My research explores political, social and economic structures through the study of ancient landscapes, combining traditional archaeological approaches with epigraphic studies and GIS-based methods of data collection and analysis. In my doctoral thesis, I investigate the role of Late Classical and Hellenistic fortifications in the Argolid (Greece), while my current project focuses on the interaction between human activity and the natural environment in ancient Thessaly (Greece). In both projects, inscriptions provide a crucial source for reconstructing the regions’ changing political, cultural and social structures.
I came to Oxford as a postgraduate student in Classical Archaeology after completing a BA in Classical Archaeology and Classical Greek Philology at the University of Heidelberg, and am currently the Esmée Fairbairn Junior Research Fellow in Classics at New College.
At the CSAD, I assist with the editing and layout of the Centre’s newsletter.