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Eilís Monahan

8th Year PhD Student

Eilís Monahan

Educational Background

  • MA, 2010, Cornell University, Archaeology
  • BA, 2001, Bryn Mawr College, Classical and Near Eastern Art and Archaeology



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. Her current research focuses on the development of, and resistance against, political complexity on Cyprus during the Bronze Age.

committee members

Lori Khatchadourian (Chair), Sturt Manning, Adam Smith


  • Near Eastern Studies


  • Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology
  • Geophysical remote sensing
  • GIS
  • Survey and ceramics
  • socio-political complexity
  • settlement and community
  • ancient colonialism.