The Classics Department is delighted to welcome Catherine Steidl as our 2020-21 Scholar in Residence at the Bruce D. Benson Center for the Study of Western Civilization!
Catherine received her B.A. from Wesleyan University and her Ph.D. from Brown University’s Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World, and has previously held appointments at Dartmouth College and Koç University in Istanbul. Her research focuses on the dynamics of community formation and identity in the Mediterranean, in particular Anatolian Ionia in the Iron Age. She’s currently working on a monograph about community interaction and the development of a Hellenic identity in the 1st millennium BC on a pan-Mediterranean scale, from the Iberian peninsula to the Black Sea. She’ll be teaching a course on the archaeology of Greek Cities and Sanctuaries in the fall and another on ‘Mediterranean Migrations’ in the spring.