Lidewijde de Jong
Lidewijde de Jong received her master's in Mediterranean archaeology from the University of Amsterdam and a doctorate in classical archaeology from Stanford University. She works as assistant professor in the Classics Department of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research interests concentrate on the impact of ancient empires on local communities in the northern Levant, from the Hellenistic to the Early Islamic period. As a visiting research scholar at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW), she is currently preparing a manuscript on funerary practices in the Roman province of Syria.