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- Ancient Greek and Roman history, material culture, orientalism, Egyptian cults, social history, Mediterranean Studies
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- About Me
I am an assistant professor of history at the University of Oregon. My research applies theoretical frameworks to the study of connectivity in the Hellenistic and Roman Mediterranean and focuses on issues of globalization, transculturality, and visual representation. I received my BA in Classical Languages (magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa) from the University of California-Berkeley. I received my MA and Ph.D. from Duke University, where I was a J.B. Duke and Julian Price fellow. My research has been funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the International Catacomb Society.
At the moment I have two main projects. The first is a study of Egyptian religion in 2nd century CE Greece. This project (Embodying Isis. Egyptian Cult and the Negotiation of Greekness in the Second Century CE) explores the ways that Egyptian religion helped construct alternative forms of Greek ethnicity in the high Roman Empire, a complement to existing focuses on political and intellectual histories of this time and place. Additionally, I serve as co-director of the Ostia Connectivity Project. Together with an international team of specialists, I apply a digital humanities approach to the study of Ostia (Rome’s main port city in the 2nd century CE) and its social networks. Using new approaches to epigraphic material, we are examining how inscriptions memorialized social connections within the city in time and urban space.
- Recent Publications
With Editors: “Fashioning a Global Goddess: The Isis Knot’s Journey Across the Mediterranean.” In A. Kouremenos and J.M. Gordon, ed., Mediterranean Archaeologies of Insularity in the Age of Globalization.
Forthcoming: “An Isis Statuette from Amphipolis in Context.” In Bibliotheca Isiaca IV, edited by Richard Veymiers and Laurent Bricault. Bordeaux: Éditions Ausonius. Scheduled for publication in Winter 2018.
2018: “The Middle Platonic Isis: Text and Image in the Sanctuary of the Egyptian Gods at Herodes Atticus’ Marathon Villa.” American Journal of Archaeology 122(4).
2016: ed., with C. Concannon. Across the Corrupting Sea: Post-Braudelian Approaches to the Ancient Eastern Mediterranean. London: Routledge Press.
2016: “Material and Textual Narratives of Authenticity? Creating Cabotage and Memory in the Hellenistic Eastern Mediterranean.” In C. Concannon and L. Mazurek, Across the Corrupting Sea: Post-Braudelian Approaches to the Ancient Eastern Mediterranean. London: Routledge Press, 39-64.
2016: with C. Concannon. “Introduction: a New Connectivity for the 21st Century.” Across the Corrupting Sea: Post-Braudelian Approaches to the Ancient Eastern Mediterranean. London: Routledge Press, 1-17.
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- Greece, Italy
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- Art & Architectural History, Colonialism, Environment, Migration & Immigration