I am research assistant in the Eurasian Archaeology Lab in the Department of Anthropology, under the direction of Dr. William Parkinson. My primary responsibilities include assisting the America for Bulgaria Foundation Administrative Assistant and members of the Körös Regional Archaeological Project (KRAP) in Hungary and The Diros Project in Greece.
I am also a PhD candidate in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. My research focuses on the interaction between marginal regions and larger state systems, particularly in Byzantine and Ottoman Greece. In addition to my own research, I have taken part in several archaeological field projects, including the Shivwits Research Project in Arizona (directed by Dr. Karen Harry of the University of Nevada - Las Vegas), the Körös Regional Archaeological Project in Hungary (directed by Drs. William Parkinson of the Field Museum, Richard Yerkes of the Ohio State University, and Attila Gyucha of the Hungarian National Museum), and The Diros Project in Greece (directed by Drs. Giorgos Papathanassopoulos and Anastasia Papathanasiou of the Greek Ministry of Culture, William Parkinson, and Michael Galaty of Millsaps College). I am currently the GIS specialist for The Diros Project, which held its first field season in 2011.
- Ph.D. candidate, Anthropology, University of Illinois at Chicago
- M.A. Anthropology, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2011
- B.A. Anthropology, Wheaton College (IL), 2007
Archaeology of identity; colonization processes; land use; settlement patterning; geographic information systems; world-systems analysis