Advisor: Dr. Lee Cronk
I joined the department in 2012 after earning my B.A. and M.A. in Anthropology from the University of Nebraska.
Human behavioral ecology, Native American cultures of the Great Plains, coalitional psychology and ethnic conflict, signaling theory, generosity and cooperation
My dissertation research focuses on our flexible coalitional psychology, or the evolved human tendency to form "us" vs. "them" social categories. Specifically, I am interested in the utility of coalitional realignment in mitigating persistent ethnic stereotypes.