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Megan Daniels (Ph.D. 2016)

Megan Daniels defended her Ph.D. in June 2016. She will spend the 2016-2017 academic year at the University of Puget Sound as the Lora Bryning Redford Postdoctoral Fellow in Archaeology, where she will teach introductory and advanced courses in Mediterranean archaeology, coordinate archaeological outreach events, and work on turning her dissertation into monograph form. (Updated 07/2016)


María Fernanda Escallón (Ph.D. 2015)

María Fernanda Escallón will be starting as a Tenure Track Professor in the Anthropology Department at University of Oregon in Fall 2016. (Updated 06/2016)

Lindsay Montgomery (Ph.D. 2015)

Lindsay Montgomery will be starting as Assistant Professor at University of Arizona in the School of Anthropology, College of Behavior and Social Sciences in Fall 2016. (Updated 06/2016)


Guido Pezzarossi (Ph.D. 2014)

Guido Pezzarossi will be starting as Assistant Professor at Syracuse University in the Department of Anthropology in the Fall of 2014. (Updated 05/2014)


Rachel Engmann (Ph.D. 2013)

Rachel Engmann will be starting as an Assistant Professor at Hampshire College in the School of Critical Social Inquiry in the Fall of 2013. (Updated 08/2013)

Corisande Fenwick (Ph.D. 2013)

Corisande Fenwick is currently Lecturer (assistant professor) in Mediterranean Archaeology at University College London, where she also holds a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship. She was recently awarded a British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award ‘Rethinking the Islamic State’. Her current research and publications centre on religion and empire in late antique and Islamic North Africa and the western Mediterranean. She co-directs excavations at Bulla Regia in Tunisia and is involved in various other fieldwork projects in Morocco and Libya. She also serves on the  Council of the Society for Libyan Studies. (Updated 07/2016)

Alexandra Kelly (Ph.D. 2013)

Alexandra Kelly has accepted a tenure-track offer from the University of Wyoming as an Assistant Professor, jointly in the Department of Anthropology and the Department of History, starting August 2014. (Updated 08/2013)

Sarah Murray (Ph.D. 2013)

After spending one year as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics at the University of Notre Dame after receiving my PhD in 2013, I accepted a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor of Classics and Religious Studies and a Faculty Fellow at the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where I teach a broad range of courses including Greek and Latin language, ancient warfare, the Homeric world, Digital Classics, and Greek prehistory. I continue to pursue an active research agenda covering a range of topics. My book, The Collapse of the Mycenaean Economy: Trade, Imports, and Institutional Change, is forthcoming with Cambridge University Press, and should appear in early 2017. Another book project on changes in metal use across the Late Bronze Age – Early Iron Age transition is in progress. An edited volume based on a conference I co-organized with Stanford alum Matthew Loar and Stefano Rebeggiani (USC) on Texts and Monuments in Augustan Rome, is under review with DeGruyter. In addition, articles and chapters on the historiography of the Greek Dark Age, change in productive capacity between the LBA and EIA in Greece, the Late Helladic IIIC cemetery at Perati in Attica, Archaic Chios, Lesbos and Samos, and best practices in archaeological photogrammetry are in the pipes/forthcoming with various journals. In the field, I am working with the Mazi Archaeological Project in Attica, Greece, to produce high quality 3D models of architectural features discovered in the survey area using photogrammetry and RTK dGPS mapping. We are also producing the first stone-by-stone plan of the fortress of Eleutherai, one of the largest and best-preserved 4th century castles in Greece. In addition, I am working with Tom Strasser of Providence College to create RTI and photogrammetric imaging of cave art in Southwestern Crete (Asphendou Cave) which may date to the Mesolithic period and thus constitute one of the oldest works of art known in Greece. (Updated 07/2016)

Adrian Myers (Ph.D. 2013)

Adrian Myers graduated with a PhD in Anthropology in 2013. Adrian is now an archaeologist and Project Manager with the consulting firm Amec Foster Wheeler, in Vancouver, Canada. (Updated 07/2016)


Joshua Samuels (Ph.D. 2012)

Joshua Samuels is currently an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at North Dakota State University. (Updated 01/2013)


Brian Codding (Ph.D. 2011)

I'm currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Utah. I'm working on multiple research projects focused on understanding past and present human-environment interactions with foraging populations in Western Australia and Western North America. My courses cover similar topics and include broad problem-based courses like "Peopling of the Planet" (which I developed with Doug Bird while at Stanford) and methodological courses like "Spatial Analysis in Anthropology". This upcoming year I plan to continue excavations at shell middens along California's central coast and conduct community-based ethnoecological field work in collaboration with the North Fork Mono Tribe. (Updated 11/2012)

Trinidad Rico (Ph.D. 2011)

Trinidad is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Texas A&M University at Qatar and Honorary Lecturer at the Institute of Archaeology, UCL. Her book 'Constructing Destruction" Heritage narratives in the tsunami city' was recently published in the UCL Institute of Archaeology Critical Heritage Studies Series (Routledge, 2016). (Updated 07/2016)


Kathryn Lafrenz Samuels (Ph.D. 2010)

Kathryn Lafrenz Samuels will be Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, at the University of Maryland in fall 2015. (Updated 05/2015)


Stacey Camp (Ph.D. 2009)

Stacey L. Camp received tenure and was promoted to Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Idaho in 2014. In 2013, she was appointed as the Director of the Alfred W. Bowers Laboratory of Anthropology, which is one of three archaeological state repositories and curation facilities in Idaho. In the same year, the University Press of Florida published her first book entitled “The Archaeology of Citizenship.” She has recently initiated digitization work associated the Bowers Laboratory’s collections, and was selected as a funded participant at the National Endowment for Humanities’ Michigan State University’s Institute on Digital Archaeology Method & Practice (2015-2016) for this work. (Updated 07/2016)

Sarah Levin-Richardson (Ph.D. 2009)

Currently a lecturer in the departments of Classics and Art History at the University of Washington in Seattle.  She has an article called “Modern Tourists, Ancient Sexualities: Looking at Looking in Pompeii’s Brothel and the Secret Cabinet” that will appear in the edited volume Pompeii in the Popular Imagination: From its Rediscovery to Today, published by Oxford University Press in 2010. (Updated 09/2009)


Margaret Butler (Ph.D. Classical Archaeology, 2008)

Margaret Butler is an assistant professor at Tulane University.  Her research includes ancient Macedon and Philip II, with a focus on ancient leadership, state formation, institutional change and ritual behavior. (Updated 03/2011)

Ulrike Krotscheck (Ph.D. 2008)

Ulrike Krotscheck was promoted to Associate Professor at The Evergreen State College in 2013. Her most recent article was published in Ancient West and East (2015):"The Pointe Lequin 1A: Wine Cups and Economic Networks in the Western Mediterranean". She has begun participation in a new field project at the Sinop Kale excavations with Prof. Owen Doonan, studying comparative colonization and ceramics. (Updated 07/2016)

David Platt ( Ph.D. 2008)

Since his last update in 2009, David relocated to the Greater Philadelphia Area and has worked for the University of Pennsylvania and Princeton University Libraries. He is currently employed as the serials specialist at Princeton’s Marquand Library of Art and Archaeology, while completing his Master of Library and Information Science at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. He was lead curator for a well-received library exhibition on Prehistoric Wessex (which included an exhibition catalog) for UPenn and has participated on several east coast excavations.


Dan Contreras (Ph.D. 2007)

Daniel A. Contreras remains focused on human-environment interactions in the past, particularly anthropogenic and geomorphic components of dynamic landscapes and environmental change.  He pursues these interests in contexts ranging from complex polities in Andean South America and Mesoamerica to early Neolithic societies experimenting with domestication and village life in Southwest Asia.  Since completing his Ph.D he has been an IHUM Fellow at Stanford and a Humboldt Fellow in the Institute for Ecosystem Research at Kiel University, and is currently a LabEx OT-Med postdoctoral researcher in the Institut Méditerranéen de Biodiversité et d'Ecologie (IMBE) and Groupement de recherche en économie quantitative d’Aix-Marseille (GREQAM) at Aix-Marseille Université.  He has recently edited The Archaeology of Human-Environment Interactions: Strategies for Investigating Anthropogenic Landscapes, Dynamic Environments, and Climate Change in the Human Past (Routledge, 2017) and has published more than 30 articles and book chapters. (Updated 07/2016)

Lidewijde de Jong (Ph.D. Classical Archaeology, 2007)

Lidewijde holds the position of Associate Professor and Rosalind Franklin Fellow at the Department of Archaeology (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, the Netherlands). Her research concentrates on ancient empires and provincial identities in the Near East. Currently, she conducts a survey of Roman funerary materials in Northwest Pisidia (Turkey), and investigates rural communities in North Mesopotamia, through fieldwork in Iraqi Kurdistan. She has published articles on Roman tombs in Baalbek, Dhiban, and Tyre, as well as on ancient imperialism in the steppe of Syria and North Iraq. (Updated 07/2016)

Danielle Steen Fatkin (Ph.D. Classical Archaeology, 2007)

Danielle has accepted a tenure-track promotion from Knox College in Galesburg, IL as an Assistant Professor of Classics where she was previously a Visiting Assistant Professor.  Her Stanford dissertation was titled "Many Waters: Bathing Ethe of Roman Palestine" and was advised by Jen Trimble, Ian Morris and Charlotte Fonrobert.  Her teaching interests include Roman archaeology and history, theory of archaeological and historical methods, Roman religions, especially Judaism, cultural heritage management, comparative study of empires, and gender studies. She is currently working on an essay titled "Power, Purity, and the Invention of the Hasmonean Bathing Tradition." (Updated 09/2013)


Christopher Witmore ( Ph.D. 2005)

Christopher Witmore is Associate Professor of Classical Archaeology at Texas Tech University. Chris's current work focuses on land and human ecology in the Argolid and Corinthia, Greece, on the Roman built environment in Northern Britain, and on archaeological memories of a POW camp in Norway. A senior founding member of the Metamedia Laboratory at Stanford, his work with media and material culture has addressed a range of questions from how archaeologists manifest qualities of the material world to how we might expand our range of expression in archaeology. Chris is fascinated by the character and scope of archaeology, a discipline committed to things and what they tell us about the past. Articles dealing with these topics have appeared in Archaeological Dialogues, Current Anthropology, Visual Anthropology Review, Norwegian Archaeology Review, the Journal of Material Culture and World Archaeology. Chris is co-author of Archaeology: The Discipline of Things and co-editor of Archaeology in the Making: Conversations Through a Discipline. He also co-edits the Routledge Archaeological Orientations series with Gavin Lucas. (Updated 09/2013)

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