(Dusinberre, Elspeth R. M. - 2017) -- Distinguished Research Lectureship
Award or Honor Receipt
Elspeth Dusinberre primarily teaches Greek and Near Eastern archaeology at CU Boulder. She is a President’s Teaching Scholar and has been awarded 12 University of Colorado teaching awards, including the Boulder Faculty Assembly Award for Excellence in Teaching (2005). Professor Dusinberre studies cultural interactions in Anatolia (Asian Turkey), particularly investigating how the Achaemenid Persian Empire (ca. 550–330 BCE) affected local social structures and was, in return, changed by those interactions. She is currently scrutinizing the seal impressions on the Aramaic tablets of the Persepolis Fortification Archive (dating ca. 500 BCE) and the cremation burials from Gordion, the capital city of ancient Phrygia. She has worked at Sardis, Gordion and Kerkenes Dag in Turkey, as well as at sites elsewhere in the eastern Mediterranean. She is author of three books and one co-edited volume, along with numerous journal articles. Dusinberre’s book Empire, Authority and Autonomy in Achaemenid Anatolia received the James R. Wiseman Award from the Archaeological Institute of America in 2015.