I study narratives of personal experience with the supernatural. My current project for my MA Thesis involves the stories of interaction with the ghosts of a famous haunted house in Massachusetts. I am curious how people tell their stories to me and how they make sense of their experiences and personal belief systems. Theoretically, I believe that this data can be useful for the small yet growing field of “hauntology” which attracts scholars from sociology, philosophy and recently, anthropology and concerns ways in which we are “haunted” by past individuals as well as past social events or systems. After that, I plan to continue in this line of inquiry to Ireland to investigate the colonial ghosts still causing trouble for the living.
Fields of Study
Grants and Awards
UCLA Department of Anthropology Research Grant, 2013
B.A. Anthropology, University of California San Diego (2011)