I am a PhD candidate in anthropology at Harvard University.
I investigate foodways and home cooking through the historical archaeology of the Chinese diaspora.
In other words, I combine archival research, oral history, and archaeological science to look at choices and changes in how people eat as they make homes around the world.
- Cangdong Village Project
- Arboretum Chinese Labor Quarters Site
- Market Street Chinatown Archaeology Project.
- See a full list of current and former projects here.
Selected Publications and Presentations
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- Fong, Kelly N., Laura W. Ng, Jocelyn Lee, Veronica L. Peterson, Barbara L. Voss. 2022. “Race and Racism in the Archaeology of Chinese American Communities.” Annual Review of Anthropology 51(1):233-250.
- Peterson, Veronica 2019
“Remembering the Forgotten Chinese Railroad Workers: Archaeologists help modern descendants of Chinese railroad laborers commemorate their ancestors” in SAPIENS.
- Peterson, Veronica 2020
“Community Collaboration is Commemoration at the Arboretum Chinese Labor Quarters” presented at the 2020 Society for Historical Archaeology Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology in Boston, MA.