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Sarah C. Murray

Sarah C. Murray

Assistant Professor of Classics & Religious Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Ph.D. Classical Archaeology, 2013

Sarah received her BA in Classical Archaeology from Dartmouth College in 2004. In 2005, she moved to Knoxville to become a GIS technician and field archaeologist for the University of Tennessee's Archaeological Research Lab before moving on to complete the Post-Baccalaureate program at the University of Pennsylvania. She has conducted fieldwork in the Southeastern USA, Pompeii, the Nemea Valley, the eastern Corinthia, and East Lokris.  Her dissertation, entitled "Trade, Imports, and Society in Early Greece (1400-700 BCE)," was advised by Ian Morris, Josh Ober, and Richard Martin.  This thesis has since grown into a book, recently published by the Cambridge University Press under the title The Collapse of the Mycenaean Economy:  Imports, Trade, and Institutions 1300-700 BCE.

After graduation, Sarah accepted a tenure-track offer from the University of Notre Dame as an Assistant Professor in their Department of Classics.  After a subsequent three years at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Sarah has accepted a new tenure-track position at the University of Toronto, effective July 1, 2017.

Current Projects: 
Saronic Harbors GIS
Mapping the Grand Tour
Late Bronze and Early Iron Age trade and imports
Big Data
The House of the Faun in Pompeii



Giovanna Ceserani, Thea De Armond, Sarah C. Murray, Giorgio Caviglia, Nicole Coleman, Molly Taylor-Poleskey
March 2017
As published in the American Historical Review by Giovanna Ceserani, Giorgio Caviglia, Nicole Coleman, Thea De Armond, Sarah Murray, and Molly Taylor...
July 2013
This dissertation engages in the current debate on whether there was more continuity or more discontinuity in Greece after the collapse of the...