Louise Hitchcock, who as many of you know headed the University of Melbourne team at Safi for many years, and has been a major contributor to research at Safi, has sent me some great news about Emily Poelina-Hunter (aka Em), who was a member of the Melbourne team at Safi during the 2011 season.
I’m very pleased and (so very) proud to announce that one of my former PhD students, Emily Poelina-Hunter has been hired for a Level B Lectureship in Aboriginal Studies at La Trobe University.
Emily did her PhD on tattooing among Early Bronze Age (ca. 2900-2000 BCE) inhabitants of the Cycladic Islands in Greece based on evidence for tattoo kits and on Cycladic marble figurines.
As far as I know, Emily is just the second indigenous scholar to get a PhD in Australia in Archaeology, but the first in Classical Archaeology. Although Emily’s research focus was prehistoric, she has studied and taught ancient Greek.
Here’s a picture of the 2011 University of Melbourne team at Safi. Em is in the first row on the right side.
Congratulations and success to Em in her new position!