July 13th, 2012
I wasn't going to write about an interaction I had yesterday with a young Greek employee at a cell phone store, partly because this blog is supposed to reflect my archaeological research, not my social experiences, and also partly because the...
July 9th, 2012
One of the biggest obstacles to researching the Romá is that there are more names for them than seems possible. Just when I think I have finally completed an exhaustive list of nouns that refer to the Romá, I come across just one more. It never ends...
July 6th, 2012
I haven't written yet, because I truly haven't known where to begin. That, and I tend to get distracted reading about all of the other amazing things people are doing whenever I log on to the Global Conversations website... I have been in Greece...
I'm a senior at Brown double concentrating in Archaeology and the Ancient World and Latin American Studies, with a heavy background in political philosophy. I'm most interested in the construction of personal, community, and national narratives and identities through archaeology and history. I strongly believe in the usefulness of comparative study and the unification of a wide variety of disciplines to examine a single issue or question. I'm hoping to continue my studies at the graduate level to explore all of this further. Currently, I'm engaged in the research and composition of my senior honor's thesis, which will be the product of work made possible by the Brown International Scholarship Program. This work revolves around using archaeology and materiality to explore the history of the Romani people in Greece/the Balkans and the European world at large. Right now I am focused on the identification of an independent Romani political entity known to have existed on the Ionian island of Corfu, but larger issues of interest include what archaeology and history can tell us about the narratives and identities constructed for/of/about/by the Romani people.