I am Associate Professor of Archaeology at the School of Archaeology and Ancient History, University of Leicester. I am currently Principal Investigator of the ERC Starting Grant Body-Politics. From 2017-2019 I was a Research Fellow at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge, and Research Fellow, Clare Hall, Cambridge, and from 2017-2021 I was Associate Professor of Archaeology at the Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo.
My research ranges topics from infancy, power and the powerless, to movement, dreams and the self in the past. It centres around three main axes of late prehistoric and early medieval Scandinavia: the entwinement between architecture and inhabitants; the complex relationships between the living and the dead; and politics of the body. Often, I have worked with the links between architectural spaces and human bodies, by considering how prehistoric houses are built by bodies, produce certain bodily experiences, can be conceptualised as bodies themselves – and how dead bodies, parts and whole, are linked to domestic space. I have a strong interest in the lived experiences of inequality and gender.
My latest book was published by Cambridge University Press in February 2019.