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Alicia Dissinger

B.A., Archaeology, Classics and Anthropology, The College of Wooster, 2008
M.A., Art History with a focus on ancient art, University of Texas at Austin, 2010
PhD Candidate, Classical Art and Archaeology

After graduating from the College of Wooster in 2008, Alicia was intrigued by the ancient Mediterranean world. At the University of Texas at Austin, she wrote her Master's thesis entitled, "The Horned God in a New Light: Examining Religious Hybridity at Enkomi, Cyprus in the Late Bronze Age." In her thesis, she analyzed the iconography of the Horned God statue and investigated what the various artistic choices meant to the ancient worshipers. Alicia began her PhD work at UVA in the fall of 2010. Her main interests lie in religious and cultic development within Cyprus and the Aegean, cross-cultural interactions within the Mediterranean, and ancient animal iconography from the Late Bronze Age through the Archaic. Currently, she is working on her dissertation entitled, Cypro-Archaic Bird Iconography: Types, Uses, and Meanings.

At UVA, Alicia was a Teaching Assistant for Etruscan and Roman Art and Archaeology, Introduction to Art History II (Early Renaissance through Post-Modernism), 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 2011-2013), in the Athenian Agora (The American School of Classical Studies 2009, 2010), and at Pompeii (Anglo American Project in Pompeii, 2006).

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