Ph.D. in Anthropology with a Minor in History, Stanford University (commenced 2017). Dissertation entitled From Immigrant to Settler: Food in 19th Century British Colonial Institutions of Immigration, supervised by Dr. Barbara L. Voss.

2019  M.A.  in Anthropology, Stanford University

2017  B.A. (Honours) Class 1 in Archaeology, University of Sydney. Thesis entitled Feeding the Confined: A Faunal Analysis of Hyde Park Barracks, supervised by Dr. James Flexner.

2016  B.A. (Languages) (French and Archaeology), University of Sydney


2019  Ed and Judy Jelks Student Travel Award, Society for Historical Archaeology

2017  Maureen A. Byrne Memorial Prize, University of Sydney

2015  Marcelle Rosina Whitehouse Prize, University of Sydney

2013  Academic Merit Prize, University of Sydney

2012  Academic Merit Prize, University of Sydney


2020 Ric Weiland Graduate Fellowship

2020  Graduate Research Opportunity Funds for Modern British History and Culture

2020  Stanford Archaeology Center Summer Research Grant

2019  Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development, Exploratory Award

2019 Stanford Archaeology Center Summer Research Grant

2018  Stanford Archaeology Center Summer Research Grant

2017  Anthropology Graduate Fellowship, Stanford University

2016  Honours Scholarship, University of Sydney

2015  Summer Scholar Scholarship, University of Queensland


Journal Articles

In review Connor, K. “Seeking Margaret Baker: Identifying the Author of Three Seventeenth-Century Manuscript Receipt Books.”


2021 Connor, K. (in press). Review of Trove. By the National Library of Australia. History.

2019  Connor, K. (21 April). Review of Baking, Bourbon, and Black Drink: Foodways Archaeology in the American Southeast, edited by Tanya M. Peres and Aaron Deter-Wolf. Society for the Anthropology of Food and Nutrition.

Archaeological Reports

2017  Connor, K. & Sheppard Brennand, M. 396 Booker Bay Rd, Faunal Report. Technical report for Extent Heritage.

2017 Sheppard Brennand, M. & Connor, K. 396 Booker Bay Rd, Archaeomalacological Report. Technical report for Extent Heritage.

Web-Based Publications

2014-Present Connor, K. Turnspit & Table: An Anti-miserabilist Approach to Historical Cooking, [Blog]  

2016  Connor, K. (14 September). “Bread and Dripping, an Institution”, [Guest blog post], The Cook and the Curator,

2016 Connor, K. (10 November). “Reconstructing Dinner in the Hyde Park Barracks Destitute Asylum”, [Guest blog post], The Cook and the Curator,  


Conferences Organised

2020 Leader of the Program Committee, Theoretical Archaeology Group Conference North America, Stanford University (May 1-3), [cancelled due to COVID-19].

Sessions Organised

2020 Archival Archaeologists and Archaeologists in the Archive, TAG North America, (May 1-3), [cancelled due to COVID-19].

Papers Presented

2020  “Margaret Baker: A Life in Recipes”, Female Experience in Early Modern England (6-7 Nov).

2019 “Immigrant Diets and the Making of Australia”, SAA 84th Annual Meeting (April 10-14).

2019 “Feeding the Confined: Faunal Analysis of Hyde Park Barracks”, SHA Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology (January 9-12).

2018 “From Devonshire Pie to Nutraloaf: Prison Food Past and Present”, Corrections, Rehabilitation, and Reform: 21st Century Solutions for 20th Century Problems, Prison University Project, (October 5).

2016  “Feeding the Confined: The Reality of Institutional Diet at Hyde Park Barracks”, Utopian Appetites: 21st Symposium of Australian Gastronomy (December 2-5).


Courses Taught

Introduction to Archaeology – Teaching Assistant (Fall 2018), Stanford University


Early Modern Recipe Transcribathon – Workshop Leader (Fall 2019), Stanford University


2017          Research Assistant, Cangdong Village Project, China

2015/16      Summer Scholar at the RD Milns Antiquities Museum

2014           Rampart Scotland Fieldschool, Balbithan, Scotland

2013/14      Volunteer at the Australian Museum


Reviewer, Australasian Historical Archaeology, 2019

Representative, Anthropology Graduate Student Organization, Stanford University, 2018-2019

Organiser, Stanford Archaeology Center Workshop Series, 2018-2019


2021           Walking Tour: Who Goes Here?, Hyde Park Barracks Museum

2019           SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory Community Open Day

2019            ‘Introduction to Human/Animal Osteology’ at Stanford Splash!

2019           Stanford University Science Pen Pal program

2017-2019   Stanford Archaeology Center school outreach program

2018           ‘Think Like an Archaeologist’ at Stanford Splash!


2021  Archaeological Drawing Course, Chau Chak Wing Museum

2021           Sharing Stories on Contested Histories, Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands and Reinwardt Academy

2020           Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School Online

2020  Fundamentals of GIS, Coursera

2019           Food From Field to Fork: An Archaeobotanical Approach, Summer School, University of Groningen, Netherlands

2018  Certificate in Genealogical Research (Distinction), Society of Australian Genealogists


English       Native speaker

French        Proficient

Spanish       Beginner