Find below a selection of media article featuring my work. I both write for the popular press and am happy to provide information about topics related to my research areas.
Selected Media Features
Meet the lonely online warriors leading the fight against looted art. Fusion. 24 November 2015.
Scotland’s elite archaeologists target global tomb raiders. Sunday Herald. 30 August 2015.
India struggles to halt multimillion dollar trade in stolen artworks. The Guardian. 3 August 2015.
Criminology tools can curb illicit trade in artefacts. The Himalayan Times. 15 July 2015.
Protecting the Ruins. Nepali Times. 24–30 July 2015.
Sacred Indian art is seen more as “Art” than as “Sacred” in the art market: Dr. Donna Yates. NewsGram. 14 July 2015.
Idol Pursuit: Intrepid bloggers try to retrieve stolen sacred art from around the world. India Today. 22 June 2015.
Christie’s artefacts linked to organised crime. The Scotsman. 13 April 2015.
Sold to the Highest Bidder: Antiquities as Cash Cows: The case of the AIA-St. Louis Society and the Treasure of Harageh. Biblical History Daily 4 February 2015.
Cultural guardian confronts the looters. Times Higher Education, 15 January 2015.
Keep adding colour to academic online self-portraits. Times Higher Education 8 January 2015.
Archaeological Society in St. Louis Places Ancient Artifacts on the Auction Block. Popular Archaeology 28 October 2014.
The challenges of being a woman scientist in Lego. The Guardian 13 August 2014.
Lego’s new female scientists set already has an awesome new Twitter tribute. Washington Post Aug. 2014.
Glasgow University uncovers relic looting networks. The Scotsman 1 July 2014.
New Evidence Ties Illegal Antiquities Trade to Terrorism, Violent Crime. National Geographic 13 June 2014.
Cone-heads take to the street in Glasgow. The World: PRI November 2014
Andean churches plagued by sacred art thefts. Associated Press August 2013.
Glasgow team gets £1m grant to study illegal trade in antiquities. Guardian Scotland February 2012.
Writing for Popular Audiences
History Matters: Trafficking Culture. History Today, June, 3–4, 2015.
@LegoAcademics: smashing gender stereotyping one brick at a time. Times Higher Education, 15 August, 2014.
Lost cities and looted tombs: Studying artifact smuggling in Belize. Day of Archaeology, 11 July, 2014.
High Crimes: Studying the illicit antiquities trade in the Bolivian Andes. Day of Archaeology, 26 July, 2013.
A dark past in Bolivian silver mines. Union Solidarity International, 4 March, 2013.
Walmart destroys the cultural heritage of Mexico. Union Solidarity International, 26 April 2013.
Ancient temple bulldozed in Belize for road construction. Union Solidarity International, 14 May, 2013.
Summary of the Bolivia-United States MoU Extension Hearing. Archaeological Institute of America News. 4 August, 2011. (With C. Erickson and S. Alconini)