Dr. Duke’s work at UA Museums focuses primarily on the repatriation of ancestral remains and cultural items protected under the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA). As Curator and Director of the NAGPRA Program, Dr. Duke is developing a collaborative approach to repatriation based on consultation with Native American tribal organizations, museum specialists, and researchers. Dr. Duke actively formulates institutional policy and procedure on NAGPRA work, research, and collections management, with an emphasis on integrating tribal knowledge with museum practice.
Dr. Duke’s research interests also include collaborative archaeology, decolonization, Native American anthropology, southeastern archaeology, kinship and social organization, pottery analysis, and archaeometry.
- Ph.D. 2022, Anthropology, University of Florida
- M.A. 2015, Applied Anthropology, University of South Florida
- B.A. 2011, Anthropology, University of West Florida