I am a PhD candidate in Anthropology (based at the Archaeology Center) at Stanford University. I study post-conflict heritage, in Rwanda and elsewhere around the world.
My dissertation, "A Country without Culture is Destroyed: Making Rwanda and Rwandans through Heritage", examines the state heritage sector in post-genocide Rwanda and its uses of cultural and genocide heritage for nation-building and national development.
I am also in the exploratory phase for my next project, an investigation of the heritage of the American War in Vietnam and potentially across other countries in Southeast Asia.
I am a trained archaeologist who now works in the heritage field, informed by anthropology and using ethnographic methods.
My PhD in Anthropology from Stanford University is expected in spring 2018. I received an MA in Anthropology at Stanford in spring 2014. I also hold an MA with Distinction in Cultural Heritage Management from the University of York, UK (2012) and a BA with High Honors in Archaeology and French Studies from Wesleyan University (2008).
My PhD research has been supported by the Mellon Foundation and the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, among others.
For a complete CV and list of publications, presentations, fellowships, and awards, please see CV.