I am an archaeologist interested in the history, society and art of Roman Italy. My research interests revolve around gender and identity, personal adornment and Roman women. I am particularly interested in the ways in which jewellery acted as a social signifier to others about the identity and status of its wearer. My project at the Norwegian Institute will focus first on the identification of these social signs in the heart of Roman Italy and then on the ways in which these signs were adopted and changed in the provinces.
I have a background in Classics, Geology and Medieval Archaeology, and completed my D.Phil in Roman Archaeology at the University of Oxford in 2014. My doctoral work focused on identifying multiple gender identities from the adorned skeletal remains preserved by the eruption of Vesuvius in AD 97.
I have worked as a field archaeologist in Italy, Turkey, the UK and the USA. Most recently, I collaborated on jewellery finds from Roman Colchester.