I am an environmental archaeologist and anthropologist who loves her work and the travel that comes with it.
My research focuses on human-environment dynamics in the Nuragic Culture of Bronze Age Sardinia. I direct the Pran’e Siddi Landscape Project, an archaeological survey in south-central Sardinia centered around the town of Siddi. PSLP examines long-term changes in settlement patterns, water use, and the socio-cultural interpretation of natural resources. I recently started working on a new project – ZANBA – that uses isotope analysis to explore issues of mobility, animal husbandry, and social inequality throughout the Nuragic Culture.
I am also the president of the new non-profit organization Public Scholar Outreach. The mission of PSO is to support, produce, promote, and disseminate high-quality public scholarship, especially public scholarship that is peer-reviewed and public scholarship with relevance to contemporary issues. Our primary initiative is to establish Dirt & Words: an online, open access channel of peer-reviewed public scholarship about the human past.
Currently, I am a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow at Cardiff University.