Education

  • Ph.D. Near Eastern Languages and Cultures (Levantine Archaeology), University of California, Los Angeles, in progress
  • M.A. Near Eastern Languages and Cultures (Levantine Archaeology), University of California, Los Angeles, 2013
  • B.A. Anthropology and Classical Archaeology, Hunter College, City University of New York, 2010

Research

  • Social context of copper production in Middle-Late Bronze Age Levant
  • Organization of craft production systems and social identities of producers; communities of practice
  • Cross-craft interaction and transmission of technological knowledge in eastern Mediterranean

Honors & Awards

  • International Summer Travel Grant, Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, UCLA (Summer 2017)
  • Summer Dissertation Grant, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, UCLA (Summer 2017)
  • Lenart Travel Award, Graduate Division, UCLA (Summer 2016)
  • Graduate Research Mentorship, Graduate Division, UCLA (Sept. 2013–Jun. 2014)
  • Graduate Summer Research Mentorship, Graduate Division, UCLA (June–Aug. 2013)
  • Graduate Summer Research Mentorship, Graduate Division, UCLA (June–Aug, 2012)
  • Platt Fellowship, American Schools of Oriental Research (June 2012)
  • International Summer Travel Grant, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, UCLA (May 2012)
  • Rhys Carpenter Prize in Classical Archaeology, Hunter College, City University of New York (May 2011)

Courses

  • Classical Mythology
  • Jerusalem: The Holy City
  • First Civilizations
  • Teaching Languages and Literature in NELC
  • Archaeology of the Levant

Fields of Interest

  • Craft production systems
  • Archaeology of the Levant
  • Technological adoption/innovation
  • Modes of cultural transmission