Vice President for Intersociety Relations - Andrew Michael Zipkin
Andrew Zipkin is an Assistant Research Scientist in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change at Arizona State University. Previously, he was a National Science Foundation SBE Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Postdoctoral Research Associate at ASU. Andrew earned a PhD in Hominid Paleobiology from The George Washington University in 2015, where he was supervised by Prof. Alison Brooks. He has conducted archaeological, ethnographic, geological, and environmental chemistry field work in Alaska, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, and Zambia since 2007. During the academic year Andrew focuses on analytical chemistry method development and application to archaeological provenance research, primarily using Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry and its variants (e.g. single quadrupole, magnetic sector multicollector), with an emphasis on in situ analyses of non-traditional materials by laser ablation. His overarching research objective is the integration of ethnographic and archaeological science methods to investigate anthropological questions about landscape use, mobility/residency, network formation and maintenance, and material symbolism. He was the SAS Vice President for Social Media and Outreach from 2017-2020. Andrew is also the SAS Delegate to the Governing Board of the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies (FACSS).