Karin E. Christiaens is a Ph.D. candidate (M.A., 2016; M.Phil., 2017) in the Department of Art History & Archaeology at Columbia University specializing in the study of the eastern Mediterranean under the Roman Empire. As a practicing archaeologist she has excavated at the Athenian Agora, Hadrian's Villa, and the Sanctuary of Poseidon at Onchestos in Boeotia, where she currently serves as a site supervisor. She holds a B.A. in Art History and English from The College of New Jersey (2010), an M.A. in Classical Art and Archaeology from The University of Chicago (2011), and a Post-baccalaureate certificate in Greek and Latin from the Classics Department at Columbia (2014).