My research centers on the archaeology of capitalist and colonial entanglements in the northern Atlantic world, particularly 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 ground and motivate new flows of people, ideas, and accumulations of wealth during this time? What role did colonial exchanges, dispossession, and violence play in transforming the social and material landscape? And how deeply can we trace these practices into the past?
Regional Expertise: Northeast North America, Iceland, England
Theoretical Grounding: political economy, critical Indigenous studies, object itinerary, household archaeology, space and landscape
Methodological Specialties: historical archaeology, production debris analysis, database management, core sampling, survey archaeology, GIS