I am an anthropological archaeologist and lecturer in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Southern California. My research and teaching interests intersect archaeology, ethnohistory, and critical cultural heritage, with particular emphasis on community identity and social cohesion in the Postclassic Basin of Mexico. I am also interested in how modern communities in central Mexico construct local identities around shared patrimonies and how these patrimonies are and are not informed by archaeological research. Please follow the link to the Proyecto Patrimonio de Xaltocan (PPX) to learn more about this project.