An Interview with Kathleen Deagan

An Interview with Kathleen Deagan Hist Arch (2017) 51:463–470 DOI 10.1007/s41636-017-0034-2 INTERVIEW Charles R. Ewen Accepted: 30 March 2017 /Published online: 16 May 2017 Society for Historical Archaeology 2017 places that suffered from typhoons and hurricanes. This would prepare her to endure the maelstrom of academia later on. Her family followed the storm seasons to a great many naval bases, including ones in New Jersey, Taiwan, England, Guam, Rhode Island, the Philippines, and Florida. By her own estimation, she attended 22 schools, most of them Catholic, before she started college, which may ac- count for her disciplined approach to research. Of the four high schools she attended, her most forma- tive years were spent at the Academy of Our Lady of Guam, where there were no boys and the sisters dedicated themselves to training young ladies to become either nuns or mothers. This certainly ex- plains her penchant for grabbing errant grad students bythe earswhentheydonot payattention. In 1966 her father was transferred to the Navy Hurricane Squadron in Jacksonville, Florida. Technically she had finished high school, although her classes had not included algebra, geometry, trigonome- try, chemistry, or biology. Nevertheless, she matriculat- ed at the University of Florida (they have since raised Kathleen Anne Historical Archaeology Springer Journals

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