Joseph Burkhart

Research Interests

  • Migration and Diaspora in and around the Near East
  • The Cultural and Social Agency of Commercialized Art
  • Architecture and Landscape Modelling
  • GIS and Least Cost Path Analysis
  • Space Syntax
  • Archaeometry
  • Isotope Geochemistry

I am a graduate student and teaching assistant in the Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology MA program at UBC. I completed my B.A. in Chemistry and Classics (with distinction) at St. Olaf College in 2017, and I spent the next two years conducting research in space bioscience, materials chemistry, and isotope geochemistry laboratories at NASA Ames and Indiana University Bloomington. As an archaeologist, I have worked on excavations at Antiochia ad Cragum (near Güney, Turkey; with St. Olaf College), the Wiley House (in Bloomington, Indiana; with Indiana University), and Podere Marzuolo (near Cinigiano, Italy; with the Marzuolo Archaeological Project).

My favorite Latin word is oblīvīscī.

CV available upon request: joseph.burkhart@alumni.ubc.ca