What We Study

ISAW's faculty and students work across many geographical, chronological, and disciplinary domains, which are connected in complex ways; our doctoral program therefore is unified, without departmental divisions. The list of faculty and students below, however, will give prospective students an idea of the major broad groupings of fields and the communities at ISAW in each of them. These groupings, it should be emphasized, are only illustrative of the range of interests at ISAW.

Greco-Roman World

Faculty: Claire Bubb, Sebastian Heath, Alexander Jones, Antonis Kotsonas

Associated Faculty: Hallie Franks

Affiliated Faculty: Adam Becker, Raffaella Cribiore, Carmela Vircillo Franklin, Anne Hrychuk Kontokosta, Günter H. Kopcke, Barbara Kowalzig, David Levene, Clemente Marconi, Andrew Monson, Michael Peachin, Thelma K. Thomas, Katherine Welch

Emeritus Faculty: Roger Bagnall

Research Associates: Gilles Bransbourg, Roberta Casagrande-Kim, Yehudah B. Cohn, Candida Moss

Graduate Students: Maria Americo, Mariana CastroEmily FrankZoe Misiewicz, Martin Reznick, Katherine Thomson, Georgios Tsolakis

The Ancient Near East and Egypt

Faculty: Lorenzo d’Alfonso, Robert Hoyland, Beate Pongratz-Leisten, Daniel Potts

Affiliated Faculty: Adam Becker, Daniel Fleming, Andrew Monson, David O’Connor, Ann Macy Roth, Lawrence Schiffman, Mark S. Smith, Thelma K. Thomas, Stephen J. Tinney, Rita Wright

Emeritus Faculty: Roger Bagnall

Research Associates: Roberta Casagrande-Kim, Yehudah B. Cohn, Ogden Goelet, Naomi Miller, Vincent C. Pigott, Karen Rubinson

Graduate Students: Maria Americo, Narges Bayani, Mariana CastroDavid Danzig, Amber Jacob, Kate Justement, Nathan Lovejoy, Zoe Misiewicz, Ryan SchnellAnthony SooHoo, Andrea Trameri

Central and East Asian Art, Archaeology and History

Faculty: Roderick Campbell, Daniel Potts, Sören Stark, Lillian Tseng

Associated Faculty: Ethan Harkness

Affiliated Faculty: Fiona Kidd, Hsueh-man Shen, Armin Selbitschka, Stephen F. Teiser, Rita Wright

Research Associates: Claudia Chang, Annette Juliano, Judith A. Lerner, Vincent C. Pigott, Karen Rubinson

Graduate Students: Mariana CastroKexin Dai, Alireza Khounani, Shannon MonroeFanghan Wang, Mi WangShujing Wang, Yan Zhang, Zhonglin Zhang

Late Antiquity and Early Middle Ages

Faculty: Claire Bubb, Robert Hoyland, Alexander Jones, Daniel Potts, Sören Stark

Affiliated Faculty: Adam Becker, Brigitte Bedos-Rezak, Raffaella Cribiore, Carmela Vircillo Franklin, Helmut Reimitz, Kostis Smyrlis, Thelma K. Thomas

Emeritus Faculty: Roger Bagnall

Research Associates: Roberta Casagrande-Kim, Yehudah B. Cohn

Graduate Students: Maria Americo, Kyle Brunner, Martin Reznick, Christine Roughan

Ancient Science

Faculty: Claire Bubb, Alexander Jones, Robert Hoyland, Beate Pongratz-Leisten

Associated Faculty: Ethan Harkness

Graduate Students: Maria Americo, Amber Jacob, Zoe Misiewicz, Christine Roughan

Digital Humanities

Faculty & Staff: Roger Bagnall, Tom Elliott, Sebastian Heath, David Ratzan

Graduate Students: Mariana CastroKexin Dai, David Danzig, Emily FrankChristine Roughan

Images:
1. Gold 100 litra, Syracuse, 405 BC - 400 BC. 1944.100.55812, American Numismatic Society.
2. A scribe writing on clay. Detail from the stone decoration of Tiglath-pileser III's Central Palace at Kalhu (modern Nimrud) (British Museum, ME 118882). Photo courtesy of Prof. Beate Pongratz-Leisten.
3. ISAW Exhibition: Nomads and Networks: The Ancient Art and Culture of Kazakhstan.
4. Panel from an ivory casket: Christ carrying the Cross, Late Roman, 1856,0623.4, The British Museum.
5. Tablet illustrating Pythagoras' Theorem, Yale Babylonian Collection YBC 7289, in ISAW Exhibition Before Pythagoras: The Culture of Old Babylonian Mathematics. Photo courtesy of Andrea Brizzi.
6. Excavation at Amheida, Dakhleh Oasis, Egypt, led by Prof. Roger Bagnall.