Kelsey Reese

Research Associate; 2013 Field Intern

Kelsey Reese (Ph.D. University of Notre Dame, 2021) is a former Crow Canyon intern and a contributor to the Village Ecodynamics Project. She currently serves as a Postdoctoral Teaching Scholar in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Notre Dame and a Research Associate at the Santa Fe Institute who specializes in the Ancestral Pueblo occupation of the Mesa Verde North Escarpment in southwestern Colorado from A.D. 450–1300. Her research explores the long-term effects of sustained climate change on contemporary subsistence-based farming communities through the longitudinal lens of archaeological data by using large-scale geospatial analyses to observe changes in household relationships and community formation through time. Kelsey is also a strong advocate for the production and dissemination of free and open source research, and works to increase accessibility to powerful computational tools by writing and releasing reproducible code for all of her projects.