Erina Baci (University of Michigan Museum of Anthropological Anthropology)
Erina is a second-year PhD student at the University of Michigan. She completed her Bachelor’s at the University of Toronto and her Master’s at Mississippi State University. Her research interests include the application of GIS analysis in archaeology, settlement pattern and regional analysis, and the prehistory of Albania and Kosova. She is currently the GIS database manager of the project Regional Archaeology of the Districts of Peja and Istog, Kosova (RAPID-K).
Leah Bernardo-Ciddio (Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art and Archaeology, University of Michigan)
Leah holds a BA in Classical Studies and History from York University, Toronto (2013), and a Master of Philosophy in Classical Archaeology from the University of Oxford (2015). She is currently a PhD Candidate at the University of Michigan and works as a Finds Assistant at the Gabii Project in Rome. Her dissertation project, titled “Ceramics, Craft Communities, and Cultural Interactions in the First Millennium Adriatic: Production and Trade of Apulian Matt-Painted Pottery”, addresses the material traces of connectivity between Italy and the Balkan Peninsula in the Iron Age. This will involve close study of ceramic evidence recovered from the region to examine the nature of contact, interaction, and mobility through meso-scale analysis of ceramic production and communities of practice.
Sheira Cohen (Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art and Archaeology, University of Michigan)
Bailey Franzoi (Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art and Archaeology, University of Michigan)
Bailey earned her B.A. with honors in Classics and Archaeology and the Ancient World from Brown University in 2019. She is currently a first-year graduate student at the University of Michigan in the Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art and Archaeology. She is interested broadly in the archaeology of the Roman provinces, human osteology, and zooarchaeology.
Kelly Miklas (University of Missouri)
Kelly is currently an MA student in the Ancient Mediterranean Studies department at the University of Missouri and earned her BA from the University of Michigan (2019) in Classical Archaeology and History. Her research interests focus on Punic and Roman colonization in the western Mediterranean and the exploitation of marine resources, especially those related to the production of salted fish products. She currently works with the Sinis Archaeological Project in Central-Western Sardinia, but has also worked in central Italy and Mallorca.
Alex Moskowitz (Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art and Archaeology, University of Michigan)
Alex earned his BA from Swarthmore College and an MA from the University of Georgia. He is currently in his second year as a member of the Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art and Archaeology at the University of Michigan. Alex serves as an Assistant Supervisor with the American Excavations at Morgantina. His research focuses on changing patterns of domestic space and craft production in the process Greek migrations in the Early Iron Age, with a special interest in Magna Graecia and the application of postcolonial theories.