My research is focused on the politics of knowledge production in the discipline of archaeology. I recently completed my Ph.D. in Anthropological Archaeology at Boston University, writing a dissertation titled “Diversity, Identity, and Oppression in the Production of Archaeological Knowledge.” In the dissertation, I examined how structural racism, sexism, and heterosexism shape who conducts archaeological research, and how they conduct that research. During the 2019–2020 school year, I am working to publish this research and planning to expand it to more effectively address ableism and classism in archaeology.
My background is in Mesoamerican archaeology, especially the archaeology of central Mexico in the Postclassic and Colonial periods. I have conducted several seasons of field and laboratory work at the sites of La Laguna and Tepeticpac in Tlaxcala, Mexico.