Susan I. Rotroff '68, who double majored in Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology and Greek at Bryn Mawr, was named the 2020 recipient of the Aristeia Award for Distinguished Alumni/ae of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens.
From the American School of Classical Studies at Athens:
The Aristeia Award, now in its tenth year, was created to honor those who have provided exceptional service to the School and who have done the most over the years to support the ASCSA’s mission in teaching, research, archaeological exploration, and/or publication. Susan has exemplified all of those traits. Her work with Hellenistic pottery in the Agora was, and is, ground-breaking, but to many of us, it is her work supporting ASCSA students, friends, and smaller excavations by serving as mentor and consultant that form the core of why she is so deserving of this award. From unpeeling the layers of the Pnyx for Summer Session students to careful consideration of the issues before the ASCSA, she is recognized by alumni as having long been a truly integral part of the School, and richly deserving of this recognition.
Rotroff is a professor emerita in the Department of Classics at Washington University in St. Louis. Her research focuses on Greek art and archaeology, ancient ceramics, and ancient Athens.