About: Andrew Koh

I am a Mediterranean archaeologist specializing in early Greece and its contacts with the ancient Near East. I am also a humanistic archaeologist with a strong investment in the natural sciences and digital applications. Before earning my interdisciplinary Ph.D. in archaeology at the University of Pennsylvania, I majored in Biophysics (Pre-Medicine) with training in the Classics. This diverse background explains in part why I espouse transdisciplinary approaches that seamlessly integrate the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences to nurture new creative spaces. At Brandeis, I am appointed in Classical Studies, Chemistry, and Anthropology and heavily involved in the digital humanities as a founding academic co-director and managing director of the Brandeis Digital Humanities Lab. I have been a faculty member at the MIT Center for Materials Research in Archaeology and Ethnology since 2009, teaching a unit in both its introductory archaeological science course (3.985J) and its year-long ceramic technology course (3.984).

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