- BA, Anthropology, University of Georgia
My research is centered on the anthropology of policy in regards to the sovereignty of Native Nations and communities in the United States. I am interested in how the process of policy creation is a bureaucratic production and reproduction of historical policies and perceptions, and how Indigenous communities in the United States interact with and view the policies and laws that seek to control their communities and direct their sovereignty. My research will be community-driven and I hope to work with local initiatives to make policy more responsive to the specific needs of Indigenous sovereignty.
Advisor: Dr. Vidali