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Jessie Johanson, Ph.D.

Jessie Johanson
Adjunct Professor


  • Ph.D. University of Tennessee
  • M.A. University of Tennessee
  • B.A. University of Tennessee

Professional Interests

Jessie Johanson, Ph.D., is an Adjunct Professor who teaches anthropology classes in the Department of Conflict Resolution Studies. She is an archaeologist who specializes in paleoethnobotany. She is a recent graduate of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Tennessee, where she also worked as an Instructor and as a paleoethnobotanical consultant with the Archaeological Research Laboratory (ARL). Her research at the ARL included heritage and cultural resource management, GIS and spatial analysis, and paleoethnobotanical analysis. Her most recent interests include using archaeological plant data to understand the identity and daily practices of people in the past. Her research also includes understanding the process of plant domestication in the eastern U.S., specifically in identifying gender roles and women’s contribution to political economy.

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