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Department of Archaeology



PhD in Archaeology. University of Cambridge, UK (2021 to present)

Master of Philosophy in Heritage Studies. University of Cambridge, UK (2019-2020)

Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Archaeology. Durham University, UK (2016-2019)


My research examines the processes which led to the so-called Romanisation of the territory inhabited by the Umbrians, which corresponds to the Upper Tiber Valley in central Italy (6th  to 2nd  Century BC). The aim is to evaluate how an already existing organisation might have influenced the development of the Roman organisation through the analysis of some material culture (votive figurines) and especially the landscape, using unpublished available data as well as scattered publications of different sites on the territory.

Other research interests include the representation of archaeology and the construction of narratives in museums. This is particularly concerning “Romanisation” and  the representation of the institutionalised dichotomies between Iron Age and Roman cultures. In this matter I am interested in the post-colonial impact on the representation of Roman and Iron Age material culture and the decolonisation of ancient history. 

Teaching and Supervisions

Research supervision: 

Supervisor: Dr Simon Stoddart

Other Professional Activities

Member of Magdalene College, Cambridge

Member of Archaeological Review from Cambridge

Job Titles

PhD Student in Archaeology

General Info

Not available for consultancy
Research Expertise / Fields of study: 
Museum Studies
Material Culture
Socio-Politics of the Past
Heritage Management
Environmental Archaeology, Geoarchaeology, and Landscape studies
Cultural Heritage

Contact Details

mesn2 [at]


Heritage Studies
Environment, Landscapes and Settlement
Material Culture
Geographical areas: 
Periods of interest: 
Classical - Roman
Iron Age