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Ruth Portes

Ph.D. Student in Classics


Ruth received her B.A. in Archaeology and Writing from Johns Hopkins University in 2016, and her M.A. in Ancient Greek and Roman Studies from Brandeis University in 2018. She has excavated in Spain, Israel, and Mongolia, and is interested in the interactions between the cultures, languages, and material remains of Eurasian mobile pastoralists and those of their sedentary neighbors in the Ancient Mediterranean and the Near-East. She joined the Classical Archaeology program in 2019.


  • Archaeology Program
  • Classics