Sarah Milledge Nelson is a John Evans Distinguished Professor Emerita of the University of Denver. She is the author of nine books and has edited twelve others, as well as many chapters in books and journal articles, on the archaeology of Asia and gender issues. She has done fieldwork in northeastern China and South Korea. Her most recent book is on shamanism in East Asian archaeology. Her most recent award is the Wellesley College Alumnae Achievement Award, 2011.