I am an active field archaeologist, and I am a senior member of the Bays of East Attica Regional Survey (BEARS). My research interests lie in using historical and archaeological evidence to reconstruct the lives and experiences of rural groups. My research's core aim is to create multi-vocal narratives from the perspectives of varying sexes, ages, and statuses to rebalance orthodox perceptions of rural inhabitants as shaped by elite authors. My ultimate goal is to provide a better-rounded picture of the lives and economic objectives of free and enslaved individuals and rural communities from their perspective. My first monograph, The Ancient Greek Farmstead, is a fully realised example of this approach to rural communities, which uses digital, archaeological, and historical data to reconstruct and analyse the role that farmsteads had in supporting agriculture as an economic and communal activity. My second monograph, under contract with Routledge, The Experience of Agricultural Labour in Classical Greece examines the lives of agricultural workers utilising texts, iconography, and archaeological datasets to create a well-rounded understanding of how they made sense of their lives and the necessity of work to survive.
Along with my co-organisers Dr Andrew Bayliss and Dr Will Mack, I organised a colloquium Rural Communities in Ancient Greece held virtually at the University of Birmingham (October 2020), which inaugurated a new research network on rural communities. The research network will provide a space for new and innovative research on rural communities.