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Office: Smith Building, Room 08

Research interests

Historical and contemporary archaeologies, community-based archaeology, public outreach, oral histories, the American South, labor, carceral systems, institutional life


PhD              University of North Carolina, Anthropology, In Progress

MA               University of Alabama, Anthropology, 2019

Thesis title: Examining Change, Persistence, and Variation in the Role of Invertebrate Fauna in Mission-era Guale Foodways on St. Catherines Island, GA

Committee Members: Elliot H. Blair (Chair, Anthropology), C. Fred T. Andrus (Geology), Katherine L. Chiou (Anthropology), Keith P. Jacobi (Anthropology), and David D. Meek (Anthropology)

BA                 University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Anthropology, 2017, cum laude