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Track 1 Students

Anna Be


Former Degree(s): Sweet Briar College 2012, BA in Classical Studies 
Research Interests: Aegean Prehistory, Bronze & Iron Age Mediterranean, Greek Art and Archaeology, Ancient Trade Network Theory
Personal Interests: Travel, the Outdoors, Animals, Coffee

Robert Caudill

Rob C.

Former Degree(s): Arizona State University, 2012, BA in Anthropology
Research Interests: Classical Archaeology, Roman religion (particularly mystery cults), Celto-Roman acculturation, Roman architecture, the Second Punic War
Personal Interests: Travel, hiking, hockey, reading, cooking, and photography

Alison Crandall

Alison Crandall

Former Degree(s): Brandeis University 2013, BA in Classical Studies and Chemistry 
Research Interests:
Archaeological Science (specifically Archaeochemistry), Organic  residues/ancient commodities, Roman Wall Paintings and Frescos, Conservation/Preservation, Roman Domestic Life and Structures (the domus), Ancient Technology, Greek and Roman Art/Art History; alternative energies, organometallic catalysts, electrochemistry, nanomaterials, chemical engineering
Personal Interests:
Reading, Story-writing, Animation and Design, Gaming, Wandering in the Woods

Melanie Harris

Mel H.

Former Degree(s):  Northeastern University 2009, BA Spanish and Communications with a concentration in Rhetoric
Research Interests: Archaeology, Greek History, Aegean Prehistory, Ancient Mediterranean and contact with the East
Personal Interests: Cooking, traveling, reading, movies, Flamenco, football, Tough Mudder, and my dog, Apollo

Hannah Lents

Hannah Lents
Former Degree: Temple University (2013), BA in Anthropology, minor in Religion
Research Interests: Archaeology of the Mediterranean world, Early Christianity, North Africa and foodways (especially as food relates to religion and ritual)
Personal Interests: Biking, sailing, traveling, drawing and collecting good stories

Chelsea Linehan

Chelsea Linehan

Former Degree(s): Manhattanville College 2013, BA in Sociology, Anthropology, minor in Creative Writing
Research Interests: Religion and Mythology -- Greek, Roman, and other cultures. Comparison between mythologies of different ancient societies; role of mythology in modern day
Personal Interests: Reading, writing fiction, traveling when I can, learning Irish (and all things Irish culture), and the Boston Bruins

Rebecca Loewenstein-Harting


Former Degree(s): Brandeis University 2014, BA in Linguistics and Anthropology with a minor in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies
Research Interests: Archaeology, Aegean Prehistory, the Near East, Cultural Heritage Management, GIS
Personal Interests: Traveling, eating, playing tennis, reading, and my cats and dog

Matthew MacFarline

Matt MacFarline

Former Degree(s): University of Maine 2011, BA in Ancient History with minors in Anthropology and Psychology. 
Research Interests: Ancient Greek history and Greek/Roman historiography. Ancient military history (specifically Greek) with a focus on mercenary involvement in the Near East and Egypt. The "hoplite revolution" in the context of shifting political structures in the Archaic and Classical periods of Greece. 
Personal Interests: Reading (primarily non-fiction), traveling, hiking, anything Lord of the Rings, playing or watching hockey, scanning Netflix for worthwhile documentaries, devouring pizza, and playing Call of Duty. Cats are also pretty cool.

Mary Neville

Mary N.

Former Degree(s): Rollins College 2013, BA in Classical Studies with a minor in Archaeology
Research Interests: Greek and Aegean Art and Archaeology, Aegean Prehistory, Greek Architecture, City Planning, Urbanism/The Urban Revolution, Digital Reconstruction, Geographic Mapping, Cultural Heritage.
Personal Interests: Cooking and Baking, Travel, Reading, Yoga, Sports/The Jacksonville Jaguars, Shopping, Going Outside, Museums

Angela Passarelli


Former Degree(s): University of Michigan-Flint 2011, BA in History and Anthropology
Research Interests: Hellenistic Greece, Alexander the Great, Museum Studies, and Classical archaeology
Personal Interests: Traveling, reading, visiting museums, the outdoors, animals, and Middle Earth

Jonathan Quiery


Former Degree(s): The College of Wooster 2010, BA in History and Ancient Mediterranean Studies
Research Interests: Classical Military History, Roman Foreign and Diplomatic Policies, Classical Archaeology
Personal Interests: Reading, Traveling, Numismatics, Swimming, and Skiing

Track 2 Students

Michelle Creisher 

Mich C.

Former Degree(s): University of Southern Maine 2010, BA in Classical Studies
Research Interests: Hellenic Studies (especially burial practices and views of the afterlife and/or underworld before Christianity), Biblical Languages and Archaeology, Interactions of influences between the Middle East and Mediterranean in the Bronze and Middle Ages, Underwater Archaeology
Personal Interests: Traveling wherever and whenever possible, Exploring new places and meeting new people, Reading, Cooking, Drinking tea, Spending time in the sunshine and warm weather

Cassandra Donnelly


Former Degree(s): Universiteit van Amsterdam 2007, MA in Religious Studies (Western Esotericism); Grinnell College 2006, BA in Religious Studies 
Research Interests: Ancient Mediterranean religions and mythologies, magical practices, cosmic/planetary tours, ascent literature, mystery cults, esoteric and other modes of transmission
Personal Interests: My cats, Eating, Learning languages, Walks in parks and other places

Brett Games

Brett G.

Former Degree(s): University of NH, 1993, BA in Classics
Research Interests: Roman and Greek Oratory, Mystery Cults
Personal Interests: Medieval Life, Traveling, Water Sports, Tutoring, Ice Cream

Belisi Gillespie


Former Degree(s): University of Texas at Austin 2005, BA in Anthropology and Classical Studies
Research Interests: Aegean Prehistory, Bronze & Iron Age Mediterranean, Minoan, Mycenaean, Cycladic, and Levantine Archaeology, Greek language and literature, Magna Graecia, and Greek colonization around the Mediterranean, Intersection between Ancient Greek textual tradition and material culture
Personal Interests: Traveling, exploring, reading, skiing, swimming, and hanging with friends!

Stephen Guerriero 


Former Degree(s): Boston University 2001, BA International Relations and Italian Studies, Boston University, 2001; Boston College 2004 M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction
Research Interests: Classical Mythology, Etruscan Studies, Magna Graecia, Homeric Studies, Vergilian Studies
Personal Interests: Teaching 6th Grade Social Studies (also my job), Traveling, Reading, Coaching XC and Track, Italian Politics, and the Boston Bruins

Deanna Miserendino


Former Degree(s): Franklin & Marshall College 2014, B.A. in both Latin and Classical Archaeology with a Minor in Ancient Greek
Research Interests: Greek and Latin Literature with a focus on paleography, Greek and Roman mythology with a concentration on the portrayal of Apollo, Macedonian military and political constructs during, and post, Alexander, ethnic and gender problems within Macedonian social hierarchies
Personal Interests: Painting and visual arts, playing the piano, hiking, cooking and baking

Owen Weatherbie

Former Degree(s): Trinity University 2012, BA in Latin
Research Interests: Greek Language and Literature (particularly poetry),Latin Language and Literature (particularly poetry), Comparative and Historical Linguistics as they inform the understanding of Mythology and Literature and the Language in General
Personal Interests: Reading, Cooking, Experiencing new cuisine, Music (of various and eclectic styles), Playing Percussion, Quiet walks, Animals, Learning about Languages in general (particularly Hebrew and Celtic Languages)

Stephanie Young 


Former Degree(s): Louisiana State University 2000, BA in English
Research Interests: classical mythology, religion, language, poetry, Homeric studies, women and children's roles
Personal Interests: reading (poetry, mythology, and fiction), technology, travel, foreign films, journaling, and my two-year-old son Jack