I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Anthropology Department at Indiana University, Bloomington with a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. My research seeks to more thoroughly understand how Mississippian household and community organization and group identities changed from the onset of the Mississippian period in southwestern Indiana. By investigating the Stephan-Steinkamp site in Posey County, my dissertation examines what changes in household and community organization may reveal about regional consolidation, relationships with the civic-ceremonial center at Angel Mounds, and connections to the wider Mississippian world. My research interests include the archaeology of Indiana, Mississippian households and communities, the construction of social landscapes, frontier interactions, identity studies, geophysics, and spatial analysis.