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My research focuses on Italy in the first-millennium BC; my PhD considered gender identities in Archaic Etruria, chiefly examining masculine identity and looking at gender and social identity as operating (and intersecting) through a system of hegemonic masculinities. A revised version of this is nearing completion as a monograph. I am also an active field archaeologist presently involved with two projects in Italy, the American project at Murlo and the Canadian excavations of a Romano-Punic sanctuary site on Pantelleria.

Research interests and PhD supervision

  • Archaeology of pre-Roman Italy
  • Roman Archaeology
  • Gender and Social Identities in Antiquity


My teaching primarily focuses on the material culture and history of the Roman world. I also teach Latin language and have taught Greek and Etruscan art and archaeology in the past.


  • (editor with E. Herring). 2018. Papers in Italian Archaeology VII. The Archaeology of Death. Proceedings of the Seventh Conference of Italian Archaeology held at the National University of Ireland, Galway, April 16-18, 2016. Archaeopress, Oxford.
  • 2016.  “Somebody to Love: Constructing Gender Identities in 7th and 6th century Chiusi.” In Scopocasa, R. & E. Perego (Eds). Burial and Social Change in first millennium BC Italy: approaching social agents. Oxbow, Oxford: 77-95
  • 2013.  “The mute statues speak: the archaic period acroteria from Poggio Civitate (Murlo).” European Journal of Archaeology 16.2: 268-288