Alyssa Kotva

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Alyssa Kotva

Graduate Student

Areas of Expertise

  • Ancient History
  • Environmental History


  • B.A. with Honors in History, Calvin College (2017)
  • M.A. in History, Ohio State University (2020)
Alyssa VanHaitsma Kotva is a PhD Candidate in Ancient History, advised by Dr. Kristina Sessa. She is broadly interested in the cultural and environmental history of the later Roman Empire. Her dissertation is a study of the cultural narratives, material constraints and opportunities, and power relations on and around Mediterranean islands in late antiquity. 

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