans to conduct archaeological fieldwork with Princeton students in Peru were frustrated twice by the pandemic, Corcoran-Tadd continued research on the archaeology and history of southern Peru and northern Chile with a particular emphasis on GIS and remote sensing. During his time at PLAS, he published or had submitted for review articles in Latin American Antiquity, Current Anthropology, and Chungara Revista de Antropología Chilena, and book chapters in The Oxford Handbook of South American Archaeology and The Politics of Landscapes: Borders, Movement, Resilience and Transformations. In addition, he wrote several book reviews on Latin American themes for the Journal of Anthropological Research and Archaeological Review from Cambridge.  Dr. Corcoran-Tadd also had the opportunity to share this research with wider audiences at Princeton and further afield, giving presentations at the Society of American Archaeology, the Northeast Conference on Andean Archaeology at Brown, and the Seminario Transnacional de Arqueología (Tacna, Peru).  His upcoming projects after the fellowship include editing the papers presented at the international symposium held at PLAS on Material Histories of Latin America, which he organized and chaired in April 2021.