Courtney Elizabeth Singleton

Courtney Elizabeth Singleton

Dissertation Review Committee

Research Interest

Research Sub-interest

Contemporary Archaeology, Poverty, Sedentism, Semiotics, Urbanism, Cities, Homelessness


United States


Courtney Singleton’s research focuses on homelessness in urban America. She has been studying the materiality of homelessness for over twelve years in Indianapolis, Indiana, Washington, DC, and New York City. Her work grounds social theory in applied contexts, connecting semiotics and affect theory with public policy related to contemporary forms of urban homelessness. As a contemporary archaeologist, her approach is interdisciplinary drawing upon sociocultural, archaeological, sociological, and geographic methods and approaches.


University of Maryland, MAA (Applied Anthropology), 2012
Indiana University, BA Anthropology and Geography, 2010