Graduate Program in Balkan and Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology

Katelin McCullough

Katelin McCullough

Katelin is a PhD candidate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research interests include the archaeology of North Africa and the Roman provinces more broadly. She has participated in excavations in Belize, Italy, Romania, Israel, Spain, and is currently working on a survey and excavation project in Morocco.

Her dissertation focuses on the sculpture and associated epigraphic monuments set up by and for local women in Cyrene, Libya from the Hellenistic period to the third century CE. This work considers the evidence for female representation as assemblages tied to specific spaces within the city and examines how their monuments are integrated into broader urban landscape physically and with regard to their social functions. Katelin’s research thus far has included work on identity studies, gender studies, small finds, and urban development.

Katelin received her B.A. in Classical Archaeology and Anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin and her M.A. in Classical Archaeology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her Master’s Thesis, entitled The Inclusion and Negotiation of the Appropriate Female Presence in Public: Thamugadi and Cuicul discussed the specific economic context of the North African region and its impact on how women were included within public spaces according to distinctly local patterns. More recently, she has also spent time researching at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens and the Institut für Klassische Archäologie at Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen.