I am in the second year of my PhD research project titled Biocultural transformations in central mainland Greece from the Classical to the Roman era, under the supervision of assistant professor Efthymia Nikita, at the Cyprus Institute. My main research interests lie in Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean bioarchaeology. In the past I have studied Prehistoric Archaeology at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (2018), Human Osteology and Funerary Archaeology at the University of Sheffield, UK (2014) and History and Archaeology at the University of Ioannina, Greece (2010). I have participated in a number of excavations and surface surveys throughout Greece and Cyprus, in Albania and in Jordan and I have worked as a contract archaeologist for the Greek Ministry of Culture. I also hold a position as A.G. Leventis research assistant in Archaeological Science at the Science & Technology in Archaeology Research Centre, of the Cyprus Institute. In this capacity, I am involved in various research projects examining population dynamics and mobility of past populations, spanning from the Classical period and Late Antiquity until the post-Medieval/Ottoman era in Cyprus (Linou, Kition, Ayia Napa, Protaras and Amathus cemeteries). (https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Anna-Karligkioti).
Currently, as a Fitch laboratory bursary holder at the British School at Athens, I am conducting macroscopic analysis of human skeletal remains of primary and secondary inhumations and cremations, coming from Classical, Hellenistic and Roman period cemeteries in the Mesogeia plain excavated by the Ephoreia of Antiquities of Eastern Attica. Furthermore, using the BSA library resources, I am conducting the literature review in relation to the respective historical and archaeological contexts. My PhD project also includes the study of human skeletal material from contemporary cemeteries of Thebes. By combining osteoarchaeological evidence, mortuary data and historical information my aim is to examine biocultural determinants of identity expressed through health inequalities, differential access to dietary resources, genetic affiliation and activity patterns in the Greco-Roman world and identify how these are affected by major sociocultural phenomena spatially and temporally.