Susan Rotroff

Susan Rotroff is a Classical archaeologist working primarily in Greece and Turkey. She was educated at Bryn Mawr College and Princeton University, and has taught in both Canada and the United States. Currently she is Jarvis Thurston and Mona Van Duyn Distinguished Professor in the Department of Classics at Washington University in Saint Louis. Her primary research focus is on ceramics of the Hellenistic period (3rd-1st centuries BCE), both as dating tools and as indicators of ancient activities and behavior. She has published several monographs on pottery from the Agora Excavations, in Athens, and from Sardis, in present-day Turkey. She has been awarded both a MacArthur and a Guggenheim Fellowship, and in 2011 received the Gold Medal of the Archaeological Institute of America.