Areas of expertise:
Non-state complex societies, South Asian archaeology, political archaeology and micropolitics,
ceramic analysis, origins of the Brahmi script, heritage management, decolonized strategies of
Ph.D., University of Chicago
Recent courses taught:
Ancient Civilizations and Empires
Ceramics and Archaeology
Anthropology of South Asia
Fundamentals of Archaeology
Introduction to Anthropology
“Archaeology of South Asia” (2015). International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition. J. Wright, ed. Oxford: Elsevier.
“Tekkalakota through the Ages: recent research and perspectives” (2014). Man and Environment 39:62-80.
“Conquests of Dharma: Network Models and the Study of Ancient Polities” (2012). In Territoriality in Archaeology. J. F. Osborne and N. P. VanValkenburgh, eds. Archaeological Papers of the American Anthropological Association 22:145-163.
“Historical Archaeology of Asia” (2012). Oxford Companion to Archaeology, 2nd edition. N. A. Silberman, ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
“Researching a Living Site: Articulating the Intersection of Collaboration and Heritage in a Transnational Village” (2011) with Teresa Raczek, Lalit Pandey and Prabodh Shirvalkar. Archaeological Review from Cambridge 26: 119-135.
“Archaeology of Hinduism” (2011) with Kathleen Morrison. Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Ritual and Religion. T. Insoll, ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
“In the Heart of the Village: Exploring Archaeological Remains in Chatrikhera Village, Rajasthan, India” (2010) with Teresa Raczek. Expedition 52:22-30.
“Context, Content and Composition: Questions of Intended Meaning and the Asokan Edicts” (2003). Asian Perspectives 42:224-246.