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Eilís Monahan

8th Year PhD Student

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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.


  • Near Eastern Studies


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