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Sophie Cushman

(Spring 2021) Friday 11-1 via Zoom

Research Areas

Aegean prehistory; mortuary archaeology; identity, ethnicity, and material culture; state formation and social structure; cultural heritage and repatriation


Sophie received her B.A. in Classical Studies and Art History from Tulane University in 2015.  Her honors thesis examined the construction of communal space in Cretan settlements from the Iron Age to Archaic periods.  She completed the Post-Baccalaureate program in Classical Languages at the University of Pennsylvania and joined the PhD program in Classical Archaeology at Berkeley in 2016.  Sophie earned her M.A. in Classical Archaeology from Berkeley in 2018 with a thesis examining individual agency and identity in Late Minoan Cretan cemeteries.

She has excavated on Crete and currently works on the Nemea Center for Classical Archaeology's projects at Nemea, Aidonia, and Mycenae in the Peloponnese.