Steve Lenik

Adjunct Professor of Anthropology

Steve Lenik


Dr. Steve Lenik has taught in the Department of Anthropology since 2013, after teaching as Lecturer in Archaeology in the Department of History and Archaeology at the University of the West Indies, Mona. In 2010 he completed a Ph.D. in Anthropology at Syracuse University, with a dissertation titled “Frontier Landscapes, Missions, and Power: A French Jesuit Plantation and Church at Grand Bay, Dominica (1747-1763)”. Lenik's research focuses on colonial institutions in Atlantic World frontiers and colonies, including plantations, missions, and forts. His publications include several book chapters and articles in the journals Ethnohistory, International Journal of Historical Archaeology, Journal of Social Archaeology, and Slavery and Abolition.

Areas of Research Specialization

  • Historical archaeology
  • African Diaspora
  • Atlantic World

Areas of Teaching Specialization

  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology


  • B.A. in Anthropology and History at Syracuse University, 2000
  • M.A. in Anthropology at University of South Carolina, Columbia, 2004
  • Ph.D. in Anthropology at Syracuse, 2010