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Welcome Lindsey Mazurek!

Lindsey Mazurek will join the Department of History at the University of Oregon in Fall 2018. She previously held a postdoctoral fellowship at the Memorial University of Newfoundland and taught in the Department of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies at Bucknell University. Her research focuses on questions of ethnicity, migration, materiality, and identification in the Roman Empire, and her work has appeared in the Journal of Roman Archaeology and will appear in forthcoming issues of the American Journal of Archaeology and Classical Review. She is currently working on a book manuscript, Embodying Isis: Egyptian Religion and the Negotiation of Greekness in the Second Century CE. This project re-examines prevailing notions of Greek identity and group formation under the Roman Empire by focusing on devotees of Egyptian religion who lived in second century CE Greece.

Professor Mazurek is also interested in questions of globalization and social networks in the Mediterranean. In 2016, her co-edited volume Across the Corrupting Sea: Post-Braudelian Approaches to the Ancient Eastern Mediterranean (Routledge) brought postmodern theoretical perspectives to bear questions of Mediterranean connectivity raised by the work of historian Fernand Braudel. Bringing these questions into her archaeological fieldwork, she co-directs the Ostia Connectivity Project, a digital archaeology and social history project that combines GIS and Social Network Analysis to reconstruct potential social groupings and their participation in the urban fabric of Rome’s main port city of Ostia. She has participated in archaeological fieldwork in the Athenian Agora, Mycenae, Nemea, and Exmoor National Park, and her research has been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the International Catacomb Foundation.