Jennie Bradbury

Assistant Professor of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology, Bryn Mawr College

Jennie Bradbury is Assistant Professor in Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology at Bryn Mawr College. As an archaeologist specializing in the Middle East she has worked in Jordan, Kuwait, Oman and Syria. Her research and teaching interests range from archaeological GIS and survey techniques through to aspects of identity and personhood as seen through the ancient mortuary record. More recently she has been involved in projects focusing on the documentation and protection of cultural heritage in the MENA region.

Since 2016, she has been co-director of the Kūbbā Coastal Survey Project, Lebanon. The project focuses on several key research themes exploring the extent and nature of settlement from prehistory to the early 20th century CE at key locations on the coast and inland, as well as the interplay between maritime and terrestrial water resources and economic activities. Since 2018 she has also been working and collaborating with colleagues from the Association for the Protection of Jabal Moussa in Lebanon on an archaeological and heritage survey project. This project aims to explore long term settlement patterns and the interconnections between humans and their environment in the forested foothills of Mount Lebanon.

Jennie completed her PhD at Durham University, UK and since then has held research and teaching positions in Jordan, the UK and Germany. Prior to joining Bryn Mawr in 2018 she was Senior Research Associate with the Endangered Archaeology in the Middle East and North Africa (EAMENA) Project at Oxford University, UK. Dr Bradbury’s work has been published in journals such as Journal of World Prehistory, Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory, Geosciences, Levant and Syria. In 2017 she co-edited a volume entitled, Engaging with the dead: exploring changing human beliefs about death, mortality and the human body and is currently working on a book project linked to this ongoing research.