Maggie received her B.A. Classics and Historical Linguistics and an M.A. in Religious Studies from New York University, and is now a second year graduate student in the department of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology. Her research interests center on Aegean prehistory, mortuary practices, and issues of cross-craft and cross-cultural interactions in the third and second millennia B.C.E.
Wesley graduated from Texas A&M University (College Station) with a double major in Classical Studies and History in 2010 and is now in his first-year of graduate studies in the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology at Bryn Mawr College. He is primarily interested in ancient cultural interactions, specifically the relations early Greece developed with its Mediterranean neighbors, and potential GIS applications in the field of archaeology.
Interests: Greek and Roman (Monarchy-Early Principate) History, pre-Classical and Classical Greek Archaeology, Rise of the Greek Poleis, Greco-Roman Interaction, Greco-Persian Interaction, Ancient Warfare, Archaeological GIS Applications, Greek and Latin Philology
Johanna is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology. Her research interests include Greek religion, architecture, archaeological computing, and educational outreach to the community. She got her B.A. in Classical Languages and Literature from Earlham College, and later received her M.A. from Bryn Mawr in 2008, with a thesis about the role of green spaces in Greek sanctuaries. Johanna was a Regular Member at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens in 2009-2010, and currently is working on her dissertation about roadside religious sites in Athens and Attica.
Nicole Colosimo is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology. She received a B.A. in Anthropology and Religious Studies from Agnes Scott College and later a B.A. in Classical Culture from the University of Georgia. In 2009 at Bryn Mawr College, Nicole completed her M.A. thesis which focused on the function and reception of the goddess Hera at the Argive Heraion and the Heraion of Perachora. She is currently researching her dissertation on the dedication of votive objects in ancient Greek sanctuaries. Her areas of interest include Greek religion, Greek architecture, Greek historians and the archaeology of ancient Mesopotamia.
Lauren Crampton (A.B.D.)
B.A. University of Florida
M.A. Bryn Mawr College
Interests: Ancient Art, Reception
She received her B.A. in History and Archaeology from the University of Cyprus in 2005 and her M.A. from Bryn Mawr College in 2008 with a thesis on Middle Bronze Age Cyprus. She was a Regular Member at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens in 2008-2009. She is now working on her dissertation on Early Iron Age Cyprus, focusing on the Geometric cemeteries of Lapithos. Her research interests include: Cypriot archaeology, Bronze Age and Early Iron Age in the eastern Mediterranean, antiquities law, cultural heritage/property debate.
Steve is working on his dissertation in the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology. In his dissertation, he is addressing the socio-economic organization of Cilicia during the period of Hittite political domination.
His research interests include ceramic analysis, the role of material objects in the (re)creation of society and culture, and imperial strategies of control. He is currently involved in field projects in Turkey and the United Arab Emirates. In the past, he has also excavated in Crete.
Christina Marinelli is a first-year student in the Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology Department. She received her B.A. in Classical Archaeology from Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College, and has participated in field work at Mycenae, Greece. Her current research interests include cross-cultural interactions and issues of gender in the Mycenaean world.
Emily is a PhD candidate in Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology department. She received her B.A. in Art History and Classics from the University of Rhode Island. She has excavated with the Pompeii Archaeological Research Project: Porta Stabia (PARP:PS) and interned at several art museums.
Holly is a third-year graduate student preparing to take the preliminary examinations for Ph.D. candidacy. She received a BA (2007) and MA (2009) at Indiana University, and a MA (2011) at Bryn Mawr. Her main focus of interest is Geometric and Classical Greek pottery, with a special interest in the East Greek Wild Goat Style pottery. Holly held an NEH Curatorial Fellowship in 2010, working with Corinthian and Wild Goat Style pottery in Bryn Mawr’s Special Collections under the auspices of Professor Lindenlauf and Marianne Weldon.
Danielle Smotherman is a third year student and PhD candidate. Danielle earned her BA in Art History and Archaeology at the University of Missouri in 2009. In 2011, she received her MA in Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology from Bryn Mawr College. She has taken part in field work in England, Turkey, and Greece. Her research interests include Greek vase painting, the interconnections between ancient Greece and the Near East, and gender in the ancient world.
Rachel is a first-year graduate student in the Archaeology Department. She earned her B.A. in Classical Civilization in 2011 from the University of Richmond in Virginia. During her time as an undergraduate she was awarded multiple research fellowships which allowed her to pursue summer research projects in 2009 and 2010. Additionally, she has participated in a curatorial internship in Ancient Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and in the American Academy in Rome’s Classical Summer School. In the summer of 2012, Rachel will be taking part in her first excavation experience with the Gabii Project in Italy. In the past, her research has explored such issues as the relationship between text and image, visual narrative, iconography, and urbanism. Her current research interests also include archaeological theory, monumental architecture, and archaeological applications in the digital humanities.
Emily is a PhD Candidate in the department of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology. She received her BA in Classical Studies from Barnard College, and her MA from Bryn Mawr in 2009. She spent the 2010-2011 academic year as a Regular Member at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, and has done field work in the Cyclades, the Greek mainland, and Crete. She is currently researching her dissertation topic, which will address the Pre- to Protopalatial transition on Crete in light of the island's foreign interactions.
Research interests: Aegean Prehistory; Interactions between the Aegean and Near East during the Bronze Age; Iron Age and Archaic Greece.
Andrew is a first-year graduate student in the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology. He received his B.A. in Classical Languages from Duke University in 2011. His current research interests include Greek vase painting, architecture, urbanization, and colonization.