#AmendP9: A Response to #SAAPrinciple9

Earlier this year at #SAA2016, in Orlando, there were many conversations about the ongoing problems of harassment in archaeology. The topic that received the most attention was sexual harassment, but there were also discussions of harassment involving, amongst other things, gender, age, sexual orientation, and disability status. I attended two organized sessions that were centered […]

WAC-8 Poster

In less than a month I’m traveling to Kyoto to take part in the Eighth World Archaeological Congress. It’s a conference that meets every four years, and covers archaeological topics of all periods and places. I’ll be giving a paper on gendered representations of archaeologists in video-games, chairing a session on archaeological representation in media, and […]

Boom Goes the Tailbone

And suddenly, with a thud down the stairs* and a rush of cold Yorkshire air, it’s June, and I’m onto another section of my dissertation. While I’m still working on my literature review, and will be on and off until September, it’s no longer the primary focus of my days. I’ve moved into working on […]

Re-post: Attribution Unknown

I’m taking a class on Maya iconography this semester, which, I should preface all of this with, I love. I love the class, I love the material, I love that the professor is explaining things well enough for the non-Mayanists in the class but not dumbing it down for those of us with experience. I […]

Come at me bro. (Please don’t, actually.)

Once upon a time, I was hated online. This was in the days before #GamerGate, before the internet was talking about doxxing and about the treatment of women in the industry, before we saw the evidence every day in our Twitter feeds about how very badly it could go being a woman working in a […]

I’m the luckiest girl in the world.

In April of 2015 I was accepted to study for a PhD at the University of York. I’ll be moving at the end of the year and will begin my time in York in January. Because some people like seeing these things, and because it might prove helpful to someone else, I’ve pasted my research […]

Oops, my cynicism is showing.

As part of my dissertation prep, I’m in the process of building a bibliography regarding ethics in virtual ethnography. Basically, I have to find any and all articles that discuss what makes good practice when engaging with online communities. Here’s the problem. Most of the articles about engaging with online populations seem like they were written […]