Weissman School of Arts and Sciences

Anna Lucille Boozer

Assistant Professor
Roman Mediterranean Archaeology

Email:

anna.boozer@baruch.cuny.edu

Location: VC 4-284
Phone: (646) 312-4326

 

Anna Boozer researches various aspects of Roman Mediterranean archaeology, including specialist subjects on the Roman East, Roman Egypt, imperialism and daily life. Her current research investigates the migration of peoples, goods and ideas across the borders of imperially controlled regions in order to understand how ordinary people experienced the Roman Empire. She is particularly interested in how divergent categories of identity-such as gender, ethnicity, status and age-affected modes of self-representation under Roman rule.

Anna has excavated across the Roman Mediterranean and she currently excavates a Roman city in the Western Desert of Egypt as part of the Amheida Project. She also co-directs MAP: The Meroe Archival Project with Intisar Elzein (University of Khartoum, Sudan). Her publications include articles on imperialism, memory, daily life, frontiers, migration and the life course. A volume on her excavations of a mid-late third to early-mid fourth century house at Amheida will be published by NYU Press.

Subject Matter Expertise:

Roman Empire, Roman Egypt, Meroitic Sudan, archaeology, ancient history, imperialism, everyday life, urbanism

Degrees:

BA (St. John's College)

MA, PhD (Columbia University)

Affiliations:

Director: CUNY Excavations at Amheida (Egypt) (www.Amheida.org)

Co-Director: The Meroe Archival Project (Sudan) (www.Meroecity.org) (with Prof. Intisar Elzein Soghayroun, University of Khartoum, Sudan)

Editorial Board: Dotawo: A Journal for Nubian Studies

Steering Committee: Sudan Archaeological Research Society

Honorary Fellow: Department of Archaeology, University of Reading (Reading, United Kingdom)

Fellow: Topoi Excellence Cluster (Berlin, Germany)

Most Recent Publications:

* denotes peer reviewed

2014*   “New Perspectives on Post-Pharaonic Egypt” in Ancient West & East: 13.

2013*    “Frontiers and Borderlands in Imperial Perspectives: Exploring Rome’s Egyptian Frontier” in American Journal of Archaeology. 117 (2): 275-92.

2013*    “Archaeology on Egypt’s Edge: Archaeological Research in the Dakhleh Oasis, 1819-1977” in Ancient West & East: 12.

2013     “Preliminary Report on Area 1.4” in University of Reading Excavations at Amheida. Anna L. Boozer (ed.)
http://www.amheida.org/index.php?content=reports

2013*    “The Archaeology of Amheida (Egypt)” in The Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology. Claire Smith (ed.) Springer.

2012*     “Masculinity” in Blackwell's Encyclopedia of Ancient History: Social History. R.S. Bagnall, K. Brodersen, C. Champlin, A. Erskine, S.R. Huebner (eds.) Oxford: Blackwell.

2012*     “Identity (personal)” in Blackwell's Encyclopedia of Ancient History: Social History. R.S. Bagnall, K. Brodersen, C. Champlin, A. Erskine, S.R. Huebner (eds.) Oxford: Blackwell.

2012*     “Old age and aging” in Blackwell's Encyclopedia of Ancient History: Social History. R.S. Bagnall, K. Brodersen, C. Champlin, A. Erskine, S.R. Huebner (eds.) Oxford: Blackwell.

2012*    “Memory (collective)” in Blackwell's Encyclopedia of Ancient History: Social History. R.S. Bagnall, K. Brodersen, C. Champlin, A. Erskine, S.R. Huebner (eds.) Oxford: Blackwell.

2012*     “Apartment buildings (insulae)” in Blackwell's Encyclopedia of Ancient History:  Social History. R.S. Bagnall, K. Brodersen, C. Champlin, A. Erskine, S.R. Huebner (eds.) Oxford: Blackwell.

2012*     “Body (human)” in Blackwell's Encyclopedia of Ancient History: Social History.  R.S. Bagnall, K. Brodersen, C. Champlin, A. Erskine, S.R. Huebner (eds.) Oxford: Blackwell.

2012      “Preliminary Report on Area 1.4” in University of Reading Excavations at Amheida. Anna L. Boozer (ed.)
http://www.amheida.org/index.php?content=reports

2012*    “Globalizing Mediterranean Identities: The Overlapping Spheres of Egyptian, Greek, and Roman Worlds at Trimithis” in Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology. 25 (2): 93-116.

2011*   “Forgetting to Remember in the Dakhleh Oasis, Egypt” in Cultural Memory and Identity in Ancient Societies. Martin Bommas (ed.) London and New York: Continuum Publishers: 109-126.

2010    "Memory and Microhistory of an Empire: Domestic Contexts in Roman Amheida, Egypt” in Archaeology and Memory. Edited by Dušan Borić. Oxford: Oxbow: 138-157.

2008    “Area 1 Study Season” in Excavations at Amheida. Roger Bagnall (ed.)
http://www.amheida.org/index.php?content=reports

2007    “Area 1” in Excavations at Amheida. Roger Bagnall (ed.)
http://www.amheida.org/index.php?content=reports

2006    “Area 1.3” in Excavations at Amheida. Roger Bagnall (ed.)
http://www.amheida.org/index.php?content=reports

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