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Truman State University
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ancient Mediterranean history, Armenia, Roman history, archaeology, eastern Mediterranean, epigraphy, numismatics, South Caucasus
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My work uses interdisciplinary methods to examine the strategies of legitimation used by Roman and Armenian leaders in the Hellenistic and Roman periods to create and perpetuate their authority in the context of the shifting sociopolitical relations in the eastern Mediterranean.  The research interrogates the processes of legitimation by investigating the rulers’ textual and material narratives on coins and inscriptions, and also their spatial practices and dialectical interaction with the landscape. I am a visiting assistant professor at Truman State University, in the History and Sociology/Anthropology departments. I also have taught at the University of Chicago and DePaul University, and I occasionally blog about pedagogy and research at  I hold a joint Ph.D. from the University of Chicago’s History and Anthropology Departments.  I have an M.A. from the University of Chicago, and a B.A. from St. John’s College in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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