Postdoctoral Fellow

About

  • Office Hours:

    Tu and Th 10-12pm
  • Role:

    Faculty
  • Position:

    • Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Concentration:

    • Archaeology
  • Department:

    • Anthropology and Geography and History
  • Education:

    • Ph.D. in Anthropology/Archaeology at University of Washington, 2019
    • M.A. in Anthropology at University of Washington, 2012
    • M.A. in Cultural Heritage and Conservation at Universidad de Salamanca, Spain, 2008
    • B.A. in Archaeology at Universidad Veracruzana, Xalapa, Mexico, 2003

Biography

My research focuses on the social implications in the development of the urban layout by studying the road network of the ancient city of Angamuco (250-1530 CE), located in the core-area of the Purépecha Empire (Lake Pátzcuaro Basin), Michoacán. I explore how people moved around their cities during their daily activities. This helps me understand how such cities emerge, develop, were inhabited and experienced by its residents, and the roles that roads played during these processes. I am particularly interested in integrating spatial and image analysis with other traditional lines of evidence in archaeology (survey and excavation).

I am currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at both the Departments of Anthropology and Geography as well as History in CSU. I will be teaching few courses on archaeology of Mesoamerica; Ancient (and modern) roads in cities; and digital technologies to study and understand place in 3D from archaeological, historical and sociological perspectives.

I am also developing new archaeological research in Jalisco and Michoacán (Mexico) that includes working with local communities on the understanding and protection of their historic heritage and doing spatial analysis directly at the Center of Archaeology and Remote Sensing at CSU.

Before coming to Fort Collins, I obtained my doctoral degree at University of Washington, Seattle, studied Archaeology at Universidad Veracruzana (BA) and a MA in Cultural Heritage and Conservation at Universidad de Salamanca, Spain. I have been active in the field collaborating for research projects as well as Cultural Heritage Institutions, Museums, Labs and CRM firms in Mexico, USA, Europe and Central America.