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I am a classical archaeologist and ancient historian based in Athens, Greece.

My research generally involves looking for unexpected angles on important questions about the past and its relevance today: provocatively flipping the way we think about ending civil strife in the fourth-century polis or exploring unacknowledged tensions within the study of painted Athenian pottery, for instance. Trained in a variety of approaches to antiquity, I am especially interested in the generative possibilities of setting different kinds of evidence in tension or posing questions from one discipline to evidence from another.

I am the Assistant Director of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, which organizes American study and research within Greece. Before coming to Greece, I studied at the University of Chicago (B.A.) and the University of California, Berkeley (Ph.D.). Born in 1988, I grew up in State College, Pennsylvania, where dwells that "golden age of which men talk so much and which probably has never existed anywhere except in Pennsylvania" (as Voltaire wrote).

My teaching experience runs from languages to archaeology. Ancient Greek's distinctive fusion of logical rigor and poetic power make it an absolute pleasure to watch students advance from memorizing paradigms to reading Plato or Homer; ancient history and archaeology offer equally powerful ways to think about the past and (thereby) the present.

I also enjoy photography: follow me on instagram (where I also run an account explaining Athenian street names). The front-page photograph was taken at the sanctuary of Zeus atop Mount Lykaion in central Arcadia. (The photo to the left was taken by Florencia Foxley at the Atsicholou Bridge in Arcadia.)

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