Elizabeth holds a MSc. in Conservation Studies from the University College London (2017) and a B. A in Archaeology from the University of Ibadan (2014). In her research trajectory, she has explored archaeological and material science aspects of anthropology. Using physico-chemical methods, her MSc thesis investigated the materials and technological processes involved in the manufacture of the glazes of the Bahla and Manganese purple painted under-glazed wares found in Qatar. Her B. A. thesis studied the relationship between settlement pattern and architecture, exploring how subsistence economies influenced the spatial distribution and architectural structures among the Agbowa-Ikosi community, Nigeria.
Elizabeth has worked on archaeological and conservation projects in Nigeria, Qatar, Turkey and Italy. Prior joining the PhD Anthropology cohort at Notre Dame, she worked at the iconic National Museum of Qatar on the Collections team towards actualizing the national vision.
Her current research investigates socio-economic complexities in ancient sub-Saharan African communities. Following these experiences over time, Elizabeth’s research interest revolves around African history and Archaeology, industrialization, trade and network, urbanization, ceramic material and technological analysis, conservation, craft specialization, socio-cultural identities and gender dynamics.