Department of ClassicsUniversity of Cincinnati
Department of Classics

Katherine  M  Swinford 

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Katie Swinford is a PhD candidate in Classical Archaeology and currently teaches Latin and Ancient & Medieval History at the Seven Hills School in Cincinnati. She received her B.A in Classics and Classical Civilization from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  During her undergraduate and graduate education, she has studied and traveled throughout the Mediterranean, and has excavated at archaeological sites in the Cyclades, East Lokris, and northern Greece. Her dissertation, entitled "Seeking the Polis: Evaluating the Archaeological Evidence for Archaic Settlements in Macedonia," defines the archaic Macedonian settlement and its relationship to its earlier manifestations, its contemporaries in the area, and Greek colonies in Macedonia.

Education

  • B.A. , University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, 2002 (Classics and Classical Civilization).
  • M.A., University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2006 (Classical Archaeology).
  • American Academy in Rome (Classical Summer School), Rome, Italy, 2004.
  • American School of Classical Studies at Athens (Regular Member), Athens, Greece, 2007.
  • American School of Classical Studies at Athens (Visiting Associate Member), Thessaloniki, Greece, 2010.

Presentations & Lectures

Paper Presentations

  • Katie Swinford. The Sacred Hearth. UNC Chapel Hill Graduate Colloquium "House, Home, Household". 04/09/2005.
  • Katie Swinford. The Semi-Fixed Nature of Domestic Religion. CAMWS Annual Meeting, Madison, Wisconsin. 04/01/2005.
  • Katie Swinford. Hestia and the Material Culture of Miasma. Cincinnati Consortium of Ancient Studies, “Sumer to Caesar” . 11/30/2004.
  • Katie Swinford. Hadrian's Villa and the Villa d'Este. University of Cincinnati Classics Society. 11/05/2004.

Colloquia

  • Katie Swinford, Lyra Monteiro, co-organizers (01/06/2006).  Living on the Edge: Cultural Intersections in Border Zones.  Montreal.
  • Katie Swinford, Moderator (01/07/2011).  The Publishing Process for Beginners: Start to Finish.  San Antonio.

Poster Presentations

  • Katie Swinford, Natalie Abell (03/06/2009).  New Excavations at Thessaloniki Toumba: Continuity and Communality in the Late Bronze and Iron Ages. UC Graduate Poster Forum, University of Cincinnati. [Link]
  • Dr. Stelios Andreou, Kalliopi Efkleidou, Katie Swinford, Natalie Abell (01/06/2009).  New Excavations at Thessaloniki Toumba: Continuity and Communality in the Late Bronze and Iron Ages. 110th Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America, Philadelphia.

Honors & Awards

  • Solow Dissertation Fellowship, 06-2008 to 08-2008.
  • Fulbright Fellowship (Greece), 09-2006 to 06-2007.
  • University Research Council Graduate Student Research Fellowship, 07-2009 to 08-2009.
  • Onassis Public Benefit Foundation Post-Graduate Research Scholarship, 01-2010 to 07-2010.

Experience & Service

Courses Taught

  •  15-CLAS-110 INTRO TO CLASS CIVH.
  •  15-CLAS-111 INTRO TO CLASS CIVH.
  •  15-CLAS-112 INTRO TO CLASS CIVH.
  •  15-LATN-101 ELEMENTARY LATIN.
  •  15-LATN-102 ELEMENTARY LATIN.
  •  15-LATN-103 ELEMENTARY LATIN .
  •  15-CLAS-110 INTRO TO CLASS CIVH.
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