Claudia A. Engel

Academic Technology Specialist and Lecturer, Department of Anthropology

As Academic Technology Specialist for the Department of Anthropology and affiliate with the Center for Interdisciplinary Digital Research at the Stanford Libraries I collaborate with Anthropology faculty on innovative technology projects that are part of their research and teaching. I also teach and co-teach Anthropology courses.

You can find out more about me here.


  • Ph.D. in Anthropology, University of Göttingen, Germany
  • M.S. in Biology, University of Göttingen, Germany
  • B.A. in Education, University of Göttingen, Germany
  • B.S. in Biology, University of Marburg, Germany

Professional activities 

Research Collaborations:

Marketstreet Chinatown Project
Cigarette Citadels
3D models for Archaeology
Çatalhöyük Living Archive


ANTHRO 130d/230d/POLISCI 241s: Spatial Approaches to Social Science
ANTHRO 130b/230b: Introduction to GIS in Anthropology
ANTHRO 182N: Smoke and Mirrors in Global Health
ANTHRO 98C/298C: Digital Methods in Anthropology


R and mapping with R 
Spatial tools and GIS
Digital Tools for Ethnography: Computer supported fieldwork, mobile devices
Data Analysis Tools

Selected Publications 

C. Engel, M. Widner, J. Heppler: From the Laptop to the Archive: Managing Research Data in the Humanities. Panel presentation at Digital Library Federation Forum 2015, Vancouver, BC, October 26-28, 2015

K. Seetah, C. Engel, S. Čaval, D. Calaon, H. Moots: 3D Technology in Teaching and Doing Archaeology. Exhibit at 2015 ATXpo, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, October 12th, 2015

C. Engel, K. Grossner: Representing the Archaeological Process at Çatalhöyük in a Living Archive. In Ian Hodder, Arkadiusz Marciniak (Eds): Assembling Çatalhöyük. European Association of Archaeologists Contemporary Themes in Archaeology. Manley Publishing, Leeds, UK. 2015

C. Engel: Mapping Cairo: An exploration of Egypt's socio-political geography. Invited panelist. Stanford, CA, May 20, 2015

C. Engel, K. Udo-okoye: Cigarette Citadels. Digital poster at 2014 ATXpo, Stanford University, Stanford, CA October 3, 2014

C. Engel: Beyond the Hype: Long Term Strategies for iPad Programs in Higher Education. Panel presentation at EDUCAUSE Annual Conference 2014, Orlando, FL September 29-October 2, 2014

C. Engel, K. Grossner, M. Forte, E. Meeks, and J. Issavi: The Archaeological process at Çatalhöyük - Creating a Living Archive. 20th Annual Meeting of European Archeological Association, Istanbul, Turkey, September 10-14, 2014

C. Engel, K. Grossner, and E. Meeks: Data Management at Çatalhöyük: From Database to Living Archive. Presentation at Thinking Archaeological Science (TAS): Conversations on Theorizing Archaeological Materials Analysis, Data Management, and Technique Development Stanford Archaeology Center, Stanford University, May 16-17, 2014

P. Ebron, C. Engel: Towards a Spatial Ethnography. Presentation at the AAG Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, April 2013.