I am an archaeologist who works on Chaco Canyon and its outliers. I am currently working on a project involving archaeological testing at the Aztec North great house at Aztec Ruins National Monument. My research explores the chronology and construction of this previously unexcavated great house, as well as Aztec North's place within the cultural landscape of Aztec Ruins and the Chacoan world. I am a ceramic analyst, and this project also involves architectural analysis. I use materiality theory, landscape archaeology and sociopolitical theory in my work on the Chacoan world.
Prior to becoming an archaeologist, I practiced law for nearly a decade. I continue to draw on that background, researching the legal and ethical issues surrounding NAGPRA, cultural heritage, decolonization of museums, and the repatriation of material culture and art. I also serve on the SAA Committee on Repatriation.