Current Graduate Students

Savannah Bishop

Savannah Bishop

Undergraduate Degree(s): Brandeis University 2017, BA in Classical Studies and Anthropology

Research Interests: Mediterranean Archaeology; material culture; Latin and Greek language and literature; digital humanities; scientific applications to archaeology

Personal Interests: fencing, reading, traveling, and writing
Scott Chase

Scott Chase

We would like to congratulate MA candidate Scott G. Chase for the successful defense of his thesis "Slavery In Early Roman Palestine" on December 13, 2018.

Other Degree(s): Boston University 2016, MTS in Biblical and Historical Studies

Research Interests: Hellenization; civic and folk religion; classical archaeology of Israel; Koine Greek; ancient drama and theater

Personal Interests: Books, TV (documentaries and anything British), modern languages (French, Italian and Hebrew), the Maine outdoors

Kathleen Dailey
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Other Degree(s): Penn State University, 2016:  B.A. in Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies

Research Interests: Ancient religion and mythology, Greek drama, and Greek and Roman culture

Personal Interests: Reading, musicals, 90s Disney movies, playing with my cat, and equestrian sports

Michael Hall

photograph of Michael HallOther Degree(s):  Oklahoma State University 2017, major in History with minors in Geography and Anthropology

Research Interests:  Greek archaeology, ritual and death, and trade relations between Greece and the Near East

Personal Interests:  Movies, TV shows, reading, and traveling

Lucas Hartsough

Lucas Hartsough

Michelle Heeman
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Other Degree(s): The College at Brockport, State University of New York 2018, B.S. in Anthropology and History

Research Interests: The Roman Near East; antiquities trafficking and cultural heritage destruction; conservation science; water use/systems in desert environments; cultural identity

Personal Interests: Dogs, hiking, biking, and water channel spelunking

Brittany Joyce

Sohyun Kim

Undergraduate Degree(s): Brandeis University 2015, BA in Classical Studies and Italian

Research Interests: Roman empire and colonial development; Ancient Sicily; Jews under Roman rule

Personal Interests: Reading, travel, playing with my dog Louie

Derrek Joyce

Derrek Joyce

Derrek is serving as one of three Graduate Department Representatives for Fall 2018.

Undergraduate Degree(s): University of Massachusetts, Amherst 2015, BA in Classics

Research Interests: Ancient Greek art and archaeology; Aegean Bronze Age; ancient sexuality; mythology

Personal Interests: Watching two TV shows (GoT and AHS), cooking, eating, video games, and playing with other people's dogs

Michael Lundberg

Michael Lundberg

Undergraduate Degree(s): Longwood University 2017, BA in Anthropology

Research Interests: Roman archaeology and history; Roman military history; Ancient Mediterranean trade and cultural exchange

Personal Interests: Basketball, food, travel, video games, Cincinnati Reds, Washington Wizards, exploring the great outdoors, becoming Caesar of the world

Jennifer Marks

Photograph of Jennifer MarksOther Degree(s): Tufts University, 2010: MA certificate in Museum Studies (Classical Archaeology concentration); Boston University School of Public Health, 2004: MPH in International Health; Beloit College, 2001: BA in Anthropology and Classical Civilization

Research Interests:  Mediterranean archaeology, archaeology of ancient harbors, wine production in antiquity, marble studies, jewelry craftsmanship in antiquity, ethnoarchaeology, material culture, and archaeological materials sciences

Personal Interests: Exploring southern Italy and the Aegean islands, visiting museums, going to the beach, ballet, spending time with my family, and eating anything sweet 

Evander Mcduff

Evander Mcduff

We would like to congratulate MA candidate Evan McDuff for the successful defense of his thesis "The Potentiality of Phytoliths in the Study of Roman Spices" on December 13, 2018.

Undergraduate Degree(s): University of Maine 2013, BA in Anthropology

Research Interests: Roman art and archaeology; Roman food and dining; zooarchaeology; woman, gender and sexuality in the ancient world

Personal Interests: Food, cooking, art, maritime history, travel, archery, and cinema

Cory Palmer

Cory Palmer

Matthew Previto

Photograph of Matthew previtoMatthew is serving as one of three Graduate Department Representatives for 2018-9.

Research Interests: classical archaeology which focuses  on the creation and development of Roman provincial culture under the Empire

Personal Interests: Relaxing with friends and talking about movies, books and sports, particularly football and baseball

Elizabeth Randolph

photograph of Elizabeth RandolphUndergraduate Degree(s): BA in Art History and Archaeology, BA in Latin, and a minor in History. University of Missouri, 2015. 

Research Interests: Archaeology of Ancient Rome and Etruria, their mythology, religion, and sculpture. 

Personal Interests: enjoy exploring the city, visiting museums, going to amusement parks, reading, drinking coffee and spending time with friends.

Katherine Riggs

Katherine Riggs

Katherine is serving as one of three Graduate Department Representatives for 2018-9.

Undergraduate degree(s): University at Albany 2016, BA in Anthropology and History

Research interests: Hellenistic Art and Archaeology; military archaeology; the growth of Greek cities; the spread of Hellenism through Alexander

Personal interests: Pizza, cats, pretty pens, comic books, real books, science fiction, spooky shows, and more pizza

Alexa Rose
Justin Soares

Justin Soares

Rachel Yore
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Undergraduate Degree(s): Lasell College, 2018; Major in History; Minor in American Studies

Research Interests: Greek and Roman archaeology, the Greek Dark Ages, mythology, Pompeii, and ancient medical practices

Personal Interests: Reading, writing, traveling, going to the beach, and coin collecting