Postdoctoral Fellow Catherine K. Baker Named AIA Lecturer

March 23, 2022

Each year, the Archaeological Institute of America selects top scholars from North America and abroad to present lectures on a wide range of current archaeological topics for AIA societies throughout the United States and Canada.

Catherine K. Baker

Catherine K. Baker, who is the Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Humanities with a joint appointment in Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology and Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies, is among this year's lecturers and gave a talk on Artifacts And Archaeological Processes: The Lives And Afterlives Of Objects In Pompeii at the Penn Museum in February.

Baker holds degrees in classical archaeology (Ph.D.), and classics (M.A.) from the University of Cincinnati; history of art and archaeology (M.A.) from New York University; and classical archaeology and ancient history (B.A.) from Brandeis University. Her areas of specialization are Roman archaeology and art history; Roman Republican history; ancient urbanism, imperialism, and colonialism; first millennium BCE Central Italy; the Central Apennines; Pompeii and the Bay of Naples; archaeologies of identity; Greek and Roman pottery and small finds; ancient trade and the economy. Her several forthcoming publications include The Small Finds (with L.A. Lieberman, S.J.R. Ellis, and contributors) and a chapter in Excavations at Pompeii (I.1, VIII.7, and the Porta Stabia).

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