Associate Professor of Anthropology, McMaster University

I received my BA and MA in anthropology from the University of British Columbia, and my PhD in anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley. I have worked in the Bolivian highlands for 15 years, conducting archaeological research principally focused on the Tiwanaku civilization and its precursors. I am currently working on several projects, including the Challapata Project, a project investigating Late Formative Period (200 BC-400 AD) villages in the Eastern Lake Titicaca Basin. I am also directing an ethnoarchaeological project with highland Bolivian contemporary potters. I have published in a number of academic journals, and have recently co-edited two recent books: In 2016, "Knowledge in Motion: Making Communities and Constellations of Practice across Time and Place" (with Ann ‎ B. Stahl, University of Victoria), and coming out in 2018, "Constructions of Time and History in the Pre-Columbian Andes" (with Ed Swenson, University of Toronto).

Experience

  • –present
    Associate Professor of Anthropology, McMaster University

Education

  • 2009 
    University of California, Berkeley, PhD in Anthropology
  • 2002 
    University of British Columbia, MA in Anthropology
  • 2000 
    University of British Columbia, BA in Anthropology

Publications

  • 2018
    Constructions of Time and History in the Pre-Columbian Andes,
  • 2016
    Knowledge in Motion: Making Communities and Constellations of Practice Across Time and Place,
  • 2014
    Political Centers in Context: Depositional Histories at Formative Period Kala Uyuni (Bolivia)., Journal of Anthropological Archaeology
  • 2013
    Temporalities of the Formative Period Taraco Peninsula, Bolivia., Journal of Social Archaeology

Professional Memberships

  • Society for American Archaeology
  • American Anthropology Association