Graduate Student Organization Representatives
I research human trafficking in the Southern Cone of Latin America. I consider two interrelated questions: how human trafficking is produced as a universal category of human rights and how the category of human trafficking is vernacularized—adapted, reformed, and resisted—by local actors. My theoretical interests center on critical humanitarianism and human rights, histories of public health and moral reform, and the moral imagination. I studied in the Great Books program at St. John’s College and have a Master’s Degree in Folklore from the University of California, Berkeley.
I look for the characters, plots, and thematic motifs in archaeology. I’m interested in the way archaeologists write archaeology, and in investigating what role this process and this product plays in the way archaeological interpretations are created. I’m especially interested in fiction as a method of archaeological representation that is most polyphonic, epistemologically transparent, and relatable for the diverse audiences to which archaeology caters. My work is focused on archaeology in the Middle East and Africa. I completed my B.A. in Anthropology at the College of William & Mary by writing a fictionalized narrative of an excavation season at a site in the Wadi Araba in Jordan.