Doctoral Student in Archaeology and the Ancient World (Ph.D., May 2015)

Sarah graduated from DePauw University with a double B.A. in Latin and Ancient Greek and a minor in Classical Archaeology (2007). Since 2005, she has surveyed in Antalya, Mersin, and Manisa provinces in Turkey, excavated in Sicily, and spent 2008-2010 in Çorum province, Turkey, working on the GIS for the Avkat Archaeological Project. She received a critical language scholarship (CLS) from the US State Department to learn Turkish in Ankara, Turkey, in the summer of 2007, then worked as an intern for the Collaboratory for GIS and Mediterranean Archaeology (CGMA) at DePauw. In 2012, she joined the Brown University Petra Archaeological Project (BUPAP) team. Her dissertation project, begun as a 2011 summer fellowship in Byzantine Studies at the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, and tentatively entitled "Dynamic Landscapes: Travel Infrastructure and Early Christian Pilgrimage," explores the intersection of landscape archaeology, GIS technology, and contemporary texts in understanding how and with what impact people moved through their landscapes, with a particular focus on the late Roman and early Byzantine landscapes of Anatolia. As a Junior Fellow at Koç University's Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (RCAC) in Istanbul, Turkey, for the 2012-13 academic year, she is continuing her investigation of how travel infrastructure 'on the ground' shaped -- and was in turn shaped by -- the practice of pilgrimage itself.