Assistant Professor

Contact Info

Office:
Park Hall 234
Office Hours:
Mon and Weds 2:30-4:30pm or by appt

Archaeology and architecture, environmental and climate history, historical geography of cities in the Roman, Late Antique, and Byzantine Eastern Mediterranean.

Education:

MA and PhD 2015 Art and Archaeology of the Mediterranean World, University of Pennsylvania

BA 2007 Art History, Religious Studies, Medieval History at Indiana University

Selected Publications:

In preparation Roman Aqueducts in Byzantium: Vulnerability, Adaptation, and Transformation,  Interdisciplinary Studies in Premodern History and Environment series (Oxford University Press, 2021)

In preparation “Climate and Society in Southern Anatolia from the Bronze Age to Byzantium: The Kocain Speleothem in Context” for Quaternary Science Review, co-author with Matthew Jacobson (University of Reading, UK).

In press         “Hydraulic Landscapes of Cities in the East Roman World” for Landscapes of Pre-industrial Cities, eds. J. Beardsley and G. Farhat, Landscapes Studies Series (Washington D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks, 2019) [link]

In press         “Conflict Architecture: Making History at the Tomb of the Patriarchs, Hebron” for Constructing Sacred Space, eds. V. Marinis, J. Pickett, and A. Papalexandrou (Turnhout: Brepols, 2020?)

Under rev.     “Water and Social Relationships in Byzantine Neighborhoods” for Byzantine Neighborhoods, eds. B. Anderson and F. Kondyli, Birmingham Byzantine and Ottoman Studies Series (London: Routledge, 2020?)

Under rev.      “Earthquakes and Urban Adaptation in Late Antiquity” in The Power of Nature: Agency and the Archaeology of Human-Environmental Dynamics, ed. M. Smith (University of Colorado Press, on contract)

2018               Entries in The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity, ed. O. Nicholson (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018), for "baths and bathing", "cisterns and nymphaea", "facades", "octagonal buildings", "Rome, churches of, Lateran (Constantinian) Basilica", and "roofs". [link1/link2]

2018               “Earthquakes as the Quintessential SCE [Short-Term Catastrophic Event]: Methodology and Societal Resilience” for Human Ecology 46, special issue with the Princeton Climate Change and History Research Initiative, eds. J. Haldon, A. Izdebski, and S. White (2018): 1-14 [lead co-author with Lee Mordechai] [link]

2017               “Water and Empire in the de Aedificiis of Procopius” for Dumbarton Oaks Papers 71 (2017): 95-125 [link1/link2]

2016               “Architectural energetics for tumuli construction: the case of the medieval Chungul Kurgan on the Eurasian Steppe” for Journal of Archaeological Science 75 (2016): 101-14 [first author with John Schreck, Renata Holod, Yuriy Rassamakin, Oleksandr Halenko, Warren Woodfin] [link]

2016               “Temples, Churches, Cisterns and Pipes: Water in Late Antique Ephesus,” in De Aquaeductu Atque Aqua Urbium Lyciae Pamphyliae Pisidiae: The Legacy of Sextus Julius Frontinus, International Congress on the History of Water Management and Hydraulic Engineering in the Mediterranean Region. Antalya, October 31 – November 9, 2014, ed. G. Wiplinger, Babesch Annual Papers on Mediterranean Archaeology Supplement 27 (Leuven: Babesch/Peeters, 2016), 297-312 [link]

2016               “The environmental, archaeological and historical evidence for climatic changes and their societal impacts in the Eastern Mediterranean in Late Antiquity”, for Quaternary Science Review 136: 189-208 [2nd co-author with Adam Izdebski, Neil Roberts, Tomasz Waliszweski] [link]

2016                “Water in Byzantium” in Proceedings of the 23rd International Congress of Byzantine Studies, Belgrade 22-27 August 2016: Round Tables, eds. B. Krasmanović and L. Milanović (Belgrade: AIEB), 835-839 [link]

2014                “Patronage Contested: Archaeology, Crusader Interventions, and the Early Modern Struggle for Possession at the Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem,” in Visual Constructs of Jerusalem, eds. Bianca Kühnel, Galit Noga-Banai, Hanna Vorholt = Cultural Encounters in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, no. 18 (Turnhout: Brepols, 2014), pp. 35-45 [link]

2013                “The University of Pennsylvania Excavations (1927-1933) in Historical Context: Biblical Archaeology and the Late Antique” and “Religious Devotion in Domestic Contexts”, Late Antique Beth Shean Revisited Issue, Expedition Magazine of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology 55.1 (Philadelphia: University Museum Press, Spring 2013): pp. 12-15 and 21-23 [link]

2011                “The Apse Mosaic of Hagia Eirene: the Splendor of Iconoclasm” in Mosaics of Anatolia, ed. G. Sözen (Istanbul, 2011): pp. 309-320 [link]