Lecturer in Roman Archaeology, University of Southampton, UK.
I am a Classical archaeologist and ancient historian working on the epigraphy and material culture of religious practice; pilgrimage, sacred landscapes and the natural world; mobility and migration; emotion and experience; and interconnectivity, social networks and network analysis. I am a pioneer in the use of social network analytical methods to interpret religious movements in Classical antiquity, and a founder member of The Connected Past research network. Before moving to Southampton, I worked in Aarhus, Denmark, as part of the Sapere Aude funded project exploring the Emergence of Sacred Travel in the Graeco-Roman Mediterranean. http://projects.au.dk/sacredtravel/.
My temporal range is broad, I am interested in advancing comparative, diachronic approaches, and my work extends from the Bronze Age to Late Antiquity. I am focused on Anatolia, Syria, the East Mediterranean and the Aegean, and I have excavated in Crete (Minoan Palaikastro, British School at Athens) and Turkey (the sanctuary at Doliche, Universität Münster), as well as co-directing the Lower Göksu Archaeological Salvage Survey Project in Cilicia (Turkey) since 2015.