I completed my Ph.D. at the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World at Brown University, where I wrote a dissertation on network dynamics in the Euboean Gulf in the Late Bronze Age and Early Iron Age. Before coming to Brown, I received a BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where I studied Anthropology and Classics. I have also spent time at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens in 2006 for a Summer Session and in 2010-2011 as a Regular Member. I am currently an Assistant Professor of Archaeology in the Department of Classical Languages at Carleton College.
I am a Mediterranean archaeologist, with a specific focus on the Aegean and its trans-Mediterranean interactions through time, especially in the Bronze and Early Iron Ages, and in diachronic archaeologies of landscape in Greece and in Jordan. More broadly, I am interested in technological change (especially the inception and development of iron metallurgy), networks, urbanism, the archaeology of regions, and comparative approaches to complex societies. These all fall within much wider interests in archaeological theory, ethics, historiography, and world archaeology. I have done fieldwork in Portugal, the United States, Guatemala, and in Greece at the Athenian Agora, Lefkandi, and with the Eastern Boeotia Archaeological Project. I served as field director of the survey component of the Brown University Petra Archaeological Project at Petra, Jordan, and I currently co-direct the Mazi Archaeological Project in Northwest Attica, Greece.