Damien has been an Adjunct Research Professor at Carleton since 2019. From 2017-19 he was a postdoctoral fellow within the Osteoarchaeological Research Laboratory, Department of Archaeology & Classical Studies, Stockholm University. From 2014 – 2016, he was awarded the Stable Isotope Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Smithsonian’s Museum Conservation Institute/Division of Anthropology.
Damien has been actively involved since 2011 in collaborative research concerning the global and Southeast Asian antiquities trade, and most recently, human remains trafficking. This research forms the core of his current work, and he is passionate about helping to raise public awareness of the existence and complexities of this ongoing threat to humanity’s shared heritage.