Karaleah S. Reichart was CSEGA’s first Student Affiliate. Her research project focuses on the roles of women in industrial conflicts in West Virginia’s southern coal fields.
Dr. Reichart is an assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology at California State University Fullerton, and previously was an assistant professor of Industrial Relations, Division of Management and Marketing, in the Elizabeth McDowell Lewis College of Business at Marshall University. She received an M.A. and Ph.D. in anthropology from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Dr. Reichart has worked as a graduate teaching assistant, a tutor, an intern at the Pennsylvania Bureau for Historic Preservation, a research assistant studying the archeology of the turn-of-the-century gold industry of western South Dakota, a research assistant developing a user manual for a computer-based archeoastronomical reconstruction of Stonehenge, and an oboe chair with the Pennsylvania State University Philharmonic Orchestra.
Dr. Reichart has published articles on political violence in southwestern coal company towns and on an archeological study of a South Dakota Gold Rush mining complex.