Dr. Katrinka Reinhart is an anthropological archaeologist whose primary work is on the social dynamics of foodways in early Bronze Age China. Her methodological expertise includes ceramic analysis (micro-X-ray analysis, statistical analysis), residue analysis (lipids and starch), and archaeological excavation.

Dr. Reinhart has an interdisciplinary background, with a focus on archaeological/anthropological theory as well as foundational training in the sciences (B.Sc., Geology, McGill University) and humanities (M.A., East Asian Studies, McGill University). She received her Ph.D. from the Anthropology department at Stanford University in 2011. She has taught as a lecturer in the Anthropology departments at San Francisco State University and Stanford University and is currently Science Director, Archaeology at the Field Conservation Facility at Stanford University.