I am a biocultural anthropologist and geneticist currently working as a postdoctoral fellow with the Neukom Institute for Computational Science and the Department of Anthropology at Dartmouth College. I am also a research affiliate with the Indigenous STS Lab in the Faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta.
My work focuses on the ways that ancient urbanism and imperialism shape genetic and epigenetic variation across ethnic and gender divides. My research also focuses on the genetic and ecological impacts of settler colonialism in North America. As a biocultural anthropologist, my work merges genetics, epigenetics, ancient DNA, bio/archaeology, and queer, feminist, and Indigenous science studies to trace the ways that power and inequality become molecular.
My work also advances science justice, foregrounding the work of historically marginalized scientists. In particular, my research centers on how queer and Indigenous values are changing knowledge production in science.