Track 1 Students
Elizabeth Craig -- Profile coming soon!
Aisha Dad -- Profile coming soon!
Katie David -- Profile coming soon!
Former Degree(s): University at Albany, 2009, BA in Mediterranean Art & Archaeology and Religious Studies, minor European History
Research Interests: Greek funerary art and rituals (particularly those practiced in 5th century Athens); the Attic white-ground lekythos; women's roles in relation to funerary traditions, religious and cultist practice; the exchange of religious and artistic ideas between the ancient Near East, Egypt and the Mediterranean; Minoan culture (especially Kamares Ware), 2nd style Roman painting.
Personal interests: Reading, traveling, film noir & classic films, piano & violin, anything connected to Joss Whedon, belly dancing, jazz, museum hopping.
Jessica Hall -- Profile coming soon!
Crystal Heung -- Profile coming soon!
Former Degree(s): University of Michigan 2010, BA in Classical Civilizations
Research Interests: Late Antiquity (more specifically, The Late Roman Empire and the cultural transformation of Rome's state religion into Christianity in 3rd-5th centuries CE).
Personal interests: Traveling, reading, Pilates, watching every and all BBC miniseries, Bible study and volunteering with prison ministries.
Angela Passarelli -- Profile coming soon!
Glenn Ruse -- Profile coming soon!
Sarah Schofield -- Profile coming soon!
Former Degrees: Clark University 2009, BA Ancient Civilizations and Geographic Information Systems; Tufts University 2011, MA Classical Archaeology.
Research Interests: Advancing GIS applications and survey methodology in archaeology; settlement patterns; exchange of Near Eastern ideas with Greece and Rome; Murex and other purple dyes; definitions of elite status via objects and imitations of these objects by lower classes; exchanges of power and cultural ideas; general Mediterranean archaeology; the Mesara, particularly the relationship between Ayia Triada, Phaistos, and Gortyn; Roman Egypt.
Personal Interests: Reality TV, historic cartography, teaching GIS, drawing and painting, coupons, backpacking, grunge music.
Track 2 Students
Former Degree(s): University of Massachusetts Amherst 2011, BA History and Philosophy
Research Interests: Roman Republican History; Psychological and emotional life of Romans; Ancient Roman religion
Personal Interests: In my free time I enjoy reading, movies, and the company of good friends. I also enjoy being outside - walking, biking, hiking, etc. In another life I may have gone to culinary school, because I also like to try to mix things up in the kitchen from time to time (to varying degrees of success). A nice conversation on politics, philosophy, and/or history (of course) is always welcome.
Former Degree(s): Gordon College 2011, BA History
Research Interests: Ancient Mediterranean mythologies and religions, Greek and Roman history, women and families in the ancient world, Near Eastern and Egyptian studies.
Personal Interests: Music, reading, writing short stories and poetry, Dr. Who, hiking
Former Degree(s): Purdue University 2007, BA Art History and Psychology
Research Interests: The Roman army, seige warfare and weaponry; Greek and Roman art
Personal interests: Print collecting, ballet, cooking, snowboarding, reading, travel.
Claudia Filos -- Profile coming soon!
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.
Former Degrees: Boise State University 2010, BA History, minor in Latin and Art History
Research Interests: Exchange of myth and cultic practices in the ancient Mediterranean; Interactions between Hellas and the Near East in the Bronze and Iron Ages; Classical Athens; Ages of Julius Caesar and Caesar Augustus.
Personal Interests: Reading, bike riding, linguistic studies, museum trips, Greek and Mesopotamian mythology.
Former Degree(s): Thomas Aquinas College 1998, BA Classical Liberal Arts.
Research Interests: Thucydides, Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas
Personal Interests: Teaching, politics, daytrading, splitting wood, sea kayaking, NH's 4000 footers, The Way of St. James, ancient geometry, Latin Mass, live Bluegrass and Irish music.
Sarah Jane Sprecher
Former Degree(s): Luther College 2010, BA Classics, minor in Classical Studies
Research Interests: Education and Latin literature
Personal Interests: I love to cook (I work on campus, cooking at Ollie's and at the Stein). I play all the flutes, except piccolo, and all the recorders, except bass. I grew up on a farm and never lived within one mile of another person, who was not family, until I began college. I deeply miss the trees, fields and animals but enjoy having any necessity nearby. In any spare time, I love to read historical fiction and watch television (especially the Disney and History channels).
Former Degree(s): Wesleyan University 2012, BA in Classics and Ancient Studies
Research Interests: Dynamics of the Roman family and gendered constructions of familial roles; ancient perceptions of race and ethnicity; the social commentary of Horatian odes; Roman provincial archaeology; snake imagery in Minoan culture; the ‘tragedy’ of Attic tragedies.
Personal Interests: Reading, exploring new places, playing with animals, finding nature, taking pictures, drawing, and otherwise being creative/making things.