Current Graduate Students

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Kelly Ahrens

Other Degree(s): Stony Brook University, State University of New York 2018, B.A. in Anthropology and History

Research interests: historical archaeology; mythology and ritual in Ancient Greece; intercultural exchange of beliefs in the Ancient Mediterranean

Personal interests: reading, hiking, photography, singing

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Rachael Cahoon

Other Degree(s): Radford University 2020, B.A in history and B.A in Philosophy & Religious Studies

Research interests: Sexuality in the ancient world, sexuality in myth, infertility in the ancient world, human sacrifice in the ancient world

Personal interests: playing with my cat Stella, video games, singing

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Nicole Constantine
Other Degree(s): Loyola University Chicago 2016, B.A. in history and B.S. in anthropology. University of Haifa 2018, MA in maritime civilizations.
Research Interests: Coastal and maritime archaeology; Mediterranean maritime networks; Hellenistic and early Roman ceramics; digital humanities 
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Eduardo Fortes

Other Degree(s): Rhode Island College 2019, BA in Anthropology

Research Interests: Environmental Archaeology, Archaeological law and ethics, Classical art and architecture, Trade and transport in the Roman world

Personal Interests: Hiking, tennis, traveling, and photography

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Matthew Gabalski

Other Degree(s): Medaille College 2019, B.S. in Adolescent Education Concentrations in Social Studies and Special Education

Research Interests: Comparative Literature; Mythology; Greek and Roman Epic

Personal Interests: Traveling, Hiking, and Cooking

Julia Greig

Other Degree(s): Bryn Mawr College, BA, Philosophy

 Research Interests: Philosophy of Death,  Hellenistic Philosophy, Lucretius, Epicurus, Continental Philosophy 

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Michelle Heeman

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

Research Interests: cultural hybridity on the periphery of the Graeco-Roman world; the Roman Near East; imperialism; conflict heritage; antiquities trafficking
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Claire Khokhar

Other Degree(s): University of Memphis 2019, BA, History and Classics 

Research Interests: Roman Daily Life, Pompeii Wall Paintings, Women and Gender Construction in Greek/Latin Art and Text 
Personal Interests: making music, traveling, photography, learning new languages, cooking 
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Christopher Makauskas

Other degree(s): BA in History with a minor in Classical Civilizations - University of North Florida, 2019; 2019 DEIS scholarship recipient

Research interests: Development of ancient religion in Greece; trade networks, mystery cults, economic ties

Personal interests: Poetry, gaming, reading and writing. I would like to become a teacher after graduation. 

Regina Nagan

Other Degree(s): BA in Ancient Studies and Art History from Mount Holyoke College

Research interests: Classical mythology and religion, Greek and Roman art history, Aeschylean tragedy, Hannibal's elephants

Personal interests: Fencing, baking, graphic design, collecting antiques, languages