Data Curation, Visualization, and GIS Specialist, Carnegie Mellon University Libraries
Emma Slayton currently serves as the Data Curation, Visualization, and GIS Specialist at the Carnegie Mellon University Libraries. She obtained an MPhil with distinction from the University of Oxford in 2013 and completed her Ph.D. at the Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University, The Netherlands in 2018. During her PhD she worked under the supervision of Prof. dr. Corinne Hofman as part of the NWO Island Networks project. Emma’s research focuses on using computer-based analyses to identify possible locations of canoe routes between islands in the Lesser Antilles and the broader circum-Caribbean area in an attempt to retrace indigenous patterns of mobility and exchange from 2000 BC till AD 1600.