Institute for Mediterranean Studies

Rebecca Seifried

Postdoctoral researcher
Laboratory of Geophysical - Satellite Remote Sensing and Archaeo-environment

Dr Rebecca M. Seifried is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Researcher (2017–2019) at the Institute for Mediterranean Studies, Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas in Rethymno, Crete. She earned a PhD in Anthropology at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2016, receiving the university’s achievement award for her dissertation. In 2016–2017 she was the Project Manager at the Center for Ancient Middle Eastern Landscapes at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, where she assisted with the Afghan Heritage Mapping Partnership to document and assess cultural heritage in Afghanistan. Her research interests include using archaeological data, remotely-sensed imagery, and historical sources to understand the experience of living in imperial frontiers and peripheries. Her current project at the Institute for Mediterranean Studies, “European Frontiers: Rural Spaces and Expanding States (EUROFRONT)”, examines the local experience of living in imperial frontiers, focusing on case studies from highland Crete and Dalmatia. Her archaeological field experience includes excavating, leading survey teams, and developing GIS databases for projects in the United States, Hungary, Greece, and Croatia. She has won over €200,000 in funding and currently has 5 publications in peer-reviewed journals and edited volumes.