My interests focus on several aspects of the Hellenistic and Roman Near East. In particular I concentrate on the settlement patterns, the material culture and the imperial impact of the Seleucid period in Mesopotamia and on the archaeology of the Roman eastern frontier in Syria and Mesopotamia. Other interests include the archaeology of ancient territorial Empires, the landscape archaeology of the Near East in Classical times,  the role of pottery in the archaeological record, and the application of GIS analysis and remote-sensing in archaeology. I conducted fieldworks in Italy, Syria, Jordan, and Iraq, and I am currently working with the Erbil Plain Archaeological Survey (Harvard University) and the Land of Nineveh Archaeological Project (University of Udine), both projects operating in the Kurdistan region of Iraq.