Research student, Conservation, School of History, Archaeology and Religion
- MSc Conservation for Archeology & Museums University College London, UK (2011)
Dissertation: “Double, Double, Toil and Trouble: Challenges and New Approaches in the Conservation of Witchcraft Objects”
- M.A. Principles of Conservation University College, London, UK (2009)
Dissertation: “Touching Conservation: Assessing the Benefits of Touch in Heritage Collections in the Context of Conservation”
- B.A. Anthropology (Minor in Studio Art) Tulane University - New Orleans, LA (2007)
- digital preservation
- field conservation
- earthen architecture
- sustainable conservation practice
- archaeological and natural history materials
- community outreach.
Application of Aqueous Polymers on Earthen Substrates
This study investigates the impact of application of a synthetic carbon based polymer on physical properties of an earthen substrate. For this assessment, Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) Microspectroscopy will be utilized to examine consolidation and dispersion. Polymer impact on compressive strength will be measured with a Universal Testing Machine (UTM). Additionally climate modeling will be used to access the role of environment in initial application.