Ulrike is a faculty member at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA. She received her Ph.D. from Stanford in 2008, with a concentration in Classical Archaeology (under the direction of Ian Morris, Ian Hodder, and Walter Scheidel). Her general areas of interests include archaeology, particularly in the distribution of ceramics in the western Mediterranean. Before the commencement of her academic appointment, Ulrike held the DAI/AIA Postdoctoral Fellowship at the German Archaeological Institute in Berlin. In 2009/2010, she taught “Greece and Italy: An Artistic and Literary Odyssey” at The Evergreen State College, a course which examined the architecture, painted pottery and sculpture of the Bronze Age Aegean civilizations. It also investigated the Roman appropriation of Greek art and thought, and how 15th century Italians used the ideas found in classical literature as a basis for revolutions in artistic practices and the conception of humanity. Most recently, in Fall/Winter (2012/2013), she taught a course on the history, art, and archaeology of the ancient Mediterranean, titled, "Ancient Words and Works."