I am a PhD candidate in the departments of History of Art and Visual Studies and the Institute of Archaeology and Material Studies at Cornell University. I received an MA (Hons) in Classics from the University of Glasgow, an MA in Ancient Visual and Material Culture from Warwick University, and an MA in History of Art and Archaeology from Cornell University. I have worked on multiple field projects across Greece and Italy, and have held managerial roles in contemporary architecture, as well as previous roles in museums and heritage management in the UK and Greece. I currently hold a Leverhulme Trust Study Abroad Studentship at the British School at Athens until the end of 2022.
At the Fitch, I am working on creating a reference collection for the study of ancient pigments with optical microscopy and XRF, which will assist me in my analysis of pigments and wall plasters from projects at Olynthos (British School at Athens) and Stymphalos (Canadian Institute in Greece). My research aims to shed light on the pigments in use at these sites, focusing on domestic contexts from the Classical – Roman periods. I have a particular interest in earth-based pigments and how they demonstrate human-environment interactions and craft processes, and am exploring this in relation to extraction and labour studies.