Benny Q. Shen

Benny Q. Shen is a PhD student in Archaeology with a specific interest in the archaeology and anthropology of sub-Saharan Africa. His PhD project explores the contemporary past of apicultural specialization among the Okieks on the Mau Escarpment, Kenya. He received his MPhil in Archaeology from Cambridge and his B.A. in Archaeology and Anthropology from IoA, UCL where he was awarded the Peter Ucko Prize for Anthropology and Archaeology and the Jonathan Lowe Prize for work in Palaeoecology. He worked as a field archaeologist in the commercial setting whilst also participated in a range of research excavations all over the world. Benny is the Secretary (Executive) and Convenor of the Indigenous Studies Discussion Group (ISDG) a CRASSH research network.