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Portland State University
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swimming, slavery, feminism, Eurocentrism, Tunisia, Roman pottery, Spain, Visigoths, fall of Rome, public history, diversity, Mediterranean, North Africa, ancient history, Roman Empire, Silk Road
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About Me

I’ve just published Shifting Currents, a book on the social history of swimming around the world, and I am writing a book discussing the effect of Europe’s ancient silver exports on the gender of money. I am interested in the material lives of the rural and enslaved population of the Roman Empire and the Early Middle Ages around the Mediterranean, especially women.

I have published on the transition from Roman to Visigothic Spain and on the pottery of Roman North Africa, especially Tunisia.

I also run an online feminist, leftist history site, Study Guides, with almost 2500 articles on just about everything, from the history of steel to the queens of Sudan.

Recent Publications
Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
Africa, Mediterranean, Spain
Expertise by Chronology
Ancient, Medieval
Expertise by Topic
Economic History, Material Culture, Public History, Rural & Agrarian History, Slavery, Sports