Anita Puckett

Virginia Tech
203 Draper Rd
Blacksburg, VA 24061
(tel) 540-231-5547
(fax) 540-231-5761

Dr. Anita Puckett is a linguistic anthropologist specializing in Appalachian language and culture relationships. As an Appalachian Studies scholar, however, she also conducts research and has interests in public humanities as it pertains to the cultural history and prehistory of southwest Virginia, material cultural as it relates to language and culture relations, and, in general, issues related to the cultural meaning of objects or language and object relations. These interests, in turn, have resulted in her having worked in public historical and cultural historic areas. As an anthropologist working in southwest Virginia, she has made extensive ties to museums, historical societies, other organizations, and local historians or collectors in the area.