Dr. Raczek is an anthropological archaeologist who focuses on early social complexity in South Asia. Her research interests include micro-regional analyses of shared histories, stone tool and bead production, and the role that archaeology plays in our contemporary lives. As the co-Director of the Mewar Plain Archaeological Assessment (MPAA), she has worked with Indian and American colleagues to lead multiple survey and excavation field projects in Rajasthan, India, often training KSU students in the process. This research has been supported by the William J. Fulbright Foundation, the American Philosophical Society and the National Geographic Society. Dr. Raczek obtained her PhD in Anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania, MA in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago, and BA in History from Barnard College.