Roberta Casagrande-Kim

Roberta Casagrande-Kim is an archaeologist and a curator of ancient art exhibits. Dr. Casagrande-Kim holds a B.A. in Christian Archaeology from the Università degli Studi di Torino (Italy) and a M.A. and Ph.D. in Roman Art and Archaeology from Columbia University. Curator at ISAW of Mapping and Measuring Space: Geographic Knowledge in Greco-Roman Antiquity, When the Greeks Ruled Egypt: From Alexander the Great to Cleopatra, and Romance and Reason: Islamic Transformations of the Classical Past, Dr. Casagrande-Kim is a specialist in Roman funerary practices and beliefs in the Afterlife, Late Antique urbanism, and Greco-Roman mapping. She has worked extensively in archaeological excavations in Italy, Israel, and Turkey, and has served as the Assistant Field Director at the Amheida excavations (Egypt) since 2010. Her recent publications include a study of the pictorial graffiti from the basilica in the agora of Smyrna, Turkey, an article on Roman Dactyliothecae, and a coauthored article on the finds and stratigraphy of a pantry room discovered during the 2015 Amheida excavations.

At ISAW she is currently focusing on the study of an excavated bronze hoard from the villa of Serenos at Amheida, and of the pictorial ostraka found at the site. Additionally, she is preparing for publication a corpus of Hellenistic anthropomorphic and zoomorphic terracotta excavated at the Anatolian site of Kınık Höyük during the 2018 and 2019 seasons.