Jade Luiz

Public Humanities Fellow

Jade Luiz worked formerly as Curator of Collections at Plimoth Patuxet Museums where she managed the museums’ collections of 17 th -century fine and decorative arts, archives related to Mayflower II, as well as the museums’ significant archaeological holdings. In 2020 she completed the installation of Plimoth Patuxet Museums newest major exhibition, History in a New Light: Illuminating the Archaeology of Historic Patuxet and Plimoth. Jade received her Ph.D. from Boston University where she specialized in historical archaeology, nineteenth-century urbanism, gender, and archaeology of the senses. Her research delves into the history of nineteenth-century prostitution, focusing on an archaeological collection from a North End brothel on Endicott Street. As a result of this research, she has contributed to several publications including The Historical Archaeology of Shadow and Intimate Economies and Historical Sex Work: New Contributions from History and Archaeology, both through University of Florida Press. In 2022 she will be publishing a book based on her dissertation research with Routledge.