Meet Our Lecturers

Professor Stephen Lekson is with the University of Colorado, and holds his Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico.  He specializes in the archaeology of the U.S. Southwest, particularly Chaco Canyon and the Mimbres region.  He has worked on numerous field projects, most recently at Woodrow Ruin, Black Mountain, and Pinnacle Ruin in New Mexico, and at Chimney Rock Great House in Colorado.

Dr. Limão is Assistant History of Art Teacher at the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, Universidade Nova in Lisbon, a Researcher at the History of Art Institute, and Coordinator of the academic project ENCONTRHARTE (Encontros de História da Arte da Antiguidade). She holds her degrees from the Universidade Nova, and her research interests are architecture, sculpture, painting and mosaics in Classical and Late Antiquity, particularly as are found in Portugal. Dr. Limão strongly believes in the value of investigating the history of art, and how this aids communication: it enlightens the understanding of our contemporary world.  She works on using innovative audio-visual media to provide a new view of Antiquity, and to allow greater access to scientific issues.

Maria Liston is with the Anthropology and Classical Departments of the University of Waterloo, and holds her degrees from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville (Ph.D. and B.A.), Indiana University at Bloomington (M.A.) and King College (B.A.).  Her areas of specialization are Greek archaeology, skeletal biology and biological anthropology, paleopathology, and military and battlefield archaeology. 

Dr. Kate Liszka is Assistant Professor with the Department of History at California State University, San Bernardino, and holds her degrees from the University of Pennsylvania (Ph.D.), and from 2012 to 2015 was a Cotsen Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer with Princeton University.  Her areas of specialization are Nubians in Egypt, the Medjay, ethnicity and identity in Antiquity, multicultural Interactions in frontier regions, the Pangrave Archaeological Culture, and large-scale mining expeditions in Antiquity.  Dr. Liszka is the Director of the Wadi el-Hudi Expedition in the Egyptian Eastern Desert.

Rita Lucarelli is Assistant Professor of Egyptology in the Department of Near Eastern Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.  She holds her degrees  from Leiden University (Ph.D.), University "La Sapienza" in Rome, and the University of Naples.  Her research interests include the religion, funerary culture and literature of ancient Egypt, history and translation of the Egyptian Book of the Dead, demonology in ancient Egypt and the Near East, and magic in the ancient world.  Her various publication projects include Ancient Egyptian Demonology: The evidence of the magical and funerary papyri of the New Kingdom and Third Intermediate Period and The Book of the Dead of Gatseshen. Transcription and Translation (both in preparation).


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