Adjunct Assistant Professor
PhD, University of Notre Dame
Research and Teaching Interests
Neolithic, prehistory, art history, bioarchaeology, archaeology methods, mortuary practices, ritual
Deniz is an archaeological anthropologist. She recieved her BA in anthropology at San Jose State University, her MA in Anatolian Archeology and Art History at Bilkent University in Ankara, and her PhD in anthropology at the University of Notre Dame. Her academic interests focus around Near Eastern and European prehistory, specifically on mortuary archaeology, social complexity, urban settlements and bioarchaeology. She has been working at excavations in Turkey and Bulgaria for over 10 years on sites that span the Neolithic to the Classics.