Sarah Beal

Sarah Evelyn Beal

Graduate Assistant

Professional Summary

Sarah Beal is a PhD candidate specializing in Classical Archaeology. She is currently working on her dissertation "From Symposium to Convivium? Social Life in Roman Athens," which examines the social dynamics of domestic dining practices in Roman Athens. 

Sarah received her BA with research distinction in Classics from The Ohio State University in 2014 and her MA from the University of Cincinnati in 2016 for a thesis titled "Roman Battle Sarcophagi: An Analysis of Composition as a Reflection of Changing Imperial Styles and Production". Her fieldwork includes excavations at Caere (Cerveteri, Italy) and Pylos, as well as pottery studies at Gordion, Sikyon, Corinth, Lechaion, and the Athenian Agora. During the 2017-2018 academic year, Sarah was the Michael Jameson Fellow at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, and she was the Homer and Dorothy Thompson Fellow at the American School during the 2018-2019 academic year.