Department of ClassicsUniversity of Cincinnati
Department of Classics

Catherine  K  Baker 

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Catherine Baker received her B.A. from Brandeis University and her M.A. from the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU.  She is a Ph.D. candidate in Classical Archaeology, focusing on Roman Archaeology.  Her interests include urbanization, imperialism, and colonialism in the Roman world, particularly during the Middle Republican period, as well as ceramic studies and urban infrastructure and waste management.  Catherine has participated in field projects in Turkey and Italy, and currently works with the Pompeii Archaeological Research Project: Porta Stabia and the American Excavations at Morgantina: Contrada Agnese Project.

Catherine served as the Graduate Instructor at the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome in 2014-2015.


  • B.A., Brandeis University, 2006 (Classics, Classical Archaeology and Ancient History, Anthropology).
  • M.A., Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, 2009 (History of Art and Archaeology).
  • M.A., University of Cincinnati, 2012 (Classics).

Presentations & Lectures

Paper Presentations

  • The Perizoma Group: Informed Attic Vases for an Etruscan Clientele. Cleveland Symposium, Cleveland Museum of Art and Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland OH. 02/26/2010.
  • Early Roman Colonies in a Postcolonial World. Global Lives Conference, Stony Brook University, Cultural Analysis and Theory Graduate Student Conference, Stony Brook University, NY. 10/13/2012.
  • The Life Cycle of a Roman Amphora: Repurposed Amphorae and Pompeian Infrastructure. Archaeological Institute of America Annual Meeting – 2013, Seattle, WA. 01/05/2013.
  • Colony as City: Latin Colonization from an Urban Perspective. Rebuilding the City: New Approaches to Ancient Urbanism; Graduate Conference of the Department of Classics, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX. 04/12/2014.

Experience & Service

Work Experience

  • 08-2014-05-2015,  Graduate Instructor, Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome.
  • 2007-2008,  Aphrodisias Regional Survey Project, New York University.
  • 2009-2009,  The Gabii Project, University of Michigan.
  • 2009-2014,  Pompeii Archaeological Research Project: Porta Stabia, University of Cincinnati.

Courses Taught

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