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Dr Kristin Leith


I grew up in Dallas, Texas, USA and received a BA in Liberal Arts from Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York. After graduating, I worked as a professional contemporary dancer and PR consultant for the performing arts and non-profit sector in San Francisco and Los Angeles. In 2003, I moved to the UK to pursue post-graduate study in Classics and Aegean archaeology. I received a Post Graduate Diploma in Classics (2004) and an MA in Classical Art and Archaeology (2005) from KCL. I then undertook doctoral research at UCL's Institute of Archaeology, receiving my doctorate in Aegean archaeology in 2013. Since then, I have worked as the Research Assistant for Prof. Robin Osborne at King's College Cambridge (2011-2013), as a teacher in the Department of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Exeter (2015-2016), as a supervisor at the Ipplepen Archaeological Dig and Field School at the Department of Archaeology, University of Exeter (2015 - present), and as a researcher and Curator's Assistant in the Ethnographic Department at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter (2015-2016).

I am married to Dr. David Leith (Lecturer, Classics and Ancient History). We have lived in Exeter since 2013 and have an eight-year-old son, Ciaran, and an unusual dog named Bob.