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Eilís Monahan

Graduate Student

Educational Background

  • BA in Classical and Near Eastern Art and Archaeology from Bryn Mawr College
  • 2010 MA in Archaeology from Cornell University.



Before returning to Cornell she spent a year as a Bilateral Exchange Fellowship student at the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität, Heidelberg. She has participated in field work in the U.S., Greece, Hungary, Turkey, and Cyprus, where she continues to work as a staff member on the excavations at Politiko-Troullia. In 2016 she was awarded a NSF Dissertation Improvement Award and a J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board award for research in Cyprus.


  • Near Eastern Studies


Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology. Her current research focuses on the development of, and resistance against, political complexity on Cyprus during the Bronze Age. Her methodological interests include geophysical remote sensing, GIS, survey and ceramics, and her research interests encompass socio-political complexity, settlement and community, and ancient colonialism.