I am an archaeologist and biological anthropologist who specializes in the analysis of human remains from archaeological contexts around the world ('bioarchaeology'). My research focuses on how we can use human remains to study important topics such as identity, ethnicity, and migration. I am interested in how the past is used for modern political and social aims and how studying the past can impact current and future generations.
2020 Research: Three Women from Qilakitsoq: New life-histories of the Greenland mummies revealed through computed tomography
Collaboration with the Greenland National Museum, the Buffalo Human Evolutionary Morphology Lab, and the University of Copenhagen’s Department of Forensic Medicine
2019 Research: The Truth in the Teeth: Tracking child tributes through dental isotope analysis.
Undergraduate student research project (E. Blincoe) funded by the Eastern Oregon University Foundation
2018 Research: Cranial Non-Metric Trait Variation in an Early Modern Vlach Population from Croatia
Undergraduate student research project (S. Wu)
2017Research: Migration, Conversion, and the Creation of an Identity in Southeast Europe: A Biological Distance and Strontium Isotope Analysis of Ottoman Communities in Romania, Hungary, and Croatia
PhD Dissertation funded by the National Science Foundation Grant #1642007
Map of Dissertation Project Sites: Ottoman skeletal collections (1= Ottoman series from Budapest, Hungary, 2= Ottoman series from Szekszárd, Hungary, 3= Ottoman series from Timişoara, Romania, 4=Vlach/Ottoman series from Croatia) and comparative populations (E=European collections of Berg, Zalávar, and Dugopolje; A=provenience of the two Anatolian comparative series