B.A., Archaeology, Classics and Anthropology, Magna Cum Laude, The College of Wooster
M.A., Art History with a focus on ancient art, University of Texas at Austin
PhD Student, Classical Art and Archaeology
Alicia graduated from the College of Wooster in 2008. While attending Wooster, she became intrigued by prehistoric and Classical Greece and Cyprus. At the University of Texas at Austin, Alicia narrowed her wider interests about the ancient Mediterranean and focused on Late Bronze Age Cyprus for her MA thesis. Her MA thesis, entitled The Horned God in a New Light: Examining Religious Hybridity at Enkomi, Cyprus in the Late Bronze Age, analyzed the iconography of the Horned God statue in order to understand from where the various artistic influences derived and what those choices meant to the cult. Alicia began her PhD work at UVa in the fall of 2010. Her main interests lie in religious and cultic development (votive offerings, belief systems, and the interaction of the cultic sphere with the political system) within Cyprus and the Mediterranean and connections between Greece and Cyprus from the Late Bronze Age through the Archaic. At UVa, Alicia has been a Teaching Assistant for Etruscan and Roman Art and Archaeology, as well as serving twice as a Teaching Assistant for History of Art I (ARTH 1051). She has excavated at Athienou in Cyprus (Athienou Archaeological Project, 2007 and Supervisor 2011, 2012), in the Athenian Agora (The American School of Classical Studies 2009, 2010), and at Pompeii (Anglo American Project in Pompeii, 2006). Alicia is currently working under the guidance of Dr. Tyler Jo Smith to refine her dissertation topic on Iron Age and Archaic Cyprus.
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