Sarah Frances Evans

Graduate Assistant, Digital Humanities, 2016-2017
BA, University of Cincinnati

Sarah Evans is a second year MA/Ph.D. student in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at the University of Maryland, where she focuses on Ancient Roman Art and Archaeology under the direction of Dr. Maryl Gensheimer. Her research interests include multi-disciplinary approaches to studying cross-cultural religion as well as mortuary practices in the Ancient Mediterranean. She is specifically interested in how these intersections and exchanges are viewed through material culture, art, and architecture in the archaeological record, further cross-examining them with iconographic evidence. Additional interests include museum and curatorial studies. Sarah received her Bachelor's degree in Archaeology (Social Complexity), Classical Civilizations, and Anthropology from the University of Cincinnati (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) in 2016. She has additionally had a wide-ranging career at the Cincinnati Museum Center (2007-2016), beginning first as a youth programs interpreter in the Cincinnati History Museum (2007-2012) and next training youth volunteers in museum work as a mentor from 2013-2014. Sarah expanded her horizons by returning to the Cincinnati History Museum as an exhibits interpreter (2014), an archaeology intern under the Curator of Archaeology (2015), an interpreter in the Special Exhibitions Department (Art of the Brick, 2015-2016), and finally as a field hand at CMC's local archaeological excavations in 2016.