Visiting Assistant Professor
Office: SOC 139
On the broadest level my research is focused on the comparative and quantitative study of human-environmental interaction and social change. I am especially focused on social sustainability during episodes of acute climate change and disasters in the historic and prehistoric periods. I have worked in many places throughout the New World including parts of North America, Central America, and South America. I am currently the lead co-chair for the Society for Applied Anthropology Risk and Disaster topical interest group.
As an instructor I focus on making the study of the past applicable to contemporary concerns by linking topics in archaeology to those in Applied Anthropology. My classes all emphasize methods in archaeological data analysis and the construction of interpretations derived from the results.