2021 AIA-NYS Research Scholarship Recipient (Cohort I)

Christina Stefanou (NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World)

Since 2019, Christina has been a PhD student at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University (ISAW NYU). In 2018, she received her B.A. in History and Archaeology from the University of Athens. She is presently studying material and textual evidence from the Iron Age Mediterranean, with a focus on the cultural entanglements and socioeconomic relations between Aegean and Levantine societies in the late second and first millennium BCE. Her interests include Greek colonization, the Phoenicians in the Mediterranean, the materiality of writing, and Digital Humanities. Since 2021, Christina has been a member of the Lyktos Archaeological Project, an excavation of the Archaeological Society at Athens. The excavation is co-directed by Dr. Antonis Kotsonas (ISAW NYU) and Dr. Angelos Chaniotis (IAS, Princeton University), in collaboration with Dr. Vasiliki Sythiakaki (Greek Archaeological Service). The project explores the ancient city of Lyktos, located on the island of Crete. During summer of 2021, Christina was involved in the excavation of a building complex dating to the Roman period (the so-called “bouleuterion”), and worked for the project as a GIS specialist. Her responsibilities included topographical documentation, mapping, architectural drawing, photogrammetry, and aerial photography.

☞ Read about Christina’s work on the Lyktos Archaeological Project in the September 2021 issue of the AIA-New York Society Newsletter.