Matthew Pawlowicz, PhD


Term Instructor of Anthropology

Term Instructor of Anthropology

Ph.D. University of Virginia, 2011
M.A. University of Virginia, 2007
B.A. Yale University, 2004

Email -
Phone - 804.827.3638
Fax - 804.828.3479

Office - Lafayette Hall Room 302
312 N. Shafer St. 
Richmond, VA 23220

Dr. Pawlowicz received his Ph.D. in Athropology from the University of Virginia in 2011. He is an archaeologist who has been involved in research in eastern and southern Africa since 2003. His most recent project combines research strategies from archaeology and historical linguistics to explore histories of migration and movement in central Zambia over the past two-thousand years. Other ongoing work includes archaeological study of the Swahili sites of Gede and Songo Mnara along the East African coast.

Dr. Pawlowciz has taught in the anthropology program at VCU since the spring of 2012. Courses he teaches include Introduction to Anthropology, Anthropological Linguistics, World Archaeology, African Archaeology, Historical Archaeology, Environmental Archaeology, Language and Prehistory, and Anthropological Theory and Practice.