Curriculum Vitae

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University of California, Berkeley M.A., 2014 Anthropology Chair: Dr. Rosemary Joyce

Barnard College, Columbia University B.A., 2010 Anthropology, Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa


2017-2018 Dissertation Completion Fellowship, University of California, Berkeley

2017-2018 Social Science Matrix Dissertation Fellow, University of California, Berkeley

2015-2016 Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor, University of California, Berkeley

2013-2015 Berkeley Fellowship for Graduate Study, University of California, Berkeley


2017-2019 UC MEXUS Dissertation Research Grant, "Archaeology of Pueblo de Abiquiú’s Historic Acequia System (New Mexico, USA)"

2018 Stahl Archaeological Research Grant, "Creative Approaches to Community Engaged Fieldwork in Archaeology," Archaeological Research Facility, University of California, Berkeley

2017 Lowie/Olson Anthropological Research Grant, ”Analysis of Optically Stimulated Luminesce Dating Samples, Abiquiú New Mexico and travel to SHA 2018,” Department of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley

2017 Stahl Archaeological Research Grant, "Collaborative Archaeology and Creative Practice at Pueblo de Abiquiú, New Mexico (USA)," Archaeological Research Facility, University of California, Berkeley

2016 Lowie/Olson Anthropological Research Grant, "Travel to Invited Lecture at Aarhus University, Denmark, EAA Vilnius, and Land Arts of the American West Workshop," Department of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley

2015 Townsend Center for the Humanities Working Group Grant, “Experimental Ethnographies,” Townsend Center for the Humanities, University of California, Berkeley


(in press) “Do Archaeologists Dream of Electric Sheep” in Journal of European Archaeology, Cambridge University Press. *peer review

(in press) “Archaeology of the Albany Bulb” in Counterpoints: A Bay Area Atlas, edited by the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project, PM Press.

(in press) “Doing Sensory Archaeology” with Ruth Tringham in Routledge Handbook of Sensory Archaeology, Jo Day and Robin Skeates eds., Routledge. *peer review

(in press) “Feeling Queered” in Routledge Handbook of Queer Archaeology. Chelsea Blackmore and Megan Springate eds., Routledge.

2019 Book Review, “Homeless Heritage by Rachael Kiddey.” International Journal of Heritage Studies.

2018 "Franciscans, Russians, and Indians on the International Borders of Alta California"with Kent Lightfoot, in Proceedings of The Academy of American Franciscan History Jeffrey M. Burns and Timothy J. Johnson eds., Academy of American Franciscan History.


2018 “Center for Hydrosocial Studies.” Land-based Art Panel Discussion, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

2017 “Sensory Landscapes and the Rainbow Bridge Monument Valley Expedition.” Onward! Project Series, Los Angeles, CA

2016 “Archeology of the Contemporary: Sensory Engagement and Performance as Method.” Visual Anthropology, Aarhus University, Denmark


Panels Organized

2018 “Excavating Ourselves: Archaeologies of Contemporary California.” Society for California Archaeology, with Albert Gonzales, CSU, East Bay

2017 “Creative Archaeologies II: continuing theory and practice in a new branch within the field of Archaeology.” European Association of Archaeologists, with Anita Synnestvedt, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Papers Presented

2018 “Do Archaeologists Dream of Electric Sheep?” European Association of Archaeologists, Barcelona, Spain

2018 “Doing the Senses.” Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, CA

2018 “Augmented, Hypermediated, and IRL.” Society for Historic and Underwater

Archaeology, New Orleans, LA

2015 “Art as Method/Archaeology from Afar.” PARSE Arts Research, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.

2015 “Asking Questions by Listening: Media Performance and Sensory Archaeology.” Theoretical Archaeology Group, New York University, New York, NY

2015 “Not Seen/Seen.” Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, CA

2015 “Feeling Queer(ed).” Society for Historic Archaeology, Seattle, WA

2014 “Sensuous Barbarians.” Theoretical Archaeology Group, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Urbana-Champaign, IL

2011 “Trash Myths: Mainstream Medicine in Counter-Cultural Trash.” Theoretical Archaeology Group, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

2008 “Everything in the Empty: (Counter) Cultural Revolution and Vacant Corridors.”Theoretical Archaeology Group, Columbia University, New York, NY

Posters Presented

2019 “Material Homes: an archaeology of contemporary homeless practice of care.” American Anthropological Association, San Jose, CA

2010 “Pictured Tipi Site: Northwestern Plains Biographical Tradition in Northern New Mexico.” New Mexico Archaeological Council, Albuquerque, NM

2010 “Pictured Tipi Site: Northwestern Plains Biographical Tradition in Northern New Mexico.” Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, St. Louis, IL


2017 “Where the Heart Is: Thoughts on Home and Contemporary Encampments at the Albany Bulb.” brown bag lecture, Archaeological Research Facility, University of California, Berkeley

2016 “Traces Still Alive: Homeless Archaeology and Contemporary Cities.” Global Urban Humanities Colloquium, University of California, Berkeley

2014 “Making Things and Public Archaeology.” brown bag lecture, Archaeological Research Facility, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA


2017 “Archaeology of Now.” Archaeological Research Facility, UC, Berkeley

2016 “where hearts are, and other thoughts on the an archaeology of the Albany Bulb and the ‘less’ in homelessness.” Place Talks, Prelinger Library, San Francisco, CA


University of California, Berkeley

Fall 2017-Present | Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program, Berkeley-Abiquiú Collaborative Archaeology

managed 2-5 undergraduate apprentices per semester (15 to date) in data and photograph organization each semester, supervisor: Jun Sunseri

Spring 2019 | Anthropology R5B: Reading and Composition in Anthropology, Experimental Ethnography

Primary Instructor

Spring 2018 | Landscape Architecture 154/Theater 114: SiteWorks: Understanding Place Through Design and Performance

Graduate Student Researcher, instructors: Ghigo diTomaso, Erika Chuch-Song, Susan Moffat

Fall 2016-Spring 2019 | Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program, Archaeology of the Albany Bulb

managed 3-4 undergraduate apprentices per semester in data and photography organization, supervisor: Rosemary Joyce

Spring 2017 | Anthropology 2AC: Introduction to Archaeology

Head Graduate Student Instructor, instructor: Jun Sunseri

Fall 2016 | Anthropology 2AC: Introduction to Archaeology

Graduate Student Instructor, instructor: Kent Lightfoot

Spring 2016 | Anthropology 114: History and Theory of Anthropological Thought

Graduate Student Instructor, instructor: Rosemary Joyce

Fall 2015 | Anthropology 136k: Who Owns the Past?: Cultural Heritage in the Digital Age

Graduate Student Instructor, instructors: Meg Conkey and Ruth Tringham

University of Denver

Summer 2018 | Amache Project Field School

Crew Chief, instructor: Bonnie Clark

Summer 2016 | Amache Project Field School

Crew Chief, instructor: Bonnie Clark  


2014-present Field Director (2017) and Crew Chief (2014, 2016), Berkeley-Abiquiú Collaborative Archaeology (Abiquiú, NM), directed by Jun Sunseri, UC Berkeley

developed collaborative research on historic Genízaro acequia (irrigation) networks, led 9 high school interns (2017), excavated and led as crew chief for undergraduate field school and high school internship program (2014, 2016)

2018, 2016 Crew Chief, The Amache Project Field School (Granada, CO), directed by Bonnie Clark, Denver University

lead field school students and volunteers in site survey, and developed digital field recording system with Center for Digital Archaeology consultants

2014 Project Director, Albany Bulb Archaeology (Albany, CA)

designed, led and reported survey of former homeless encampment on public landfill site with volunteer crew

2014 Project Director, Speculative Archaeology at the Gamble House (Pasadena, CA),

undertook geophysical survey of historic house landscaping

2014 Crew Chief, Fort Davis Archaeological Project Field School (Fort Davis, TX), directed by Kat Eichner and Erin Rodriguez, UC Berkeley

Undertook excavation and site testing with college field school students

2012 Field Intern, Basketmaker Communities Project, Crow Canyon Archaeological Center (Cortez, CO), directed by Shanna R. Diederichs

Excavated basketmaker pit houses and instructed adult and K-12 students

2012-2014 Volunteer, Southwest Museum of the American Indian (Los Angeles, CA),

researched and cataloged artifacts related to Rainbow Bridge Monument Valley Expedition (1930s) in support of collection re-organization

2010 Student Archeologist, The New Buffalo Archaeological Project (Arroyo Hondo, NM), directed by Kaet Heupel and Severin Fowles, Columbia University

participated in excavations, research, and community engagement

2010 Field and Lab Intern, St. Catherines Island Archaeological Project (St. Catherine’s Island, GA), directed by David Hurst Thomas, North American

Archaeology Lab, American Museum of Natural History participated in survey, excavation, and lab analysis

2008-2010 Student Archaeologist, The Gorge Project (Taos, New Mexico), directed by Severin Fowles, Barnard College, Columbia University

participated in landscape survey and rock art documentation

2009 Field School Student, Amheida Project (Dakhla Oasis, Egypt), directed by Roger Bagnall, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University

participated in survey and excavation of Pharaonic and Roman period site

2007-2008 Lab Volunteer, Columbia Center for Archaeology (New York, NY), directed by Brian Boyd, Columbia University

documented historic archaeology collections


2014-2017 Berkeley Abiquiú Collaborative Archaeology (Abiquiú, NM), directed by Jun Sunseri

designed Open Data Kit excavation and survey digital recording system

2013-2014 Video Research Assistant, Last House on the Hill, Berkeley Archaeology at Çatalhöyük (Berkeley, CA), directed by Dr. Ruth Tringham, UC Berkeley,

edited, tagged and cataloged excavation footage for inclusion in interactive database

2012 Invited Participant, National Endowment for the Humanities Digital Humanities Summer Institute at UCLA (Los Angeles, CA)

participated in three week institute in digital cultural mapping and geospatial humanities

2010-2012 Researcher, The Rainbow Bridge Monument Valley Expedition Project, Fowler Museum, University of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)

researched and digitally curated 1930s field notebooks


Ongoing The Center for Hydrosocial Studies (Berkeley, CA)

developed storefront Installation and performances at IF/THEN gallery,

curated swim-club programming, in collaboration with FICTILIS and Rose Linke

2017 Water Rights Residency (Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM)

attended competitive residency in collaboration with FICTILIS and Rose Linke

2015 Archaeology of the Albany Bulb (SoMarts Gallery, San Francisco, CA)

developed Interpretive text and interactive installation

2015-2017 Experimental Ethnographies Working Group (Townsend Center for the Humanities, University of California, Berkeley)

coordinated interdisciplinary research group focused on the intersection of art and anthropology

2015 Not Seen/Seen (Oakland, CA )

developed sound and movement composition with Annie Malcolm