Grace Erny joins the Department of Ancient Greek & Roman Studies as Assistant Professor

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August 2, 2023

The Division of Arts & Humanities at UC Berkeley is pleased to welcome professor Grace Erny as of July 1, 2023. Erny is an assistant professor in the Department of Ancient Greek & Roman Studies and specializes in the archaeology of early Greece from the end of the Late Bronze Age through the Archaic period. 

Erny’s research interests include archaeological surveys; human-environment interaction; economic inequality; and the relationship between city and countryside in the ancient world. She is also a field archaeologist, having worked in southwest Colorado at the nonprofit Crow Canyon Archaeological Center. Likewise, she has a variety of field experience, some of which include participating in the Omrit Excavations in northern Israel; the ASCSA's excavations at Ancient Corinth; the Basketmaker Communities Project in the American Southwest; and the Archaeology of Rural Cyprus project. Currently, she is working on a paper to be published in the Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology 36(1), “Statistical Approaches to Small Site Diversity: New Insights from Cretan Legacy SurveyData.”

After receiving her B.A. in classical archaeology and physics from Macalester College in 2011 and M.A. in classical archaeology from the University of Colorado in 2014, Erny began working as a field archaeologist. She then earned her Ph.D. in classics (archaeology) from Stanford University in 2022 and for the past year was employed as a Loeb Classical Library Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens.