Jen Givan works as a graduate assistant, most often in the archaeology lab, while working on her Master’s Degree in the Anthropology of Peace and Human Rights at UAB. Before earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology at UAB and joining the Master’s program, she earned Bachelor’s degrees in Accounting from Middle Tennessee State University and Psychology from Arizona State University.

Jen’s primary area of interest is archaeology with a focus on history and prehistory in the southeastern United States. She is particularly interested in cooperation strategies used as a part of peace processes when encountering new or different cultures, such as those used by Native Americans during contact with Europeans in the Americas. She is pursuing her education in Peace and Human Rights in order to delve further into this area of study as well as other cooperation strategies and their application in the modern world.

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