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Sociology and Anthropology

Susan Kaplan

Professor of Anthropology
Director of Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center

Contact Information

Sociology And Anthropology
211A Hubbard Hall

Current teaching schedule available on the public course finder.


  • B.A (Lake Forest College)
  • M.A. Ph.D. (Bryn Mawr College)

Susan A. Kaplan, associate professor of anthropology and director of The Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center, specializes in anthropology and archaeology of the North American eastern Arctic, particularly Labrador; works in an interdisciplinary context, examining how paleoenvironmental and historical factors affected Inuit culture; works with ethnohistoric still photographs and films of the Arctic; researches the history of exploration of the eastern Arctic.

1997. Developments in Labrador Inuit Archaeology Research. pp. 181-186. In: Fifty Years of Arctic Research, ed. R. Gilberg and H.C. Gullov. Copenhagen: National Museum of Denmark.

in press. with Edmund Searles. Donald B. MacMillan and the Polar Eskimos 1913-1917, forthcoming in Anthropological Papers of the University of Alaska.

submitted for review. with Jim Woollett. Choice, Challenge, and Change: The Interplay of Climate, History, and Culture on the Labrador Coast.

Recent grants: LINK: Small-Scale Societies of the North Atlantic. Polar Programs, National Science Foundation.

Bowdoin College Labrador Archaeology Project. Polar Programs, National Science Foundation.

Preservation of Historic Motion Picture Film Collections. Kane Lodge Foundation, Inc.