I am an archaeologist who works on Chaco Canyon and its outliers. I am currently a postdoctoral scholar with the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center Research Institute, where I work on ceramic analysis research related to the Northern Chacoan Outliers Project.
I am also continuing my research on the Aztec North great house at Aztec Ruins National Monument, where I conducted limited archaeological testing in 2016, with a crew from Binghamton University. The Aztec North project 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 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.