Before joining St. John’s in 2017 I taught at Keble, the Freie Universität Berlin, and Brown University. In Oxford I teach for several undergraduate degrees including Archaeology and Anthropology, Classical Archaeology and Ancient History, Classics, and Egyptology and Ancient Near Eastern Studies. Most of my teaching focuses on the material culture and societies of the ancient Near East (pre-Hellenistic) and the Bronze Age Aegean, as well as on archaeological method and theory.
I am currently working on two projects related to the archaeology of Turkey: one towards a book manuscript and the other as co-director of a regional survey. The book project is titled ‘The Presence of a Hittite Past’ and problematizes social memory approaches to Hittite and pre-Hittite monuments, with an ultimate interest in locating ‘Hittites’ in local, national and global discourses around the archaeology of Turkey today. The survey is in the Konya region where we are developing a longue durée and landscape-oriented framework to illuminate a number of historical trends, including the earliest cities and states in the Konya Plain (Bronze Age and Iron Age), and a succession of imperial interventions in the region, beginning with the Hittites.