I am a historical archaeologist who focuses on the intersectional relationship of
race, class, gender and the shaping of cultural landscapes across the African Diaspora.
My theoretical interests include Black Feminist theory, African American material and
expressive culture, and critical heritage studies. I have worked at many sites, including
the home of Andrew Jackson in Nashville, Tennessee; Rich Neck Plantation in Williamsburg,
Virginia; and The Abiel Smith School in Boston, Massachusetts; and the W. E. B. Du Bois
Homesite in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. I am the author of Black Feminist
Archaeology, (Left Coast Press, 2011) and my latest research is at the Millars Plantation
on the island of Eleuthera, Bahamas. 



Contributions to Books


Sweepin' Spirits: Power and Transformation on the Plantation Landscape, Archaeology and Preservation of Gendered Landscapes (2010)

When one thinks of power, a number of thoughts come to mind. Is power the...


An Archaeologiest Finds her Voice: A Commentary, In world Archaeological Congress Handbook on Postcolonialiam and Archeology (2010)


"In This Here Place": Interpreting Enslaved Homeplaces, Archaeology of Atlantic Africa and the African Diaspora (2007)

The 'Other from Within': A commentary, Past Meets Present: Archaeology of Atlantic Africa (2007)

A Space of Our Own: Redefining the Enslaved Household at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage Plantation, Household Chores and Household choices: Theorizing the domestic Sphere in Historical Archaeology (2004)


Remembering DuBois: The Struggle for Recognition at the W.E.B. Du Bois Boyhood Homesite (with Robert Paynter), 5th Annual Black New England Conference (2010)

The Berkshires and the Burghardts: An Archaeology of Race, Gender, and Labor at W.E.B. Du Bois Boyhood Homesite in Great Barrington, MA, Windows from the Past to the Present: The Acheology of Africa & African Diaspra (2010)

African Americans v.s. Caribbean Americans, Black Student Alliance Annual Meeting (2009)

Sweepin' Spirits: A Gendered Approach to the Enslaved Landscape, Society for Historical Archaeology (2008)