Staff in Classics
Dr Andrew Dufton
BA (McGill), MSc (UCL), PhD (Brown)
Lecturer in Roman Archaeology and History
J. Andrew Dufton received his PhD in Archaeology and the Ancient World from the Joukowsky Institute at Brown University, his MSc from the Institute of Archaeology at University College London, and his BA from McGill University’s Department of Anthropology. His research asks questions of how cities—ancient and modern—shape the daily experiences of their inhabitants, with a particular focus on the long-term dynamics of urban change in North Africa. This work highlights the diversity, haphazardness, and improvisation that best characterize urban life in both ancient and modern contexts. He also has a longstanding commitment to the role of digital and spatial technologies in the collection, communication, and teaching of archaeological data.
Dr. Dufton has excavated and surveyed at sites in the US, the UK, and across the Mediterranean world, including at the imperial villa and medieval monastery at Villa Magna (2006–2010); at the Tunisian site of Utica (2010–present); with Brown University at Petra, Jordan (2012–14); and at a new project at the Tunisian site of Acholla.
Summary of research interestsPlaces:
- Near East
- Ancient Civilisations
- Comparative & Global History
- Landscapes & Monuments
- Material Culture
- Early Historic