I am a specialist in the archaeology of the Mediterranean's Iron Age, a period that extends between c.1200-c.600 BCE, with particular interest in the impact of colonisation, and the construction and expression of social identities. I use postcolonial and globalisation theories to examine the interactions and influences between the various communities and cultures of the Mediterranean during this period of unprecedented connectivity. Unusually, my research spans the traditional disciplines of Near Eastern and Classical Archaeology.
I am currently collaborating with the British Museum on a project that explores the role of luxury objects as expressions of status ...
BA, Bryn Mawr College
MA, University College London
DPhil, Oxford University
Prior to coming to Bristol in 2000, I taught at Leicester, Manchester and Cambridge Universities.
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