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Matthew Schueller

Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor

Office: Boswell 327
Phone: 757 221 2160
email: [[mdschueller]]
Research interests: Roman archaeology, urbanism, and Balkan Studies

Dr. Schueller’s primary research interests are in the archaeology and architecture of urban landscapes in the Roman Empire’s Balkan provinces between the 2nd century BCE and 4th century CE, with a focus on the regions of Macedonia and Thrace. His current research investigates how Roman public entertainment venues helped to shape the ideas, spaces, and artifacts of urban life in these regions by promoting multivalent interactions among spectators and performers. Themes in his research include cross-cultural interaction, effects of imperialism on community-building, and reusing old monuments in response to socio-economic change. Dr. Schueller has been a supervisor and instructor at several excavations coordinated by the Balkan Heritage Foundation in Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Bulgaria. He has also participated at a couple of excavations in Israel. He currently digs in partnership with Balkan Heritage and the National Institute Stobi at the Roman city of Stobi in North Macedonia.