Sarah BellSarah Malik Bell

(Ph.D. expected, May 2024)

Sarah Bell's interests include cross-cultural connections through the identification of “vocabularies” of spatial arrangement, and the tracing of etymologies of spatial language, particularly in architecture associated with religious or cult worship, especially Minoan palaces. 

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Erynn BentleyErynn Bentley

(Ph.D. expected, May 2025)

Erynn Bentley's interests include the art and archaeology of late antiquity and the early medieval period in the Mediterranean region and Europe, as well as the materiality and performativity of objects and places; cultural exchange and mobility; and public archaeology and museum curation. 

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Emily Booker

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Emily Booker's academic interests lie in international ties, trade, and communication in the eastern Mediterranean, particularly in the Late Bronze and Early Iron Age, through a combination of archaeological, art historical, and textual analysis of materials. Her dissertation work focuses on anthropomorphic clay figurines from Cyprus dating to the Late Bronze Age to Early Iron Age, considering issues of local appropriations of foreign influence and conceptions of the human body. 

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Elizabeth DavisLiza Davis

(Ph.D. expected, May 2025)

Liza Davis's primary research interests include the mechanics and effects of the spread of Christianity in the eastern Mediterranean during Late Antiquity; network analysis, spatial statistics, and GIS; geoarchaeology, soil science, and environmental history; and the preservation and presentation of cultural heritage.

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Julia HurleyJulia Hurley

(Ph.D. expected, May 2022)

Julia Hurley's primary research interests are in foodways in the ancient world; Roman social and economic history; the archaeology of the Roman Empire, particularly the western provinces and the cultural interactions therein; environmental history; and digital approaches to studying the ancient world.

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(Ph.D. expected, May 2023)

Rachel Kalisher's current research interests involve investigating female reproductive stages through histology to understand how these milestones pertain to women's status and mortuary treatment in the ancient world.

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Karl KrusellKarl Krusell

(Ph.D. expected, May 2021)

Karl Krusell’s research interests include ancient shipwrecks, maritime traditions, harbor archaeology, Bronze Age trade, and Greek colonization.

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Samantha Lash

(Ph.D. expected, May 2021)

Sam Lash studies local variability within patterns of land-use, economic systems, and climatic change during the 1st millennium BCE in the Western Mediterranean. Her dissertation focuses on how land-use developed as economic and social processes in the mid-1st millennium BCE, how local environmental knowledge and regional practices mitigated risk and environmental impact in the Mediterranean’s physical landscape, and how climate change contributed to Roman intensification of coastal and plain lands. 

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(Ph.D. expected, May 2023)

Evan Levine has published on topics of inscribed Greek epigram, Archaic and Hellenistic Greek poetry, settlement pattern analysis, archaeological methodology and theory, and engagement with archaeological data.

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Alex MarkoAlex Marko

(Ph.D. expected, May 2021)

Alex Marko’s research interests include time and timekeeping, urban archaeology and taphonomy, the spatial analysis of urban contexts, digital documentation and reconstruction, and architectural analysis.

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Gerasimoula NikolovieniMIna Nikolovieni

(Ph.D. expected, May 2025)

Mina Nikolovieni's interests include Greek prehistory; archaeology of space; anthropology of material culture and craftsmanship; textiles; and objects of domestic life. 

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Max PeersMax Peers

(Ph.D. expected, May 2024)

Max Peers’s research focuses architectural developments in Italy from the Hellenistic period to the Roman Empire, both at the domestic level, looking at perception and movement in houses, and at the scale of cities, such as the environmental impact of infrastructure projects.

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Matthew PihokkerMatt Pihokker

(Ph.D. expected, May 2024)

Matt Pihokker's current research interests involve approaches to survey and digital site documentation, as well as historical-ecological trends in land use, resource management and development, and mobility in alpine regions. 

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Daniel PlekhovDaniel Plekhov

(Ph.D. expected, May 2022)

Dan Plekhov's current research focuses on the comparative study of agricultural intensification and landscape modification to address social and political changes and long term land use practices. 

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(Ph.D. expected, May 2021)

Miriam Rothenberg's dissertation focuses on the archaeology of volcanic disasters, and how landscapes and materialities of disaster mediate trauma and resilience. Her other research interests include contemporary archaeology, geology and geoarchaeology, volcanology, GIS, paperless recording, and digital materialities.

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Ana González San Martín​Ana Gonzalez San Martin

(Ph.D. expected, May 2025)

Ana G. San Martín's interests include feminist and gender archaeology; politics; postcolonial theory; prehistory of the Mediterranean, with special attention to the Bronze Age; connections and mobility between the eastern and western Mediterranean; ethnic/cultural identity; temporality; linguistics; and epistemology; as well as knowledge production and distribution.

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Anna SoiferAnna Soifer

(Ph.D. expected, May 2023)

Anna Soifer's 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. 

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(Ph.D. expected, May 2021)

Martin Uildriks has specific interests in writing systems: their adoption and transformation, and developments of underlying cognitive systems, with a focus on cognitive linguistics and semiotics. His further interests include theories on space, materiality, and the reception of the past through digital media. 

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