Meet Our Lecturers

S. Rebecca Martin

Becky Martin is an Associate Professor of History of Art & Architecture and Archaeology at Boston University. She is the co-director of the Tel Dor Excavation Project with Ilan Sharon (Hebrew University) and Assaf Yasur-Landau (University of Haifa). Dor is a coastal tell site in southern Phoenicia (modern Israel) with Bronze Age to Roman Imperial era occupation (later occupation flourished just off the mound). Systematic excavations began in 1980; joint land and sea excavations are now conducted in even-numbered years with odd years dedicated to publication. We are currently working to complete a publication of the Persian, Hellenistic, and Roman levels of Dor Area G. Dr. Martin is an AIA Kershaw Lecturer for 2022/2023.

Lindsey Mazurek

Lindsey Mazurek is an Assisant Professor in the Department of Classical Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington. Her research focuses on issues of race, ethnicity, identity, change, and materiality in the Roman Empire. She received a Ph.D. in Art History at Duke University, where she began to study cults of the Egyptian gods in non-Egyptian contexts. Dr. Mazurek wrote her dissertation on sculptures of Isis and Sarapis from Hellenistic and Roman Greece. Since then, she has held positions at the University of Oregon, Bucknell University, and the Memorial University of Newfoundland. Her research is inherently interdisciplinary, and draws on a wide array of evidence, methods, and approaches to reframe our understanding of the ancient world.

David W. Mixter

David W. Mixter is Research Assistant Professor for the Environmental Studies Program and Department of Anthropology at Binghamton University SUNY. He received his Ph.D. and A.M. in Anthropology from Washington University and his B.A. from Yale University.  His research interests include archaeology of urban landscapes, origins of hierarchy, societal collapse and resilience, collective memory, intracommunity power dynamics, resistance, integrating multiple scales of analysis, and the Ancient Maya.  He is the Field Director for the Actuncan Archaeological Project in Belize, and the GIS Specialist for the Altiplano Agriculture and Communities Project in Peru.  Professor Mixter’s recent publications include “Community Resilience and Urban Planning during the Ninth-Century Maya Collapse: A Case Study from Actuncan, Belize” in Cambridge Archaeological Journal (2020), and (with K. Fulton) “The Domestic Landscape and Household Resilience at Actuncan, Belize” in Paleolandscapes in Archaeology: Lessons for the Past and Future M.T. Carson, ed., in press).

Elizabeth A. Murphy

Elizabeth A. Murphy is an archaeologist specializing in the study of the Mediterranean during the Roman Imperial and Late Antique periods. Her research and teaching concern the social and economic organization of the Roman world; more specifically, her work focuses on the history and archaeology of labor, production, and technology. She is a specialist in material culture studies, with particular emphasis on the artifactual record of crafts production, and her fieldwork projects have spanned the ancient Mediterranean world from Asia Minor to Italy. She currently co-directs the Landscape Archaeology of Southwest Sardinia project (LASS), a diachronic landscape project in the modern region of Sulcis (Sardinia, Italy). With LASS, she is investigating the settlement organization, landscape exploitation, and daily life practices of this rural region during the period of the Roman Empire.

Elizabeth A. Murphy is our 2023 Society Sunday Lecturer.

Olivia Navarro-Farr

Olivia C. Navarro-Farr is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Archaeology in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and Chair of the Program in Archaeology at the College of Wooster. She teaches courses in archaeology, anthropology, and ancient Mesoamerica. She has worked in the Maya area since 1997 on projects in Belize, Mexico, and Guatemala and she currently directs research at the Proyecto Arqueológico Waka’ (PAW) with Juan Carlos Pérez Calderón of San Carlos University of Guatemala and Damien Marken of Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. She has published in Latin American Antiquity, Feminist Anthropology, and in numerous chapters in various edited volumes. She is also co-editor (with Michelle Rich) of Archaeology at El Perú -Waka’: Performances of Ritual, Memory, and Power detailing research at ancient El Perú -Waka’. She has directed investigations at Waka’s primary civic-ceremonial structure (M13-1) since 2003. Her interests include the archaeology of ritual, monumental architecture, site abandonment processes, Classic Period Politics, and the role of royal women in Classic Maya statecraft.

Emilia Oddo

Emilia Oddo is Assistant Professor of Greek Archaeology with the Department of Classical Studies, Tulane University.  She holds her degrees from the University of Cincinnati (Ph.D. and M.A.), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (M.A.), and the Università degli Studi di Palermo (B.A.).  Her research interests focus on the the study of pottery and ceramic regionalism in Late Bronze Age Crete, particulary how pottery styles are manipulated to express socio-political identities of elite groups.  Professor Oddo has served as the Ceramic Specialist for multiple sites at Knossos, and her publication projects include The House of the Frescoes at Knossos (forthcoming, British School at Athens, Supplementary Volume).

Lana Radloff

Lana Radloff is an Associate Professor in the Classical Studies Department of Bishop’s University. Dr. Radloff is a Mediterranean Archaeologist specializing in maritime landscapes, both under and above water. She has worked on field projects in Bulgaria, Cyprus, Turkey, and Greece, and the Lechaion Harbor and Settlement Land Project at ancient Corinth. Her passion is for bringing occluded voices – to uncover the silences and the silenced – to the fore within the archaeological remains of antiquity and to utilize these voices to empower those in our contemporary communities in Canada and across the globe. Her current research project, FemiNetworX, aims to develop such an approach and apply it through the launch of a new archaeological field project in 2025 that focuses explicitly on mapping female maritime mobility networks in the ancient Greek world. Dr. Radloff is an AIA McCann and Taggart Lecturer for 2022/2023.

Uzma Rizvi

Uzma Z. Rizvi is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Urban Studies at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY; and Visiting Faculty in the Department of Archaeology, Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur, Pakistan. Dr. Rizvi holds degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and Bryn Mawr College. She is an anthropological archaeologist specializing in the archaeology of the first cities. She teaches classes focused on anthropology, ancient urbanism, new materialism, critical heritage studies, and decolonizing methods, and the postcolonial critique. She is the PI for the Laboratory for Integrated Archaeological Visualization and Heritage (, and is currently working at MohenjoDaro. She has published widely and has presented her work to many different audiences, both domestically and internationally. With nearly two decades of work on decolonizing methodologies, intersectional and feminist strategies, and transdisciplinary approaches, Dr. Rizvi’s work has intentionally pushed disciplinary limits, and demanded ethical decolonial praxis at all levels of engagement, from teaching to research. Dr. Rizvi is one of the AIA’s 2022/2023 Joukowsky Lecturers.

Tekla Schmaus

Tekla Schmaus is a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh. She received her PhD from Indiana University in 2015. She is an archaeologist working in Central Eurasia whose research focuses on human-environment interactions, prehistoric economy and diet, and changing political structures in the Bronze and Iron Ages. Her work on human-animal mobility patterns includes methods from zooarchaeology and dental anthropology. In addition, she has extensive fieldwork experience in Kazakhstan, and has directed excavation in Kyrgyzstan.

Krish Seetah

Krish Seetah is an environmental archaeologist, specializing in zooarchaeology. He is an associate professor in the Department of Anthropology, with an educational background in biology and health studies, and ecology. His research integrates archaeological, historical, anthropological, and climate science data and approaches. Since 2008 he has directed the Mauritian Archaeology and Heritage (MACH) project, which focuses on bringing the unique and rich archaeological past of Mauritius to a wide audience. MACH engages with a scientific approach to historical archaeology. The project centers on the movement of peoples and material cultures, specifically within the contexts of slavery and Diaspora and focuses on key sites on the island nation of Mauritius. Using a systematic program of excavation and environmental sampling, the underlying aims of the Mauritian Archaeology and Cultural Heritage project are to better understand the transition from slavery to indentured labor following abolition; the extent and diversity of trade in the region; and the environmental consequences of intense monoculture agriculture

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