Michael Toumazou Professor of Classics | Affiliated Professor of Art
- Ph.D., M.A. Bryn Mawr College
- M.A. Loyola University of Chicago
- B.A. Franklin and Marshall College
A Cypriot native and an archeologist, I teach courses in Greek and Roman art and architecture, as well as oversee our Athienou Archeological Project in Cyprus.
Years ago, I launched a modest summertime archaeological dig in my home country of Cyprus, and I offered my students the chance to live and work on the project as a summer internship. I naively imagined it would be a three to five years at best. Twenty years later, my collaborators - students, alumni, professors -- and I have just published a 27-chapter compilation on our findings titled Crossroads and Boundaries.
Most people understand that artifacts can tell you a lot about a place's history and culture. But as the 400+ students, participants, and co-authors on this project can tell you, what we learn from artifacts spans many more disciplines.
My degrees, my courses and my research reflect my lifelong passion for Greek and Roman art and architecture, and archeological sites, specifically in Cyprus.