Caroline Cheung

AB Adviser

Caroline Cheung is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Classics. Her research focuses on the history of the Roman Empire and draws on material and textual evidence to study the socio-economic history of non-elites under Roman rule, ancient food and agriculture, and craft production. She is a field archaeologist and has participated in various projects in Italy (Pompeii, Tuscany, Ostia, and Sicily). Her current book project examines the dolium, a large ceramic container used to store foods such as wine and oil, to provide insights into storage technologies, craft production and knowledge, and the workforces behind one of the largest food systems of the pre-modern world.