Curriculum vitae

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Education

UCL Institute of Archaeology, London: PhD in Bioarchaeology, September 2012-May 2017. Thesis title: “Subsistence strategy and tibial shape: identifying variation in activity across the Sudanese landscape”.

UCL Institute of Archaeology, London: MSc in Skeletal and Dental Bioarchaeology with Merit and Distinction in Dissertation, September 2011

University of Chicago: BA in Anthropology with Honors and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations (minor), June 2010

Teaching Experience

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Birkbeck, University of London: Associate Lecturer, October 2015-March 2016

  • Bioarchaeology 1 & 2 modules

UCL Institute of Archaeology, London: Postgraduate teaching assistant, October 2013-December 2015

  • Practical sessions tutor for ARCL3031 Archaeology of Human Remains (2013, 2015)
  • Assisting with activities and practicals for ARCLG051 Forensic Archaeological Science & ARCL1017 People and Environments (2013, 2014, 2015)
  • Lectures & practicals for ARCL2037 Interpreting Archaeological Evidence & ARCLG144 Variation and Evolution of the Human Skull (2015)
  • Instructor for PrimTech in foraging and wilderness survival (2015, 2016)

UCL Arts and Sciences Program, London: Postgraduate teaching assistant, October 2014-March 2017

  • Discussion seminar leader for BASC2052 Migration & Health (2014, 2015, 2016)
  • Tutorial leader for BASC2001 Object Lessons (2016, 2017)

Public Engagement

UCL Public and Cultural Engagement (PACE), London: Student Engagement Coordinator, May 2015-present

  • Assist with and assess work of 11 Student Engagers in UCL Museums
  • Assign rotas and payment
  • Curate and organize exhibitions based on engagement work

UCL Public and Cultural Engagement (PACE), London: Student Engager, March 2013-May 2015

  • Engage museum visitors in discussions of current research; plan and present object-specific sessions
  • Plan and execute events and exhibitions for UCL Museums, including co-curating Autumn 2015’s exhibit “Stress: Approaches to the First World War”
  • Write blog posts on subjects relevant to engagement and museum objects

The Human Library (Burning Nest), Goytre Valley, Wales: Activity Lead, May 2016

  • Coordinated activities relating to research and learning at a co-created festival in association with the Crockett Lab

The Bone Lab on Tour (Green Man Festival), Llandudno, Wales: Stall Organizer, August 2015

  • Applied for and organized a stall of 5 volunteers to teach festivalgoers about bioarchaeology

UCL Archaeology’s Summer Session, London: Teacher, July 2015, August 2016

  • Lectured groups of secondary school students on archaeology, object handling, archaeological ethics, and human remains

Cabinet of Curiosities (Wellcome’s On Light Festival), London: Lecturer, May 2015

  • Lectured a diverse audience on 3D scanning and archaeology, with a live demonstration of 3D technology

Dig for Diaphyses! (Green Man Festival), Llandudno, Wales: Participant, August 2014

  • Ran a public engagement booth at a music festival to teach visitors about bioarchaeology

Object London Summer Session, London: Teacher, July 2013

  • Taught a group of 30+ Year 12 students on Anthropology of London Transport, including a trip to the London Transport Museum

Chicago Museum of Science and Industry LabFest, Chicago: Participant, Summer 2008

  • Educated visitors to Jackson Park about the ongoing archaeological excavation

Splash! Chicago: Instructor, October 2007, September 2008, and October 2009

  • Independently formed lesson plans and taught local high school students short lessons about various subjects including archaeology, knitting, and forensic anthropology

Archaeological and Research Experience

The British Museum, London, UK: Bioarchaeology volunteer, September 2010-present, for Dr Daniel Antoine

  • Analyze and catalogue human bones for future research in the Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan, including recording measurements and identifying pathologies
  • Input skeletal data into database for future searchable website

Tel Tsaf Excavations, Kfar Ruppin, Israel: Visiting Lecturer, June 2014 and June 2016, with Danny Rosenberg & Dr Florian Klimscha

  • Excavated a Chacolithic site that has had human remains
  • Lectured field school students in bioarchaeological methods

North Dongola Reach Survey, Kasura, Sudan: Physical Anthropologist, December 2011-March 2012, with Dr Derek Welsby

Astypalaia Bioarchaeology Project, UCL Institute of Archaeology, Astypalaia, Greece: Student, July-August 2011, with Drs Simon Hillson and Anna Clement

  • Excavated and mapped infant burials from Geometric to Roman periods in a lab setting
  • Learned project-specific conservation procedures, including use of adhesives and acetone

Parsons Conservation Lab at the Carlos Museum, Emory University, Atlanta, GA: Conservation Intern, August-September 2009, for Dr. Renee Stein

  • Assisted in research, preservation, and mending of a 19th-century Malian hunter’s shirt, involving repairs to leather strands and woven wool fabric

Vitor Valley Archaeological Project, UCLA Cotsen Institute for Archaeology, Arequipa, Peru: Student, June-July 2009, with Dr. María Cecilia Lozada

  • Participated in the initial excavation of a site that shows evidence of Wari and Tiwanaku presence in a valley north of Moquegua as well as structures from the Formative period

St. Antoine’s Garden Project, University of Chicago: Lab volunteer, September 2008-March 2009, with Dr. Shannon Dawdy

  • Washed and sorted artifacts from a colonial to present New Orleans site
  • Learned to identify pottery types from those eras

The Megiddo Expedition, Tel Aviv University, Israel: Volunteer, June-July 2008, with Dr. Israel Finkelstein

  • Excavated 8th-9th century BCE domestic areas at Tel Megiddo
  • Learned techniques such as flotation, faunal analysis, and pottery reconstruction

Jackson Park Archaeology Project, University of Chicago: Student, March-June 2008, with Rebecca Graff

  • Excavated remains of the 1893 Columbian Exposition in view of the public
  • Interpreted the site and our findings for park visitors

Institute for the Study of Modern Israel, Emory University, Atlanta, GA: Researcher and Copyeditor, July-August 2010 and March 2012-October 2013; Research Assistant, July-September 2007, for Professor Kenneth W. Stein

  • Copyedited introductions to original documents for an upcoming publication
  • Edited English translations for clarity

Awards and Recognition

  • UCL Graduate School Awards for research travel and conference presentations, 2013-2015
  • Graduated with Merit and Distinction in Dissertation, UCL 2011
  • Graduated with Honors in the Department and the College, UChicago 2010
  • Dean’s List for academic years 2008-2009 and 2009-2010
  • F. Campion Ward International Travel Grant for BA thesis research in Peru, 2009

Courses and Qualifications

  • Research Communication Workshop: Engaging School Students
  • Object-Based Learning Workshop
  • Working towards Arena One UK Higher Education teaching certification
  • Project Management training
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