Post-doctoral Research Associate
- Dr Sara Peterson
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Sara Peterson originally studied Archaeology and Roman Civilisation at the University of Leeds (BA Hons) and 18th century British Art and Art Criticism at the Courtauld Institute (MA). More recently she completed a Master’s degree in the History of Art and Archaeology at SOAS, followed by a PhD entitled: Roses, Poppies and Narcissi: Plant Iconography at Tillya-tepe and connected cultures across the Ancient World (Supervisor: Professor Lukas Nickel, SOAS; Examiners: Professor Henri-Paul Francfort, Professor Cosimo Zene).
Throughout her PhD she contributed as Teaching Fellow to the Master’s course in Art and Archaeology of the Silk Road. Since 2017 she has been working as a Lecturer and Course Tutor for the Postgraduate Diploma in Asian Art in the Department of Art and Archaeology at SOAS. She has also presented her research at Symposia Iranica (University of Cambridge), the Hellenistic and Central Asia Research Network (Reading University), the Central Asian Seminar Group (Institute of Archaeology, London), the Herbal History Research Network (Wellcome Institute, London), and the Expedition Silk Roads Research Seminar (Universities of Amsterdam and Leiden).