- Postdoctoral Scholar, Institute for Money, Technology, & Financial Inclusion, University of California, Irvine
- Ph.D. Sociocultural Anthropology, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
- B.A. Anthropology and German, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis
I am a cultural anthropologist with specializations in economic anthropology and the anthropology of money. My ethnographic research and engaged policy work examines the everyday uses of monetary technologies and the shifting relations of money, social inequality, and financial inclusion in Europe, the United States and internationally. I have a B.A. in anthropology and German from Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis. After receiving my Ph.D. in sociocultural anthropology from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, I was a postdoctoral scholar at the Institute for Money, Technology, & Financial Inclusion (IMTFI) at the University of California, Irvine. In partnership with IMTFI and the International Currency Association (ICA), I’ve written two white papers on the role and importance of cash in society. I have been a visiting professor of anthropology at Ripon College from 2018-2022 and participated in faculty-student collaborative research for two summers in the Ripon College Summer Opportunity for Advanced Research (SOAR) program. I am now an assistant professor of anthropology.