Her research explores questions of how humans appropriate the tangible and intangible remnants of the past and mobilize them in the constitution of social relationships. She is particularly interested in the intersections of landscape and power and how materiality, whether the built environment or other forms of material culture, is deployed in the contestation of social inequalities across boundaries such as gender, race, class, ethnicity, and religion. 

Cultural heritage, museum studies, landscape archaeology and history, cultural memory, material culture studies, archaeological public programs, North American archaeology, historic archaeology, California missions.

Past Affiliations
History, Management, Anthropology
PhD, Brown University, Anthropology, 1991
MA, Brown University, Anthropology, 1987
AB, Harvard University, Anthropology, 1984