Academic Research


Postdoctoral Research

Trafficking Culture

I am just starting postdoctoral research on the illicit trafficking of antiquities from South America at the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research at the University of Glasgow.

More details can be found on the Trafficking Culture Website

PhD, University of Cambridge

Archaeological Practice and Political Change: Transitions and Transformations in the Use of the Past in Nationalist, Neoliberal and Indigenous Bolivia

I have just received my PhD from Archaeology Department of the University of Cambridge.

For more information see my PhD Page

MPhil, University of Cambridge

South America on the Block: The changing face of Pre-Columbian antiquities auctions in response to international law, 2006.

From 2005 to 2006 I conducted research that eventually lead to a MPhil in Archaeological Heritage and Museums, also at the University of Cambridge. My focus was on illicit antiquities research and the project at the core of my thesis involved an analysis of 20 years worth of auction catalogue data concerning South American Antiquities auctions in the USA. Please visit my MPhil page for more information or to download a copy of my thesis or my Peru/Bolivia auction catalogue database.

BA, Boston University

Obsidian of the K’axob 1995 Field Season: local patterns in long distance trade at a Maya site in northern Belize, 2004, Honors Thesis.

In 2004 I graduated from Boston University’s undergraduate archaeology program. In my final year I chose to complete an optional undergraduate honours thesis. I conducted an analysis of Maya obsidian blades from the site of K’axob, Belize. Please visit my BA site for more information or to download a copy of my honors thesis.