Claudia A. Engel, Ph.D
Academic Technology Specialist and Lecturer
Department of Anthropology and Stanford Libraries
Stanford University

Claudia Engel is an Academic Technolgy Specialist and Lecturer at the Department of Anthropology. She also is a affiliate of the Center for Interdisciplinary Digital Research at the Stanford Libraries. Claudia holds a doctorate degree in Anthropology. Her work centers around the innovative potential of new technologies for teaching and research and she has been involved in numerous projects alongside Stanford faculty with a focus on mobile technologies, spatial analysis, and GIS. She serves as GIS consultant with the Institute for Research in the Social Sciences and is a member of the Stanford Spatial Social Science Lab. Claudia is one of the co-founders of the Stanford interest group in GIS. She blogs on academic data resources, technologies, and code and can be found on Twitter as @ceng_l.

Before coming to the US Claudia worked and lived in Spain and South America. Outside her work Claudia serves as principal oboist with the Cambrian Symphony.


ANTHRO 130d/230d/POLISCI 241s: Spatial Approaches to Social Science (with Prof. J. Rodden, Winter 2011, 2012, Fall 2015)

ANTHRO 130b/230b: Introduction to GIS in Anthropology (Winter 2009, 2010, and 2013)

ANTHRO 182N: Smoke and Mirrors in Global Health (with Prof. M. Kohrman, Spring 2015, Winter 2016)

Recent Guest Lectures:
  ANTHRO 306: Anthropological Research Methods (Fall 2015)
  ANTHRO 136: The Anthropology of Global Supply Chains (Spring 2015)
  ANTHRO 93 and 93B: Prefield Research Seminar for Majors and Non-Majors (Spring 1015)
  ANTHRO 98B: Digital Methods in Archaeology (Winter 2015)
  ANTHRO 111B: Landscape Archaeology and the Narratives of California Natives (Winter 2015)

Workshops on: R and mapping with R, Spatial tools and GIS, Digital Tools for Ethnography, Computer Supported Fieldwork, Data Analysis Tools, Mobile Devices.

recent publications and presentations

C. Engel, M. Widner, J. Heppler: From the Laptop to the Archive: Managing Research Data in the Humanities. Panel presentation at Digital Library Federation Forum 2015, Vancouver, BC, October 26-28, 2015

K. Seetah, C. Engel, S. Čaval, D. Calaon, H. Moots: 3D Technology in Teaching and Doing Archaeology. Exhibit at 2015 ATXpo, Stanford University, Stanfor, CA, October 12th, 2015

C. Engel, K. Grossner: Representing the Archaeological Process at Çatalhöyük in a Living Archive. In Ian Hodder, Arkadiusz Marciniak (Eds): Assembling Çatalhöyük. European Association of Archaeologists Contemporary Themes in Archaeology. Manley Publishing, Leeds, UK. 2015

C. Engel: Mapping Cairo: An exploration of Egypt's socio-political geography. Invited panelist. Stanford, CA, May 20, 2015

C. Engel, K. Udo-okoye: Cigarette Citadels. Digital poster at 2014 ATXpo, Stanford University, Stanford, CA October 3, 2014

C. Engel: Beyond the Hype: Long Term Strategies for iPad Programs in Higher Education. Panel presentation at EDUCAUSE Annual Conference 2014, Orlando, FL September 29-October 2, 2014

C. Engel, K. Grossner, M. Forte, E. Meeks, and J. Issavi: The Archaeological process at Çatalhöyük - Creating a Living Archive. 20th Annual Meeting of European Archeological Association, Istanbul, Turkey, September 10-14, 2014

C. Engel, K. Grossner, and E. Meeks: Data Management at Çatalhöyük: From Database to Living Archive. Presentation at Thinking Archaeological Science (TAS): Conversations on Theorizing Archaeological Materials Analysis, Data Management, and Technique Development Stanford Archaeology Center, Stanford University, May 16-17, 2014

P. Ebron, C. Engel: Towards a Spatial Ethnography. Presentation at the AAG Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, April 2013.

Last updated October 2015