Corisande Fenwick accepts offer from Brown University


Corisande has accepted a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World at Brown University before returning to the UK in May 2014 to take up a position as Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in the School of Archaeology and Ancient History at the University of Leicester.

Her Stanford dissertation, titled "Fashioning State and Subject in Late Antique and Islamic North Africa (500-800 AD)", brings together the material and textual evidence from the late Roman to the early Medieval period to examine the ways in which different social, ethnic and religious groups defined themselves, and critically the ways these groups related to each other and to larger political entities like the Roman Empire and Caliphate. Her other research interests include funerary archaeology, the politics of archaeology and anthropology in North Africa and postcolonial theory.

Prior to her arrival at Stanford, Corisande studied at the Institute of Archaeology, UCL where she earned a BA in Archaeology, Classics and Classical Art. She has carried out archaeological fieldwork on Roman and medieval sites in the UK, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Turkey, and Israel.