Angela Commito

Angela Commito

Job Title
Lecturer in Classical Archaeology
Department/Program: Classics

Research interests

She has carried out archaeological fieldwork in Italy, Turkey, and the Republic of Georgia, and currently serves as Associate Director of the Notion Archaeological Research Project (https://sites.lsa.umich.edu/notionsurvey/). In 2018 she and her colleagues were awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Collaborative Research Grant in support of archaeological research to examine how the community living at Notion, an ancient port town in western Turkey, responded to developments in Greek urbanism and the expansion of Roman power. In 2017 she published a co-authored book on the archaeological remains in the countryside around the ancient city of Aphrodisias in Turkey. She is currently working on publications of archaeological research at Notion and around the site of Vani in western Georgia, and of the ancient fountains at the Sanctuary of Zeus at Labraunda in Turkey. Her other research focuses on the dramatic changes in Graeco-Roman life that mark the collapse of classical antiquity in the eastern Mediterranean. She is interested in the archaeology of the countryside, urban abandonment, and social resilience in times of crisis.

Course Offerings

Her course offerings have included Greek archaeology, Roman archaeology, archaeological methods, the environmental history of the ancient Mediterranean, classical mythology, Petronius, and social collapse.

Academic Credentials

B.A., Bowdoin College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor