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 Bronze Age eastern Mediterranean
  • Organization of craft production systems and social identities of producers
  • Cross-craft interaction and transmission of technological knowledge
  • Development of new scripts during early second millennium in eastern Mediterranean

Honors & Awards

  • Dissertation Year Fellowship, Graduate Division, UCLA (2019)
  • Mellon Pre-Dissertation Fellowship (2018)
  • Lenart Travel Award, Graduate Division, UCLA (2016)
  • Graduate Research Mentorship, Graduate Division, UCLA (2014)
  • Graduate Summer Research Mentorship, Graduate Division, UCLA (2013)
  • Graduate Summer Research Mentorship, Graduate Division, UCLA (2012)
  • Platt Fellowship, American Schools of Oriental Research (2012)
  • Rhys Carpenter Award in Classical Archaeology, Hunter College, City University of New York (2011)

Courses

Undergraduate Courses

  • Classical Mythology
  • Jerusalem: The Holy City
  • First Civilizations
  • Archaeology of the Levant
  • Women and Power in the Ancient World

Graduate Seminars

  • Teaching Languages and Literature in NELC
  • Pedagogical Development and Peer Mentorship in NELC

Fields of Interest

  • Craft production systems
  • Archaeology of the eastern Mediterranean
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Technological adoption/innovation
  • Modes of cultural transmission