Linda received her undergraduate degrees from the University of Arizona, including an Honors B.A. in Classics and Anthropology with minors in Spanish and Near Eastern Studies (2008), and an Honors B.F.A. in Dance (2007). After college, she spent a year in Portugal as a Fulbright scholar researching at the Museu Nacional de Arqueologia and earning a certificate in Portuguese at the Universidade de Lisboa. Linda also worked for several years during and after college at the Arizona State Museum as a curatorial assistant. She has done fieldwork – including excavation, pedestrian survey, and ceramic analysis – in Spain, Portugal, Italy, Egypt, Jordan, and Turkey – most recently co-leading a pedestrian survey at Brown’s Progetto S’Urachi (Sardinia). Linda studies Roman archaeology and social history with particular interests in the social and technological aspects of production, the ancient economy, daily life and household archaeology, as well as processes of imperialism and colonialism in the Roman provinces. Her dissertation, Mining Matters: Rural Communities and Industrial Landscapes in Roman Iberia (3rd c. BCE – 2nd c. CE), examines the social and economic impacts of Roman conquest and colonization in and around imperial mining districts, investigating diachronic changes and continuities in landscape use, daily life, technological practice, labor organization, and economic interactions at these locales. Linda is a current recipient of the Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship as well as the current co-president of the Archaeological Institute of America Narragansett Society.
Doctoral Student (Ph.D., May 2016)