I am a socio-cultural anthropologist with a STS focus and regional expertise in the US, Mexico, Bolivia, and Chile. I study gender, colonial, and class inequalities in transnational scientific communities.
An overview of my research projects is here, and more detailed information about each project is available in the links to the right.
I completed my doctoral studies in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Chicago in 2014. Originally from the UK, I have a BA in Archaeology from the University of Cambridge, where I specialized in European prehistory and archaeological science.
Between 2014-7 I held non-academic positions at the University of Illinois, Chicago and Northwestern University that gave me a broader understanding of universities as institutions, and the challenges facing non-traditional college students as they navigate their education. At UIC I was project manager and researcher for an initiative that brought together Chicago-area 4- and 6- year colleges, Chicago Public Schools, and various NGOs to improve the college retention and graduation rate of low income, first-generation students. At Northwestern I taught students how to carry out independent research and write grant applications, as the Assistant Director of The Office of Undergraduate Research.