Valeriya Kozlovskaya

Valeriya Kozlovskaya received her PhD in Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology from Bryn Mawr College. Her research interests lie, broadly, in the areas of maritime archaeology, ancient trade, Greek colonization, and geoarchaeology. Her particular interest is the field to which some scholars refer now as the new thalassology. This newly-developed area of ancient studies encompasses a broad variety of sea-related topics beyond the traditional ones of ship-building, navigation, shipwrecks, piracy, and navies. As a field archaeologist, she participated in a number of projects in Greece and Turkey; the archaeological project in which she is currently involved is the excavation of the ancient Greek colony of Tanais near the modern city of Rostov-on-Don in Russia. During her stay at ISAW she will pursue her research on the Black Sea and, in particular, explore the idea of Pontic unity in antiquity from a maritime perspective.