I am currently an Assistant Professor in Anthropology at Stanford University. Throughout my academic career, I have had the good fortune to work on a wide variety of sites and projects that cover the Pleistocene to modern period, and geographically span China to Slovenia. These have been fundamental to my current collaborative research on Mauritius. As PI of the MACH project my role centres on the coordination and facilitation of the detailed and systematic work of my colleagues, as well as the progression of my own specialism focused on food culture and identity as understood through faunal remains. Through this project, I am endeavouring to shed light, through the lens of archaeology, on the transition from slavery to indentured labour following abolition, the extent and diversity of trade in the region and the environmental consequences of intensive monocrop agriculture.