Volume 3, 2013
Editor in Chief:
Laura Harrison is a fourth year Ph.D. student in Anthropology at the University at Buffalo. She earned her B.A. in Anthropology and Art History from Ithaca College in 2007, and then pursued work in the museum field, with positions at the New York State Museum and the Smithsonian Institution. Laura’s fieldwork experience spans multiple geographical regions and time periods; from Neolithic and Chalcolithic Çatalhöyük, Turkey to Late Woodland Levanna, New York. Since enrolling in the Ph.D. program at the University at Buffalo, her primary research has focused on the development of social and political complexity in the Bronze Age Aegean. She continues to cultivate her interest in museum studies via projects on cultural heritage and law, collections management, public outreach, and digital media in museums.
Aaron Chapnick is a fourth year Ph.D. student in the Department of Classics at the University at Buffalo. Aaron earned his BA from Florida State University and his MA from the University at Buffalo, both in Classical Archaeology. His research focuses on Roman urban archaeology, primarily that of central Italy. He has participated in multiple research projects within Italy and Greece and most currently served as a member of the topography staff of the Gabii Project.
Aaron’s dissertation research will focus on the transformation of Italian cities from the height of the Empire into Late Antiquity, utilizing his background in topography and GIS to frame his study.
Brian Devine is a second year M.A. student in Art History at the University at Buffalo. He earned his B.A. in History from the University at Buffalo in 2010. He has participated in fieldwork in Greece for the past four years. Brian's primary focus is on the domestic architecture in Minoan Crete as well as Minoan art and stone vases.
Brian's thesis research centers around the political landscape of the Peisistratids in 6th c. Athens and the shift in art that occurs after their expulsion.
Darren Poltorak is a fifth year Ph.D. student in Anthropology at the University at Buffalo. He earned his B.A. in Anthropology and Classical Archaeology from the University of Michigan in 2007. He has participated in fieldwork in Michigan, Northern Ireland, Austria, Hungargy, and Romania. During his time in the Ph.D. program at the University at Buffalo, Darren’s primary research has been on identity in regions of shifting political control, focusing on Dacia post-Roman conquest
In addition to being an editor on Chronika, Darren currently is project director of the Cumidava Archaeological Research Project (CARP) in Rasnov, Romania, preparing dissertation research and running a field school for aspiring archaeologist.