Hello and welcome to my website! I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.
My research focuses on the application of digital technologies in archaeology and history. I strive for a transdisciplinary approach combining geographic information systems (GIS), 3D modeling, geophysics, and remote sensing to address complex issues. These issues include legacies of racial violence in African American history, decolonizing collaborative archaeology in the Caribbean, effects of ethnolinguistic differences on Chinese migration, and modeling the impacts of storm surge and sea level rise on heritage resources. This work is possible because of a firm commitment to partnering with descendant communities, their allies, and the general public.
I maintain an active public speaking schedule and my consulting work focuses on building local capacities with many of the same communities where I conduct research. I also teach workshops and offer other training resources on digital archaeology via my AnthroYeti YouTube channel.
My peer-reviewed publications include articles and chapters on the topics listed above. My first book The Rosewood Massacre: An Archaeology and History of Intersectional Violence is available from the University Press of Florida, Amazon, and other online bookstores in hardcover, paperback, and digital editions.