Claire Challancin

Ph.D Student in Classics


Claire Challancin received her BA summa cum laude with a double major in Classical Languages and Anthropology with a concentration in Archaeology from Saint Mary’s College of California in 2019. She is a PhD student in Classics on the Classical Archaeology track. Her research focuses on power relations and hegemony during the transition between the Hellenistic period in Sicily and the Roman colonization of the island. She is also interested in funerary archaeology, the juxtaposition of written records with the archaeological record, ceramics, and gender relations in the ancient world. Claire has conducted archaeological fieldwork in Tuscany at the Santa Marta site with the University of Siena, and in Sicily at the Temple of Apollo at Halaesa with the University of Messina and Oxford University.