Dr. Karen Bellinger, Anthropologist & Historical Archaeologist

Karen Bellinger is an anthropologist, historian, and historical archaeologist specializing in early modern Europe and the Atlantic World (16th-20th centuries). Her research focuses on social relations and cultural change in households, communities, and nations; spatial analysis; and craft production, industry, and materials science. Deeply committed to public archaeology and everyday learning, she created The Time Tribe, a Scholastic and Parents’ Choice award-winning time travel adventure game. Karen holds a degree in English literature from Yale University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in anthropology from New York University. A dual U.S./U.K. citizen, she has worked with universities, museums, and heritage institutions including the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Queen Mary University of London, and the Museum of London Archaeology Service. Karen has appeared in documentary pieces for BBC 1’s Inside/Out series and is a regular host presenter and contributor to the Science Channel’s What On Earth? series. She relies on the power of story to share her passions and discoveries with the broadest audience possible