Alisha Marie Ragland

Alisha Ragland Lecturer, Social Sciences Division Tribal Liaison
M.A. San Jose State University, 2018

Applied anthropology, Indigenous archaeology, bioarchaeology, sex and gender, abolition, decolonization, Native American studies, community-based participatory and action research.

Office Hours:
Will resume Fall 2024

Clark Hall 404N


Alisha Marie Ragland (she/her/hers) is an Applied Anthropological Archaeologist in the greater Bay Area. Her work centers an Indigenous archaeological approach, and community based participatory research. Her experience ranges from museum exhibit design and curation, pre-colonial osteological excavation and laboratory analysis, to CRM and historical artifact analysis. 
In addition to lecturing, Ms. Ragland serves as the Social Sciences Division Tribal Liaison, working closely with the NAGPRA Coordinator to fulfill the University's requirements under AB275. In this role, she is accountable to California Native American Tribes in returning ancestral remains and their associated belongings to their respective communities. Ms. Ragland received her MA in Applied Anthropology in 2018 from San Jose State University, and has been a professional California archaeologist since 2016.