Amanda Logan, a 2012 Ph.D. graduate, was recently named a 2022 Carnegie Fellow. Dr. Logan is currently working on "building a community-engaged archaeology of food security that traces how, where, and when chronic hunger emerged across the African continent — and how, where, and when it was avoided."
She received acclaim for her book The Scarcity Slot: Excavating Histories of Food Security in Ghana published by the University of California Press. Logan's book was recognized with the 2021 First Book Award from the Association for the Study of Food and Society. It is the first monograph to critically examine food security in Africa’s deep past via a pathbreaking archaeological ethnography of food in Banda, Ghana, that spans the last six centuries.
Dr.Logan is currently an AT&T Research Professor and Associate Professor of Anthropology at Northwestern University.