• Museum Anthropology, Anthropology

I am a museum anthropologist and curator specializing in the study of material culture and the anthropology of art in connection to museum collections.

I am particularly interested in the themes of making and repairing, including how these processes connect us to material culture both within museum spaces and outside them. My recent research in this area has focused on material culture from West Africa.

Her dissertation research centers on the significance of repair in globally dispersed collections of African masks.

Past Affiliations

Curator, University Museum, Department of Anthropology, Social Sciences Division, College of Arts and Sciences, New Mexico State University (past)

PhD Student, Department of Anthropology, College of Arts and Sciences, Indiana University Bloomington

PhD Student, African Studies Program, Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies, Indiana University Bloomington

PhD, Indiana University Bloomington, Anthropology, 2020
MA, Indiana University, Anthropology, 2018
BA, DePauw University, Anthropology, 2014