Anna Soifer
Doctoral Student in Archaeology and the Ancient World (Ph.D. expected 2023)

Anna graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 2017 with a B.A. in Archaeology and Classics. She received honors in Archaeology for a thesis examining the socio-political implications of Etruscan and Etrusco-Campanian antefixes, focusing specifically on the analysis of a set of barely published Capuan antefixes in the Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum. While at Hopkins, she also participated in the Archaeological Museum’s ‘Recreating Ancient Greek Ceramics’ project. Anna has excavated with the S’Urachi Project, Sardinia (2018-), the Uronarti Regional Archaeological Project, Sudan (2019), the Poggio Civitate Archaeological Project, Italy (2015-17), serving as the site registrar in 2017, and at the Buried Gardens of Kampsville, Illinois with the CAA (2012). She has also interned in the Study Collection at the American Academy in Rome, and has worked on the digital illustration of artifacts and architecture from Umm el-Marra, Syria. Her current research interests include  ancient craft and industry, knowledge transfer, communities of practice, and ceramic analysis, particularly in the context of understanding community development and interaction in Pre-Roman Italy.