Research Interests: Classical art and archaeology; Roman and Etruscan/Italic material culture; Pompeian studies; foodways and the archaeology of consumption; household archaeology; social boundary formation and transculturation; visual culture; urbanism.
Aegean prehistory; trade and communication in the ancient Mediterranean basin; technology and innovation in prehistory; prehistoric writing systems; Greek archaeology and religion; digital humanities; public outreach.
I'm a PhD candidate interested in representations of animals in antiquity, especially in fables. I'm also enrolled in the Indigenous Language Revitalization Designated Emphasis. My dissertation looks at animal fables in Greek literature, using Ojibwe traditional stories (dibaajimowinan) and the work of Indigenous scholars to provide alternate perspectives to tricksters, myth, and human-animal relationships in the Greek fables.
Ptolemaic Egypt and the Red Sea; Elephants and elephant culture in the ancient Mediterranean; Hellenistic economies, especially financial systems and long-distance trade; ancient slavery and labor history.
Epigraphy, papyrology, and numismatics.