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EXPERIENCE


Present Positions

DIRECTOR

Yale Initiative for the Study of Ancient Pyrotechnology (Y-PYRO)Yale Archaeological XRF ExoLab (YAXX)

Council on Archaeological Studies & Department of Anthropology, Yale University

RESEARCH SCIENTIST (FACULTY)

Department of Anthropology & Council on Archaeological Studies, Yale University

Initially hired as Associate Research Scientist in 2017, promoted to Research Scientist in 2019

LECTURER (SECONDARY APPOINTMENT)

Department of Anthropology & Council on Archaeological Studies, Yale University

CURATORIAL AFFILIATE

Anthropology Division, Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

 

Past Positions

2017-2018

SENIOR RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

Department of Anthropology, University of Minnesota

2016

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (TEMPORARY)

Department of Anthropology, University of Minnesota

2015-2016

RESEARCH FELLOW

Department of Anthropology, Harvard University

2015-2016

POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE

Department of Anthropology, University of Minnesota

2014

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

Institute for Rock Magnetism, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Minnesota

2014

VISITING RESEARCHER

The Role of Culture in Early Expansions of Humans, Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, University of Tübingen

2012-2014

MARIE CURIE EXPERIENCED RESEARCH FELLOW

Department of Archaeology, University of Sheffield — Two-year postdoctoral fellowship with the transnational Marie Curie network New Archaeological Research Network for Integrating Approaches to Ancient Material Studies (NARNIA)

2011-2013

GRADUATE FACULTY

Department of Anthropology, University of Minnesota

2011

LECTURER

Department of Anthropology, University of Minnesota

2001-2011

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE / FELLOW / ASSISTANT

Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Minnesota — Served as the Manager and Principal Analyst of a state-of-the-art X-ray spectrometry lab; initially  hired as a half-time Research Assistant in 2001; promoted to a full-time Research Fellow in 2003,  Senior Research Fellow in 2008, and Research Associate in 2010