I am an assistant professor of Anthropology at Columbia University. My research focuses on human-animal relationships in the past, the connection between material practices, political power and inequality, and systems of value and how archaeologists use material sciences to generate understandings of the present and the past.

I earned my PhD at the University of Chicago and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Stanford Archaeology Center from 2016-2017. My current field research project is the Karashamb Connections Project, which explores how we can understand human-animal relationships in the Middle and Late Bronze Ages in the South Caucasus through the incorporation of animals in mortuary practices. Previously, I have done archaeological fieldwork in Armenia, Russia, Chile, Cambodia, and the western United States.