As an environmental anthropologist, I'm motivated by the idea that archaeology can be used to historicize and politicize agricultural sustainability.
My current research in Yaxunah (Yucatán, Mexico) investigates the landscape as a record of long-term interactions between farming communities and local environments. Through archaeological methods and work with modern Maya farmers, I examine how deep histories of agriculture can enhance our understanding of food sovereignty and environmental justice in rural Mexico.
Having just recently finished my Ph.D. in Anthropology at the University of Michigan, I'm looking forward to joining the Environmental Studies Program faculty at Washington and Lee University in Fall 2019.
This website brings together information about my research and how it connects to modern food and agricultural systems. My publications can be accessed here. I can be contacted directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.