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Grace Erny

Grace Erny

PhD Candidate - Classical Archaeology

B.A. Macalester College (2011)
M.A. University of Colorado (2014)

Grace's research focuses on the archaeology and social history of Greece in the first millennium BCE. Her dissertation investigates social differentiation and economic inequality in Geometric through Classical Crete, with particular focus on rural settlement and evidence from archaeological survey. Grace's doctoral research has been supported by the Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowship, the Mellon Foundation, and the Archaeological Institute of America, and she is currently the Doreen Canaday Spitzer Fellow at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens.

Grace's other research interests include the archaeology and history of modern Greece, as well as the gender sociology of archaeology. She is an advocate for public humanities and was the was co-coordinator of the Stanford Archaeology Center's school outreach program for three years. She also served as the Senior Digital Humanities Graduate Fellow at CESTA, Stanford's Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis, for the 2019-2020 academic year.
Grace is an active field archaeologist and has worked in Israel, Cyprus, and the American Southwest. She is currently involved in three archaeological projects in Greece: the Anavlochos Excavations in East Crete (area supervisor and ceramic analyst), the Bays of Eastern Attica Regional Survey (co-director of intensive survey), and the Western Argolid Regional Project (publication team).



Grace Erny, William Caraher
January 2020
Fieldwork at the settlement of Chelmis in the Western Argolid provides a case study in the archaeological documentation of the Modern landscape of...