Outreach is really important to me and I enjoy working with the public through lectures, festivals, altar projects, cultural events, and teaching. I’ve had the opportunity to be ‘anthropologically creative’ in my museum roles from curating exhibitions to hosting themed cocktail nights. I have developed object-based and sensory learning programs for both primary education and A-level anthropology and archaeology. I have been awarded grants for public engagement based on anthropological narratives and have recently published on outreach in archaeology. I regularly contribute to documentaries about skeleton science and the treatment of the body.
Some highlights of these events can be found here:
Teaching – I have been teaching about archaeology and anthropology for several years, and to a variety of groups including undergraduates, young pupils, and the general public.
University of Cambridge, UK
- Course Tutor at the Institute of Continuing Education, University of Cambridge. Ancient Cultures of South America; Rethinking the Dead: the anthropology of death and burial; A Plague on Both Your Houses: epidemic disease in archaeology.
- Module Coordinator for A7: Archaeology of Death and Burial
- Guest Lecturer for A33: Archaeology of South America
- Artefact-Based Laboratory Practical Leader, the archaeology of the Americas and specialty sessions for osteology.
- Undergraduate Supervisor: Death and Burial; Trade and Exchange; Religion; Archaeology of South America, Mesoamerica and North America.
- University of Maryland, College Park, ANTH 221 Forensic Anthropology
- University of Nottingham, Department of Archaeology, Module AAA107 Human Ecology
- San Diego Miramar College, California, Department of Anthropology, ANTH 103: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
- San Diego City College, California, Department of Anthropology, ANTH 103: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology & ANTH 215: Cultures of Latin America