I am a Roman archaeologist, since 2014 Assistant Professor in the Department of Classics at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. My interests lie broadly in cultural history and the study of the ancient Roman economy, centered on finding innovative ways to bring together both new archaeological finds and older datasets in large-scale analyses of past economic behavior. I am especially interested in quantitative approaches, and really enjoy Bayesian probability. While my fieldwork has for the most part been in Tuscany, my current research is leading me to new frontiers in North Africa.
From 2015-2016, I am a fellow at the University of Tennessee's Humanities Center, where I have been working on my manuscript, The Table of the Transient World, which traces the deep rhythms and long-term cultural trends at work in the economy of food during the period of Rome's imperial ascendency in the later part of the first millennium BCE.