Karen B. Stern Gabbay

Assistant Professor

Location: 1120A Boylan Hall
Phone: 718.951.5000 x1168
Fax: 718.951.4504

Karen Stern conducts research across disciplines of archaeology, history and religion, and teaches courses on Mediterranean cultural history and the material culture of Jews in the Greco-Roman world. She conducts archaeological research in Israel, Italy and North Africa, and has excavated in Petra in Jordan, Sepphoris in Israel, the Palace of Nestor and Athenian Agora in Greece. She has taught in religion departments at Dartmouth College, USC and Brown University, and has served as an NEH fellow at the Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem, and a visiting scholar at the Center for Jewish Studies at Harvard University and at the Getty Villa. Nominated as a traveling lecturer by the American Institute of Archaeology, she has been invited to speak at Tel Aviv University, Boston University, Brown University, College of Charleston and Oxford University. Her current book project considers ancient graffiti and the daily lives of Jewish populations in late antiquity.

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