Helen's work is situated in Turkey and investigates the commodification of heritage resources and the development and implementation of cultural heritage conventions, laws, and policies. Helen’s additional interests include the anthropologies of museums and collecting, nationalism and identity, and cosmopolitanism. Helen received her B.A. in anthropology from Harvard University in 2006. She also has archaeological field experience in North and South America and Southeastern Europe and has worked for the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Organization of American States, and in cultural resource management.