Steve's area of scholarship is archaeology of Late Bronze Age Turkey. Steve has spent the summers of 2009 and 2010 with the Tarsus-Gozlüküle Project in Turkey, where he worked as trench supervisor. There, he has been excavating materials dating from the early Islamic period to the second millennium B.C. Steve is passionate about archaeology and the use of material culture – ceramics, in particular – to reconstruct the past.
At Bryn Mawr he has joined a strong academic tradition in prehistoric Mediterranean archaeology. Steve was drawn to Bryn Mawr’s graduate program because of the rich legacy of former faculty and the reputation of current faculty. Indeed, Tarsus-Gozlüküle has a strong link to Bryn Mawr: the late M.J. Mellink, faculty member, was a major contributor to the site, and Asli Ozyar, alumna of the College’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, is the current director.