University of Virginia (PhD)
I am an anthropological anthropologist now in the final stages of completing my dissertation on a Pre-Columbian culture in the Lake Titicaca Basin of Peru. I have over 5 years of experience teaching undergraduate students in various Anthropology courses, including Ecology and Society, Medical Anthropology, Introduction to Archaeology, Ancient Cities and States, Demography, Ancestors and Death, as well as other. In addition to these courses, I am well versed in the history of anthropology and archaeology, and I am comfortable tutoring on a variety of topics related to religion, economy and the environment. As a doctoral student and successful grant writers (with over $90k in personal research grants), I am also highly qualified to assist students with developing writing skills.
I have 5-6 years of experience tutoring, and instructing both undergraduate and high school students on a variety of topics related to anthropology and archaeology. Reviews for the courses I have taught were some of the highest in the department of Anthropology at the University of Virginia. I continue to mentor and have good relationships with many of my past students.
I have published various peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, and have presented my research at more than two dozen events throughout North and South America. I am near fluent in Spanish, and understand the challenges that non-native speakers experience in learning a new language.
Beyond my professional qualifications, I am extremely patient and easy-going. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions about me or my qualifications. I am an anthropological anthropologist now in the final stages of completing my dissertation on a Pre-Columbian culture in the Lake Titicaca Basin of Peru. I have over 5 years of experience teaching undergraduate students in various Anthropology courses, including … Read more
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I am in the final stages of completing my dissertation in the anthropology department of the University of Virginia. I have completed 2 MA degrees in Anthropology - one at the University of Virginia and another at Cal State University, Northridge. I have also served as a graduate assistant on 8 anthropology courses at UVa, and I have taught two of my own courses - Introduction to Archaeology and Ancestors and Death in the Ancient world. I am currently qualified to teach anthropology professionally at the university level, and will be pursuing a tenure track position next year.
My dissertation focuses on an archaeological culture in Peru, and I have conducted over 10 years of archaeological field work in South America. I have taught undergraduate and high school students archaeological method and theory, both in the classroom and during field schools that I organized in South America. I have taught two archaeology classes, and have served as a graduate assistant on another four archaeology classes at the University of Virginia. I am currently a pre-doctoral fellow in pre-Columbian studies at Dumbarton Oaks (Harvard) research library.