Molly Morgan has studied Mesoamerican archaeology since 2001. She has conducted research into the Formative Period on Guatemala’s Pacific Coast, the Lowland Maya Preclassic, Classic period sites in Guatemala and Belize, and an Early Postclassic site in northwestern Belize. She was a Fulbright scholar from 2007-2008, and directed the Proyecto Arqueológico Chiquiuitan in Southern Guatemala. That work and her ongoing research on the Pacific Coast investigate early social transitions such as initial sedentism, emergent agriculture, incipient complex social organization, and processes of regionalization. She focuses on methods that target residential zones and understanding domestic economy, and applies theory in social archaeology.