Directors

Linda R. Gosner is an Assistant Professor of Classical Archaeology at Texas Tech University. She holds a Ph.D. from the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World at Brown University (2016) and recently completed a three-year postdoctoral fellowship with the Michigan Society of Fellows and Michigan’s Department of Classical Studies. Her research centers on local responses to Roman imperialism in rural and industrial landscapes of the western Mediterranean (primarily Spain, Portugal, and Sardinia). In particular, she studies the impact of empire on technology, craft production, labor practices, and everyday life in provincial communities. Linda’s current book project examines the transformation of mining communities and landscapes in the Iberian Peninsula following Roman conquest. Her work engages with broad questions about human-environment interaction, community and identity, labor history, mobility, and culture contact. Linda has conducted fieldwork—including excavation, pedestrian survey, and ceramic analysis—in Spain, Portugal, Italy, Egypt, Jordan, and Turkey.


Jessica Nowlin is a Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy and Classics and a GIS specialist at the Center for Archaeological Research at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She received her Ph.D. from the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World at Brown University in 2016. Her dissertation explored the maintenance and adaptation of Iron Age funerary traditions in the central Apennine mountains through the incorporation of imported objects from the eastern Mediterranean. Her research interests include the impact of cross-cultural interaction, trade and exchange on indigenous groups in mainland central Italy and Sardinia, methods of digital archaeological recording and analysis, and the critical historiography of classical archaeology and art history. She has conducted fieldwork in Belize and Crimea, as well as in multiple regions in Italy (Basilicata, Calabria, Lazio and Sardinia). In addition, she regularly serves as the GIS analyst on numerous CRM projects in Bexar County, Texas.