I am Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology & Anthropology at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. I specialize in anthropological archaeology and cultural heritage studies. My research interests include South American archaeology (specifically Ecuador), critical cultural heritage, and collaborative community research. I received my PhD from the University of Illinois in 2014. Prior to joining UTRGV I served as Program Director of InHerit, a cultural heritage research initiative based at the University of North Carolina


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