Current Graduate Students
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 archaeologyPersonal Interests: fencing, reading, traveling, and writing
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
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
Other 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
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
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 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
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
Other 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
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
Matthew 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
Undergraduate 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 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
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