Doctoral Student in Archaeology and the Ancient World (Ph.D., May 2013)

Jason earned his B.A. in Classics from Boston College (2000), where he spent time studying archaeology in Italy and worked as a research assistant helping to edit Greek-English translations of ancient works for publication. In 2002 he received his M.A. in Classics from Columbia University, with an emphasis on Latin literature of the early Roman Empire. He entered Brown University in 2003 and has continued to study Latin literature and Roman archaeology. His interests include urbanism in the ancient world, Roman domestic architecture, survey archaeology, GIS, Pompeii, and the Romanization of Iberia, particularly northern Portugal. His dissertation is about the transition of the Castro culture of northwest Portugal during the Roman period. He spent four seasons (1998-2002) excavating in Pompeii and has recently spent the last four field seasons (2003-2007) working at the Roman and Iron Age site of Tongobriga, Portugal. He is currently organizing a new project in Tongobriga that will focus on the archaeology of the ancient town and its environs.