Leigh Lieberman

Leigh is the Director of Strategic Partnerships for The Alexandria Archive Institute / Open Context, and a Research Associate at the Archaeological Research Facility at the University of California, Berkeley.

In the field, she serves as the Data Management Supervisor for the American Excavations at Morgantina: Contrada Agnese Project (AEM:CAP), the Manager of Data and Information Resources for the Pompeii Archaeological Research Project: Porta Stabia (PARP:PS), and the Head of Materials for the Tharros Archaeological Research Project (TARP).

Leigh's research explores how and why artifacts and spaces were recycled and repurposed, especially in the ancient Roman world. She examines these themes through both a micro and a macro lens. The former is exemplified by her work investigating the effect that population movements had on communities and on their sense of identity.

Her current book project, entitled Memory, Identity, and the Refoundation of Sicilian Cities, considers the effect that demographic changes and forced migrations had on the communities of Classical and Hellenistic Sicily. The latter is represented by her experience applying digital methods to the study of ancient material culture.

She is currently leading the publication of the artifacts from the  PARP:PS  excavation, a volume that will represent one of the largest published datasets in the history of Pompeian research.