Archivist and cultural anthropologist with experience in archives, small museums, and non-profit management. I currently teach courses focusing on cultural perspectives and critical approaches to information science with specialty in collections management and archival practices. I apply anthropological perspectives, methods, theories, and practices in archival practices across academic, professional, and global contexts.

Research Interests

Memory-keeping practices; mytho-historical societal and symbolic expressions in material artifacts and printed material; bio-mythography and literary anthropology; Black/African American and Chicano/Mexican-American material culture & cultural heritage knowledge practices; and the application of tradition and folklore.

field quotes

A powerful way we connect with a diverse world is by listening to the different stories we are told. These stories are a way of knowing. Therefore, they contain both power and the art of possibility. We need more stories.

bell hooks

There are years that ask questions and years that answer.

Zora Neale Hurston

Oral traditions remain a most important way of developing trust, sharing information, strategies, advice, contacts, and ideas.

Linda Tuhiwai Smith

Let’s work together.

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