Lindsey Mazurek

Lindsey Mazurek

Assistant Professor, Classical Studies

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Art History


  • 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 (Cambridge University Press 2022) 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. Some of my research from this project appeared in American Journal of Archaeology and Hesperia. I have also written on Hellenistic seascapes and migrations, particularly at Delos and in the province of Macedonia, and am currently co-editing a new volume on mobility in antiquity for Routledge. My second book project examines portraiture and other forms of self-fashioning in the Greek city of Thessaloniki during Roman occupation.


I 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.

Courses Taught

  • Classical Archaeology
  • Archaeology of the Roman World
  • Social Networks in the Ancient City
  • Ethnicity, Race, and Nationality in Antiquity
  • Pompeii
  • Roman Frontiers
  • Classical Mythology

Selected Publications

Isis-Global-Empire2022: Isis in a Global Empire: Greek Identity through Egyptian Religion in Roman Greece. New York: Cambridge University Press.


2021: “Gender and Alterity in Provincial Portraiture: Reconsidering the Isiac Grave Reliefs of Roman Athens.” Hesperia 90 (3), 605-40.


2021: “Materializing Migration: Towards a Theory of Integration in Isiac Cults.” NTT (Nederlands Theologisch Tijdschrift): Journal for Theology and Religious Studies 75 (2), 177-94.


2020: "Fashioning a Global Goddess: The Representation of Isis Across Hellenistic Seascapes." In A. Kouremenos and J.M. Gordon, ed., Mediterranean Archaeologies of Insularity in the Age of Globalization. Oxford: Oxbow Books, 179-207.


2018: "The Middle Platonic Isis: Text and Image in the Sanctuary of the Egyptian Gods at Herodes Atticus' Marathon Villa." American Journal of Archaeology 122 (4), 611-44.


2016: ed., with C. Concannon. Across the Corrupting Sea: Post-Braudelian Approaches to the Ancient Eastern Mediterranean. London: Routledge Press.