Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology

The Graduate Group in Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology at the University of California at Berkeley offers a program for graduate students with interdisciplinary interests in the ancient worlds of the Near East, Greece, Rome, and Late Antiquity.

Location: 7233 Dwinelle Hall

Phone: 510-643-8741
Fax: 510-643-2959

Web site:

Mailing address:
7233 Dwinelle Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720


Cassandra Dunn, Student Services Adviser

(510) 642-3672
7228 Dwinelle Hall

Susanna Elm, Professor of History and Classics

D.Phil. 1986 Oxford University
(510) 642-2238
2310 Dwinelle Hall

Special interests: Late Antiquity, Later Roman Empire, Early Christianity

Candace Groskreutz, Student Services Adviser

(510) 643-8741
7222 Dwinelle Hall

Erich Gruen, Gladys Rehard Wood Professor of History and Classics Emeritus

B.A. 1957 Columbia University, B.A., M.A. 1960 Oxford University, Ph.D. 1964 Harvard University
3422 Dwinelle

Special interests: Greek and Roman History; Jews in the Greco-Roman world

Christopher Hallett, Professor of Classics and Art History

B.A. 1980 University of Bristol, M.Phil. 1983 Oxford University, Ph.D. 1993 University of California, Berkeley
(510) 643-4512
418 Doe Library

Special interests: Roman Art and Visual Culture, Ancient Portraiture, Hellenistic Art

Todd Hickey, Associate Professor/Director, Center for the Tebtunis Papyri

A.B. 1990 (University of Pennsylvania), A.M. 1992, Ph.D. 2001 (University of Chicago)
(510) 642-4556
489 Bancroft Library

Special interests: Papyrology (Greek and Egyptian), social and economic history, Late Antiquity, Lucian

Robert Knapp, Professor emeritus

B.A. 1968 Central Michigan University, Ph.D. 1973 University of Pennsylvania
510 642-5314
7207 Dwinelle

Special interests: Roman History, Culture, and Literature

Leslie Kurke, Head Graduate Adviser; Gladys Rehard Wood Chair, Professor of Classics and Comparative Literature

B.A. 1981 Bryn Mawr College, Ph.D. 1988 Princeton University
(510) 642-2054
4331 Dwinelle Hall

Special interests: Greek Literature and Culture, Archaic Greek poetry, Herodotus

Stephen Miller, Professor emeritus of Classical Archaeology

A.B. 1964 Wabash College, Ph.D. 1970 Princeton University

Special interests: Greek and Roman Art and Archaeology; Ancient Architecture; Greek Athletics

Carlos Noreña, Associate Professor of History

Special interests: Roman history

J. Theodore Peña, Professor

B.A. 1978 Wesleyan Univesity; M.A. 1981, Ph.D. 1987 University of Michigan
(510) 643-8964
7308 Dwinelle

Special interests: Roman archaeology, ancient economy, material culture studies, text-based archaeology, pottery analysis

Kim Shelton, Associate Professor of Classics, Director of Nemea Center for Classical Archaeology

B.A. 1987 University of Texas at Austin, M.A. 1989, Ph.D. 1993 University of Pennsylvania
(510) 642-5314
7212 Dwinelle Hall

Special interests: Classical Archaeology, Bronze Age Aegean, Ceramics, Ancient Religion and Mythology

Randall Souza, Graduate Student Instructor from AHMA
359A Dwinelle Hall

Andrew Stewart, Nicholas C. Petris Professor in Greek Studies, Professor of Art History and Classics; Director, UC Berkeley excavation team, Tel Dor, Israel

B.A. 1969, M.A. 1972, Ph.D. 1972 Cambridge University
(510) 642-4524
412 Doe Library

Special interests: Greek sculpture, ancient art and architecture, archaeology, the east after Alexander, the Renaissance and Antiquity

Ronald Stroud, Klio Distinguished Professor of Classical Languages and Literature Emeritus

B.A. 1957 University of Toronto, Ph.D. 1965 University of California, Berkeley
(510) 642-2134
6221 Dwinelle

Special interests: Greek History and Literature, Greek Epigraphy

Eli Weaverdyck, Graduate Student Instructor from AHMA