About

My research centers on the archaeology of capitalist and colonial entanglements in the northern Atlantic world, particuarly as they structure different kinds of social and economic inequalities. Spanning contexts of Medieval England, Historic Northeast US, and Iceland, I seek to understand the roots of the modern world by way of its material residues. How did commodities - be they wampum, cod, ceramic vessels, or bison hides - ground and motivate new flows of people, ideas, and accumulations of wealth during this time? What role did colonial relations play in transforming the social and material landscape? And how deeply can we trace these practices into the past? 

Regional Expertise: New England, Mid-Atlantic, Iceland, England
Theoretical Grounding: Historical anthropology, political economy, household archaeology, space and landscape, new materialism
Methodological Specialties: Core sampling, survey archaeology, GIS, collections analysis, geophysics, database management

Education:
Ph.D. Candidate, Anthropology / Archaeology, Harvard University (2015-Present)
M.A. Historical Archaeology, University of Massachusetts Boston (2015)
B.A. Anthropology, Northwestern University (2013)