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’ especially for the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (MAA) at the University of Cambridge, and previously, at the San Diego Museum of Man.
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.
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. I regularly do outreach sessions on osteology and rituals for the dead. I have taught about human osteology using collections from the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, the Duckworth Collection at the University of Cambridge, collections from the San Diego Museum of Man in California, and with excavated remains in Lima, Peru.
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 (upcoming summer 2017)
- 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
I was an Education Specialist for five years at the San Diego Museum of Man in California where I taught and engaged with the public on a regular basis on topics such as human evolution, the Maya, Native American archaeology, forensics, and tattoos and body modification to name a few.