Meet Our Lecturers

Dr. Stephanie L. Budin holds her degrees from the American University and the University of Pennsylvania (MA and Ph.D), and has also studied at the Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem, the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, the American School in Vienna, and the Sorbonne.  Her research interests include ancient Greece and the Near East, and gender issues.  Dr. Budin's recent publications include Women in Antiquity: Real Women  Across the Ancient World (co-edited with J. M. Turfa, 2016), and Gender, Methodology and the Ancient Near East. Proceedings of the Second Workshop held in Barcelona, February 1-3 2017 (co-editor, forthcoming).

Brendan Burke is Associate Professor with the Department of Greek and Roman Studies, University of Victoria.  He holds his degrees from the University of California, Los Angeles (M.A. and Ph.D.) and the University of Florida, and his areas of specialization are the Aegean Bronze Age, the archaeology and economy of cloth production, and Anatolian archaeology.  He is the Co-Director of the Eastern Boeotia Archaeological Project, the author of From Minos to Midas: Ancient Cloth Production in the Aegean and in Anatolia (Ancient Textiles Series Vol. 7, Oxford: Oxbow Books, 2010), and a contibutor to Women in Antiquity (ed. J. Turfa and S. Budin. Routledge, 2016) and  Textile Trade and Distribution II: From the Ancient Near East to the Mediterranean (1000 BC-400 AD), (eds. Kerstin Droß-Krüpe and M-L. Nosch, 2016).

Dr. Bridget Buxton is an Associate Professor in the Department of History at the University of Rhode Island. She holds degrees from Victoria University in Wellington (M.A. with distinction) and a Ph.D from the Graduate Group in Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology at the University of California, Berkeley. Her areas of specialization are underwater archaeology, and Hellenistic and Roman history and archaeology, especially the Age of Augustus. Bridget has conducted fieldwork and led expeditions all around the Mediterranean, most recently in Israel with the IAA Maritime Unit at Akko and Caesarea. She collaborates with Croatian and other European and American colleagues to apply new robotic technologies in underwater archaeology, and is an archaeological advisor for Oceangate Foundation.

As a newly transplanted Chicago teenager, Deborah Carlson thought adapting to life in North Carolina would prove insurmountable. Then her parents insisted that she study Latin, which seemed at the time like a fatal blow. But in high-school Latin she discovered the world of Caesar, Ovid, and Pliny. The experience fostered in her a deep love of Greco-Roman antiquity, which she studied at the University of Arizona. After finishing her M.A. in 1995, Carlson taught Roman art and archaeology at Arizona for one year and then decided to pursue a degree in nautical archaeology at Texas A&M University. There, she earned the opportunity to work with George Bass as assistant director of a Greek shipwreck excavation off the coast of Turkey at Tektaş Burnu. Her 2003 appointment as the first female of A&M's nautical archaeology faculty has given her the chance to train and advise the next generation of students, including a community of vibrant young women.  She has assisted in the direction of both terrestrial and underwater excavations in Italy, Greece, and Turkey, and has served as the Archaeological Director of Institute of Nautical Archaeology’s excavation of an early-first century B.C. Roman shipwreck at Kızılburun, Turkey, and as the Assistant Director of INA’s work on a Classical Greek ship at Tektaş Burnu, Turkey.  She has received various awards for her work, was the 2003/2004 recipient of the AIA’s Olivia James Traveling Fellowship, and a 2010/2011 AIA Joukowsky Lecturer.

Alison Carter is Assistant Professor in the Department of Archaeology at the University of Oregon.  She  holds her degrees from the University of Wisconsion, Madison (M.S. and Ph.D.) and Oberlin College.  Profssor Carter is an anthropological archaeologist with interests in the political economy and evolution of complex societies in Southeast Asia, the archaeology of East and South Asia, materials analysis and LA‐ICP­‐MS (Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry), craft technology and specialization, household archaeology, ritual and religion, trade and exchange, and bead studies.


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