Current Students

First Year

Priya Barchi - Cultural hybridity and Hellenistic identity in Bactria and the Northern Indian Subcontinent during the Kushan period; Archaeology and cultural history of South Asia; and Indo-Roman trade relations

Emily Everest-Phillips - Cultural and intellectual history of "Eurasian late antiquity"; Sasanian Iranian diaspora in Central Asia and China; movement of ideas and peoples across linguistic and cultural boundaries; cosmologies and cultural geographies

Christina Stefanou - History and Archaeology of Greece and the Mediterranean, cultural interactions and socioeconomic processes between the Aegean populations and non-European societies, Early Iron Age and Archaic Crete

Second Year

Mariana Castro - Hellenistic East, Pre-Islamic “Silk Roads,” ancient globalization, landscape archaeology, digital technologies

Emily Frank - Conservation of Material Culture; Art, Archaeology, and Cultural History of the Ancient Mediterranean; Technical Imaging; Scientific Analysis; Digital Humanities

Shannon Monroe Early interactions between sedentary Chinese communities and nomadic pastoralists of the Inner Asian steppe, frontier formation and conflict, bioarchaeology

Ryan Schnell - Cultural history of Anatolia and the Ancient Near East, Religious and Cultural Exchange and Transmission

Mi Wang - Archaeology and history of China; cultural exchange and social memory between non- and Central Plains societies in China; archaeological sciences; social identity; cultural heritage management

Third Year

Amber Jacob - The history of science and medicine, cross-cultural encounters in Graeco-Roman Egypt, papyrology

Katherine Thomson - Premodern economic history, the development of fiscal and monetary institutions, currency debasement

Zhonglin Zhang -  Art and cultural history of China, cultural exchange, occult and its material culture

Fourth Year

Narges Bayani - Bronze age of Iran and Central Asia, formation of frontiers and borders on the Iranian Plateau

Kyle Brunner - The History and Archaeology of the Late Antique and Early Islamic Middle East, 5th – 10th centuries; Muslim-Christian Relations, Transmission of Ancient Agronomy, and the Reception of Ancient History in Arabic and Syriac Texts

Kate Justement - Art and cultural history of the Ancient Near East and Anatolia, cultural exchange, archaeology

Alireza Khounani - Archaeology of the Near East and Central Asia, Helleno-Parthian and Romano-Parthian relations, cultural hybridity, landscape studies, and GIS

Nathan Lovejoy - History and archaeology of the Eastern Mediterranean, especially Anatolia


Lorenzo Castellano - In Between Categories: Nature and Culture in Early Historic Anatolia

David Danzig - Ethnic Dynamics in Migratory Scenarios of the Ancient Near

Christine Roughan - The Little Astronomy: the Books between the 2nd and 13th Centuries CE

Andrea Trameri The Land of Kizzuwatna: History, Society, and Culture of a Late Bronze Age State between Anatolia and Northern Mesopotamia (1600-1200 BCE)

Georgios Tsolakis - Ancestors and Family Traditions in the Hellenistic and Imperial Polis

Fanghan Wang - Art, Agriculture and Frontier: Representing Granaries in Han China

Shujing Wang - Pastoralists at the Crossroads: Late Iron Age Kurgan Cemeteries in the Periphery of the Bukhara Oasis

Yan Zhang - Feeding Status: A Comparative Study of Animal-Food Practices and Social Status in the Chinese Bronze Age (Anyang, Guandimiao, and Zhougongmiao, 13th-8th century BCE)