Photo of Jen McLish seated on a wall
Doctoral Student in Archaeology and the Ancient World (Ph.D. expected, May 2029)

Jen McLish received her B.A. in Linguistics, summa cum laude, from Washington University in St. Louis in 2020. She completed her M.A. in Classical Archaeology at Florida State University in May 2023, with a Master's Paper titled “Pottery Production at the End of the Industrial Lifespan.” Jen's research interests are in knowledge transmission and craft production, primarily how the maintenance or revival of craft traditions relates to social memory and identity, as well as how systems of craft production respond to situations of political and social marginalization, environmental disaster, or economic turmoil. In 2022, she conducted fieldwork at Cosa and was part of the Landscape Archaeology of Southwest Sardinia Project. In 2023, she excavated at Corinth with the American School of Classical Studies at Athens.