2023 AIA-NYS Research Scholarship Recipient (Cohort IV)

Christos Theodorou (Hunter College)

Christos Theodorou is finishing the senior year of his B.A. in Classical Archaeology at Hunter College, where he has been awarded the Claireve Grandjouan Prize in Archaeology and is a member of the Solomon Bluhm Scholars Program for high-achieving students within the college’s Classics department. His interests focus on the archaeology of Chalcolithic and Bronze Age Cyprus, and he participated in his first excavation there in 2022 at the Bronze Age site of Kissonerga-Skalia under the direction of Dr. Lindy Crewe of the Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute. Most recently, Christos was accepted into the 2022–2023 AIA-NYS Scholars Program, through which he received their 2023 Research Scholarship. With this generous grant, he was able to return to Cyprus and join the excavation team at the Late Bronze Age site of Kalavasos-Ayios Dhimitrios under the direction of Dr. Kevin Fisher of the University of British Columbia. Christos hopes to continue to broaden the foundation of his undergraduate studies at Hunter College through academic research and archaeological fieldwork—and better prepare for post-graduate education.