I study how the human-animal relationship interacts with environments across time and space. The broad spectrum revolution, the ways in which human colonization events (especially human colonization of Europe and the post-Columbian European colonization of the Americas) impact human-animal and human-environment interactions, and the role of the human-animal relationship in facilitating global and near-global distributions of particular types of animals (especially cats, dogs, horses, and honeybees) are just a few of the topics I work on.
I am Professor and Regents' Lecturer in the Department of Anthropology at the University of New Mexico. In this role I (among other things) teach archaeology classes; direct the Public Archaeology Master's program; and supervise graduate and undergraduate students in the Zooarchaeology Laboratory.
To learn more about my work, take a look at my curriculum vitae.