|Present||Part Time Faculty of Anthropology/Archaeology, Parkland College ‐ Social Sciences and Human Services|
|2016 - 2017||Archaeological Specialist, Illinois State Archaeological Survey|
|2013 - 2016||Teaching Assistant, Binghamton University--SUNY ‐ Anthropology Department|
Honors and Awards
- Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, Member
- Golden Key Honor Society, Member
- SUNY Binghamton tuition scholarship and TAship (Fall 2013-Spring 2016)
- SUNY Binghamton’s Provost’s Doctoral Summer Fellowship (Summer 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017)
- Critical Language Scholarship, Recipient, 9 wk program in India to study Punjabi (Summer 2015 and 2016)
- Fulbright-Nehru Research Fellowship (Sep 2017-May 2018)
- Anthropology 101: Introduction to Anthropology
- Anthropology 200: Introduction to Archaeology
- Anthropology 220: Archaeological Field School
|Present||Ph.D. Anthropology, Binghamton University--SUNY|
|B.A. Anthropology and Geography, University of California, Berkeley|
|M.A. Anthropology, Binghamton University--SUNY|
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Teaching Works (3)
Anthropology 200: Introduction to Archaeology ANT 200.201H (2017)
By the end of the course, students should have: -an understanding of the analytical methods archaeologists use to study the material record -knowledge of the diversity of material forms available for archaeological study-skills in critical ...
Anthropology 220: Archaeological Field Methods ANT 220 (2017)
Students who take this course will:develop a basic understanding of the methods archaeologists use to find, sample, and collect data pertaining to materials and contextsgain first hand experience in excavating, shovel testing, handling archaeological materials, ...
De-Polarizing Archaeology’s Views on Cultural Pride: The Case of Houses and Plants in Castroville Society of Historical Archaeology Meeting (2017)
In archaeology, we commonly view pride in cultural heritage as either beneficial or dangerous. When we see it as dangerous—ethnocentric or nationalistic—we challenge it by producing material evidence of cultural hybridity and heterogeneity. When we ...
Materializing Nationhood: the Many Roles of Built Landscape Management Policy in Post-Partition India and Pakistan The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology (2017)
This paper discusses built landscape management policies put in place during the aftermath of the 1947 Partition of India and Pakistan. It is argued that the management of out-migrant associated buildings (both monumental and residential) ...
The Many Functions And Meanings of Flora Within The Lives of Two American Immigrant Families Society for Historical Archaeology (2016)
This paper considers the many diverse functions and meanings of flora within the lives of two American immigrant families—the Birys, a family of Alsatian immigrants living in Castroville, Texas and the Domotos, a family of ...
Violence and Place: A Consideration of the San Bernardino Shooting Radical Ontologies for the Contemporary Past (2016)
On December 2nd, 2015, San Bernardino, California, became a nationally known place of violence. During the weeks following the incident, a large collection of banners, photographs, greenery, American flags, and candles accumulated at an intersection near the ...
Curbed Boundaries: An Analysis of Home Front Material Culture within the Context of Individual vs. Municipal Investments in Contemporary Oakland, CA Society for Historical Archaeology (2015)
This project investigates the material evidence of individual and City investment in the built landscapes of Oakland, California. Through virtual pedestrian survey, we have analyzed 1000 randomly selected home fronts, implementing a five-facet rating scale ...
Innovative Applications of Archaeological Perspectives: An Analysis of Home Front Material Culture within the Context of Individual vs. Municipal Investments in Oakland, CA The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology (2015)
Through the growth and development of satellite imagery and panoramic street photography championed by Google Earth, a mass archive of accessible imagery has been created documenting intimate material worlds frozen in space and time. Utilizing ...
The Un-Internable; The Enduring Material Legacies of the Domoto Family Society for Historical Archaeology (2014)
Although Japanese Incarceration denied the Domoto family the right to reside in the Bay Area, the family left a lasting impression within the region’s landscapes that endures. This paper presents the results of an investigation ...
The 1947 Partition of India and Pakistan: Migration, Material Landscapes, and the Making of Nations Journal of Contemporary Archaeology (2016)
The nation state, as a concept, relies on an assumption of boundedness—on the idea that governable units are culturally unified and locationally discrete. Displacement often works to make this boundedness a material reality. Demographics are ...