Lindsey Mazurek

Lindsey Mazurek

Assistant Professor, Classical Studies

Education

  • B.A., University of California at Berkeley, 2008
  • M.A., Duke University, 2012
  • Ph.D., Duke University, 2016

Research Areas

  • Roman sculpture
  • Provinces
  • Ancient religion
  • Roman Imperialism
  • Race and ethnicity in antiquity

About Lindsey Mazurek

My research explores questions of ethnicity, religion, landscape, and change in the Roman provinces, particularly how the inhabitants of Rome’s provinces reconfigured their own ideas of themselves and their world in response to Roman rule. My book, Isis in a Global Empire: Greek Identity Through Egyptian Religion in Roman Greece (forthcoming, Cambridge University Press) looks at the worship of Egyptian deities like Isis, Sarapis, and Anubis in Greece during the Roman period and examines how local devotees reconfigured traditional ideas about Greekness in response to their religious practices. I have also written on Hellenistic seascapes and migrations, particularly at Delos and in the province of Macedonia. I also co-direct a digital archaeology project called the Mediterranean Connectivity Initiative. Using social network analysis and GIS mapping, we study how ancient social networks were created over time and space in the Roman Empire. My research has been recognized by awards and fellowships from the Loeb Classical Library Foundation, the German Archaeological Institute, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.