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, 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: Ida Adsbøl Christensen, Lylaah Bhalerao, Allyson BlanckMariana Castro, Braden CordivariEmily Frank, Manolis MavromatisKatherine Thomson, Dylan G. WinchellLeopoldo Zampiccoli

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, Ann Macy Roth, Lawrence Schiffman, Mark S. Smith, Thelma K. Thomas, Stephen J. Tinney, Rita Wright

Emeritus Faculty: Roger Bagnall

Adjunct Faculty: Marc LeBlanc

Research Associates: Niv AllonRoberta Casagrande-Kim, Yehudah B. CohnClare Fitzgerald, Ogden Goelet, Naomi Miller, Karen Rubinson

Graduate Students: Ida Adsbøl Christensen, Narges Bayani, Mariana CastroBraden Cordivari, Soraya Field FiorioKechu HuangAmber Jacob, Kate Justement, Samantha RainfordRyan Schnell, Yu SongDylan G. Winchell, Leopoldo Zampiccoli

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, Stephen F. Teiser, Rita Wright

Research Associates: Annette Juliano, Judith A. Lerner, Karen Rubinson

Graduate Students: Mariana Castro, Kechu HuangAlireza Khounani, Shannon Monroe, Vikentiy ParshutoMi WangZhonglin Zhang, Jingyi Zhou, Tianrui Zhu

Late Antiquity and Early Middle Ages

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

Affiliated Faculty: Adam Becker, Brigitte Bedos-RezakCarmela Vircillo Franklin, Helmut Reimitz, Thelma K. Thomas

Emeritus Faculty: Roger Bagnall

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

Graduate Students: Nour Ammari, Lylaah BhaleraoKyle Brunner, Vikentiy ParshutoJingyi Zhou

Ancient Science

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

Associated Faculty: Ethan Harkness

Graduate Students: Ida Adsbøl Christensen, Allyson BlanckAmber Jacob

Digital Humanities

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

Graduate Students: Mariana Castro, Emily Frank, Manolis Mavromatis, Tianrui Zhu

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.