2018 Ph.D. Biological Anthropology University of California, Berkeley
2010 MA Biological Anthropology Trent University
2003 BA Cultural Anthropology University of California, Santa Barbara
I am a bioarchaeologist who specializes in the examination of skeletal markers of bone growth and maintenance, and activity-related stress. I am especially interested in how the human body represents a contextually dependent materiality that can illuminate information about the connection between an individual, the different stages of their life and identity, and reveal how they were situated within the context of the larger society in which they existed. My research interests focus on the embodiment of social processes via skeletal plasticity, activity patterns and the interplay between lifecourse and social identities. Additionally, I am the NAGPRA Coordinator heading up the repatriation effort at the William S. Webb Museum of Anthropology here at UK.