Track 1 StudentsLana Georgiou
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.
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.
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.
Track 2 Students
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
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.
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): 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.