Mariana Losa E Ferreira De Castro (Portugal)

Life After Ertegun House

After my wonderful Oxford experience, I worked as a freelance field archaeologist in Kazakhstan, Iraq, Egypt, and Jordan. After this one-year hiatus, I started a PhD programme at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University, focusing on the Hellenistic East and long-distance trade across Eurasia.

I feel extremely thankful, humbled, and privileged to be part of the Ertegun Community. It is hard to imagine a better environment to foster the study of humanities than one filled with intelligent and hardworking people, in a space dedicated to the development of scholarship and character.