Hello and welcome to my website! I am a Lecturer in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Central Florida, an affiliate with UCF’s National Center for Integrated Coastal Research at UCF and courtesy faculty in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Florida.
My research focuses on the history of social inequality as a global phenomenon through a transdisciplinary approach drawing on archaeology, ethnography, history, and social theory. Black feminist thought and intersectionality are central my analysis of the ways interpersonal, structural, and symbolic violence connect historical events like race riots and lynching to modern forms of social inequality in the USA. A firm commitment to digital methodologies is central to both my teaching and research.
I have published peer-reviewed articles and chapters exploring African American history, Chinese diaspora archaeology, collaborative approaches to decolonizing heritage, and various digital technologies (e.g., GIS, 3D, VR). 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. Learn more about this by visiting the Rosewood Heritage & VR Project.