Photo of Grace Erny in front of table with archaeological ceramics

Research Expertise and Interest

archaeology, archaeology and history of Greece and the Aegean, inequality in the ancient world, archaeology survey and the rural Mediterranean, analysis of archaeological ceramics, archaeological ethics, public archaeology

Research Description

Grace Erny is an assistant professor in the Department of Ancient Greek & Roman Studies and affiliated faculty at the Graduate Group in Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology and the Archaeological Research Facility. Her research focuses primarily on the archaeology and history of Greece and the Aegean in the first millennium BCE. Her current book project investigates economic inequality, social differentiation, and rural communities in Early Iron Age, Archaic, and Classical Crete. Other published and in-progress work includes contributions on statistical approaches to survey data, Crete in the Homeric epics, the contemporary archaeology of the Greek countryside, the gender sociology of Mediterranean survey archaeology, and conservatism in Cretan material culture. She has served as staff on three archaeological projects in Greece -- the Western Argolid Regional Project, the Bays of East Attica Regional Survey, and the Anavlochos Project in east Crete -- and has conducted archaeological fieldwork in Israel, Cyprus, and the American Southwest.

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