'I successfully passed my thesis, 'The social production and social construction of Roman public space. Creation and change in two fora of Trajanic foundation', in May 2009.
My examiners were Prof Martin Millett (Cambridge University) and Dr John Pearce (King's College, London). My work consisted of the application of a research framework developed for the ethnological study of Latin American plazas to the fora of the coloniae of Timgad, in Numidia, and Sarmizegetusa, in Dacia.
'The main object of the thesis was to propose an alternative view of the forum as a lived space by partially extracting it from its condition as a static monument and redefining it as a space for multiple instances of human activity and interaction.
'I am currently a Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham, where I work on the 'Age and imperialism' project, funded by the Leverhulme Trust.'