Excavating an Early Bronze Age pitcher
RISD Museum
Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology
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Archaeologist | Art Historian | Educator | Public Scholar

I am an art historically trained archaeologist with a strong background in anthropology and museums, passionate about outreach and education. I am interested in how museums help us understand, protect, and engage with the past and with cultural differences. As I am dedicated to public scholarship, I aim to make academic information accessible and inclusive. 

My research focuses on mortuary practices, the history of death and dying, image/identity making, and the ethics of display in museums. When I am not in the classroom or in a museum, I am at a historical cemetery somewhere in New England admiring historic gravestones.



If you have any questions or if you are interested in having me speak in your museum, classroom, or educational event, please reach out!

This is an image of a clay envelope from Ancient Anatolia that would hold a cuneiform letter. Read more about it here

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