Christopher Marshall

Unity College Professor Christopher Marshall
Professor of Anthropology
Phone Number 
Office Location 
Founders Hall South, Office 208A
Curriculum Vitae 
Environmental Arts and Humanities

Academic Background

Ph D, Anthropology, Cornell University
MA, Ethnomusicology, Indiana University
BA, Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania

Chris has taught at Unity College since 1980. He has done ethnographic fieldwork with traditional musicians in Macedonia and Bulgaria, Maine Indian basket-makers, and recently with Waldo County residents on their criteria for evaluating local places. At present he researches the historical archaeology of early Euro-and Afro-American settlement in the Central Maine back-country, with emphasis on land-human interaction and landscape archaeology.

He lives with Susan his wife, and sometimes with his grown-up children, in the country in nearby Montville. Chris is involved with a local land trust, belongs to the local synagogue, practices shamanism and permaculture, collects mushrooms, sings in a hospice chorus, and has led a fifteen member balalaika orchestra playing Russian traditional music. He loves teaching best, though.