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Associate Professor
Alumni Building 201

Research Interests

African Diaspora, Classification and Typology, Pragmatism, Plastic, Museums and Heritage


Contemporary Archaeology, Historical Archaeology, Public Archaeology

Research Background

I am an historical archaeologist with research interests ranging from the 17th through the 21st centuries. My current book project examines self-fashioning and civic activism at two sites associated with Black women: The Phyllis Wheatley Home for Girls in Chicago and the Pauli Murray Family home in Durham, NC. I spend a lot of time thinking about what we're doing when we do archaeology.


PhD, University of Pennsylvania

Current Courses

  • ANTH 705 – ARCHAEOLOGICAL THEORY (T, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM)