Ph.D. Art History, Duke University (in progress). Dissertation: “Trailblazers and Trendsetters: Immigrants and Their Tombstones in Classical Athens.” Directors: Sheila Dillon and Carla Antonaccio.
B.A. Greek and Latin, Tulane University. 2011. Magna cum Laude. Honors in Classical Studies. Thesis: “The Horse and Groom Relief in Athens.” Director: Jane Carter.
Tim Shea is a PhD Candidate at Duke University in the Department of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies. His dissertation, “Trailblazers and Trendsetters: Immigrants and Their Tombstones in Classical Athens,” uses the findspots of Athenian tombstones from the late 6th and 5th centuries to investigate how immigrants are incorporated into—or excluded from—the urban cemeteries of Classical Athens. His archaeological fieldwork experience began at the Agora Excavations in Athens (2011). He has since excavated at Morgantina in Sicily (2012, 2014, and 2016) and has supervised trenches at Azoria on Crete (2013-2015).